Last week, I had planned a ham and bean soup for Friday's dinner. I soaked the beans the night before according to the directions and then put all of the ingredients in the crock pot (perhaps a bit too late...)
As we approached dinner time, it was obvious that the dinner was not going to be done in time- the beans were still hard! At that point I was not in the mood to make something else. My husband suggested pizza and I reluctantly said "yes." We try to avoid take out pizza due to what we call a "pizza hangover." We usually do not have white flour, and when we do, usually in the form of take-out pizza, we notice that we feel tired and sluggish that evening, as well as, the next day.
Having a meal in the freezer in the freezer, would have saved us from this blow to our diets and our budget.
So, your challenge today is to add something to do your plan that you can double and then freeze half. With an extra meal in the freezer, you can avoid the "panic meal" (pizza- fast food- whatever you can dig up) when things don't go as planned.
My Meal Plan for the Week:
Monday- Taco Pork Chops (with homemade taco seasoning), Rice, Frozen Cauliflower (was on last week's plan but didn't get made!)
Tuesday- Lemon Chicken Tortellini soup with Escarole (double and freeze)
Wednesday-Poor Man's Lobster, Quinoa with Peas and Carrots, Salad
Thursday- Chili (double and freeze)- Will post recipe on Thursday
Friday- Make Your Own Pizzas with whole wheat crust
Saturday- Cheesie Mac
Sunday- Balsamic Chicken
Breakfast (Continuing with Themed Days)
Smoothie Mondays- Blueberry Banana Smoothies, Turkey Sausage, Whole wheat toast with butter (half)
Eggs Tuesday- Grammy Style Eggs, Toast, Fruit
Sandwich Wednesday- Beanie Pizzas
Oatmeal Thursday- Whole New Mom's Baked Oatmeal- Turkey Sausage
Friday- Greek Yogurt with Pineapple and Cashew Butter Toast
Sunday- Zucchini Muffins with Turkey Bacon (double and freeze)
Apples and Cheese
Ants on a Log
Hummus and Carrots
Chocolate No Bake Energy Bites
Linked up to: Org Junkie- Meal Plan Monday, Good Cheap Eats, Money Saving Mom