Monday, December 11, 2017

Rubbish at Meal Planning

One day and I already all over the place with meal planning. When I got to the store yesterday, nothing seemed like what I was in the mood to cook plus prices weren't great so I sort of through my hands up and started over. It started with lunch and DH didn't feel like pizza but we had Subway coupons, so spent $18 on three foot long subs. I nibbled mine throughout the day, but DD2 barely touched hers, so that will be my lunch today. I'm working form home due to recent snow mixed with no reason to drive into the office.

Plan:
  • Papa Murphys;s for lunch-pick up on our way home from church, and chicken wild rice soup for supper (LO)
  • Tuna Noodle hot dish, make today for DD2 to throw in the oven tomorrow
  • Tuesday-Leftovers
  • Wednesday-BBQ pork in crock pot, ready to shred for sandwiches, oven french fries
  • Thursday-DH to pick up chicken dinner for the two of them using one of our coupons 
  • Friday-Fried rice and chicken stir fry
  • Saturday-(LO) + Big pot of chili mostly to eat Sunday, DD2 has two concerts plus a holiday party and we're meeting friends after the concert
 
 What I bought and new plan:


  • Subway-picked up on our way home from church, and chicken wild rice soup for supper (LO)
  • Beef ravioli and sauce
  • Tuesday-Leftovers
  • Wednesday-Pork steaks were on sale for $1.99 pound, so will through then in the  crock pot,mashed potatoes (as I;ll probably make gravy instead of BBQ
  • Thursday-Frozen pizza (save the chicken meal)
  • Friday-Canned chowmein and rice
  • Saturday-(LO) Didn't buy chili fixings, but bought sloppy joe fixings+ , DD2 has two concerts plus a holiday party and we're meeting friends after the concert
 At least we will be fed with a lot less chicken, but more convenience foods. That's the disorganized way I roll sometimes.

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  1. It's hard sometimes given 3 different schedules of the folks in your household. When my kids were in high school and living at home it was hard for us to figure out when and what to eat for dinner too. Nobody knows once College Boy is living here next semester and doing his internship what his schedule will be so I have to prepare to deal with that thrown into the mix.

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    1. Having reheatable items that they will both be happy eating that is a challenge. When I can re-purpose leftovers it works fine, but both are getting picky with leftovers. Me, I'm not picky and happy to have leftovers for lunch-beats a cold sandwich.

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  2. "Rubbish" is one of my favorite words. I know it wasn't the point but the title gave this a comical reading to me. I got a smile.

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    1. I'm usually completely off point when I comment on blogs! I find the British expressions and word choices are so much better at describing certain things-rubbish is one such word we just do not use enough of in the US for all things crap!

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  3. I am with you on not feeling it. We are eating crap right now just because nothing sounds good and there are no great deals.

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    1. DH ended up making omelettes last night=neither could think of anything we felt llke making. Daughter had leftover soup fro Sunday. Living the dream.

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  4. At least you are honest. Maybe you could manage to have two different leftovers, so both will eat them. Can cook things and freeze several portions just for their leftovers? That way, they could each eat a different leftover. Or, you could give them the choice of a cold sandwich.

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    1. No freezer room right now but otherwise good ideas! I took out a frozen container of soup that was supposed to go home with my daughter at Thanksgiving. It will be thawed by tonight so lunch tomorrow.

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  5. The snow and ice in the UK has completely messed up my plans. I'm hoping that we'll be able to 'eat creatively' from the fridge and freezer until the end of the week, then I'll start again with a sensible plan approaching Christmas! Jx

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    1. You got this, Jan. I find I am at my most creative in the kitchen with low stocks, but my family doesn't like it. The irony of my meal planning angst is I just spent $99 in the store. Stay safe in the snow and ice.

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  6. Your meal planning is really good! Mine is typically on the spur of the moment and "what do we have"? A lot of times lately, it's been, Fend for yourselves folks!

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    1. I'm in a fend for your self kind of mood. The steaks, or more like pork chops, DH wil through in the crock pot tonight. As I said, last night we winged it.

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  7. Read the first line of your post and had a good chuckle. At ME, not you! To say my meal planning is all over the place is an understatement. I blame it on the snow :) and the time of year and the fact I don't feel like cooking!

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    1. I think I get "good food" burn out this time of year. I'm happy with just eating something, so I am not hungry knowing that just around the corner will be a gathering or a party, or Christmas meals.

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