Family of N

Menu for Moving Week

Posted in Uncategorized by Laura on April 27, 2009

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One week’s worth of menus has become rather boring around here, since we’ve cut down to cooking two-ish nights a week and improvising (sandwiches, baked potatoes, simple pasta dishes) for lunches at home (we still take leftovers in for school or work). But the next week and a half will be a little more exciting.

We’re moving to a bigger apartment on Friday, with a squirmy, wiggly 7-month-old in tow, no less, so this week’s menu has been a rigorous exercise in planning ahead for simple meals during the move. The end of the week boasts a one-pot meal to allow us to pack most of our dishes before then, and over the weekend we’ll be microwaving leftovers and make-ahead meals we’ve frozen. (But no dishes will be required between Thursday evening and Tuesday morning, at which point we will only need a soup pot and a griddle. We’re happy with eating off paper plates and bowls as long as we need to.)

Make-aheads for this week: Pierogies and Kielbasa (yes, this is the nitrate-free, antibiotic-free kielbasa I got for $1.50 per 12oz package!), Fried Rice, Shredded Chicken. We also have some chicken stock in the freezer from our last roast chicken.

I’ve indicated the meals we will be cooking fresh in blue. Can you believe we’ll be eating only homecooked meals but doing so little cooking?

Monday
dinner: Bowties and Broccoli with Sauteed Chicken

Tuesday
lunch: sandwiches
dinner: leftover Bowties and Broccoli

Wednesday
lunch: sandwiches
dinner: leftover Bowties and Broccoli

Thursday
lunch: sandwiches
dinner: Pot Roast (uses cutting board, knife, peeler, measuring cup, measuring spoons in the morning and just the large pot in the evening)

Friday
lunch: leftover pot roast
dinner: leftover pot roast

Saturday
lunch: share pizzas with friends helping us move
dinner: leftover pot roast

Sunday
lunch: pierogies and kielbasa with frozen peas
dinner: pierogies and kielbasa with frozen peas

Monday
lunch: pierogies and kielbasa with frozen peas
dinner: pierogies and kielbasa with frozen peas

Tuesday
lunch: fried rice
dinner: chicken soup with grilled cheese sandwiches

Wednesday
lunch: fried rice
dinner: chicken soup with grilled cheese sandwiches

The chicken soup usually lasts us a while, so we’ll probably be able to wait till the weekend to cook, but we’ll evaluate that closer to time. We don’t know if we’ll end up with leftover pizza from Saturday that will push all of these meals to later, and we don’t know how much we will have settled in by that time. (If we’re not up for cooking yet, we can buy a little more time by picking up a rotisserie chicken from the grocery store, which we can serve with rice and frozen peas.)

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  1. Sherry said, on May 6, 2009 at 7:04 pm

    How was the move? Are you eating pizzas still?


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