This is the inside of my freezer. Notice anything interesting about it? You know, that it is stuffed to the gills? It contains salmon, pork tenderloin, tilapia, chicken sausage, leftover roasted chicken, some deer meat shot by a coworker of Matt’s, leftover quiche, some ancient salmon burgers, frozen waffles, and no fewer than 10 tubs of soup. TEN TUBS OF SOUP. Soup in flavors that my children will never eat, like spicy peanut with eggplant and pumpkin-sausage.
Needless to say, this week’s menu plan is rooted firmly in this hot mess of a freezer. The only grocery shopping I did this weekend was to restock on Whole Foods strawberry cereal bars, which is the only thing my daughter will consent to eat on a regular basis. (Don’t judge me, please. She gets a plate of food that looks like everyone else’s at dinner, but she refuses to eat it. The strawberry bars, LIFE cereal, and strawberry kefir are her primary sources of sustenance right now. Sigh.)
Monday: Herb-Dijon pork tenderloin, roasted potatoes, broccoli
Tuesday: Salmon (which I baked and froze last week when we decided to punt and get pizza), roasted veggies, brown rice
Wednesday: dinner at friends‘ house!
Thursday: soup and sandwiches (may have to go purchase sandwich fixings, including bread)
Friday: orange-dijon chicken sausages, spinach linguine (purchased from the farmers market more than a week ago; perhaps I should move it to the freezer until then), green things
Saturday: chicken tacos with the leftover roast chicken, greeny things, chippy things
Sunday: Tilapia, beans, rice
What does your freezer look like these days? How much soup do you have socked away? (And do you want some of mine?)