Sunday, February 6, 2011

Week 6- I Was Run Over by the Wagon

Well, last week was a disaster when it came to following my meal plan. I had a ton of orders for my business Menus, Meals and More which is wonderful, but also very time consuming. Then we had this crazy weather front that made it super cold with rolling brownouts and "snow" in Central Texas. Throw in a road trip, sick husband and a 5 year old that now thinks sleeping is not necessary and it was just a bad week. Needless to say I not only fell off the planning wagon, it ran over me, backed up and did it again. We ended up with a leftovers night, a night of delivery Chinese food, and a random meal that they were demoing at the local HEB when I was buying milk for Snowmageddon as my friend Gini from the Big Fat Gini Blog called our dusting of snow covered ice that shut down the town. 

Well, the ice and snow have melted and we are back to warmer days, so I its time to move past that crazy week and plan for the next one.

Monday- going meatless with a Vegetarian Cassoulet with garlic Confit featured on the Gingerbread Bagels blog. It looks hearty and with enough garlic my husband may go for the vegetarian thing,

Tuesday - Lebanese Meat and Okra Stew- this is a new one I can't wait to try. I love okra in gumbo and fried so hopefully this will be another hit.

Wednesday - Herbed Wild Rice Chicken casserole - a homey family favorite from my freezer

Thursday - Apricot Glazed Pork loin - I am finally going to cook that dang thing!!

Friday - Chicken pot pie - you can't go wrong with a pot pie.

So that's the plan and I am sticking to it. At least I  think so :)


Rich said...

Wow, you're definitely a better planner than I am, that's for sure. I'm not even quite sure what I'm going to have for breakfast this morning - and as for the weather, we got six inches in Dallas! It was awful.

Carolyn said...

Sorry you were derailed by the weather and your busy orders. But it sounds like you have a great plan for the week ahead!

Brandie@thecountrycook said...

It sounds like I need to come to your house for the week. Sounds great!!

Shari said...

Juggling everything these days - EVERYONE falls off the wagon. Be proud that you got up & dusted yourself off! Good on You!

Shari from

Mitch aka The Chile Doctor said...

Another central Texan impacted by Snowmageddon? Interesting! We lost part of a day is all, but our HEB (and two others nearby, including a Central Market) had spot shortages in certain items. Like hamburger buns, for instance. Odd.

I wish I could plan as tightly as you do, but with only two of us here now it doesn't work out that well. I often cook once and eat 2-3 meals from the dishes, though. So learning how to modify leftovers to mask them a bit is an emerging set of skills for me.

I enjoy your blog!