In an effort to be a whole lot more organized this year, and because everyone is always posting what delicious food they make, here is what I have been serving my family for the past week. I also envision this being a detailed account of how I fail miserably at meal planning when life gets too busy. But hey, it’s real life. Speaking of real life, I am not and never will be a food blogger. If I ever were to post food pictures for you, I apologize in advance for how awful they are.
- Saturday: We were out and about on Saturday and ended up eating a late lunch from Chipotle. Needless to say, none of us were very hungry for dinner on Saturday night.
- Sunday: Thanksgiving leftovers. Yep. Still have them.
- Monday: More Thanksgiving leftovers. Again.
- Tuesday: Jim went out to dinner with a coworker, so I threw together a simple pasta dish with bacon. My kids call it cheesy bacon pasta. I have been making this for years, having adopted the recipe for Bucatini with Pancetta, Pecorino, and Pepper to fit what I usually have on hand in the house. It is by no means low-fat, but it is delicious.
- Wednesday: I cooked! Yay me! I actually made a very simple bacon, corn, and potato chowder. It came together quickly so I was able to finish it and have it ready for when the boys got back from working out, and Holly and I returned home from dance.
- Thursday: By tonight, I was pretty much done with the world. Thankfully, Jim was all about ordering pizza, so pizza it was.
- Friday: I worked late tonight, but I was pleasantly surprised with dinner waiting for me when I got home. It was by no means homemade as everything but the meat was out of a jar or package, but I did not have to make it. Spaghetti with meat sauce FTW.
What was for dinner at your house this week?
You can never go wrong with pasta and bacon!! Two of my favorite things.
I’m going to try chicken noodle soup and potato soup recipes this week. I hope they turn out!
Potato soup! Yum! I need more soup in my life.
I used to be so good about meal planning but who has time for it? Plus, it’s almost impossible for me to plan when The Teen neglects to tell me his schedule ahead of time. He is the #1 complainer of me never having food in the house but the days we eat really well, he is never home.
I understand completely. I am beginning to feel the same way about C. I am always the last to know his schedule.
I need to make a plan for the coming week. Luckily, we have lots of stuff in the freezer to choose from, both meat and veggies to whip up, and David is home from traveling, so that always helps.
I think I need to go through my freezer and do some reorganizing and removing of things we will never eat. My freezer is full but with what I have no idea.