I haven’t posted a weekly menu plan for a long time. Today, I’m thinking about what to make for the next few days or so. I am thinking about items that can be made ahead and then frozen or that can keep in the fridge for a few meals. Crock pot meals are good because they can be started early in the day and then forgotten till it’s time for supper. Once I am knee-deep in a craft project (which happens almost every day), I hate to stop and come down to spend an hour preparing a meal. Because the long staircase is a painful proposition for my arthritic knees (thank you, genetic material), I only go up and come down once a day. Once down, I stay down.
I’ve discussed menu options with Middle and Youngest Daughters, planned a menu and made a shopping list. Middle Daughter plans to make a grocery run later this afternoon.
Slow Cooker Broccoli Beef
Spaghetti with Homemade Sauce
Alton Brown’s Pot Roast
Fresh Green Beans
Might even throw in some apple crisp for dessert.
Now I’m off to take care of the do-ahead bits and pieces. Cook chicken, make rolls and buns, make spaghetti sauce, prepare tonight’s casserole, etc. Tomorrow, I’ll probably be back up in the craft room. For today, Youngest Daughter brought down a project I can work on while I’m between tasks in the kitchen. I made thirteen Putz bases in the past few days and started the painting process yesterday afternoon. I can finish that at the kitchen table today.