I rarely have meatballs and this week, had them for 2 different meals. On Friday, my husband and I had a lunchtime date and tried out a new spot called, “24th and Meatballs” where we split a meatball hoagie. The restaurant is in a new strip of micro-restaurants, which are small, little spots to eat. There are several different restaurants in the strip and they remind me of food carts only in permanent locations with running water, seating, and heat. While I enjoy going out on a date to a food cart with my sweetie, during the winter, I’m reluctant to dine outside regardless of how good the food is.
For dinner on Sunday, we had planned to have spaghetti with meatballs because that’s what teenagers like to eat – meat and noodles! I made the pasta and my son made the meatballs. He made the meatballs bigger than should be legal but they were delicious. The meatballs were baked in the oven and not fried and tasted incredible. Given that the meatballs are going into the pasta with sauce, it’s so much easier to bake them. The spaghetti sauce was made with roasted tomatoes from this past summer.
Weekly Meal Plan
Weekly meal planning saves money on our food bill, reduces food waste, and keeps me from sighing around dinner time and saying, “Let’s go out to eat,” which I used to proclaim more often. If you’re looking for more reasons to meal plan, check HERE. It’s a short list of 11 reasons why I do it. If you’re looking for more meal planning ideas, check HERE.
This meal plan is from Monday, December 10, 2012 to Sunday, December 17, 2012.
Monday: tuna fish sandwiches
Tuesday: chicken wings, bow-tie pasta, sautéed carrots (my daughter’s birthday meal request)
Wednesday: hummus, carrots and
homemade pita chips toast
Mediterranean tacos Mediterranean quinoa salad and hummus
Friday: homemade pizza with spinach, onions, and mushrooms and pepperoni
pan seared fish, brown rice, and green salad homemade pizza (leftovers) and green salad
Sunday: whole wheat pasta spaghetti and meatballs and
green salad cabbage salad
This was a week of lots of crossing off and quick changes on my weekly meal plan mostly because I forgot to buy items and didn’t want to go back to the grocery store so just made do with what we had at home.
My daughter made diner on Saturday night and my son made dinner on Sunday. My kids each cook a dinner every week. It’s a night off in the kitchen for me. Read more about it HERE.
Do you make a weekly meal plan?