I went shopping, as in big-time shopping, on Friday and now we have a variety of meat in our fridge waiting to be cooked and frozen. I was thankful to have a menu plan last week so our all-chicken-all-the-time week wasn’t a complete disaster.
We did laugh that Tuesday’s night’s meal of Chicken Fried Rice was pretty much the exact same meal as Monday’s baked chicken breasts and rice, just put together differently.
Whatever works, right?
Anyway, this week’s meals will take some time to prepare because I’ll be doing work that will benefit our family for quite some time.
Monday – Grilled Chicken and Macaroni and Cheese (I’ll cook a few extra chicken breasts for future meals, and trim the rest of the 10 pounds of raw chicken, divide it into meal-sized portions, and freeze.)
Tuesday – Meatballs in mushroom gravy over mashed potatoes. (While I’m making this, I’ll also brown the rest of the 20 lbs of ground beef to freeze for future meals.)
Wednesday – Spaghetti that will be ready in minutes using the cooked ground beef from Tuesday
Thursday – Crock Pot BBQ chicken sandwiches
Friday – Out to eat!
Saturday – Potato Soup (This keeps getting put off, but it still sounds so good.)
Sunday – Home groups.
All of that trimming, dividing, and pre-cooking will be quite a bit of work, but I’m excited to have a full freezer again!
Go check out more menu plans over at orgjunkie.com.