What's for Dinner: September 25 - October 1

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I set a pretty ambitious goal for myself in the kitchen today. Once our weekly grocery order arrived, I was going to make tonight's dinner as well as Tuesday's.

Plus I wanted to get Monday's dinner most of the way there. That way, all I'd have left to do is blend the soup and heat it up while the kids were doing their homework.

It sounded like such a brilliant plan... and I felt really proud of myself that I had accomplished so much. That is... until I discovered Tuesday's dinner had turned into an inedible mush after a few hours in the slow cooker. 

Because I hate wasting food, I tried to figure out if I could save it... but it was hopeless. I had to leave the room while my husband scraped it all into the trash.

It goes to show you that, sometimes, things don't go according to plan. It's frustrating, but I do have some alternative ideas in mind... including picking up take-out instead of making something else from scratch. 

We'll just have to see how we all feel by Tuesday night. If you're curious about what's on this week's menu plan, keep reading!

A Week of Dinners: September 25 - October 1

  • SundaySlow Cooker Cashew Chicken with White Rice and Steamed Broccoli

  • MondayRoasted Butternut Squash Soup with Peasant Bread 

    Roasted Butternut Squash Soup | Taste As You Go

  • Tuesday: Take-Out

    I originally intended to make this slow cooker jambalaya for dinner. It's really too bad that it turned out horribly... Because it smelled good while it was cooking!

  • Wednesday: Stephen's Choice

  • Thursday: Leftovers

    If we wind up with zero leftovers, then the kids and I will probably have breakfast for dinner.

  • Friday: Margherita Pizza

    When I created this week's menu plan, the whole family going to be home for Pizza Night. But a work trip popped up on my husband's calendar, so now he'll be out of town. The kids and I usually have frozen pizza when he travels, but I didn't plan for that... so we're going to go ahead and make the Margherita pizza.

    Or we'll pick up a pie on the way home from work/school. 😉

  • Saturday: Chicken Fingers and French Fries with Green Beans

Defrost/Prep Plan

  • Friday, September 23
    • Defrost chicken for Slow Cooker Cashew Chicken

  • Sunday, September 25
    • Roast vegetables for Roasted Butternut Squash Soup
    • Bake Peasant Bread
    • Make Slow Cooker Cashew Chicken, White Rice, and Steamed Broccoli
    • Make Slow Cooker Jambalaya

  • Monday, September 26
    • Finish making Roasted Butternut Squash Soup
    • Warm and slice Peasant Bread
    • Create next week's menu plan
    • Order groceries
    • Create next week's Defrost/Prep Plan

  • Tuesday, September 27
    • Pick up Take-Out

  • Thursday, September 29
    • Reheat Leftovers
    • Defrost pizza dough for Margherita Pizza

  • Friday, September 30
    • Make Margherita Pizza

  • Saturday, October 1
    • Make Chicken Fingers and French Fries with Green Beans

What do you have planned for dinner at your house this week?

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