After a lovely weekend filled with egg hunts, a competitive game nightand hosting Easter Dinner, I’m ready to take it easy this week on the menu plan front. I opened my freezer to take inventory and low and behold, it’s STUFFED. I’m all for stockpiling when there are sales, but I don’t like when I can’t quickly see what I have to work with.
Time to take some freezer inventory. Typically I use a list on the side of the fridge but I do like the idea of using a dry erase marker to take notes, especially for a deep freezer chest. If you are wondering how long you can keep things in your freezer, check out this free printable from Life Your Way. I keep it in my menu planning/recipe binder. Maybe I’ll even take some time and bring this “pin” to the real world and get the freezer organized.
Monday~ Easter leftovers: Ham, Green Bean Almondine and Corn Bread Pudding…and Lemon Bundt Cake.
Tuesday~ Lentils with Ham and Rosemary (crock pot recipe~ from Not Your Mother’s Slow Cooker Cookbook
Wednesday~ Sweet and Sour Turkey Meatballs from freezer (yes, this has been on the plan 2x this month. Maybe 3rd time’s the charm.)
Thursday~ Spaghetti and meat sauce, peas from freezer.
Friday~ Pepperoni Pizza at home with dough from Trader Joe’s…which did go up by $.20/bag. Maybe it’s time I try to make my own dough…
What’s on your menu plan this week?
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Emily Roach is a culinary nutrition expert and works with clients to create a healthy lifestyle design. She loves teaching her kids how to cook, playing tennis and inspiring women to take control of their health. Emily does one-on-one consulting, cooking workshops and speaking engagements.