Menu 3

This week: I did some canning and  also cleaned out the pantry. I know what foods need to be used up… and there are a lot. So, I’ll focus on using those ingredients over the next few weeks. 


  • Your choice of the following: chef-style eggs (boiled, fried, omelet), pancakes (stack in fridge or freezer), kefir, yogurt, or cereal.


  • On hand every day: sandwiches (PB&J, fluff, Nutella, lunch meats, tuna, leftovers, grilled cheese). Leftover soup, and canned chili (I made a bunch). 


  • Popcorn, pre-fab chips, bars, and junk in the snack container, yogurt with jam, fruit.  Baba ganoush and /veggies.



Sunday: Fettuccini Alfredo with a salad.

  • Never buy this sauce. Here’s the recipe: 
    • Melt a couple tablespoons of butter in a saucepan. Add 2-3 tsp flour and stir a bit to make a roux. (That’s French for “don’t burn the flour”). 
    • Slowly add in a bit of milk and/or cream (I start with milk slowly, whisking so it doesn’t clump up. 
    • Add about a cup to a cup and a half of parm (thanks to Gwen for noticing I left the main ingredient out of the recipe). 
    • Then, I finish with a heart attack’s worth of cream. Make this a the consistency of a thin sauce. Heat to just before boiling. 

Monday:  Chicken from the freezer with garlic mashed potatoes.  If you baked extra chicken in Week One, use that. Otherwise,

Tuesday: Sausage, Peppers, and onions on a grinder

  • Fry up some hot or sweet sausage with some onions and peppers. Put this on a bun and melt some cheese under the broiler–mozzarella or provolone.

Wednesday: Broccoli and cheese soup.

Thursday: Frittatas

  • Frittatas are entirely flexible.  decided on the flavor. Let’s see what speaks to me. I’m guessing caramelized onions, mushrooms, zucchini and… lots of cheese.  


  • Pizza night. I could make Italian bread pizzas with homemade sauce or… if the boy whines, we could order it, too.