Menu Monday | Back in the Kitchen

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Happy Monday! How late did you stay up last night to finish the Super Bowl? As a Panthers fan, it was a tough game (SO many silly mistakes/errors), but who doesn’t love Peyton Manning?

Last week for dinners we were a bit topsy turvy. I noticed we had quite the over-stock in our freezer and pantry, so I thought it would be fun to forgo the menu and just ad-lib every night. The first few nights were easy (spaghetti or a spare batch of meatballs in the freezer) but then it was a struggle.

I realized a few things from that little experiment: 1) I’m not as creative as I thought I would be when it comes to whipping up meals randomly, and 2) when there is no dinner plan, I’m even LESS motivated to make something… and the tempting “out to eat” option springs up.

I’d like to try to incorporate a day here and there each month to “eat the stash”, but purposefully plan it. I noticed I had 3 jars of sun dried tomatoes! So I want to plan a few recipes over the next few weeks to try to use those up.

Anyway, just some thoughts!

Next week, stay tuned for an EXTRA yummy recipe – an easy skillet Mac & Cheese that’s oh so delicious.  And in case you missed it last week, I shared some of my favorite menu planning tips and tricks.

Here’s our menu for this week! I learned my lesson last week – ALWAYS plan a menu….

Need more info for how I menu plan? Check this out!.  

Monday:
Crock Pot Creamy “Chicken” Tika Masala

Tuesday:
Mexican Pizza
(From Fields of Greens)

Wednesday:
Spinach & Artichoke Lasagna

Thursday:
Glazed Lentil Walnut Apple Loaf

Friday:
Black Bean Soup
(From Fields of Greens)

Saturday:
Leftovers

Sunday:
Valentine’s Day!
We’ll be home… but still thinking of what to make!

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One comment

  1. Victoria says:

    Spinach and artichoke lasagna sound delicious! I’d love to know how it turns out. Sounds like something my family would enjoy! Looks like you have a great week of meals planned! Good for you! I need to do that more often too. Thanks for the ideas! 🙂

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