I’m happy to report that, unlike during week 13, I only had one menu casualty last week. The Breakfast Muffins never happened, but that was perfectly fine, since I had plenty of previously-frozen Apple-Pear Bran Muffins.
Oh, the benefits of stocking your freezer never end!
Besides the fact that I had plenty of food to feed my family all week, the highlight of my week was definitely my birthday on Tuesday (!!!), and the celebration that ensued on Wednesday. My sweet husband took me out for Dim Sum and to see Adam Levine…I mean…Maroon 5. It was a great night, and tons of fun.
The beautiful thing was that my lovely daughter had food to eat for dinner while we were away. Since I had my menu planned, I was also able to pack her Thursday daycare food on Tuesday evening so that I didn’t have to make it on Wednesday when we got home at midnight. Or on Thursday morning when I was severely sleep-deprived. I can only imagine what I would’ve packed on Thursday morning.
This week I’ve made it a point to add things to the menu that you can eat during the week and also freeze for the future. Out of the 6 new recipes, 5 of them can potentially be frozen for the future. Just remember that if you plan to double (or triple) a recipe so that you can stock your freezer, you also have to increase the ingredients on your grocery list.
No slow cooker meals this week, but only because I wasn’t in the mood for anything that I came across.
- Vanilla French Toast Recipe [from the freezer]
- mini pizzas
- Spinach Lasagna Rolls | Skinnytaste
- Vegan Banana Oatmeal Pancakes — Colourful Palate
- honey mustard pretzel chicken
- Stuffed Cabbage Rolls (Pigs In A Blanket) – Beth’s Recipes
- pear bran muffins
- Blueberry-Raspberry Baked Oatmeal
- Picky Palate Cheesy Chicken and Wild Rice Casserole » Picky Palate
It may sound selfish, but I’m probably the most excited about making (eating) my stuffed cabbage rolls.
They’re one of my favorites, and I love the fact that the recipe makes so many, so I’m able to freeze one pan for later.
Just remember that items from the freezer are not included on the grocery list, so if you want to make those to stock your freezer for the future, be sure to add them to your grocery list! If you don’t want to make those items, and just substitute something you have on hand instead, that’s OK too. Eventually, you’ll have the same items stocked in your freezer as me, and you won’t have to substitute at all.
Have a great week!