Back on the ol’ Tumblr blog, I attempted a weekly meal plan and grocery list post. It got to be so much of a chore that I was avoiding making grocery lists at all…so I quit to focus on writing only when I really felt like I had something to process. For no good reason, I got inspired tonight to meal plan here. We’ll see if it sticks this time.
Staying organized is a huge part of my plan for staying healthy – physically and mentally. Each week, I make a meal plan and shop accordingly. In a good week, I only have to go once to the store, and I can shop with the toddler in about an hour. Not too shabby. Lately, our dinners have been a little less home-cooked and more “ease oriented”. Like the euphemism for microwavable/premade? Me too. But now that fall’s here, I’m craving some good food – food that makes you feel better inside and out. Perhaps this will only last a few weeks before I’m too tired and big to do anything except call for a sandwich from the couch…but in the meantime, I’d like to try to get back really cooking, and posting my meal plans here. Also? I need to test recipes to see what freezes well, because part of my postpartum care plan includes a deep freezer full of meals ready to bake or warm up. So if you have a favorite meal that freezes well, PLEASE send it my way!!! I’ll let you know how the freeze-and-reheat experiments go!
Monday – Cheese Pizza and Steamed Veggies: I’m sick, DB’s sick. It’ll be an easy night, folks.
Tuesday – Slow Cooker Chicken Curry with Rice: will cut back slightly on the coconut and add some frozen green peas right before serving. (Egg and Cheese Tortilla Wrap with Apple Slices for the toddler)
Wednesday – Dinner at my mom’s house. We spend the night on Wednesdays and I don’t have to worry about dinner. It’s. Awesome.
Thursday – Leftover Chicken Curry (Chicken Nuggets and Steamed Veggies for DoodleBug)
Friday – Salmon with Curried Squash Hash
Saturday – Grilled Chicken Breast on Salad: Thanks to Tasty Eats at Home for the idea! (DoodleBug will eat some chicken pieces and assorted salad bits, maybe a dish of applesauce and some bread)
Sunday – “Leftover Chicken or Pork ” Quesadillas, with Whole Grain Santa Fe Rice