In talking to a friend tonight I realised that, not only had I not blogged in a while, but I hadn’t planned a menu in a while either. We’ve been experimenting, in my house, with buying meat in bulk but buying produce daily. This has added up to an empty fridge, frozen meat, and an increase in reliance on fast and processed foods. I think this is because our time always seems pressed during the week. We’re rushing to work, rushing to get Little Elfkin from day care, rushing to get home to feed her, making sure to nourish her mind and her body with story time, play time, bath time, and bed. Honestly, by the time she conks out, I’m ready to pass out too! I’m cutting into my sleep time to make this menu and reflect: menu planning would be so much easier if you didn’t also have to make the grocery list, buy the ingredients, and actually cook.
I’m going to try to find time for:
- Swirly Crustless Quiche
- Pumpkin pancakes
- Grain free porridge
- Mustard glazed chicken thighs
- Zucchini pancakes
- Buffalo chicken lettuce wraps
- Sweet potato and apple soup
- Sage roasted turkey legs
- Spaghetti squash bolognese
- Bacon wrapped smoky chicken
- Sausage and pepper stew
- Turkey meatballs and squash
Now, this is a ton of food, so I will disclaim this: not all of it will be made, but what is made will be eaten and not wasted. For me, menu planning is mostly a suggestion, not a concrete agreement.
What’s on your menu? Do you have a go-to meal plan?