Monday, January 27, 2014

Keeping Up With...Food (Menu 1/27 - 2/2)

Our menu this past week got a little messed up with all the sickness in the house.  We weren't able to go on our date night (Boo!), so I bumped Sunday's dinner to Friday night.  Then we didn't have my brother over for the huge meal we planned on Saturday so I bumped this Monday's dinner to Saturday.  I'm very thankful that I'm always a few days ahead on my menu planning and shopping so I was able to do that.

I also don't know when I'm going to get to the store this week.  The cold weather & sick kids are making it very rough.  Thankfully I have a pretty well stocked pantry and freezer.  Monday we will have a freezer meal, then I'm able to cook Tuesday's meal with stuff I have on hand, the only thing I'm missing is the pepper.  My plan is to get out tonight to buy most of the stuff I need, but if I can't get to the store by Wednesday afternoon, I may need to do another freezer meal.  We'll see what the week holds!

The good news is that I will be ending my "empty the freezer so I can defrost it" project today!  Between what we've already eaten, the 2 freezers that we have (one in the house & one in the garage fridge) and the fact that we probably aren't getting above zero until at least Weds afternoon I'm going to empty the freezer tonight & defrost it.  My friend did this with the last polar vortex we had & I thought it was brilliant!  I will put whatever can't fit in my 2 freezers in coolers on the deck without ice.  They will be fine for the night while the freezer defrosts.  I'm so excited!!

Here is what the menu looks like as of now:
Monday, 1/27 -  Freezer Meal, probably Stuffed Eggplant from Market Day, yum!
Tuesday, 1/28 -  Taco Casserole 

Wednesday, 1/29 - Slow Cooker Chili (Relish Recipe)
Thursday, 1/30 - Keilbasa & Pierogies Sheet Meal - 2 of my favorite things, can't wait to try this!
Friday, 1/31 - "Linguine" with Spinach & Chicken (Relish Recipe) - will sub spaghetti squash for the pasta
Saturday, 2/1 - We're trying this again - My brother, SIL & niece are coming over for dinner so I'm not cooking lunch this day.  We are having turkey as part of my clean out the freezer mission, plus it will yield a lot of leftovers for the week.  I'm doing healthy sides including zucchini boats, garlic cheddar biscuits, balsamic brussels sprouts, spaghetti squash bake and balsamic green beans.
Sunday, 2/2 - Frozen appetizers in honor of the Super Bowl!  I will be cheering for the Seahawks since I briefly lived in Seattle.  They have also never won a Super Bowl & I enjoy the spread the wealth idea instead of one team (or player) winning all the time.  But really, I don't care who wins I just really want to see a good game!

I'm linking up with Laura at Mommy, Run Fast & Jill at Fitness, Health and Happiness.  I am loving checking out all the blogs on this link up!

What's on your menu this week??
Who are you cheering for on Sunday?


  1. Oh no! It is no fun to have sick kids, and yes, this cold is miserable, too. Hope it's a better week for you!

  2. Thanks Laura! I'll consider it a win if I can get to the grocery store...bonus if I'm alone. :-)

  3. Oh yum - those balsamic Brussels sprouts. I can't get enough Brussels sprouts!

    1. They are SO good! I found the recipe for Thanksgiving & have made them 4-5 times since then.