Many of the blog and Facebook posts I've read over the last few weeks have focused on deep winter purging. While parts of my house, especially the toy room, could benefit from this, I am choosing to focus January on the pantry and freezers - yes, freezers. We have three. The itty bitty one above the refrigerator that holds mostly opened things like bags of frozen veggies, the current toaster strudel box, batteries, etc. The hand-me-down little chest freezer that lives in kitchen room #3 (another post for another day) with a lot of flours, grains and I don't know what in it. And, finally, the big beast that came with the house. It is by far the most organized, inventoried as it is, at times, empty. Recently, it has been the primary home of meals I have prepared for easy microwave nights, bags ready to dump in the slow cooker and some supplies for an upcoming work event. So, my goal in January is not only to cook more than eating out or eating cereal for dinner, but to go shopping in my own freezers and pantry for the bulk of my supplies.
So, with the week's calendar in mind, here is my plan for the week of January 8, 2012:
- Sunday >> Pappardelle alla Bolognese with a tossed salad and baked apples
- Monday >> I have quilt guild and George has to work ...
- Tuesday >> Shrimp Fra Diavolo with a tossed salad and oranges
- Wednesday >> I have a dinner for work and George has to work ...
- Thursday >> Quick and Easy Leftover Chicken Fajita Melts with black bean and corn salad and baked apples
- Friday >> Blackened salmon, baked potatoes, steamed veggies and oranges
- Saturday >> Braised Pork and Cabbage with warm chocolate pots de creme
I am linking up to Good Cheap Eats.