Menu Plan #94 – Using What We Have

I can’t believe it but I managed to stay out of the store for 9 days so far … that last Costco trip really set the budget back a little … granted, there were a few pricier household items included, but still … I am most likely going to need to stop sometime this week though for milk and veggies but otherwise, I might continue on an impromptu pantry/freezer type challenge. I’m just not going to make it “official” 🙂

Hubby is back in home and some friends are here too for a few weeks so there will most likely be some deviation from the original plan. It’s life, lets face it!  AND I’m hoping to get back to the gym a few times this week since I’ve slacked off (I really overdid it one day and hurt myself) …

I am off on Monday for Columbus Day. I started a little batch cooking on Saturday (made the double batch of mayo) and cooked a dozen eggs (which Hubby took it upon himself to make deviled eggs Saturday night as we had friends over) … I was really hoping to get a lot done for the week ahead, and then Saturday afternoon I started feeling like I was coming down with a cold … I had taken a Zyrtec earlier for the sneezy/runny nose and then took 2 dayquil which sort of put me down for the count that afternoon … thankfully our friends were bringing all the food and we were having everything at the house here, odd, I know, but their house is still closed up for the most part so it was easier to bring everything here and prep … Sunday was spent in the new recliner most of they day so Monday will be a prep ahead day now …

Here’s what we are looking to eat this week:

Sunday – White chili (chix from freezer, balance of ingredients in pantry and fridge) in the crockpot (new recipe, not overly crazy about it) … had planned on baking some bread  (pantry) but just didn’t have it in me. Fed 4 … and the chili was not all that great. Will try to doctor it up some more Monday.

Monday – Wanting to run to Costco for a few things for the office, home and return the glass carafes (chipped and too big for fridge) … making a pork tenderloin (freezer) with some steamed broccoli (freezer) on the side. Feeding 6 (I believe).

Tuesday – been awhile so it’s Taco Tuesday. I will make mine a salad, of course. Beef, cheese in freezer, seasoning and tortillas in pantry, salsa will be made (pantry ingredients), and guac is in fridge (Costco). Taco meat will be pre-cooked on Monday. Feeding 4.

Wednesday – I would like to say either leftovers or soup and sandwich. I’m leaning towards to soup and sandwich idea … panini pressed cubanos … will use the leftover pork tenderloin, may need to pick up some ham if I can’t find any in the freezer, balance of ingredients in pantry and fridge. Will use the loaf of sour dough sliced bread in pantry to use it up.  I might also get overly ambitious and make the black bean soup that I have not made in awhile … Feeding 6.

So need to get a better picture of this!

Thursday – Most likely a chicken or beef stir fry. I’ve got the chicken in freezer, the beef strips in fridge (that I need to move to freezer soon) and the stir fry veggie kits in the freezer. Will make a batch of basmati rice (pantry) in the rice cooker also. Feed 6.

Friday – Hubby’s choice … at this point, I’m not sure what I will pursued him to do …

Saturday – Hubby’s choice again … and again, it’s up in the air and I will let him decide…

What are you planning for the week?

Looking forward to sharing over at Organized Junkie’s Menu Plan Monday Party … go check it out!

2 thoughts on “Menu Plan #94 – Using What We Have

  1. I've never heard of cubanos — but they look wonderful! Just in the past month I went to Costco with a friend, for the first time. I can see that it would get addictive! Enjoy your cooking and that great recliner this week!


  2. The Cubano looks fabulous & I've pinned it so I can give it a try. Costco is such a slippery slope – I love it but I have to be careful not to go overboard.


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