Sunday, June 17, 2007
Menu Plan Monday
On time for once! I just got home from a fabulously huge and stuffing meal at my family's, so thinking about food is distressing. Our plan this week is a little meager since money is tight, but I do much better sticking to our plan if I've posted it, and we really need to stick to it this week; no eating out at all! Who knows why I feel accountable if I post it - it's not like someone is really holding me accountable to it, but it feels like someone out in the void is watching.
Sunday: Ohmygoshdelicious kabobs with my family, corn on the cob, potatoes, macaroni salad, and I made pathetic rhubarb-strawberry "soup" that for some reason just wouldn't firm up into a real pie. The only thing I can think of is that the strawberries were more frozen still than I thought. I was bummed, but everyone kindly said it was still good. Mush, but good. At least it was worth a laugh.
Monday: I'm starting my first real job tomorrow, so I'm thinking low-stress, since I'm sort of tired already. Probably baked potatoes with cheese, green onions, etc. Filling and not really in need of a side, although the thought of corn on the cob might be good. I might try to make bread if I get a chance, but we won't eat it with dinner, I'll make it in the evening as a relaxing activity while we watch a movie or something.
Tuesday: Rice and beans. Filling. Yummy. Red beans already cooked and in the freezer.
Wednesday: Cheesy Chicken over rice and fresh green beans with bacon as a side. For the recipe, see here. One of my favorite meals that mom makes, and since the weather has been rainy and cold here, comfort food seems in order. Plus it makes enough to share with friends who might come to Bible study and not have had anything to eat first.
Thursday: Some sort of salad (ideas welcome) and some of that bread I mentioned earlier. If I can put beans in the salad somehow, it'll be a lot more filling, although I could put chicken in, we do have that!
Friday: On our way to Spokane to visit Jesse's family for the weekend- I'll probably make something up beforehand though. Chicken with white wine and lemon, which we were supposed to have last week, but when I'm on vacation, I'm just not into sticking to my meal plan. I want to think up some cheap snacks to take with us too - maybe I'll make some popcorn or something. We have lots of fruit, I bought produce at the local produce stand yesterday so we have lots of fresh food to eat.
I'd moan on about how hard it is to meal-plan when you're poor, but I don't want my mom to read and feel worried for our health. But see mama- I can meal plan on a super small budget - about 25 bucks this week, it's amazing. If I just did that on a weekly basis, we would have so much money to spare! Too bad I love good food so much. Too bad for our budget and too bad for my figure. :0)