As a foodie I am ready for Lent to be over. This year, I decided to follow my husband’s family’s tradition of having fish on Friday and my tradition of having meatless soup on Wednesday. In the past, I have found comfort in themed dinners for particular days of the week and have found that they have simplified my meal planning. But in my current season of life, I am finding it confining. In the last couple of years, my menu planning has moved towards meal planning to avoid food waste. Adding in the soup supper and fish Friday to my weekly dinners makes for a little more work on my part to optimize my menu to avoid any waste.
Tuesday – Use leftover rice in Chinese Style Broccoli and Cashew Rice bowl
Thursday – Use leftover chicken in a Pasta Salad
Sunday – 3 new recipes to be featured later.
If you need help getting started making a menu plan, you can read how I create menu plans, which includes mention of various methods I have used in the past. Another tool that is available to help is ZipList. I created a video, showing how I use ZipList to save recipes, make meal plans, and create shopping lists.