Last week was rough - no doubt about it. Between my job, my family, and helping my mother with her cornea surgery, I felt like taffy - pulled in all directions. So I purposely made sure that the menus for this week were easy so I could get stuff done I had been putting off!
Monday - Crock Pot Roast, mashed potatoes, green beans
Tuesday - Cafe Rio Chicken Bowls with rice, pico, black beans, guacamole
Wednesday - Stouffer's lasagna, mixed veggies (Freezer meal night!)
Thursday - Homebaked Mac and Cheese, oven carrots
Friday - Buffalo Chicken Sammies, sweet potato tots, coleslaw
Saturday - Dad grills
Sunday - Leftover Beef and Beans from freezer*, Cheesy garlic bread, salad
I'm cutting myself some major slack. There will be a couple of homemade goodies in there, but by no means am I ready to disavow convenience foods. They are so darn convenient. And they allow me to get dinner on the table in a reasonable amount of time.
Mashed potatoes are easy to make, yes. But when you have been cleaning your house and car and laundry and grocery shopping and.....you need a helping hand. And a coupon for $1 off doesn't hurt either. *Accidental recipe - no lie: I put a pot of beans on to cook and added in what I thought was a frozen package of turkey wings. It was meatloaf mix. It turned out fabulous!