When I sat down to make out this week’s weekly menu plan, I changed it probably three times when I realized our schedule was going to be a little busier than I first realized. I need things to be super quick and easy! I also realized that we had a lot of leftovers from last week so I won’t need to cook as many days as I originally thought. Bonus for a night off from cooking AND reducing food waste! So I took a little closer look at what is already in the pantry or freezer and will be using up a lot of it instead of buying new. Extra bonus for our budget too!
This Week’s Menu
Monday: YOYO (You’re On Your Own) Night. We’re cleaning out the fridge so will have a buffet of leftovers to choose from!
Tuesday: Grilled Pork Tenderloin with Apple Ginger Sauce
Wednesday: Crawfish & Shrimp Poboy sandwiches (using up some crawfish I have in the freezer).
Saturday: Not sure yet!
Sunday: Pepperoni Pasta Salad
New Recipe Challenge Review
Last week as part of the New Recipe Challenge I tried a few new recipes. They were all hits! The Kickin Taco Chili was a particular favorite both when I served it as chili but again when I served it over salad with crushed tortilla chips for an ultra quick and easy dinner. Everyone was surprised how good a “soup ON a salad”. It’s a keeper! And the BLT Chicken salad was a HUGE hit. And wow, was it easy! I made it earlier in the day so that the flavors could blend and it was easy to put dinner together after the kids’ swim team practice. Look for the recipe this week here on my blog. This week I’ll be sharing another new recipe as part of the Eating the Alphabet Healthy Recipe Challenge. Look for it mid-week!
So how are you doing on your New Recipe Challenge? Any new recipes to share? Keep the conversation going either in the comments below or on my Facebook or Twitter page. And for more weekly menu plan ideas, check out the weekly linkup at OrgJunkie!