Last night we had beef roast in the crock pot with potatoes and carrots and tonight I made corned beef, cabbage and neeps and tatties (turnips and potatoes...it sounds fancier the other way *laugh*). I was out of carrots, so I just added more potatoes in to pad out the meal. Funny. Just a little bit ago I would have balked at the idea of doing something like that. I would have been like, "No, you need carrots for this meal as that is the way it is done. Period. I'm going to go and buy some carrots." Now I'm like, "Yeah, that'll be fine" and just add what I have on hand *laugh*.
I've been depending on my crock pot more here. I'm finding with speech therapy and other appointments going on, I quickly run out of time to make dinner in the afternoon as my husband is working a mid-shift type of shift right now (he's learning some programming skills and things and that's the shift where the guys who know that stuff are on) and he has to be out the door by six in the evening, so we're eating dinner around four thirty ideally right now, so he gets some time to get ready to go to work and spend a little bit of time with the kids. So, I'm either going to have to get good at making dinner ahead of time and reheating it, get good at quick cooking meals OR use the crock pot and things more once the kids start back to school here as that's the only way he's going to get a chance to eat while I'm juggling kids and homework and things. Fun times!
So, yeah, onto this week's menu (or the rest of it ;).
Wednesday: Crock pot beef roast with potatoes, carrots (last of garden carrots from the freezer *sniff*), turnips (from freezer) and peas (from freezer)
Thursday: Corned beef with cabbage, neeps and tatties (turnips and potatoes)
Friday: Crock pot spare ribs in honey mustard sauce, salad, baked potatoes
Saturday: Turkey enchiladas (use ground turkey in freezer), Spanish rice, salad
Sunday: Home made pizza night (last night before school starts) with home made bread sticks (for son). Make meatloaf for husband to take to work for lunch (too much pizza with his acid reflux is a BAD idea) with mashed potatoes and green beans (make a frozen dinner type of lunch for him).
Monday: Lamb roast with balsamic reduction, garlic toast, salad.
Tuesday: Left over meatloaf night.
Desserts: Vanilla pudding, 2 layer cake with chocolate frosting and strawberries, home made chocolate chip ice cream (I made it using the rest of a chopped up chocolate Easter bunny as the chips in the ice cream), cookies (note: Make cookies).
Snacks: Apples, cheese and crackers, animal crackers (we have a HUGE thing of them we were gifted. Alvah can't have them but the daughter and husband will like them :), home made graham crackers and milk.
And there you are folks. Our menu plan (even later than I wanted because my computer crashed last night before I could post this) for the week. How about you? Eating anything good this week?
And there you are folks. Our menu plan for this week. How about you? Tried anything tasty lately?