Arg! Does panic arise for anyone else when you hear these words uttered? I know I do.
A few years ago we started making a weekly menu and only shopping for what we needed instead of buying odds and ends and making multiple trips to the store and always feeling like we didn’t have what we wanted/needed. It helped me become a pretty good cook, freed up some time and saved us some $$ and reduced some food wasting.
Because what we eat changes each season I thought it would be fun to share our weekly menus. I’m sure not everyone will like every recipe but most of them are kid and budget friendly and are geared towards supporting health in the season we are in. So if you’ve attended a winter yogapuncture class or are curious about how to be more in harmony with the season here is what is cooking in my kitchen.
I had the rare opportunity to get to the grocery store on a Sunday instead of during the week and all by myself. What a treat! It felt so good to fill my cart with lots of nourishing food. Whole food makes me feel better even before I eat it. I grabbed a frozen orange chicken for dinner tonight and cooked up some quinoa in beef broth with sautéed broccoli and bok choy with some sliced avocado on top. Quick easy and a balance between naughty and nice.
Here it is, the weekly menu (in no particular order):
Lentil Stew (Add a 1/2 cup of orzo to the soup to make it a hearty meal)
Marinated, roasted chicken with Brussel sprouts and rice (first try)
Spaghetti squash with meatballs in a cream sauce (first try)
So, I have to ask, what did you have for dinner? 😉