It’s MPM again already – and this week finds me starting to whip up some double batches of things to stow in the freezer – I figure even if the little guy does his momma right and waits until his due date to make an appearance, it might be a good idea to just start making double batches of things and freezing them even if we use and replace prior to his debut. (After all, there have already been some evenings that I have not wanted to cook after working all day in my fabulously ever-expanding state.)
So what’s on the plan this week?
Sunday – Garlic Lemon Pork Loin and Herbed Mashed Potatoes
Monday – Beef Stew (I have a GIANT roast in the slow cooker, the rest will get cooled and frozen for later use.)
Tuesday – Jambalaya (for my Southern Husband in honor of Mardi Gras)
Wednesday – Chicken Cordon Bleu Pasta with Broccoli (Cooking a bunch of extra chicken to dice/shred and freeze)
Thursday – Pork and Bean Tostadas (extra spicy beans will be frozen)
Friday/Weekend – Ground Beef Stroganoff (also making meat balls and browning extra ground beef to freeze)
Also on tap for over the week or the weekend: Blanching and freezing carrots and broccoli, pureeing tomatoes to freeze for sauces, and making french fries and mashed potatoes for freezing.
Lunches – I had a great coupon to match with a sale this weekend, so I shamelessly loaded The Hub up with Lean Cuisine entrees to choose from, (which means I don’t have to stock the freezer with his usual lunch faves while I concentrate on hording up some frozen dinners,) and there will still be lots of left overs from some of this week’s dinners, even after saving some away in the freezer, so I will probably eat those. BLTs have been sounding good again lately, and it is supposed to be chilly – so maybe some soup from my stash as well.
Don’t forget to check out the Menu Plan Monday round up over at I’m an Organizing Junkie for lots of great Menu Plans and ideas. My “close my eyes and click” featured blogger from the round up this week is Shwanda over at You Have More Than You Think – why you ask? 3 words, people: Bacon. Chicken. Thighs.
Uh – yummy.