Making Breakfast Meals Ahead & Meal Plan – July 5, 2015

Weekly Menu Plan May 2013

My freezer still contains produce from the garden last year and my refrigerator holds several (6 or more) dozen eggs that I got for $.28 per dozen.  This looks like the perfect time to do something I have not done in a while – a freezer cooking session.

Making meals ahead of time is something that I used to do regularly.  With the feeling that my house was in disarray and dust everywhere, my oven going out and us waiting months for a new one, and I have not felt the motivation to spend time in the kitchen cooking ahead.  Looking back, this was the exact time I should have been doing this.

Early glory muffins

Here are some of the recipes I am planning to make this week:

Not only will this help use up some of the produce in the freezer, it will also give us meals that are only seconds from eating.  20 seconds or so in the microwave and you have a warm breakfast.  I like the sound of that.  (If you do not have a microwave, I would suggest setting the muffin out about 30 minutes before you want it.  If you are wanting to warm it up you could sit it on top of a coffee maker, a toaster, an electric tea kettle, you car’s hood after you have driven somewhere … basically anything that produces a bit of heat.)

While I have eggs in the fridge, and pumpkin and shredded zucchini in the freezer, what I do not have is a lot of meat.  Seems that either I have missed all the good sales or the meat was not the cut I wanted to spend that much money on.  So, I am using what I have here at home.  To be honest, what I have here at home is not all that exciting.  The challenge then is to make it somewhat appealing and different so that we are not eating spaghetti every night.  Jack would not mind so much, but am pretty sure the rest of us like more variety than that.  🙂

Breakfast:

  1. Shakes
  2. Eggs, toast, fruit
  3. Cranberry Orange Pecan Muffins
  4. Perfect Whole Wheat Pumpkin Muffins
  5. Shakes
  6. Cream of Wheat
  7. Shakes

Lunch:

  1. Eat Out
  2. Sandwiches, apple sauce, chips
  3. Salad
  4. Meatloaf, beets, peas
  5. Minute Steak, brown rice, beets, peas
  6. Pizza
  7. Traveling

Supper:

  1. Leftovers
  2. Lentils with Bulgar Wheat and Caramelized Onions
  3. Spaghetti with meat sauce
  4. Homemade Tomato Soup
  5. Lentil-Tomato Soup
  6. Salad
  7. Leftovers (if we are at home)

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