This week's meal plan feels like a complete mess. I set out to grocery shop this morning. It was cold. It was raining, and Nolan has started a phase where he likes to scream about everything. Everything.
diaper changes = screaming
putting on clothes = screaming
car seat = screaming
high chair = screaming
taking a toy away = screaming
giving him the wrong toy = screaming
picking him up = screaming
putting him down = screaming
I was a wet, stressed mess while I did my shopping, trying to quiet my banshee baby, who also figured out how wiggle out of the cart restraints and stand up in the cart. I thought I had a meal plan, but I didn't seem to come home with what I actually set out to buy. So...with what I did manage to bring home, here's a rough plan, one that will probably involve a phone call to the hubs, requesting he bring home take out tonight.
Sunday's Meal - Caramelized Onion, Mushroom, and Bacon Quiche - I made a quick quiche out of leftover fridge remnants. Success. Check it out!
Black Bean Chili - I need something nice and warm to put me in a better mood on this gloomy day. I picked up some ground beef and have beans and canned tomatoes in the house. If I can resist the urge to order in tonight, this will be our Monday meal.
Tofu Tacos - To take a break from meat, I'll be making these vegetarian, using tofu, which you can buy for $0.69 at Harris Teeter, using this printable coupon.
Curried Tilapia with Mango - I didn't get around to making this last week. I'm still using the same bag of tilapia I picked up a few weeks ago at Aldi. I also have a mango in the house (taking FOREVER to ripen). If you're searching for mango, they'll be $0.49 a piece at Aldi, beginning Wednesday.
Honey Ginger Pan Grilled Pork Tenderloin - I've had a pork tenderloin in the freezer for quite some time. It seems like it's high time I did something with it. Pan grilling, rather than grilling or baking, intrigued me. Somehow, I actually remembered to pick up the ginger I'll need for this dish. I did not, however, remember to buy more honey. Looks like this meal will be moved later in the week.
Spicy Chicken with Peanut Sauce in the Crock Pot - I've had some chicken thighs in the freezer for a while, which I'll use in this dish. I'm looking forward to a make ahead meal. Hoping this is a stress reducer.
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