I took stock today of what meats I had in my freezer. At first I just wanted to know what was in there. When I saw my list, I had this crazy idea of trying to only plan dinners based on what meats I have on hand. Of course, I’ll buy the fresh items needed for each meal.
As you can see, we eat chicken, pork, and beef. SG tested negative to fish and shellfish, but I’ve yet to give her any. And I don’t like fish anyway. I digress.
Here’s my list of meats in my freezer.
Here’s our menu plan from tomorrow through the end of the month. It took me about two hours total from taking inventory of my meats to planning my meals. I menu planned my way! 🙂
Here are the links to my dinners. Not all of them have links. Some of these recipes need adapting. If an egg is needed, I usually sub a flax egg. I sub almond milk or coconut coffee creamer for cow’s milk, and safe margarine or shortening for butter. Some of these recipes are tried and true, and some we’ve never had before.
Without further delay…
Sunday (15th): Mojo Pork Tenderloin, baked potatoes, & roasted carrots
Monday (16th): Pork Burritos and Burrito Bowls: Shred leftover pork, seasoned rice, lettuce, tomato, and Daiya cheese
Wednesday (18th): Grilled Lemon-Rosemary Pork Chops & grilled carrots, onions, and zucchini
Thursday (19th): Crockpot Shredded BBQ Chicken on hamburger buns, french fries, and steamed spinach
Friday (20th): Homemade Hawaiian Pizza
Saturday (21st): FPU/Date Night. Spaghetti & Meatballs
Sunday (22nd): Sweet & Sour Chicken (P), white rice, steamed broccoli
Monday (23rd): Sloppy Joes (BP), tater tots, roasted carrots
Thursday (26th): Date Night. Leftovers or Spaghetti & Meatballs
Saturday (28th): FPU. Nachos- tortilla chips, refried beans or frozen chicken, Daiya cheese, lettuce, tomato, onions, olives
Sunday (29th): Picadillo, rice, platanos maduros, & fruit
Monday (30th): Slow Cooker Carnitas (pork tenderloin), flour tortillas, lettuce, tomato, & fruit salad
I know I sometimes get stuck in a rut when it comes to our dinners.
I hope this helps your dinner planning.