I had this mostly typed up yesterday morning with the intention of finishing last night but a monster headache decided to attack me so I spent most of last night lying on the couch half-asleep. Here is my day late meal plans.
I feel like I ate everything in sight last week so this week I’m reigning myself back in and getting the eating back under control. The grocery shopping I did last week makes me feel like I’m finally starting to get back to a place where I’m not shopping as often, where even if I don’t have a meal planned or realize I’m missing an ingredient I can still throw something together.
Before I moved I really cleaned out my cupboards and didn’t replenish anything so when I arrived here I didn’t have tons of canned goods, pasta, rice, tomato sauce, just some of the basic staples I usually keep on hand. I’m finally starting to replenish my cupboards. For some reason I’ve been looking at it very illogically and not realizing that spending a little extra money one week will save me from spending even more money over time.
I finally realized my here and there, ten items at a time shopping trips are adding up to way more money than I should be spending on groceries. Part of it is the convenience of having everything right here so if I want something I can just walk to the store and grab it or pick it up on the way home without questioning if I really need it.
Last week I tried out 2 new recipes! 😮 I know, crazy, right? I already wrote about my lovely pasta with cauliflower sauce but I also made a soup in the slow cooker. Real quick side note. This is my slow cooker. Yes, it’s very old but it was my grandma’s and I love it! At one point I thought about buying a new, fancier one but this one works great plus has the sentimental factor.
This week I made Chicken tortilla soup. Mine was kind of spicy but you could definitely spice it up more by buying different versions of the green chiles and the enchilada sauce. I added a dollop of sour cream, a sprinkle of cheese, and even made tortilla chips in the oven. Flour tortillas, olive oil, sprinkle of salt, baked for 5 minutes, voila! Chips! It was the perfect meal for a chilly fall day and very, very filling.
I put some of the soup in the freezer because otherwise my meal plan would just say chicken tortilla soup for every meal. I put some of the lentil soup in the freezer as well and it’s nice to know I have those on hand. It’s another part in continuing to replenish my cupboards.
I’m off to work. Hope everyone made it through Monday and has a wonderful Tuesday! 😀
Dinner: Leftover pasta with a salad
Lunch: Wrap with spinach, cream cheese, chicken lunch meat, and side of veggies w/dressing
Dinner: Chicken tortilla soup
Lunch: Repeat of Tuesday’s lunch
Dinner: Pasta with chicken and veggies
Dinner: Best Friend’s Bday Dinner 🙂
Lunch: Chicken Tortilla Soup
Dinner: Homemade Pizza
Dinner: Might be eating out but if not, Chicken and veggies with rice
Dinner: New Recipe TBD…I might try to find something with Miso paste so I can start using the tub sitting in my fridge.