Monday, October 25, 2010

Planning Out the Week

I sat down Saturday evening and decided to TRY to make a menu. Normally, I would have a menu and would be prepared for my week, but lately, I just haven't been feeling it. I get an idea of what I'm making for the week and shop accordingly, but haven't really put a lot of effort into it.
Alex was due in late last night so I didn't include him in dinner plans. We had a delicious smoked sausage and potato au gratin with this Ham and Potato Au Gratin recipe. When I make this again, I will include more onion and more salt and pepper. It was a little bland to me.
Alex's team is playing football later this afternoon, so I planned a crock pot meal that would be easy to throw on a plate after we got home.
HOWEVER, plans change. The kid got stuck in Nashville over night. The plane leaving San Antonio was delayed, which caused them to miss their flight in Nashville which also just happened to be the last flight out. Oy!
So, nothing is set in stone yet, but it looks like we pick him up late tonight. Do I plan a meal or just eat on the road? It's not that far to Providence, but what time will we go?
Here is this week's menu:
Monday: Chicken tacos/nachos (fast, easy and delicious for those times you just don't know what's going on)
Tuesday: Meatloaf, Roasted Asparagus and Sweet Potatoes (requested by my husband)
Wednesday: Baked fish, broccoli and couscous (also a request from the man)
Thursday: Spanish Rice Casserole and Sauteed' Spinach (his third request for the week)
Friday: Ham and Potato Soup. I can make this ahead of time and once again, not sure what will be going on.
If we don't have the soup on Friday, it will hold until the weekend. wonder I haven't been feeling it. This is hard! I know there are at least two meals here that Alex will snarl at. Too bad, it ain't Burger King and you don't always get it your way.
Off I go now to dig through his itinerary and see if they have re-booked his flight. Do airlines just not run on time anymore?


USMCWIFE said...

Wow, that menu looks great. I must admit I was never a great planner and it has probably cost me more then I care to count. Now with just me and the hubs and him in the field 80% of the time it's back on the old your meals sound a lot better to me!

Peppermint Ph.D. said...

I planned for a while...and it felt so good. Then, I sortof fell behind and WHAM, we were eating just about all our meals out again...and I don't mean at five star restaurants. I planned last week and even though we only stayed on the plan a couple of nights, it felt good! I cooked last night and tonight and even know what I need to do to prepare for tomorrow :) It is a very difficult task...especially with hectic lives...but soooooo worth it.
Ummmmm, could I have the recipe for chicken tacos, baked fish, spanish rice casserole, sauted spinach, and ham and potato soup??? PLEASE :)

Debbie said...

Today is meal planning day for me. Maybe I can steal a few days from you:)

Michelle said...

Everything sounds so yummy! I love that your man gives you some request. I am always asking my family what they are hungry for and get no responses.