February 25 - March 4 Meal Planning


Filed under: Mise en place

Through most of February, we didn't create a meal plan at all. It was terrible and caused a fair amount of stress. It reminded me how much I really dislike the just-got-home-from-work "what do you feel like for dinner" conversation. We end up going out to eat or getting take-out more often, and it just doesn't feel as satisfying. I am making a renewed effort to make time for meal planning each week. This attempt at making it a regular thing will revolve around doing as much of the planning as I can before I go for a run on Saturday mornings. Surprisingly, we don't have anything on the calendar for next week, which means I have a full slate of meals to plan for! The only piece to account for is that I am planning on running home from work on Tuesday - which means I need to do something in the slow cooker for that dinner.

What's In The Refrigerator

  • ¼ bag of carrots medley
  • 4 bell peppers (whole)
  • Brussels sprouts - I have two bags uncut
  • Tortillas (running low)
  • Hamburger bun
  • English muffin
  • Naan
  • Boneless, skinless chicken breasts (frozen)
  • Chicken thighs (frozen, 4 thighs per bag)
  • Steak (frozen), probably filet mignons, individually wrapped
Day of Week Breakfast Lunch Dinner
Sunday Instant Pot Oatmeal Turkey Sandwiches Lasagna & Salad
Monday Std. Breakfast Chicken Pot Pie Beef Stroganoff & Roasted Green Beans
Tuesday ** Standard Oatmeal Lasagna Leftovers Slow Cooker Chili
Wednesday Std. Breakfast Turkey Sandwich Everything-but-the-Bagel Salmon
Thursday * Standard Oatmeal Lasagna Leftovers O'Shaughnessy's Public House
Friday IHOP Slow Cooker Chili Chicken Fajitas & Bang Bang Broccoli
Saturday * On Your Own Culver's party at friends' house
Sunday Std. Breakfast Chipotle leftover spaghetti and chili

Breakfast Plans

  • Instant Pot Oatmeal - 1 cup oats, 3 cups milk, 1 tbsp butter, pinch salt, 4 minutes on Low Pressure
  • Standard Breakfast - 3 eggs, 2 pieces of bacon, 75 grams potatoes, 64 grams Brussels sprouts
  • Katie's Oatmeal - 1 serving oatmeal, 1 serving almond milk, ½ serving organic peanut butter
  • Overnight Oatmeal - 2 cups oats, 1 can coconut milk, 1 scoop protean powder; leave in fridge overnight

Lunch Plans

  • Turkey and English Muffin sandwich, with shredded cheese and mustard
  • Chicken Salad - chicken breast with celery, Dijon, lemon juice, salt, sour cream, and mayo

Dinner Plans (also, leftovers as lunch)