Monday, January 23, 2017

Dinner Plans This Week: Monday 1/23 through Sunday 1/29, 2017


Each week I peek in my fridge, freezer, and garden, to see what needs to be used up and I take a couple of minutes to think of ways to use up those ingredients in the next few days...


It's Sunday night as I type this, realizing that I never drafted a menu plan for the coming week!  Monday's dinner will be what I had planned on cooking Sunday night, since we had soup and sandwiches due to all the worrying weather activity around us.

MONDAY:  Mushroom Pork Loin and Rice, Sauteed Zucchini with Naan bread
  • From the freezer: pork loin roast, naan bread
  • From the pantry: homemade onion soup mix, flour, white rice, EVOO
  • From the fridge: light mayo, minced garlic, white mushrooms, milk, zucchini
  • Need to harvest: nothing
  • Need to make in advance: cut the roast into cutlets
  • Need to buy: nothing

TUESDAY: Cheese Ravioli and Roasted Chicken with Spinach Side Salad
  • From the freezer: cheese ravioli
  • From the pantry: Ten Things Farm Seasoning
  • From the fridge: roaster, parmesan cheese, spinach, grape tomatoes, cucumber, dressings
  • Need to harvest: nothing
  • Need to make in advance: roast the chicken in the afternoon
  • Need to buy: nothing

WEDNESDAY: Brussels Sprouts with Bacon, Thyme and Raisins** and Grilled Chicken Chipotle Sausages
** This is a recipe from the Crockpot cookbook, I couldn't find it online.
  • From the freezer: chicken chipotle sausages
  • From the pantry:  raisins
  • From the fridge: Better than Bouillon, bacon, Brussels Sprouts
  • Need to harvest: thyme
  • Need to make in advance:  **Brussels Sprouts crockpot recipe**
  • Need to buy: nothing

THURSDAY:  Zucchini cakes and Balsamic Pork Scaloppini
  • From the freezer: pork chops
  • From the pantry: vegetable oil, balsamic vinegar, diced pimentos
  • From the fridge: zucchini, eggs, homemade bread crumbs
  • Need to harvest: nothing 
  • Need to make in advance: nothing
  • Need to buy: nothing

FRIDAY: Tuna Patties with White Rice, Spinach Mandarin Salad
  • From the freezer: nothing
  • From the pantry: tuna cans, vegetable oil, white rice, canned mandarins
  • From the fridge: homemade bread crumbs, shredded cheese, eggs, spinach, dressing 
  • Need to harvest: nothing
  • Need to make in advance: nothing
  • Need to buy: nothing

SATURDAY:  Best Crockpot Beef Stew and homemade rolls
  • From the freezer: whatever beef cuts I find at the bottom of my freezer, celery, tomato paste
  • From the pantry: can of peas, can of corn, Worcestershire sauce, potatoes, parsley and oregano, flour
  • From the fridge: onion, minced garlic, Better Than Bouillon Beef, carrots, 
  • Need to harvest: nothing
  • Need to make in advance:  **crockpot recipe**, bake bread rolls (bread machine)
  • Need to buy: nothing

SUNDAY:  Cheeseburgers & Mashed Potatoes and Canned Peas
  • From the freezer: ground beef
  • From the pantry:   Montreal Steak Seasoning, jar of gravy, can of peas
  • From the fridge: hamburger buns, cheese slices, condiments, butter
  • Need to harvest: nothing
  • Need to make in advance: nothing
  • Need to buy: nothing

What's cooking in your kitchen this week?

2 comments:

  1. Yum! Everything on your menu sounds good! I still have to finish up some leftovers from last week and then, I'll think about something to cook!

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    1. My plans for tonight have already been derailed since we're ordering Chinese take-out. I didn't feel like cooking and having to worry about the kittens' recovering from their anesthesia at the same time! I think that's a great excuse :)

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