Week 5 Menu Plan

Last week of the first month of the new year. Already … WEEK 5!!


And to think that writing 2013 on everything has NOT been an issue …. oddly enough.


We continue to use what we have on hand, which is plenty … I suppose you should think of this as menu planning with what we already have in the house without a special trip just to pick up ingredients for a meal … last week’s Costco trip was a little more than I planned, and I also did 6 lbs of ground beef and 2 lbs of chicken breast at The Fresh Market, just because they were $2.99 a pound and well, it’s good meat so I went ahead and bought some … I also stopped at the cool produce store on my way home from Dad’s Saturday and picked up about $15 worth of peppers, fruit, celery and some other odds and ends … 


We stayed up way too late on Saturday night with some friends over … had steaks and shrooms AND that damn Onion Dip … I told Hubby that we have to STOP making it every weekend now, it’s become a little obsessive 🙂 … too much red wine and too many Bourbon Cider drinks … which reminds me that I really need to get back on track with the healthier way of eating and drinking … my hands have been really swollen again and pain in all the finger joints, not fun typing to say the least.


AND I am breaking from my daily eggs routine for breakfast and making a pact to use the VitaMix at least every other day for smoothies … first up with be a yummy-licious EASY BERRY SMOOTHIE … which is going to use what I have on hand … hah, imagine that, will ya??


Not a whole lot of anything going on that I’m aware of at the moment so here’s what I plan on cooking:


Sunday – never got around to making the chili last week so that’s on for tonight … we may just make this a snacky evening as we have plenty of leftovers too… beef in fridge and rest of ingredients in pantry … need cilantro!





Monday – Salisbury Steaks in the crock pot with mashed taters … I am really excited to give this recipe a try and hope to be posting a NEW recipe for you all! Meat in fridge as is the premade taters, balance of ingredients in pantry


Tuesday – chef salad. all in fridge … may make a batch of honey mustard dressing … 


Wednesday – chicken thighs and veggies. Chicken in freezer and veggies in fridge




Thursday – chops and green beans. Chops are in the freezer and green beans in the fridge 


Friday – It’s FRIDAY and February 1st! Burgers on the grill baby! Will need to buy buns


Saturday – Hubby’s choice … being tomorrow is super bowl, we may keep it low key as I know there are some good eats in the near future! 


Yeah, nothing too exciting although things have a tendency to change at the last minute!


What are you feeding yourself this week?


Linking up with Menu Plan Monday … go check it out!

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