Sunday, November 29, 2009

Weekly Meal Planning

For the past month and a half I have been very busy in the kitchen, cooking extra most nights and freezing meals for when the little one makes his arrival in a little over a month (!!). I've done an awesome job and have quite a few things frozen, but this week's menu is all about finishing my stockpile. Every meal I'm making this week is being doubled to freeze for later. Although it's been sort of exhausting getting all of this done, I know I'll be glad I did it when I'm adjusting to life with a toddler and a newborn. (I'm already glad I didn't save this task for closer to Christmas. It'll be hectic enough as it is.) As you can see, there is lots of pasta happening this week; it freezes so well it's hard to resist, although it's certainly not going to help me lose the baby weight.

Once again: Don't forget about the give-away!

Monday: Lasagna soup, parmesan knots

Tuesday: Spinach artichoke pasta

Wednesday: Taco bake

Thursday: Shrimp lasagna rolls with creamy marinara, salad

Friday: Mexican chicken stuffed shells

Saturday: We're going to a wedding, so I get the night off.

Sunday: Meatloaf, individual potatoes au gratin, green beans. This meal is on the menu constantly, and yet I never get the chance to make it.

Weekend Breakfast: Eggs-in-a-hole, bacon

Baking: Sticks and stones candy bark, which I discovered by accident and now can't wait to try, and tiramisu cheesecake bars, which I wanted to make last year around this time and never did. I also didn't get to make and freeze the chocolate chip cream cheese muffins I'd planned to bake last weekend, because I got home from the store and realized I was out of vanilla. Figures. I'll probably try to make them, too.

1 comment:

DellaRae said...

What a great idea, especially if you have a family. I cook for just me, so I probably wouldn't make meals in advance, but I loved some of the recipes and printed them to use.