Menu Plan Week #145 – Whole30 Using What We Have

And … Week #2 is here for Whole30 … I think I can do this … I really do!  I wish Hubby was on with me but he’s eating what I make and then some so I guess it’s a start …

We’ve had a little excitement this past week between Princess being in the hospital and then Hubby’s having some serious back issues again (crud, this last round of shots did NOTHING) for him … to the point where when he went to see Princess on Saturday, he asked how far he was going to need to walk and I was like, crap, maybe you should ask for a handicap hanger for times like this 😦 He refuses as he doesn’t “need it” but I told him that there are times when he DOES need it … even today, he’s pretty much immobile which really stinks … I can see how people under pain management can totally abuse and over-medicate themselves now. Keeping a close eye on him so that doesn’t happen!


A Costco trip came along, finally, last week … did you catch that post? I was so excited to see they FINALLY got the Avocado oil that I had to whip my phone out and snap a picture. Because I was on a pretty strict grocery budget I only bought one bottle but now I’m having anxiety that they might have run out by now! Yikes!  That was my ONLY shopping trip this week. Can you believe it??! I can’t!  I did hit up Publix this morning on the way to see Princess and spent $70 … included was 6 packs of LaCroix Sparkling Water which was a terrific buy one get one free deal! 7 of those boxes were 15 count cartons and only the coconut flavored is a 12 pack. Sweet!

Hubby’s current zippy car has a super small trunk I think!

There should have been a little meal prep work going on again but nothing as good as last week which hopefully isn’t setting me up for failure ;-( … I only roasted 2 heads of broccoli … oops.  I will need to saute green beans, boil some eggs and saute some mushrooms. I am going to stick with balsamic vinaigrette this week as I have a little mayo left and don’t feel like dealing with the ranch dressing today, even though its easy.  Protein for the week will be a mix of chicken, beef and shrimp …

Here’s what I’m looking to make:

Sunday – Chicken Thighs on the grill … looking forward to making Damn Fine Chicken. Will offer up roasted broccoli on the side and maybe a salad


Monday –  Looking at something shrimp-y like with hopes the Boy won’t be here 😉 … leaning towards the Island Style Shrimp which I will be re-sharing later this week! Tons of shrimp in the freezer (still) and the balance of ingredients in fridge … will pick up fresh herbs and radishes at produce store

Tuesday – Taco Tuesday … the Boy was a little upset we didn’t do Taco any day last week … sorry Kid, it was a rough week! Taco meat already made in freezer, balance of ingredients in pantry and freezers

Wednesday -Cauli-rice with General Tso’s Chicken … no I didn’t get around to it last week … I know! Hoping Princess is home by now! Cauliflower is in the fridge (planned on ricing it on Sunday as part of the meal prep), chicken from freezer

Thursday – Burgers on the grill … will use some of the turkey burgers (Costco) from the freezer along with a package of sliders that are in there too!  Will also make sweet potato fries to go along. Will have to buy buns for those who insist

Friday – Steaks … I’ve got them beautiful T-bones in the freezer still that need to be eaten! Will offer up regular steak fries (I’ve got some fingerlings to be used up) alongside
Saturday – Brats and Sauerkraut … Brats are in the freezer and Kraut is in the fridge. I’ll skip the kraut as I’m not a fan 🙂
This Whole 30 has not been too difficult and I’m glad I’m doing the Menu Board for me and anyone else in the house who cares to review it 😉

What are YOU planning for the week ahead?

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

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