As I was digging through the freezer for something this week, I realized that we have been in the house more than 2 years and I have yet to defrost my freezer. The reason I realized this? Large amounts of frost on the walls. I have now determined that we need to eat to the bottom of the freezer so that I can defrost and restart the process of filling for the purposes of not having to cook as much.
I figure that it will take a while until I can get to the actual process of defrosting. Like, maybe Christmas vacation. In the meantime, there will be lots of things to eat that I've previously made, and I am fairly sure that I also have a good deal of meat that will need to be used up. Not a bad thing on the food budget either.
As a result, I see a lot of chicken in our future. And pork tenderloin. Life is rough.
J and I have a fairly normal week, so meals need to be easy and quick or I won't want to make them. Here's the plan:
Saturday: J's making chili. It's been bubbling on the stove since about 10:30 this morning, and smells wonderful. I need to make cornbread. I've also finally made the Cherry Oat Cereal bars that I bought marshmallows for more than a month ago. A month. Yikes.Sounds like a great week! Let's see how it goes.
Sunday: Lunch is leftovers - Shake n Bake drumsticks, and the dust from a bag of broccoli mixed into hot rice. Dinner is Chicken Fajita Salad and Garlic Bread.
Monday: Something from the freezer - Salisbury Steak Meatballs over noodles and broccoli. Have I mentioned that Costco has changed the packaging on my 5- pound bag into smaller interior steam and eat bags? I'm not a fan. I liked the 5-pounds, take what you need approach.
Tuesday: Beef Pastry Pockets. These were so good, and used up that last little bit of roast that always seems to be left. I promised J that I will make more of these...after we eat our way through the freezer. I think there are even a couple of roasts in the freezer that we can use for this later.
Wednesday: Chicken Ranch Foil Packets. I can assemble these before my guitar lesson, and pop in the oven when I get home.
Thursday: Grilled Steak, Crispy Oven Fries and broccoli.