Week 45 Menu Plan – Using What We Have

AND … entering Week 21 of Hubby’s unemployment adventures …

Last week, I skipped doing a ‘real’ menu plan to allow Hubby to utilize his creativity skills … and he did pretty well … we did go out to eat with Princess on Tuesday and then Saturday we ordered pizza after we got home from boating all day … but otherwise, he did pretty good!

I spent about $95 or so at the store this past week … half of the stuff was not 100% necessary, whereas the $3.75 TP and dish soap were … I do see a Costco trip in the very near future, but thankfully, didn’t go on Sunday 🙂

Hubby is traveling this week, leaves on Tuesday morning and comes home NEXT Wednesday (going to visit his dad, hopefully help move some more stuff to the new house) … so I can make whatever I want and enjoy it! Woohoo!  I did tell a few girlfriends that we would do a girls night at the house on Friday and hope to be able to use what we have on hand … I think it will be just fine.

I also want to make a few things that are good for me to have on hand, such as the grain free biscuits … I can make these and let them cool and then toss in the freezer …

Sunday – it was Hubby’s call … he conned me in to going to Skyline Chili …

Monday –  BLT Chicken Salad (chicken from freezer, bacon from freezer, lettuce and tomatoes were bought at produce store Sunday)

Tuesday – Hubby is gone, it’s walk night with girlfriend so will keep it simple and make the Simple Shrimp Dish (shrimp in freezer, peppers bought at produce store on Sunday)

Wednesday – may have a friend over to try the prickly pear recipe … either way, will make chili … going to try in the crock pot this time around … yum

Thursday – walk day again … looking to make a quick stir fry with zucchini, chicken, bean sprouts, onions and peppers … not a real recipe except the Japanese inspired veggies

Friday – Girls Night! Thinking of chicken thigh skewers (chicken thighs in freezer) … question is: sweet and spicy or just pineapple/onion/pepper? Also will make my Asian slaw (need to buy coleslaw), and will do the bread with dipping sauce (will buy bread) … I might encourage others to bring an appetizer of sorts. Figure about 10 of us will be here at the house!

Saturday – aiming to NOT be hungover this day, and also, that no one felt compelled to sleep over and hang out … my neighbor and I will be doing a lunch today and THEN I’m hoping to be able to whip something up simple to give me a quiet evening at home by myself … sooo looking forward to that! Most likely will do a salad of sorts (steak salad, perhaps? Steak in freezer!) Also want to put a pork roast in the crock pot today to eat in the upcoming week for lunches and stuff …

Hoping to get in the freezers and get them organized to see what I really have on hand … and then will hit Costco up … but NOT before then!

**Anyone notice TWO crock pot references this week?? It’s getting to be that time of year!**

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

2 thoughts on “Week 45 Menu Plan – Using What We Have

  1. Just wanted to comment that I really enjoy your blog. Ive made a couple of your recipes and they have all turned out great. Yum Yum chicken being the biggest standout winner!!Thanks….jaycee


  2. thanks Jaycee … glad you enjoy the recipes!


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