Sunday, February 17, 2013

Weekly Meal Plan

Brrrr!  A deep cold front came in this weekend and it's about as cold as it will get here.  Yesterday the wind shook the house and rattled the windows it blew so hard.  Today, thankfully, the wind is quiet.  However, it was a perfect weekend for the meal my girl Katie requested for her visit.

One meal down...six to go for this week.

Vegetable Beef Soup, Cornbread
I'd thought I'd make a dessert but John brought in boxes of chocolate yesterday, one for me and one for Katie, so we let chocolates suffice.  The soup is a bit of leftovers (roast, some beef stew) and a few cans of vegetables.  Not a pricey meal to make but it really did hit the spot today.  Since the majority of it consists of leftovers and my family doesn't much care for leftover soup, I expect the dogs will eat well for a day or two, but I'm not aggrieved over that.  Their food costs more than that pot of soup did.  

Tacos, Whole Kernel Corn, Green Salad with Ranch dressing
I've been craving tacos for a week.  I don't have tomatoes to top these with but lettuce and cheese and sour cream and green onions will do well enough, right?




Fried Chicken, Coleslaw, Potato Salad, Black-Eyed Peas w/ tomato jelly
I'll pick up chicken from the local diner, make the rest of the meal here at home.  I have a hair appointment this morning, it's Harvest Day and I'll need to pay bills and pick up the local sales items while I'm out, so I'll definitely cook ahead.


Leftover Chicken, Green Beans, Mashed Potatoes, Gravy, Dressing, Cranberry Sauce
I know we'll have leftovers from the chicken.  There's a pan of dressing in the freezer so I'll just heat it up and I'll put the green beans in alongside.  I've got instant potatoes and I'll make homemade gravy from broth  I've stored in the freezer.

Vegetable Pizza, Salad
Grocery day usually finds us eating hamburgers at Sonic but I think I'll change up our 'routine' and we'll bring home a nice homemade pizza.  I'll have it prepared and in the fridge ready to just pop in the oven when we get back from the store.  I won't get all the groceries put away before dinner will be ready.

Ham and Cheese Sandwiches, Chips,  Grapes, Chocolate Chip Cookies
Should my husband look at me and say, "Let's go off somewhere today," as I suspect he might do, I've got a picnic menu in mind.  I can prepare it quickly and pack it right up.  And if he says no such thing and we end up staying at home, never mind.  It's still a nice easy meal to prepare.  I might go the extra pace and grill the sandwiches, add a nice canned soup to the menu.

Corn Moussaka, Tomato and Cucumber Salad, Warm Pita Bread, Puff Pastry Fruit Turnovers
I love this recipe for Moussaka with it's rich flavors. I've been making it for 30 years now and it never fails to wow those who eat it.  And it's so easy!  I'll buy the turnovers from the freezer section at the grocery.  They aren't very expensive and taste so good for an occasional splurge dessert.

2 comments:

Kathy said...

Sounds yummy!

Please share your recipe for moussaka. I have never heard of it before, but it sounds good.

Thanks!

a8383 said...

I second Kathy- I have never heard of corn moussaka either but I am sure it must be good- would love the recipe! Hope you are feeling better- I guess we all have blue days and 5 days of gloomy rain in GA don't help! But I have daffodils on my table! Cheery yellow faces! Angela