We had a lovely fire pit party tonight. A few friends over, some nice woodsmoke action, enough chill in the air to appreciate the fire heat, and delicious stir fry that cleaned out the fridge of some random and leftover and over-purchased produce. Winning all around!
Fortunately, we took 10 minutes before people were invited to show up and made our meal plan for the week. We are still working on burning through some of the older products in the pantry and freezer, while accommodating cravings and requests that aren't on our monthly menu plan. It's a work in progress.
I'd really like to take the time to carve out some room in the freezer, plan ahead, and do a power-prepping session to put some food in the freezer. Things that we can dump into a casserole dish, the dutch oven or a crockpot and make really easily. But for now, I'll make do with focusing on eating what we've got.
What's on the menu?
Breakfasts: Hash of some kind with gravy and eggs; peppered eggs; smoothies.
Lunches: Pasta salad, shrimp and avocado salad, grilled cheese
Monday: Open-faced turkey sandwiches, mashed potatoes and carrots [turkey; traditional; freezer]
Tuesday: Mushroom Barley Soup (for the 'Rents and Mr. Moon)/Portobella Mushroom melt for me [vegetarian; soup; freezer]
Wednesday: On Your Own ('Rents are OYO, Mr. Moon is dining at a work meeting, I'm having Nachos!) [OYO]
Thursday: Chicken cordon bleu, tri-color potato salad, green beans [chicken; pork; freezer; off-menu]
Friday: Salmon with lemon cream sauce (third attempt is the charm, right?) [fish; freezer]
Saturday: Sloppy Joe's (there's only enough for the 'Rents and maybe one more person, so I may have to find something else for me or Mr. Moon) [vegetarian; freezer]
Sunday: On Your Own (Mr. Moon is having leftovers or lamb curry stew; I'm probably going to have leftover nacho meat, but if not I'll have to think of something else) [OYO]