Another busy week ahead. The boys and I are getting ready to make our annual trip to Michigan so this week I am concentrating on cleaning out the fridge. I know my husband, he will not cook much so any fresh veggies and fruits need to be eaten up before we take off. Regardless of our weekly plans I always take inventory of what’s in the fridge, pantry and freezer before making a menu plan and heading to the grocery store. Why purchase new when you can use what you already have. It saves you a ton of money and you are not wasting food.
REAL FOOD Menu Plan 7.13.15
Monday: I am headed to dinner with some friends so the boys are enjoying leftovers from our weekend meals. Want to save money each week…have a leftover night. You use up food in your fridge and you don’t have to cook. It’s a WIN WIN for everyone!
Tuesday: We still have some taco fixings in the fridge so we are going to use those plus some garden lettuce to make nachos
Wednesday: Grilled fish with Couscous Couscous and fresh beans from the garden
Thursday: Sun dried Tomato Pasta with grilled Balsamic Chicken and Salad
The rest of the week we will be traveling. I did put some meals together that are in the freezer for my husband. Easy stuff that he can warm up on the stove or in the oven. Here are some of his favorites.
Pulled BBQ Chicken
Skirt Steak that he can throw on the grill and have with a salad
Italian Sausage in Red Sauce. He can make sandwiches or serve with pasta
Homemade Pizza with Naan Bread
So we will see if these foods are still in the freezer when we return. If so, no biggie because then I don’t have to go grocery shopping right away. Win for me! When you travel and hubby stays home, do you prepare meals ahead of time for him or just let him deal with it himself?
So that’s my menu plan for this week…hope it’s inspired you to think outside the box when feeding your family. Just remember when you are feeling a bit overwhelmed with “life” a little organization goes a long way. Most of these meals can be prepared in less than 30 minutes and some can even be fully cooked within that time. If you are still looking for inspiration head over to my Menu Plans. On Pinterest? Head over and check out my Family Meals Board for more real food inspiration and become inspired over at Org.Junkie.