So, here's my plan for the month. I don't have exact days planned, because although our life and routine are fairly normal, my moods aren't and I may decide I want to cook Chicken Pot Pie on a day I have "scheduled" to make soup. And I like to have options and plenty of flexibility. I have 20 meals listed. Yes, I know it seems like that won't get me through the month, but it will. We have 2 adults and 2 children in our house and I usually cook enough each meal for 4-6 adults. There are almost always leftovers for hubby's lunch and for eating later in the week. We try to have a date once a week and the kids get "kid fare" that night. And we usually have one night that is either leftovers or breakfast-for-supper.
Oh, one more thing...I pair sides according to my mood as well. We usually have some kind of starch and at least one vegetable, and some kind of bread. One goal for this year is to incorporate more salads, but we'll see if I can really do it or not.
I'll hopefully post recipes as I make the dish, but if you see something you want more info. on and don't want to wait, just let me know. I may post pics, too. We'll see how much time I have!
- Shrimp Scampi
- Spaghetti with meatballs
- Lasagne (yes, I know it's spelled Lasagna, but I like the French way better!)
- Vegetable Beef
- Baked Potato
- Butternut Squash
- Maple Pumpkin Bisque
- *edited to add Easy Potato-Sausage Soup
- Chicken Pot Pie
- Blackberry Balsamic Chicken
- Chicken and Wild Rice Casserole
- Shepherd's Pie
- Athenian Shrimp
- Shrimp and Grits
- you could put the Scampi here too, but since it's so heavy on the pasta, I stuck it there.