At the beginning of the week this is what I thought might happen
1. Stuffed baked potatoes with various veggie toppings, coleslaw
2. DIL3 plans to make a Swedish meal
3. Steak, baked potato. salad
4. Roast chicken, dressing, green beans, tossed salad
5. Sloppy Joe's, coleslaw
6. Coconut Soup
7. Take Out
Yeah, it didn't! This happened instead!
Monday: Dil3 had to fly back to NYC for a quick visit to have her Green Card Biometrics appointment. (fingerprints and a photo) I had a small lamb roast I had bought and was about to put in the the freezer when I remembered she does not like lamb and would not be here for dinner. (Son3 loves lamb)
Lamb roast, brown rice, salad.
Tuesday: I had decided to make something in the crock pot that would hold until DIL3's flight got arrived. I knew at least TheHub and I would go ahead and eat, but I figured Son3 would probably wait for her. Then I completely forgot to take anything out of the freezer to put in the crock pot. I am very thankful I always keep packages of browned ground chuck in the freezer. It makes quick cooking possible!
Sloppy Joe's on brioche buns, coleslaw
Wednesday: In an attempt to have some traditional southern foods I decided we would have an almost Thanksgiving dinner. Never mind that the dressing was from the frozen section at The Pig. It really is almost as good as mine and infinitely easier.
Chicken (not turkey) and dressing with gravy, broccoli
Thursday; Once again the day got away from me while I was doing little to nothing. I could be whiny about cooking, but I am doing such a poor job of it that I feel like I have no whine platform available to me at this time..
Sautéed peppers. onions, tomatoes and sausage over couscous.
Friday: There is no reason why, but it was Friday and I decided I was not going to cook. We had already ordered when Son2 and DIl2 said they were coming over and would eat with us. Fortunately we had ordered ziti for 2 from Costa's. We knew it would be plenty for 4 but in reality it was more than enough for 6. I even had to insist they eat a little more just to get rid of it all.
Baked ziti, tossed salad, bread sticks, red velvet cake, salted caramel cake (cakes from Publix bakery)
Saturday: We decided to do take out one more night because nothing sounded really good except___
Sunday: I was busy gathering up the fragments of dinners past so I made 2 pots of soup which I intended to have for dinner. (Garbage soup, made from bits of this and that, and coconut soup using the remaining chicken from Wednesday's meal ) They smelled so good though that both were hit for lunch. In the process of cleaning out I took a container of left over pot roast from the freezer and it became the headliner in our dinner.
Beef Stoup (Thicker than soup but not quite stew) coleslaw, pickles (pickled radishes, okra, green beans, and regular dills)
Now on to the new week
1 Smoked chicken wings, baked beans, coleslaw
2 Chili, cornbread, crudité
3 Mac and cheese, peas and coleslaw
4 Grilled fish, green beans, baked potatoes, rolls
5. Take out
6 Steak, baked potato, salad
7 Soup and sandwich
As usual this is completely subject to whim and mood!
Have a great week staying on plan, going off plan, or with no plan at all!