Music and Words

August 20, 2011

Meal Planning, Week of 8/21/11

Filed under: Words — melomania @ 4:19 pm

So, meal planning. Yeah, that needs to happen. Because I need to stop spending so much money all the time, and I need to be eating a little healthier.

In some cases, this means I need to be eating something. In other cases, this means I need to not be eating bowls of cereal for dinner 3 days in a row.

Sunday

Frozen pizza from Schwann’s. Hey, I said a little healthier.

Monday

Tacos. (I make them with ground turkey.) This means I need to remember to buy taco seasoning when I get around to going to the grocery store. I’m planning to go to the gym on Monday night too. Tacos are quick and easy, so the gym might actually happen after dinner.

Tuesday

Chicken with basil. Not very descriptive, but I know I’ve got chicken in the freezer, and basil growing in the backyard that’s ready to be used. Also, maybe I’ll also throw together some bruschetta as a side dish.

Wednesday

Egg salad. I don’t like mayonnaise, so I’ve found some mayo-free recipes online for egg salad. The one I have in mind uses ricotta cheese and Greek yogurt instead. The gym is in the plan for Wednesday night as well.

Thursday

Pineapple chicken.

Friday

I’ll plan to go to the gym in the afternoon today as well. I’ve got this lighter version of fettucini alfredo in mind for Friday night. I love pasta, and I love alfredo sauce. I mean, I really love it. Also, it’s very likely that I’ll just be using whatever kind of pasta I happen to have in the pantry.

Saturday

Creamy beef taquitos. Isn’t it amazing what Google can produce?

This plan should provide me with lots of leftovers to eat for lunch at work during the days. (That’s where that whole no-spending-money thing comes in.) Of course, in order to make all this stuff, I need to go to the grocery store and buy a bunch of ingredients. I haven’t ever actually sit down and done the math to determine if cooking really is cheaper than going to Chipotle every day. Because it sure feels expensive when I’m checking out at the grocery store.

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