Here is the next couple of weeks:
|Leftover Pasta & Sauce|
Turkey Tacos (soft shell)
|Spaghetti & Meatballs (likely to change)||Leftover Tacos|
|Mac & Cheese|
|Chicken Fingers (Kate makes these)|
seasoned, roasted red potatoes
|Leftover Turkey Chili (love this stuff!)||Leftover Pot Roast (hope it is good enough to eat twice!)||Daddy-Daughter Dance|
I'm working it, Kate and her Dad are attending it!
|Pretzel Crusted Chicken Breast|
fruit of some sort
|Spinach & Artichoke Calzones|
|Leftover Spinach & Artichoke Calzones|
|ECHS Murder Mystery Event!|
|Italian Sub Stoup|
|Grilled Chicken Breasts|
|Cheesy Penne Bake|
Cucumbers, Tom Wedges
|Leftover Cheesy Penne Bake|
The only rules:
- the occasional no pasta week,
- 1 veg and 1 fruit at every meal,
- 30 days no repeats.
- 1 no-meat day a week,
- 60 days no repeats,
- 2 vegs 1 fruit at each meal.
So you can see I had very little "health" rules here. I am not expecting this to result in any great health benefits except those you get from sitting at the table with your family and eating together. Also I think for the most part this will be slightly healthier than eating out because the portions will be smaller and we can control the oils, the fats, the salts, etc. Tomorrow is our first leftovers day. We are trying to clean out the fridge before we have to clean it out. Novel concept in our house.
This all started because Kate and I are notoriously difficult eaters. Mom will often say that she would have started us dinner but she didn't know what we'd eat. So here it is, this is what we will eat. Plus, I am trying to be more frugal, you can see there are leftover nights all over the place. There are very few eating out nights and those are planned ahead. I have the calendar done through March 26. I'll share it as we go. Many of these recipes come from my Rachael Ray Cookbooks that I got for Christmas, there are also some internet sources, my 75th Edition Better Homes & Gardens, a Kraft Family Cookbook, and my Joy of Christmas. I am actually pretty excited and wish we were starting tomorrow with cooking! But also, the food is there and needs to be eaten while it can be done so safely!