Meal Plan for the Week

Here’s an add-on post to supplement last night’s spending report.

Phoebe likes eating fried potatoes. Yum! (This picture was taken at breakfast this morning.)

When it comes to “meal planning” what I typically do is write a list of potential meals for the week based on what we have in stock, then cross the meals off as the supplies is consumed. This is not a fancy list. It is not elaborate or ordered in any particular fashion. It’s just a post-it note, scribbled and slabbed on my fridge with a brief list, sides not included.

This is what the Post-It reads for this week:

Spaghetti Squash
Mexican Leftovers
Butternut Squash & Rutabaga soup
Leaky Potato Soup
Turkey/Gouda Melts

Spaghetti Squash is easy to make. I’ll bake it in the oven, scoop out the “noodles,” then serve it with marinara sauce and cheese. I may even chop up some summer sausage for the dish.

I roasted the butternut squash last week & never got around to using it. This week I’ll roast some rutabagas, add some milk and spices and purĂ©e the mix in the food processor. After warming it over the stove, it’ll be a creamy soup perfect for autumn!

I have to look up my Leaky Potato Soup recipe from last year to remind myself of all the ingredients. The main two are, of course, chopped potatoes & leeks! This is a chunky soup.

I am making a loaf of bread today, and we’ll use that for the Turkey Gouda melts. The sandwiches will most likely be open-faced and eaten alongside the soups.

In addition to the meals, we’ll be eating salads from a cabbage we shredded last week. I don’t like cole slaw, but I do like cabbage, so I created my own cabbage salad, mixing it with a vinaigrette dressing, dried cranberries and slivered raw almonds. Delicious! And very seasonal.

We have a lot of apples, so I’m thinking of making a cobbler. And last night I made delicious no-bake cookies (the oatmeal/chocolate/peanut butter kind). So there are plenty if tasty treats around these parts!

I’m reciting the menu from memory as I nurse baby Phoebe to sleep, so there may be other things on the menu, but I can’t remember them right now. 🙂 What are YOU eating this week?

By ekwetzel

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2 Responses to Meal Plan for the Week

  1. Sherri Erickson November 10, 2011 at 1:04 pm #

    Fried potatoes make great face cream!

    • ekwetzel November 22, 2011 at 8:56 am #

      lol ;o) Seriously!