Here I sit drinking coffee and menu planning for the rest of the month. Though I may be drinking enough coffee for someone for the rest of the month, I’m only drinking my daily allowance. Y’all saw my pantry…nine bags of coffee on the door and I have an “emergency stash” hidden elsewhere. If I were to run out of coffee, my family would hit the road to the nearest store and remedy that situation pretty darn quickly! Like…lightning speed fast. Apparently, I can be a little scary without my coffee. But I digress…
So one of the problems I’ve had the last few weeks that has left me feeling out of sorts is lack of menu planning. Standing and looking in the fridge or freezer at 4:47 p.m. wondering what you’ll serve for dinner at 6:30 does not, in fact, count as menu planning. I like spontaneity, but not when it comes to dinner. Drives me nuts! Makes me crazy! And then I just want to order pizza even though the larder is full!
So I’m making myself sit down this morning and write out my menu plan for the rest of the month…which is only 12 days, by the way. Twelve. Days. Then it’s December 1st! Wait…must get another cup of coffee.
An hour and 15 minutes later…
I have done a load of laundry, cooked a big pot of brown rice (to freeze), made breakfast and finished my menu planning. These are dinner (or supper, if you will) plans. We usually do leftovers for our lunches or sandwiches/wraps.
11/19 Rustic Italian Tortellini Soup, Homemade French Baguettes (going international! )
11/20 Glazed Meatloaf, Creamy Potatoes (something my mom always made and one of my daughter’s faves), roasted veggies (probably butternut squash and Brussells sprouts)
11/21 Black Bean & Corn Tortillas, Refried Beans, Mexican Rice
11/22 Slow Cooker Chicken Pot Pie Soup, Biscuits
11/24 Sweet Balsamic Glazed Pork Tenderloin (slow cooker), Maple Mashed Sweet Potatoes, Roasted Veggies (carrots and broccoli)
11/25 Tex-Mex Chicken w/Black Beans and Rice, Sopapilla Cheesecake (YUM!!)
11/26 Slow Cooker Teriyaki Chicken, Brown Rice & Veggie Stir-fry
11/27 Chili, Baked Potato soup, Cornbread, Homemade Sourdough Bread (We will have already done the traditional Thanksgiving meal…twice)
11/28 Homemade Personal Pizzas
11/29 Chicken and Wild Rice Soup, Cheddar Biscuits
So thankful to have this done and out of the way. Posting it on the fridge so I see it every day and will (hopefully) stick to it as much as possible. It just makes my days so much easier when I know what’s for dinner. Seriously.
I’m home today so I’ll be organizing something! 🙂
Y’all have a great day!