Grocery day is Thursday or Friday every week and, aside from milk (Nick passes the dairy farm on his way home from work), that is my one shot. No sense in wasting expensive and non-renewable fossil fuels.
Week-time Breakfasts and Lunches are pretty standard. For Breakfast, I have an egg sandwich & Nick has bagels topped with cream cheese or jelly etc. For Lunch, Nick has "Chinese"* aka: rice, veggies and some sort of purchased chinese sauce. My lunches vary a bit more, but lately it's been "pasta carbonera" (aunt annie's organic mac & cheese with bacon & organic peas) or soup.
On the weekend, Breakfast is a big production... omelets, hash-browns, pancakes, the sky's the limit! Lunches are leftovers or fend-for-yourself.
Mostly, that leaves me only having to plan for dinners. Let's plan my next week's menu together.
Friday is pizza night. We always top it with veggies, not meats. That has typically been our only meat-free meal, but I promised this past week to cut back on our meat consumption. This got me thinking about Meat-Free Mondays, but of course there are only two people in my house and it stinks cooking for two so I cook for four and plan only 3 meals per week. Ok...Meat-free Mondays AND Thursdays (or whatever the case may be). Nick has been begging me to repeat French Onion Soup, and it's quite hearty so I thought that might be a nice way to ease my meat-loving hubby into eating a little less meat.
T French Onion Soup
R French Onion Soup
This leaves us with with 4 days, or two more meals to plan. Any other considerations? Well, I work 'til 5 on Saturday and 'til 7 on Tuesday so I want either quick & easy or reheatable on those days. Sunday is the Superbowl (Go Steelers!) and we 're bringing stuff to my parent's house for dinner (dunno what yet). Also, we'll still have one night's worth of enchilada bake from this week.
W French Onion Soup
R Turkey & Biscuits
Better than Bullion
Butter & Buttermilk (Or Heavy Cream & make both)
Turkey or Chicken
As you can tell, I like to make things that utilize what I have on hand as much as possible. Happy Menu Planning!
* In an effort to keep the hubby happy, I don't enforce my low-chemical diet on him for items only he eats. I'd love to cuz it keeps him healthy, but peace is more important