Menu Plan Monday for March 16

I’m having a hard time getting organized for this week. First of all, I’m just not in the mood for anything in particular. And also I just went grocery shopping, and I have a ton of stuff to choose from. Plus I already have a fridge full of leftovers. (I know, it’s usually a good practice to have the fridge cleaned out before going shopping, but I wanted to get it done today, and there was too much food to clean out in one meal, so….here we are.)

And then my husband is going out of town to an academic tournament this weekend, so that’s two days that are basically open. (I don’t really plan for anything when it’s just me.)

Then my mom had a big cooking day and gave me a whole bunch of pork meat to take home, which sorta compounded the situation. Now the fridge is filled to capacity. (Don’t get me wrong, I appreciate the extra food, especially pork. I love pork!) But when I have a lot of stuff to choose from, it makes it harder for me to plan for some reason.

I’ve placed a bunch of the pork meat in a ziplok and put it in the freezer for later, leaving out enough meat for two or three rounds of sandwiches. So the good news is that I don’t have to cook anything for the next two days. Yay! Actually I’ll only be cooking two or three times this week.

I love that there’s less work…but it’s so hard to make a structured plan on weeks like this. Does this make sense to anyone, or am I just strange?

Oh well, here’s this weeks tentative plan…

Breakfasts: Carnation Instant Breakfast, cereal, toaster pastries, and muffins

Lunches: chicken & pasta (we have two leftover plates from Applebees), sub sandwiches, pork sandwiches, leftovers from dinner


Monday – Leftover Buffet
Tuesday – Pork Sandwiches, deviled eggs, mac & cheese, pork & beans
Wednesday- Lemon pepper chicken
Thursday – Sloppy Joes
Friday – Husband’s out of town, so I’ll be having something quick and simple.
Saturday – Ditto.
Sunday – possibly Buffalo Chicken Fingers & fries

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  1. I had a week like that last week. We had so much food needing to be eaten, so I didn’t plan we just ate through whatever was there. I think I only made spaghetti one night. The planning is really to help me with grocery shopping and cooking. If I don’t have to do either I don’t worry about planning. Although the result is now a bare fridge for this week. Going grocery shopping tonight!!! Hope you have a great week!

  2. Rona's Home Page says

    It’s nice to have lots of good food to eat. No need to eat out or order in.
    You have a terrific menu planned.
    Tuesday is my day off and I enjoy setting some time aside to visit MPM bloggers.
    Thanks for providing some inspiration for future menu plans. Enjoy your week.

  3. Jerri - Simply Sweet Home says

    Barbara, I plan for shopping purposes too, but I also have to have a plan in place so that my husband goes to work full or comes home to some food. I guess the main problem for me on weeks like this is that I never know how hungry my husband will be when he gets home from work….or which leftovers he will find “undesireable.” (I hate to hear “not leftovers again” but I also don’t want the fridge to be more full than it already is.)

    Rona – Thanks a lot for coming by. Glad I could inspire!

  4. Sarah Robbins says

    I would love your recipe for Buffalo Chicken fingers. My husband loves Buffalo sauce, and we have been looking for some good recipes. 🙂

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