I am very glad I am not one of those who takes myself or my plans too seriously. If I were so inclined, I am pretty sure I would always be teed off. My main goal with meal planning is to use what I have on hand and minimize food waste. As long as that is happening I am fine with the end results. After all, we never go hungry unless it is by choice. Somedays meals are better than others, but even the ho hum ones are ok.
Other than occasionally burning something to a crisp, I can only think of a couple of meals I have ever made that could not be salvaged. To save you all from an experiment gone horribly wrong, don't ever try to glaze meatballs with a honey, instant coffee, mustard sauce. If it sounds horrid to you, that is because it was, and went straight to the garbage can
Want to share details of your worst cooking disaster?
Obviously I have never planned anything like that since we were young marrieds! Maybe that is why we have been married so long?
What I had planned:
Spaghetti with meat sauce, tossed salad
Veggie dinner (squash, okra, air fried green tomatoes, coleslaw)
Chicken divan, rice, tomato onion cucumber salad
Grilled tuna, salad, rice or not (jury is still out)
Eat out or take out
Garlic butter chicken tenders, tossed salad,
Leftovers or takeout, salad or coleslaw
What we really ate:
Monday: I had thawed the ground chuck and Italian sausage last week and browned it, so it had to be eaten
Spaghetti with meat sauce, tossed salad, dinner rolls
Tuesday: Trying to use up things from the refrigerator freezer
Chicken divan, sliced tomatoes, ( no rice because I forgot about it)
Wednesday: Absolute summer food deliciousness
Squash casserole, air fried okra and green tomatoes
Thursday: Forgot it was the first round of the NFL Draft. TheHub wanted a ball game meal. Easy!
Sloppy Joes, cuke tomato onion salad, chips
Friday: Date nights have made a comeback!
Dinner at The Electric, delicious flatbreads, salad
Saturday: The rains held off and it was the perfect night for cooking outside.
Grilled tuna steaks, salad, saffron rice
Sunday: Had the opportunity to have dinner with DIL2 and Son2.
Dinner at The Purple Onion, assorted stuff
Possibilities for this week
1.Veggie meal (TBD based on what the produce stand has)
2. Mexican street corn salad, guacamole and tortilla chips
3. Grilled burgers and fixings, coleslaw
4. Grilled chicken, caulitato salad, sliced tomatoes
5. Philly chicken cheese"steak" sandwiches, coleslaw
6. Out to eat
7. Leftover spaghetti sauce (frozen last Monday) over bucatini, mixed greens
Have a great week staying on plan, going off plan or with no plan at all!