Okay, so I braved the Arctic air (the icy wind just takes my breath away) and did a quick inventory of the freezer so I could plan our meals this week. I didn’t purchase any groceries this weekend except for the few things that Greg and Jess each picked up when they were in town, so we’re working out of the freezer and pantry this week.
Sunday – Super Bowl food included steak quesadillas (thinly sliced a leftover grilled rib-eye from the frig), homemade “refried” beans (cooked in the Crockpot, then blended smooth), homemade salsa from the freezer, and tortilla chips. That one steak made enough quesadillas that we all ate our fill for supper, and there was plenty left for Greg and Jess to take for their lunches today. Jess whipped up some chocolate banana bread pudding for dessert. She got the recipe from a Williams Sonoma Desserts cookbook I picked up at the library.
Monday – Pork-fried rice (leftover pulled pork, plus a couple of pork chops from the freezer that need to be used) using a bag of frozen Asian veggies. I bet Greg would pick up an order of crab rangoons and eggrolls on his way home…
Tuesday – Turkey mignon, baked sweet potato, steamed broccoli, whole grain rolls
Wednesday – Crockpot Chicken w/ Black beans and cream cheese, green salad (I’ll use corn frozen last summer, and homemade salsa)
Thursday – Spaghetti w/ meat sauce (sauce made using homemade tomato sauce from the freezer), green salad, garlic bread
Friday – Southwest Burgers, chips, fresh veggies w/ dip