Monday, April 18, 2022

The Hunger Pains!

This was a banner week for me. I actually stayed very close to what was planned, so yea me. In truth, I just did not want to go to the grocery store and I had everything planned for the week's menu on hand anyway. The substitutions I made were pretty small leaving something off or changing side items. (Except for swapping tacos for spaghetti) This week was the best!

1. Chicken yakisoba
2. Squash casserole, green beans, coleslaw, cornbread
3. Black and blue salad (had some leftover steak from Sunday's dinner)
4.Grilled hamburger patty, tossed salad saffron rice
5. Spaghetti w/ meat sauce, tossed salad
6. Out to eat or takeout
7 Grilled tuna, avocado rice, cucumber tomato onion salad

What we really ate:
Monday: Squash from the produce stand decided what the meal would be.
Squash casserole, coleslaw, cornbread

Tuesday: We still had leftover steak from Sunday's grill that I had planned to use
Black and blue salad, dinner rolls

Wednesday: Finally! Even better, when I did my pantry inventory recently I found a package of forgotten buckwheat soba noodles. 
Chicken yakisoba (This dish was so veggie intense that it did not require salad or slaw. We even decided next time to leave the chicken out entirely)

Thursday:  I had volunteered at IP and was just not feeling like cooking. TheHub never minds eating out or doing take out.
Zaxby's chicken tenders, coleslaw

Friday: Neither of us wanted a huge meal and I was happy to accommodate that, especially because there was seasoned taco beef in the freezer.
Tacos with lots of veggie fixings, coleslaw

Saturday: The plan was to grill the patties, but the weather decided otherwise
Hamburger patty, saffron rice, green beans

Sunday: Nothing like having a traditional Easter meal. 😁
Grilled tuna steaks, tossed salad, toast (I was lazy and the toast replaced the rice. Neither of us cared)

Next Up (Possibilities)
1. Spaghetti with meat sauce, salad
2. Veggie dinner (tbd based on what is available at the produce stand)
3. Tamale Pie (Using up the rest of the taco meat), tossed salad
4. Teriyaki chicken, rice, broccoli, coleslaw
5. Pulled pork, baked beans, caulitato salad
6. Out to eat or take out
7. Grilled steak, tossed salad

I guess I will see if I can keep the staying on plan trend going or not! No matter, we always eat!

Have a great week staying on plan, going off plan, or with no plan at all!


  1. Yay you.
    All of your meals sound pretty good from here. Always.

    1. They were perfectly fine and required no grocery shopping which is a huge plus!

  2. I meal planned but who knows if I'll feel like any of it. I'm in a good coma still today.

    1. We did not do the big Easter meal, nor did we have Easter candy, so we avoided the food coma.

  3. My only plan has nothing to do with food, I just want a nap.

    1. I wanted to sleep late or take a nap today too. Didn't happen!

  4. I bought fresh broad beans and a cauliflower today. I was out of veggies. I need to empty the freezer by the end of next week when I shall be gone for about a month. Tomorrow I am making buffalo wings. I found Frank's hot sauce online and bought a six-pack. That is the real deal for me for wings. A bit expensive because of being imported but totally worth it.

    1. I love Frank's. I have the hot sauce and the wing sauce, but I can find it everywhere here. I need some fresh veggies for veggie night, but other than that I am food tight!

  5. Your Easter dinner wasn't traditional, nor was mine. We had hamburger stew with rice. It is one of my son's faves, I knew there would be leftovers and I really didn't feel like putting much effort into it.

    Have a great week!

    1. You know, having an untraditional meal did not bother us in the least.

  6. I'm going to have to start eating before coming here and drooling on my keyboard.

  7. Sounds like you had a great week, meal planning wise. :) Well done! I'm going to have a leftovers kind of week! We'll see how it turns out!

    1. A leftovers kind of week is good! I just tend to eat the leftovers for lunches.

  8. We had lasagna for Easter dinner courtesy of Costco. We took food to my father-in-law's house, and since we have limited kitchen facilities, much of it came ready prepared. He was very happy with the meal as was everyone else.

    1. The object of gathering is to be together. Lasagna from Costco makes it better because no one has to spend time cooking!

  9. It all sounds good!

    Soba noodles are new to me and what a great product! non-perishable, easy to prepare and delicious

    1. The soba noodles are really good. I am just glad I had cleaned and inventoried the pantry so I knew I had them before buying more!


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