Can you tell which nights our family has something going on? It seems every time there’s a school meeting or a practice or a game, we’re eating bean and cheese burritos with fresh salsa and our favorite sauce! Yes, it’s a weekly meal and it’s quick and healthy as long as the cheese doesn’t get piled on too thick. This past bean and cheese burrito night, I taught my first class about “Stylishly Frugal Living” at the library. The fire marshal did not have to be summoned because of the huge crowd. All went well but I made my husband come with me to take notes on what needed improving. Of course every time I saw him writing something down, I thought to myself, “Oh, for heaven’s sake, what’s he writing down now?” which of course made me lose my train of thought. His list wasn’t too long.
Weekly Meal Plan
This meal plan is from Monday, May 21, 2012 to Sunday, May 27, 2012.
Monday: spicy lentils over roasted cauliflower
Tuesday: parents had spicy leftover over lentils and kids had pinto beans (freezer), cheese and fresh salsa burritos
Wednesday: egg in the basket (known in some parts as “egg in the hole” or “popeye toast” – basically a toasted piece of bread with a fried egg in the center), with spinach and cheese
Thursday: lasagna and green salad
Friday: lasagna (leftovers) and green salad
Saturday: fish, quinoa and green salad was scheduled but we had shrimp and pasta salad instead. No one remembered to take the fish out of the freezer.
Sunday: family birthday dinner for cousin Haley
My daughter made dinner on Wednesday night and luckily, there were enough eggs! My son made dinner on Saturday but since the fish was frozen solid (we don’t have a microwave oven so we de-thaw food the old fashioned way), he made our favorite shrimp, pasta, and veggie salad. He was scheduled to make dinner on Friday but spent the night at a friend’s house instead. He was barely awake to cook by Saturday evening!
What’s for dinner at your house this week?
Go Gingham related links:
Our favorite sauce – which is an excellent dip, too – sour cream chipotle sauce
Slow Food Gets Prepared by Slow Families
Confessions of a Leftover Food Lover
Meal Planning Made Simple
Frugal Grocery Shopping
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