Monday, September 21, 2020

Cha Cha Cha Changes

                                                    Changes! This should be my theme song! 

As usual my plan and what happened did not coincide. If my plans were an asteroid, the earth would be safe every week, because each week is a near miss but I never actually hit my target. 

Anyway this is what was planned:
1. Seared scallops, potatoes of some sort, green beans, tossed salad
2. Huge salad meal, rolls
3. Grilled steak, tossed salad, rolls
4. Veggie dinner: lady peas, okra, sliced tomatoes, cornbread
5. Roasted turkey breast, green beans, mashed potatoes, gravy
6. Some one pan chicken meal. Unsure, but something portable, to take  to the lake
7. Take-out

And this is what happened:
Monday: Roasted turkey, green beans and potatoes, tomato slices
Tuesday: Captain D's
Wednesday: Lady peas, air fried okra, tomato slices
Thursday: Frozen spinach, mushroom and garlic pizza
Friday: Huge salad, spinach pies
Saturday: Veggie sir fry. crescent rolls
Sunday: Grilled steak, baked potato, cucumbers and tomatoes

I don't remember what happened during the week. It was a blur filled with several frustrations and I am glad it is in my rear view mirror, so now on to this new weeks plan. (And I vow to eat those dang scallops that are still in the freezer this week)

1. Seared scallops, green beans, potatoes, salad, rolls
2. Spaghetti, tossed salad
3. Veggie dinner: Butterbeans, squash, tomatoes, coleslaw, cornbread
4. Another veggie dinner: Okra, corn relish, lady peas, cornbread, tomato slices
5. Pork tenderloin, broccoli, rice
6. White bbq chicken, caulitato salad, baked beans
7. Take out

And now have a great week, staying on plan, going off plan, or a week with no plan at all! 


  1. It sounds good to me, at least you know what you have on hand to use up even if you don't follow the plan :)

    1. I have a jam packed freezer, so I always have options!

  2. You had several of your planned meals, over the week. I'd call that a good week, menu planning wise. :) As long as the scallops are in the freezer, they won't spoil for keeping. Hope this week works out well.

    1. I think the scallops have gotten shoved back in the freezer and now I need to do some rearranging to find them.

  3. A plan is just that - a plan. Not set in stone and thankfully not an asteroid (I like that expression)!

    1. Nothing I plan is ever set in stone. I am not just talking menus here. My life is very fluid, not necessarily of my own choosing.

  4. I love the way you put the plan and actuality together so I can see both and compare. When I have to scroll up and down, I really lose interest after the first day! It is almost 4pm and there is no plan in place at all!

    1. Next week I will most likely do it the other way. This past week was just a bit disruptive and I guess I just did not want to really think about each day. Or maybe I won't. The jury is still out on this week.

  5. I love and admire both your plans and your flexibility.
    And your menus (planned and real) always sound good.

    1. I am flexible everywhere (except my physical self and that is stiff most of the time)


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