Good morning! It's time for a look at last weeks meals and a plan for this coming week.
So pretty much I didn't follow my menu plan for last week, ha, ha! :D I try but some weeks don't go as planned.
Hubby wanted a bbq again and again. For 2 different nights he was in the mood for that and I won't argue if he wants to do the cooking :).
I made a batch of potato salad to go with this meal. I used a little trick that I've done in the past. I used a 24oz bag of frozen hash brown potatoes. The type of hash browns are the little cubes, not the shredded. I cooked them in my Instant Pot along with the eggs for 4 minutes. I've made it like this several times and wrote a blog post on it a few years ago. At the time I cooked the potatoes in the microwave, which works as well. You can find my recipe HERE.
I also cooked some frozen broccoli in the IP to go with the meal. I had a couple slices of french bread that I finished off by adding them on the side.
The next BBQ we had...
We had burgers and more of the potato salad along with some chips. These were so good..
The other change I made was I decided to cook my ham. I had it in the fridge and needed to make a choice, put it in the freezer or use it. I chose to use it. It was not a huge ham (7 1/2 lbs), but a LOT for the two of us.
We finished the last of the potato salad and I made a salad to go along with this.
The next night we had a repeat, but instead of potato salad I served cornbread and a salad with it.
My plan for this coming week is to cut up the rest of the ham and use the bone to make broth. Then I will decide if I want to freeze the broth and ham or can it all. Which direction I go will be based on the volume of food I have.
The other nights we had leftovers and individual meals from the freezer.
Now for this week..
Again this plan is somewhat tentative, as I never know what can pop up.
Spaghetti squash medley - I mentioned this last week and still have the squash to use up. My plan is to cook hamburger and add beans and taco seasoning and salsa and mix this with the spaghetti squash strands.
Pork steak, gravy and brown rice - I have the pork steak in the freezer and the broth (chicken broth I mad from rotisserie chickens) in the freezer.
Fried chicken, pasta, salad - I plan to make the fried chicken in my air fryer. I will decide on the pasta dish at the time.
That should be enough new meals for the week. I will see how this works out this week.