In an attempt to have more variety in my meals, I'm going to try to post a menu plan on Mondays. Jenn at Frugal Upstate does this, and I thought it was a great idea. I'm in the process of cleaning out our freezer and pantry, so some of the recipes in the next few weeks might be a little odd. We just had to spend $800 on the car, which means it's time to cut down on eating out (which I love), and minimize the food bill.
Monday – rice and beans; I'm going to attempt to have one meatless dinner a week. The beans in this case are actually black-eyed peas, which are high in protein for their price. I seem to always have rice on hand, so I thought I'd put the two together and see how they turn out. I'm going to season it with a can of Rotel, and cook the peas with a piece of bacon that I had left over from a recipe that only called for ½ a package. No clue how it will taste, but a lot of things I make are like that. So far, I've only have a dozen or so “please, never again!” meals.
Tuesday – chicken noodle soup and grilled cheese. Ordinarily, I'd make the soup myself. But I'm trying to clean out my freezer and pantry, so this is going to be from a can that I have. BB loves grilled cheese, so that was a no-brainer.
Wednesday – vegetable spaghetti. I made this a few weeks ago and froze a portion for later.
Thursday – I have Bible study this evening, so it's either leftovers or fend for yourself.
Friday – grilled salmon, green beans, fruit salad, and some type of bread (from scratch). I hate the way fish stinks up the house when you make it. By having the fish on Friday, I can open up the house and air it out on Saturday when DH is home. I'm thinking about trying the beer bread recipe Jenn at Frugal Upstate posted a while back. We don't drink, so I'll have to buy a can of beer. But the recipe sounded so easy, I want to give it a try.
Saturday – my dad's birthday; I get to eat out!
Sunday – breakfast food. Growing up, we always had breakfast food on Sunday after church. DH grew up eating dinner on the grounds, so I have to compromise. But this Sunday it's my turn. :) I'll probably make pancakes, or eggs and biscuits. The last few pieces of bacon from that other recipe will go with this.