Some of you asked about how the meal plan is going.
So far, it's been so easy. I just look at the list of possible meals and pick one each morning.
Monday night was a casserole made with chicken and stovetop stuffing and green beans.
Tuesday night we had grilled chicken, a big salad and crescent rolls.
Wednesday , my husband again grilled and below are the steaks. They were bought at Aldi when all the steaks were half price. They were a long way from their sell by date so we gave them a try and they were very good. My husband seasoned them with Mrs Dash.
I cooked a pan of baked carrots and salted cabbage with onions.
Baked potatoes are so easy in the crockpot. I put a small piece of aluminum foil in the bottom, add washed potatoes and then cook on low for 4-5 hours or high for 3-ish. you can wrap each potato if you like, but I don't as I think it is not necessary.
I also did a little baking on Thursday - a pan of sandwich buns baked with my grandparents recipe
coffeecake for breakfast.
My dad and grandson really enjoyed coffeecake for a mid morning snack.
isn't that a sweet photo? My dad is 85 and Jackson is 21 months.
Our breakfasts are usually a lot lighter than coffee cake.
One of our favorites is hashbrowned potatoes with Cajun seasoning and fried eggs.
this was my plate for Thursday night supper
Friday night, 2 grandsons are here. Also, the Inauguration parade was on TV and we really enjoyed watching all the military marching and full dress uniforms. The college and high school bands were so good too.
Anyway, this was a real life meal, tater tots with melted cheese and pigs in blankets (hot dogs wrapped in dough and baked) We used Hebrew 97% fat free hot dog wieners and they tasted very good.
We've had reasonably balanced meals and I have not stressed for 1 minute about what to serve.
I highly recommend using some sort of meal plan, whatever works for your home.
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