Monday, February 1, 2010

meals for 1.31.10 to 2.6.10

it's another one of those weeks where i'm not at all eager to think about dinner for the week... in a rut, i suppose...

so far, this is what we've had...

Saturday: For me: leftover Frenchie chicken (my made up name - chicken with breaded French's fried onions), mashed potatoes, and green bean casserole. For Ry: McDonalds (our neighbors came over and ate with us - they got McD's and I am not a big fan of fast food, so i just had leftovers)

Monday: Ry cooks :) Chinese - Beef & Peas

As for the rest of the week... I took an inventory of food we have in our freezer in the basement (can we say COLD HANDS, oh my!). i've been meaning to do this for a few months now...and while i was waiting for a load of laundry to finish in the dryer, it was the perfect opportunity... it's so incredible to see the list of what we have down there... i made a bag of items to throw out, too - way past their prime, and the date just indicated that they'd be better off in the trash can. :)
So...we'll have a combination of several things this week...

We'll have...
~frozen lasagna (not my favorite, but it'll do and it needs to be made - it's been in there since Oct. of 08 when i had K! hope it's still good?!)
~Ribs in the crockpot (probably for Tuesday)
~chicken of some sort...maybe chicken & biscuits or over noodles (comfort food = high calories) or chicken stir fry or chicken fajitas (both more healthy options...probably one of those!)
~soup of some sort...probably macaroni soup b/c it's soo good and easy :)

after looking at the freezer and seeing what was in there, i think we live a life of gluttony here at our house... (and our physical appearance shows it)... we have a lot of food in our house and so much of it goes to waste so easily... i don't want to have a freezer full of food but go to the store and drop $100 on food for the upcoming week... so, we'll be eating up some of what we have. we'll stop at the store (maybe tomorrow) and pick up a few random items so that we can make it through the week....we only need a few things...

anyway...with our freezer downstairs...i bought a dry erase board, and i plan on transferring my list to it... it will serve two purposes... first, we'll know what we have down there so when we're in need of something/coming up with a plan for a meal, we'll know what's there... and, as we eat things, we can erase it on the board and add it, if we want/need it again, to our grocery list... i don't know if it will work for us, but it doesn't hurt to try and be more organized, right?! :)

:) happy eatings... :)


Marc, Sarah, and Luke said...

First, I will say that I hope my husband doesn't see "ribs" on your plans, because then, he too will request that :) Second, I too C.O.M.P.L.E.T.E.L.Y. understand that you feel sometimes you live a life of gluttony. I feel that way a lot. We have so much food already in the house and then, I go and drop $100 at the store like it's no big deal. Drives me nuts! But, I like your idea of the dry erase board for the freezer. And, just for ending this rambling -- it too shows on me -- the life of gluttony. Talk to you soon.