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Meal Plan for Week 2 of Food Waste Reduction Challenge

September 19th, 2023 at 05:13 am

Okay, now that I've sent in my post on how I did during week one, here is my plan for week two.  I've decided to take it easy on myself, because I still have this cold, or possibly a sinus infection, and it is dragging me down and I don't want to have to work too hard at making dinners right now.

Meal One: Beef Stew--Jarred beef, jarred potatoes, jarred carrots, low sodium beef gravy powder, low sodium beef broth, fresh garden green beans on the side

Meal Two: Fresh Spaghetti (shorter cook time), low sodium basil garlic spaghetti sauce, and frozen homemade turkey and lamb meatballs, salad on the side

Meal Three: Baked salmon (wild caught by us), corn on the cob, fresh garden green beans, baked potatoes

Meal Four: Pork chops smothered in homemade onion gravy, baked potatoes, and steamed cabbage

Meal Five: Chicken with Meditrranean Vegetables and Seasoned Rice

Meal Six: Steak with sweet potatoes and broccoli

Meal Seven: Extra Large Chicken Stew, 12 b/s chicken thighs cut into bite size pieces, with 4 large potatoes, 4 sweet potatoes, 4 carrots, 1 large parsnip, 1 large turnip, 4 stalks of celery, 1 onion, all veggies cut into bite size chunks, 2 packs of chicken or turkey gravy (low sodium) and chicken or turkey broth (low sodium) to make the gravy up.  Cook in crock pot 8 hours on low.  Serves four for dinner and makes several lunches for the week or for the freezer.

My son will be helping with peeling and chopping.

2 Responses to “Meal Plan for Week 2 of Food Waste Reduction Challenge”

  1. LivingAlmostLarge Says:

    Yesterday we made chicken oyakodon for lunch and dinner. Tonight I finished making Pork Tonkatsu. Also fried egg rolls I made for chinese new year. Tomorrow i'm trying to decide between chicken and chicken. And I am using salad and veggies up. I want to make satay skewers at some point. I wasn't going to eat out this month but wednesday I think we have no choice with our schedule.

    But instead I'm looking at the plus that I've eaten a bunch of meals from the freezer and pantry this week. I made baked chicken spinach last week. I made meatloaf. I used up our salmon burgers. Just getting through stuff has been making me happy.

    But if I can keep up with cooking and not eating out. My goal is to the end of the year minimizing eating out and trying to turn over the entire freezer and pantry. If so I can stay under $1000 a month groceries. I know that sounds like a lot, but for a family of four it's honestly a bit tight.

    Granted we like to eat expensive stuff but still i don't know without making a super conscious effort to not shop and use what we have, that it's pretty difficult to not get to $1000. I also do thinks like stockpile when there is a sale.

  2. Amber Says:

    I’m always looking for new meals to prepare, thanks for sharing.

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