Monday, August 3, 2009

Menu, Aug 3-7 (with snacks)

It's been a while! I've been traveling, and not being at home makes meal planning a bit of a pain... had a great holiday but am glad to be back in the land of 'cooking for myself'. Things are a bit sparse in the pantry as J. and I haven't done a proper shop/meal plan in a while, but I do have lots of fruit and a fair amount of veg, and a need to plan! So here goes. I'm also going to brainstorm easy snacks and just slot them in on each day. With traveling I was eating larger meals less frequently and really noticed how that didn't agree with me - I'm glad to be back in my mini meal groove, but it will take some effort to get back into those good habits this week.

Monday: L: crockpot curried chicken drumsticks with chickpeas and cauliflower, over brown rice
D: Tuna Tomato whole wheat pasta (throw in green beans from farmers market)
(make pan fried tofu or veggie franks and beans, and scrounge whatever veggies are in the fridge or freezer)

Tuesday (12 hour day)
L: Chicken and brown rice
D: tuna pasta & green beans

Wed: (12 hour day)
L: whatever is leftover (tofu/beans)
D: whatever is leftover (tofu/beans)

L: whatever is leftover, getting desperate now!
Done at 3, I can cook!
D: use up tomatillos my guest bought: pan friend flounder with salsa verde and polenta

Fri: L: fish and salsa
D: date night! eat out whoohoo.

cottage cheese and fruit: nectarines, pineapple, strawberries
yogurt and rhubarb compote
pear sauce and almonds
jicama and olives/hardboiled egg
carrots and olives/hardboiled egg

Hopefully I will be in better shape next week. I've gotten less skilled at my emergency pull together meals - I need to do a pantry/freezer clean out and inventory next weekend and get some of those emergency staples like sardines, tuna, eggs, tomato sauce, that are missing right now.