Monday, October 22, 2012

Menu Plan Monday--Forgotten Pin Edition

We are still on the 5:2 plan.  It is working well for us and my body is adjusting to being a bit hungry on fast days.  You will notice on Fast Days dinner will either be a soup or something with lots of lean protein and vegetables.

Four of this week's meals comes from my Pinterest board Recipes to Try.  If they work and everyone likes them, they will get moved to my Proven Winners board.  The Recipes to Try board is getting rather unruly.  Time to test some of these dishes out!

One thing we have started doing recently that is helping IMMENSELY with menu planning is ordering our meat from a proper butcher.  Once a month I order one of their freezer packs with a mixture of different kinds of meats.  I then have a freezer full of good, local protein that I can grab at a moment's notice.  At the moment I am down to the dregs, so this menu plan also reflects what I have left in the bottom of my freezer with one little cheat: I bought ground beef when I made my new meat order this morning. 

Monday (Fast Day): Chicken Pot Pie Soup
Tuesday: Slow Cooker Mongolian Beef and rice
Wednesday: White Trash Casserole
Thursday (Fast Day): Salmon Squares  with steamed carrots and broccoli
Friday:  Saucy Italian Pork Chops (with noodles, maybe?)
Saturday: Pot roast with all the fixings.