Sunday, November 29, 2009

Meal Plan and Grocery List 11/30- 12/6

After packing our suitcases, preparing a large part of two Thanksgiving dinners, visiting with friends and family, spending a total of 12 hours on the road, and planning ahead for upcoming holiday company, cookie baking, parties, and school programs all over the course of the past week, I was really in no mood to meal plan. I'm tired. I must be beat. I never nap and today I did. After church, my sweet husband offered to watch the kids so that I could get out for a bit. These opportunities to claim a moment for myself are few and far between. Normally I jump at the opportunity and sprint for the door, grabbing my keys and cell phone off of the counter and kissing everyone good-bye in 30 seconds or less. Not today. Today I said, "Naw. I don't feel like going out. But I would love to chill upstairs for a bit." This in itself was strange. I don't "chill". Not during the day while the kids are awake and there's a to-do list in my head. I'm a flurry of constant motion. My husband probably thought that I was going upstairs to "chill" by putting away laundry or scrubbing toilets. But I didn't accomplish a thing. And I didn't chill, I napped. I climbed the stairs, fell onto my bed, pulled up the covers, curled up with a book, and fell asleep! Afterward, instead of feeling refreshed and ready to tackle the week, I found myself glaring at my meal planning notebook this evening. Thoughts of Hamburger Helper and freezer pizza filled my mind. Not that anything is wrong with HH and freezer pizza. I integrate those into our meal plan from time to time. But I know myself. I know that my motivation to cook and plan will return after we fall back into our at-home routine. Or at least I really hope it does. So I made the meal plan with a few easy meals to ease me back into the routine and then a few meals that are a little more involved when my "kitchen mojo" returns. Here it is...

Monday November 30th

Build Your Own Baked Potato

Tuesday December 1st

Turkey Poblano Casserole

Wednesday December 2nd

Spaghetti (sauce from a jar)
Garlic Bread (from the freezer)

Thursday December 3rd

Big Batch O' Meatballs (to freeze)
Meatball Sliders

Friday December 4th

Buffalo Chicken Pizza

Saturday December 5th

Leftovers

Sunday December 6th

Crock Pot Cube Steak with Mushroom Gravy


Grocery List

Produce

baking potatoes
3 poblano peppers
1 red bell pepper
red onion
cilantro
green onions
onion
garlic
parsley
celery

Meat

3 3/4 cups cooked turkey, chopped
1 lb. each ground beef, veal, pork
2 cups shredded cooked chicken
2 lbs. cube steak

Dairy

sour cream
butter
milk
12 oz. shredded 4 cheese Mexican blend
eggs
18 white corn tortillas
1 tube refrigerated pizza crust
8 oz. shredded mozzarella or provolone

Dry Goods

spaghetti
flour
Italian bread crumbs
1 pkg dinner rolls
corn meal
cumin
garlic
chili powder

Canned Goods

1 jar spaghetti sauce
vegetable oil
Louisiana style hot sauce
barbecue sauce
ranch dressing
cream of mushroom soup

Freezer

Garlic bread or Texas toast
Southwestern style corn

Hope you all have a wonderful week!

3 comments:

Trish said...

Saw you over at my dear friend's...Katy's place. Gosh my lady, are you ever organized. I kinda have a week's game plan...but I am oh so not THAT organized! Grin. Love your blog...I'll be back.

Mary said...

Okay, no doubt! I was wore out by the first sentence!!! Glad you slowed down and listened to your body tho - sometimes it just calls out for rest.

Katy ~ said...

Krista, you are just a bundle of energy. I'm going to go and sit down for both of us LOL

Looking forward to the cube steak with mushroom gravy. The fact that it's made in a crock pot, well you just have my full attention.

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