I reserve the right to change my mind.
The reason I began planning our weekly dinner menu is to save me time, frustration and hopefully money. It has been great and I always have what I need for the meal in the house. However, I don't want it to feel rigid. So don't sweat it if you switch around days or just decide a meal doesn't sound good for 'tonight'. We followed the menu plan from last week until Friday night. Neither Teen Miss or myself wanted pizza and that's ok, except I had ONLY purchased food for the menu. There wasn't much else to shift around at the end of the week. Leftovers satisfied me, while the teen had something zapable from the freezer.
Last weeks Ranch chicken was a HIT! Yummy, quick and easy. The above picture is today's late lunch, since we didn't have it Friday ~ homemade chicken alfredo pizza (using a piece of leftover ranch chicken). Even the Teen Miss liked it.
For this week it's oldies but goodies, with a couple of new recipes in one night. The strange sounding spaghetti is an inventive idea I'm hoping works, because I have a box of ziti to use on hand.
Sugar cookies for Church Ice Cream social tonight
This is a Family FAVORITE! The link has photos!
Leftover pot pie
Spaghetti 'casserole' using Ziti pasta, garlic bread & salad
(I'm planning to just pop the finished spaghetti in the oven and top with cheese)
Pinto beans and cornbread
I am also planning to prepare these (new recipe for me) on a leftovers night and flash freeze them,
so we will have something 'different' on hand for lunch or a change in tastes.