Monday, September 12, 2011

Menu Plan Monday: September 12th, 2011

I'm hoping to mix in a little freezer cooking when I make dinner meals this week:
  • Monday: Baked Chicken Tenders (Make 3x the topping and freeze 2 servings in quart-size bags) with mashed sweet potatoes (reserve 3/4 for Sweet Potato Biscuits for lunches), leftover whole wheat couscous, and steamed broccoli.

  • Tuesday: Marinated Flank Steak (Make 3x marinade for 3 steaks, freeze two) with brown rice pilaf, Shallot Green Beans (recipe to come), and sliced pears.
  • Wednesday: Shrimp Curry (from the freezer, adding in steamed asparagus) with leftover brown rice pilaf and salad (and if the kids won't eat it, they can eat leftovers from Monday or Tuesday!)
  • Thursday: Pizza Night (with fresh fruit, carrots, and spinach leaves)
  • Friday: Back to School BBQ, bringing Salt & Pepper Potatoes (it's easy and picky kids scarf it up)
  • Saturday: Day Trip-out to dinner
  • Sunday: Roasted Pork Tenderloin, mashed potatoes, steamed broccoli, and salad
  • Monday: Baked Ziti, hopefully with some Eggplant Meatballs that I'm experimenting with this week (freezing half of sauce and meatballs for future Ziti), fresh fruit and salad.

By doubling or tripling a few recipes, I'll end up with 2 packages of Baked Chicken Tender Topping, 2 Marinated Flank Steaks, and the sauce and meatballs for one additional Baked Ziti all stored in the freezer even after cooking only 5 nights this week! This is on top of the Pineapple Zucchini Bread (6 mini loaves, 1 dozen muffins) and 5 large servings of Minestrone soup I added last week. I really need to look into purchasing a second freezer...

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