Weekly Menu 3/13-3/19

Nearly every meal I prepare consists of foods I have doubled and frozen. I thaw items in a plastic shoe box to prevent condensation dripping onto my shelves (I’ve learned from experience). I shop my freezer to see what goodies I can thaw and serve to my family. I write these items down on a seven-day menu plan and post it on my refrigerator as a reminder to thaw my food 24 hours ahead of time. Typically right after dinner, I will glance at my menu plan and put new items into my thawing box. Here’s what I’m thawing this week…

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Weekly Menu 3/6-3/12

Nearly every meal I prepare consists of foods I’ve doubled and frozen. I thaw items in a plastic shoe box to prevent condensation dripping onto my shelves (I’ve learned from experience). I shop my freezer inventory sheet to see what goodies I can thaw and serve to my family. I write these items down on a seven-day menu plan and post it on my refrigerator as a reminder to thaw my food 24 hours ahead of time. Typically right after dinner, I will glance at my menu plan and put new items into my thawing box. Here’s what I’m thawing this week…

What’s on your menu?

Weekly Menu 2/27-3/5

What’s Thawing?   

Nearly every meal I prepare consists of foods I have doubled and frozen. I thaw items in a plastic shoe box to prevent condensation dripping onto my shelves (I’ve learned from experience). I shop my freezer to see what goodies I can thaw and serve to my family. I write these items down on a seven-day menu plan and post it on my refrigerator as a reminder to thaw my food 24 hours ahead of time. Typically right after dinner, I will glance at my menu plan and put new items into my thawing box. Here’s what I’m thawing this week…

Weekly Menu Plan 2/20-2/26

What’s Thawing?   

Nearly every meal I prepare consists of foods I have doubled and frozen. I thaw items in a plastic shoe box to prevent condensation dripping onto my shelves (I’ve learned from experience). I shop my freezer to see what goodies I can thaw and serve to my family. I write these items down on a seven-day menu plan and post it on my refrigerator as a reminder to thaw my food 24 hours ahead of time. Typically right after dinner, I will glance at my menu plan and put new items into my thawing box. Here’s what I’m thawing this week…

  • Greek Chicken wraps made with shredded convenience chicken, carrot sticks
  • Black bean casserole, salad
  • Italian Meatballs, mashed potatoes, green beans, Vermont Cheddar Bread made with Artisan Dough
  • Grilled Talipia (if the weather’s still nice), homemade tator tots with leftover mashed potatoes-which I didn’t get around to last week b/c of sick kiddos, leftover green beans
  • Stuffed Shells (I’ll try to post this freezer recipe- I made 2 casseroles two weeks ago)
  • 5 minute Tacos, corn
  • Chicken and Spinach Enchiladas (new freezer recipe with convenience chicken plus broth), salad
  • Chicken Salad Croissants (salad made with convenience chicken and croissants made with brioche Artisan dough frozen last week-I’ll post this too), carrots, fruit

Honestly, I shop my freezer more than the grocery store. I check out my freezer inventory and see what’s for dinner. I write down the main entree on my meal plan and see what fruit and/or vegetables I have or need to buy for the week. I also buy milk and some dairy if needed, but I’m stocked up on cheese for freezer cooking casseroles. I plan a dessert of some sort, like brownies, cookies or granola bars for the kid’s lunch boxes. Sometimes, I splurge and make a pie or cake. I think I’m going to make a Tollhouse Cookie Pie this week and attempt a banana split smoothie since I found some leftover crushed pinapple in the freezer–you’ll find out later.

The last one in our four pack has the stomach bug, which is good and bad. We’re praying we are done with this. Have a blessed week!!

Weekly Menu Plan 2/13-2/19

 

What’s Thawing?   

