All of our dinners did not exactly go according to plan this week.
But it’s okay to deviate every now and again, especially when Subway is running a buy one get one free deal. I took advantage of the deal Tuesday night which gave my son a dinner he really wanted plus an extra sandwich (that he actually liked) to bring for lunch to school on Wednesday.
I was totally mother of year for a brief minute there!
Somehow I was running out of food by Wednesday (read: all bananas were brown and only two apples left) so I stopped at Trader Joe’s to restock some stuff. I even made a list which, if you know the layout of Trader Joe’s, sort of goes in order of the store. At least it started that way until I began adding random things towards the bottom.
And in usual Trader Joe’s fashion, they were out of something. This time, it was fresh brussels sprouts which really hurt my feelings because I love roasted brussels sprouts and need them daily.
I didn’t follow my list exactly but at least I remembered to bring it with me.
So even though we didn’t stick to our dinner plan 100%, I still really like it as a framework and do find it eliminates some of the confusion and need for discussion about what’s for dinner 99% of the time.
Here’s what we are thinking for next week:
Sunday – Whole Wheat Skillet Lasagna / Meatless Meatballs
Monday – Roasted Harvest Veggie, Curried Avocado & Coconut Rice Bowls <- My favorite fall recipe
Tuesday – Pizza Night
Wednesday – Copycat Subway Sandwich
Thursday – Leftovers or Stir Fry
Friday – out
Saturday – out
*I am making the whole wheat skillet lasagna because I have ricotta cheese to use before it expires and I figure this Sunday is a good day to make it and then freeze it for leftovers. (hopefully I will share the recipe soon!)
*My meatless meatballs are just ridiculous and need to be made again just so I can freeze them to have on hand.
*My favorite fall recipe is always on my mind but it’s been forever since I made it. I am sort of hoping my son will like it too since it involves coconut flavors for the rice and the roasted fall vegetables (acorn squash, butternut, sweet potatoes and brussels sprouts) are just so irresistible.
*Copycat Subway sandwich? For sure I can do that for my son. For me, the girl who really doesn’t care for a sandwich, I will most likely have a power bowl.
Oh, by the way, I started a meal planning board on pinterest.
I try to add other meal plans to this board for inspiration as well as recipes I am considering in the weeks ahead.
Pinterest gets confusing for me, as much as I love it, because I have so many boards which seem to be organized but so many recipes can fall into so many categories that I really don’t know which board to pin them to first or if I should double pin them where applicable or what.
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How do you handle pinterest if a recipe you like fits a bunch of categories?
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