It's been quite awhile since my last post and I'm very sorry. I've still been cooking and trying to keep my freezer full of make-ahead food. I've been working a lot but now that my schedule has eased up a bit I can plan a little better for what we eat and have more time to share it with you.
I find that if I shop the specials and loss leaders, I almost always have the ingredients I need to make meals that we enjoy. Our freezer is pretty full right now, so I really won't have to do much grocery shopping for the month of December except for special holiday baking and our Christmas dinner on Christmas day. We have two freezers: one in the kitchen above the refrigerator and one in our basement that is the chest type. I made a list of everything that was in each freezer and will be working with what we have for our meals. Here's the menu plan for this week, that is if I'm not at the hospital with our oldest daughter and son-in-law-she is due to have her baby any day now!!
Monday-Indonesian Ginger Chicken and Stir-Fry Vegetables (I will be sharing these recipes later this week!)
Tuesday-Monterey Beans, a recipe I got from The Urban Homemaker years ago, served over brown rice, green beans
Wednesday-Mustard Meatballs (another new recipe!), noodles, salad
Thursday-Lentil Chili (from the freezer) and cornbread
Friday-Pizza with mushrooms, onion, and green pepper
I'm linking up with Menu Plan Monday at I'm an Organizing Junkie