Nearly every meal I prepare consists of foods I have doubled and frozen. I thaw items in a plastic shoe box to prevent condensation dripping onto my shelves (I’ve learned from experience). I shop my freezer to see what goodies I can thaw and serve to my family. I write these items down on a seven-day menu plan and post it on my refrigerator as a reminder to thaw my food 24 hours ahead of time. Typically right after dinner, I will glance at my menu plan and put new items into my thawing box. Here is what I’m thawing this week…

  • Chicken Braid made with convenience chicken, frozen vegetables, macaroni and cheese(I always make a whole pound of macaroni noodles and freeze the other half for later-how about the weekend?) AND yes, this is Valentine’s Day and love is in the air-I have brioche dough rising-from the Arisan cookbook-homemade doughnuts for the kiddos and fantansy fudge for my husband-I make it once a year! I think fundge can be frozen and I’m going to try it since there is so much of it.

Happy Valentine’s Day. 16 From his abundance we have all received one gracious blessing after another. (John 1:16, NLT) May we love others because He first loved us!

  • Potato soup and Artisan Bread (I may not be able to handle soup if the week continues to be in the 60’s-:)
  • Maybe GRILLED hamburgers, homemade tator tots (new recipe)
  • Maybe GRILLED Chicken Fajitas (marinated in the freezer), chips and salsa
  • Cinnamon bread for breakfast (I need to post this-I make from the Olive Oil Artisan Dough too)

I’m going out of town on Friday for a writer’s conference so I’m thawing these items for the family to have a variety. Of course, Dad will take them to Chick-fil-A, too. Please say a small prayer of strength and endurance for my husband while I’m away. I’m blessed to have him.

  • Thin crust pizza
  • Meatball Calzones
  • hotdogs and macaroni (We like the Hebrew National; I stock up and put them in the freezer when they are BOGOF)

My youngest son turned three this week and the baby is still doing her best trying to crawl. When she has a desire to move forward, she gets into the rocking motion and then belly flops. Poor baby!

More ideas on Laura’s Menu Plan Monday. How did your freezer cooking go this past week?

Weekly Menu Plan 2/7-2/12

What’s Thawing?   

Nearly every meal I prepare consists of foods I have doubled and frozen. I thaw items in a plastic shoe box to prevent condensation dripping onto my shelves (I’ve learned from experience). I shop my freezer to see what goodies I can thaw and serve to my family. I write these items down on a seven-day menu plan and post it on my refrigerator as a reminder to thaw my food 24 hours ahead of time. Typically right after dinner, I will glance at my menu plan and put new items into my thawing box. Here is what I’m thawing this week…

  • Bottom Round Roast for Italian Beef Sliders (recipe coming soon)
  • Pizza Sauce and convenience chicken for Homemade Pizza
  • Talipia, frozen vegetables, fruit, Vermont Cheese Artisan Bread
  • Black Bean casserole (made in freezer cooking class), tortilla chips, salsa, salad
  • Sloppy joe sliders (new recipe coming soon)-mix and buns in freezer, fruit, salad, carrots
  • Lasagna, salad, Vermont Cheese Bread

Weekly Menu Plan 1/31- 2/6

 

Another week gone with the wind. My two year-old, nearly three, wanted me to paint his face like a clown. We had a good laugh and I got some baking done on Friday. I can’t wait to share my homemade sandwich thins. I also surprised my family with brownie kabobs made from my naughty or nice brownies (recipes coming this upcoming week).

Taste and see that the Lord is Good. Psalm 34:8 

Monday-Asian Steak with guiltless alfredo noodles, frozen veges and fresh pineapple

Tuesday-Sticky chicken, sweet potato, tossed salad, Artisan bread

Wednesday-Taco Salad

Thursday-Chicken Flatbread Pizza, tossed salad

Friday-PNO-kiddos eat sandwiches and it’s a mommy/daddy break-my friend just told me no PNO at church this week-quick… think of a meal.-Breakfast bar: cinnamon scones, eggs, fruit, turkey bacon

Saturday-lunch-minestrone-from my freezer too, but no link yet:( soup, grilled cheese sandwiches, fruit

dinner-Caleb and I are on our own-we’ll eat something;)

Sunday-lunch-spaghetti and meatballs in the crockpot, tossed salad, Artisan Bread

Snacks and freezer cooking to do’s: pumpkin chocolate chip bread, new homemade marinara sauce for Sunday’s lunch

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