As you know, we’ve been packing and getting ready to move. I thought I had made it to a point of being able to leave the packing for a while and get back to blogging. Then everything got crazy. Did you know that in TN, a home buyer can pretty much change his mind for whatever reason, as long as he calls it “inspection negotiations”? Even if the issue has nothing to do with the home inspection, but just some huge improvement he would like you to make? Well, he can, and that’s what has happened to us this week. I spent my whole week trying to salvage the deal and then working on getting the house back on the market. Which means now we’re back to having to keep it spotless 24/7. Oh yay!
Some nights we’ll have to eat out because we’ll be showing the house. People do like to look at houses right around the dinner hour. Add to that, no one wants to smell the dinner I just cooked, so if anyone is coming after the dinner hour I don’t want to cook in my kitchen. I see a few sandwich nights in my near future.
But it’s time to get back to my seasonal meal planning to the extent that I can. At least I’ll know what we’re having on the nights that I can cook. I won’t do the freezer prep for this season’s meals like I usually do. I’m working on using up everything that’s currently in the freezer so we don’t have to move frozen food. So, for the next two months (I already missed March as the first month of my Spring Menu) I won’t have the benefit of having my meals partially cooked and frozen. I’ll have to really focus on cooking in the morning to the extent that I can. (I’m usually quite uninterested in cooking by the time evening rolls around.) It will be an adventure, maybe I’ll learn some new tricks.
This time I decided to list my meals based on the meat. Not that the meat is the star ingredient, it’s just easier to make sure I have variety within each week when I organize them this way. Each week, I’ll look at the list and just choose the meals that work with my schedule for that week. If my days were more predictable I’d plan the whole month (with freedom to make changes of course). But since we’re in an unpredictable situation right now I’ll just do one week at a time.
Most of the meals are linked to a recipe for your convenience. Use as many as you’d like. Let me know which ones you like the best and if you would like to see any particular recipes here on the blog.
Enjoy this beautiful month and have fun preparing some delicious spring food for your family!
Quick Beefy Noodles, Peas & Carrots
Chicken Stir Fry, Rice
Sweet & Sour Chicken, fried rice
Teriyaki chicken tenders, fried rice
Tuna noodle bake, Whole Wheat Rolls
No or little meat
Pesto Pizza, Garden Salad