So, yesterday I went to Costco and stocked up on ground beef and chicken breasts. Then, last night I looked at what I have on hand, in the freezer, the produce bin, and the cheese bin, and came up with a plan mostly using what I already have in the house. With that, I put together a list of dinners that will keep us going for a while.
Here's what we'll be having, in no particular order:
- Pork stir fry (using some leftover pork from last week, cabbage, broccoli, carrots, and onions).
- Pad Thai
- Thai Noodle Bowl (using cabbage instead of edamame)
- Irish Sundaes (recipe coming)
- BBQ chicken pizza
- Creamy chicken taquitoes (recipe coming for this too)
- Chicken with farro salad (I have to find this recipe -I saw it online and thought I'd pinned it but apparently not)
- Spinach and Artichoke Pasta (obviously I have some recipes to post this week)...
(remember to visit Menu Plan Monday at OrgJunkie.com for more menu ideas than you can imagine!
First, I made chicken potstickers. One recipe made enough for one meal for the three of us, plus some leftovers for a lunch, and enough meat leftover after I ran out of gyoza wrappers to make five meatballs for another lunch.
I also browned some ground beef with onions and garlic (this was a 21-ounce package, which I divided into three baggies in the freezer). This can be used for Hamburger Helper, tacos, spaghetti, hamburger casserole, etc.
Then, I browned some diced chicken breasts (well, ok, I totally crowded the pan so I basically steamed some chicken, LOL). This was four chicken breasts and will be the base of several of the meals on the above list.
Then, I made some Italian-style meatballs. A 21-ounce package of ground beef made 32 meatballs, which is enough for about three meals. We'll either have these in spaghetti or as meatball subs.
It wasn't everything I hoped to accomplish today, but it's a good start.
What do you do to prep for future meals?