I did not successfully adhere to my menu plan last week, but it wasn’t my fault.
The exact day is a little fuzzy, but I think it was Tuesday when the plan fell apart. It all began when I started starving. Too hungry to wait for a delicious, home cooked meal, I decided I’d drive to KFC for an order of fried hot wings and potato wedges.
Since you tend to get more bang for your buck at the supermarket, I had the brilliant idea to pick up some sort of frozen entrée from Harris Teeter instead. I wasn’t sure what I wanted, but I thought I’d figure it out once I had a chance to look around.
Well, I didn’t figure it out. I ended up buying a bunch of crap I didn’t need: beer battered fish sticks, ice cream, mozzarella cheese sticks, buffalo wings, and tater tots. I don’t know what came over me.
I exited Harris Teeter $33 poorer and covered in shame.
With all the convenience food safely tucked away in my freezer, I couldn’t resist not cooking. It was too easy.
Next time I’ll know better.
Monday/Tuesday – Slow Cooker Beef Stroganoff over Rice (modified to include garlic and beef bouillon cube)
Wednesday/Thursday – Baked Salmon & Broccoli
Friday/Saturday – Salisbury Steak and Green Beans
Sunday – Broiled Trout with Rosemary, Lemon, and Garlic and Mashed Potatoes
We all have bad weeks. What events usually cause your menu plans to go awry?