Menu Plan Monday 6/6/16

I took a small break from meal planning last week even though we ate at home every day and ended up rotating a few items that really needed to be eaten.  Cream cheese that had been pushed to the back of the drawer, heavy cream that had a near date, and canned pineapple {yes, really} were all saved from the garbage can only because I just so happened to clear out the pantry and refrigerator this week. Thank goodness, because it just kills me to well....throw away money.  Except for the take out subs for Tanner's birthday party, we didn't buy any outside food.  Needless to say, I'm headed to the grocery store for just about everything this week.  I can't wait to cook with a frig full of fresh vegetables so I can make yummy salads with various greens.  We ended up eating all of the "fresh" stuff about a week ago.

Frozen Avocado 
I didn't even know you could do this...I halved them, removed the pit and scooped the flesh out, put in a plastic bag, squeezed the air out, then froze them and they look GREAT!

Loved this!  I made it with lentils for my 'vegetarian for the summer' camp counselor.

I like making a menu list of ideas better than assigning a day with a meal. This just seems to work better for me especially when I'm just cooking for myself.  What I make depends a lot on how my day went at work {and what I've pre planned for the freezer} and what errands I need to run after I punch out.

Easiest Mac and Cheese
Green Goddess Dressing--maybe if I can find the fresh herbs or Orzo Salad
Summer Fruit and Spinach SaladStrawberry Salad with Goat Cheese Croutons
Taco Pizza--freezer
Mushroom Arugula Toast
Honey Roasted Tomatoes
Ultimate Grilled Pork Chops will probably brine this way because its been successful in the past
Breakfast for Dinner-scaled down for one
Chicken Marinades for grilling
Bacon Chicken Subs--freezer
Various veggies and fruits as sides

That's it for my upcoming cooking adventures....who knows what else I'll decide to experiment with over the next few days but I'm sure I'll keep you posted ;)...  Have a great weekend.

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  1. Love the avocado tip! And that fruit pizza is beautiful!

    1. Thanks, I was feeling quite patient and creative the day I made that :)


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