I don’t know that I would have noticed it if I hadn’t started writing these menu plan posts, but as it turns out most weeks I end up not making at least one or two of the meals I plan! Sometimes a meal makes more than I expect and so we end up eating leftovers. Others I end up not feeling like cooking so I do something simple or wing it, and still others something comes up and we end up eating out. As much as I’m a control-freak it’s nice to have the plan but be able to be flexible. I never mind having deviated from it. Plus, it makes the next week easy-peasy because I already have all the ingredients on hand for something!

pork tenderloin with mushrooms
saffron rice
delicata squash

Creamy Pasta Shells with Broccoli and Ham (though I’m planning to sub whole wheat elbow macaroni)
frozen vegetables

We’re going to see the live show of Radiolab, so we’ll do something fun for dinner beforehand!

kale, sausage, and sweet potato soup
bread and cheese

crockpot chicken and dumplings
frozen green beans

My in-laws are coming into town for the weekend, so we’ll undoubtedly eat some delicious meals out! That’s always a nice break from the kitchen.

What’s on your plate this week?

I’m linking up with Organizing Junkie’s Monday Menu Plan!

Laura Lindeman

Laura Lindeman