My newest challenge is learning to cook less food. I'm no longer feeding an army. So this year begins with readjusting my brain to know what is enough for 2 or 3 people for our meals.
Last weeks menu worked well. I had planned some sort of chicken and mushroom dish. I was not sure what I was going to do until the day came. I ended up making my own version of lemon chicken and it turned out so yummy. I'll be sharing that recipe tomorrow.
I made the Asian beef in the crockpot on Sunday and still have enough for us to eat tonight. Today is grocery shopping day and it will be nice to come home and have dinner ready to go.
This week I'm planning 4 meals. I'm not sure if I will use them all, it will depend on how many leftovers there are. It's all part of the adjustment to smaller meals.
Here is what I have planned..
Basic, easy, and one 2lb meatloaf should feed us for a couple days. I'll serve tater tots and a salad to go with it.
Garlic Shrimp Pasta
Seafood is sounding good this week. I'll serve this with some french bread and either a salad or broccoli on the side.
Black Bean Soup
It's cold here and soup to warm us up on a cold windy night sounds perfect. It will be a mix of black beans, sausage, Rotel tomatoes and topped with shredded cheese. Tortillas chips and a salad will be served along side.
Bake chicken breasts covered in spaghetti sauce and topped with mozzarella and parmesan cheese. Easy and good. Served with pasta, french bread and a salad, it will make a filling and delish meal!