One of my goals, more on that in another post, for 2012 is to plan and prepare more meals at home. Most of my pregnancy was riddled with horrible sickness that made me have zero desire to see a kitchen. We ate out a lot, I am not proud of that, my pocket book is not proud of that. My thought was that it would be better after Cullen was born but due to some other happenings within out family it has been more of the same. I vowed to stop that in 2012.
Here is my first meal plan for the week of January 9 -15, 2012:
Steak Tacos with Cucumber Avocado Salsa and Summer Corn & Vegetable Soup
Sloppy Joes and Butternut Squash Soup
BBQ Chicken Pizza & Chicken Tortilla Soup
Teriyaki Pork Tenderloin and Asian Three Bean Salad
Shrimp Salad and Shrimp Spring Rolls
I am leaving two free nights for pantry raid or going out, I am a realist and I know if I tried to plan out every night it would never work out. Plus I am not assigning days to meals, again because I never know what each day will bring anymore I am just making sure I have food ready! Also its suppose to be chilly again parts of this week, so I plan to have soup ready this time. Finally the reason I am doubling up on things that sound like they could stand alone is my hope being that I can do smaller portions and have leftovers to aid in lunches.
Honey Mustard Pork Loin with Roasted Potatoes and Peas
Thai Steak Salad
Buffalo Chicken Salad
Honey Mustard Pork Loin Salad
Summer Corn & Vegetable Soup
My husband always ends up with free meals at work and I often end up out and about so I left open days on the lunch schedule as well this week.
Whole Wheat Pancakes
Planning on stacking these breakfast choices throughout the week and using some fresh fruit also.