Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Menu Planning Monday on a Tuesday Afternoon

Old stock photo-not my soup but yum!
I'm taking a break from my task list to think about meals for the week. Sunday we ate up the leftovers lingering in the refrigerator before DD2 and I took off and we had a picnic supper. DH made a frozen pizza Sunday night. We ended up getting to try out the college cafeteria for lunch, but by 6:00 we were hungrier than snacks alone and stopped for the bathroom at a DQ and shared a chicken tenders basket, pretzels, and a chili dog. DH had made himself some frozen chicken  breasts, which now I have to figure out how to make the leftovers and the remaining frozen one into a dinner some night.  Here's my plan of meals for the week. It's a very repetitive use of some foods as I try to keep what we have in fridge and freezer in use so I will have room for Easter meal prep in two and 1/2 weeks. Hopefully these options get us through Saturday and I'll do a new plan for the crazy week we are back at school and work.


  • Chicken drumsticks, mashed potatoes and steamed vegetables
  • Chicken noodle soup (reserving two of the 10 pack of legs) with lots of vegetables, drop cheddar biscuits
  • Meatballs in gravy (cream of mushroom soup) over rice, with steamed carrots 
  • Tuna noodle hotdish with peas
  • BBQ Meatballs, sweet potato wedges, corn
  • Spaghetti and meatballs
  • Tuna croquettes (using/imitating Anne's chicken croquette recipe and substituting canned tuna), rice pilaf and spinach salad LINK: Chicken Croquettes


This should be an easy week to stay sort of on plan since I am off work. I'd like to prep a bit for next week, and then mostly need to just grocery shop for supplemental sides. I'm hoping the tuna croquettes are a hit as it seems like something that would be easy and a little different. What's on you menu this week? Is anyone inspired by another bloggers recent recipe posts and giving it a whirl? 


5 comments:

  1. Country fried steak with mashed potatoes tonight. No idea for the rest of the week. I have a freezer chock full of $1.99/lb. ground beef, so you can be certain that will be featured.
    Yes, all you bloggers certainly inspire my menu choices! I love to read what people are serving at their homes, and shamelessly copy menus/recipes!

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    1. If I came across GB at that price, it would be a staple here too. The mratnslls came in at $4 a pound but so easy for cooking.

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  2. I often make croquettes with a small can of tuna and really cannot tell much difference in the taste. Actually, I have only used one blogger's recipe, Mavis taco casserole, and make it in the crockpot, so it is more like taco soup. However, I do copy recipes to use someday. I have a hen and turkey thighs that need to go into a turkey bag in the oven. The breast will give me meat for the rest of this week, and exbf will get the turkey thighs and the rest of the hen.

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    1. Good to hear others have tried other proteins successfully in croquettes. Turkey and chicken ready for meals is convenient.

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  3. I really admire the way you have your meals as busy as you are.

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