Okay, so sometimes, even when it is summer vacay, things don’t go according to plan. In shopping for the two weeks of meal plans at Aldi, I miscalculated–a lot! Stuff that I thought was okay (chicken breasts) in the freezer were freezer burnt, and so the meal plan didn’t quite happen the way it should have. For the past two weeks. There were some awesome hits. But there were spectacular misses.
So, this time, in making my shopping list and checking it thrice (including obsessively putting the items in order of where they appear in the store), I made sure to figure out amounts to purchase.
This is because, yes, meal planning is important, but if you don’t have the materials to execute the plan (whether time, cooking hardware, or food products) you are sunk. (Play appropriate game over video game music here.)
So, this is the new (and improved) meal plan (with the properly purchased food stuffs):
Saturday: Sheet Pan Asian Stir Fry (with my personal amendments), rice, egg rolls
Sunday: Sunday: mini meatloaves (using Oma’s recipe but scaled down to muffin-size), green beans, mashed potatoes (thinking putting the mashed potatoes atop like cupcakes and frosting)
Monday: chicken spaghetti (Six Sisters’ Stuff), garlic toast
Tuesday: fajita rice (Lynn’s Kitchen Adventures), chips, salsa
Wednesday: burgers and seasoned fries
Thursday: leftovers or hot dogs
Friday: pizza, corn
Saturday: fried rice, egg drop soup (Gimme Some Oven)
What’s on your meal plan for this week?