Menu Plan Monday–November 16

I’m trying to make this week’s menu to be on Auto-Pilot. I asked Chris to help me think of easy recipes that would make enough for leftovers so that I don’t have to think much about cooking this week.

I have a big writing deadline on Friday and don’t need to spend hours in the kitchen working with elaborate recipes and trying new things. This week I need familiar, easy, and quick.

(This, of course, means my diet is kind of in limbo this week. I’ll just do the best I can as I fix things for the family and make myself some alternative sides.)

Monday–crockpot roasted chicken, rice (Uncle Ben’s wild rice), salad

Tuesday–Thai chicken (shredded from Monday’s leftovers). I use the Pad Thai packet and the Thin Rice noodles from A Taste of Thai. Then I stir in Asian frozen veggies. Veggie egg rolls.

Wednesday–Chili, baked potatoes, salad


Friday–Pork tenderloin, steamed veggies


Sunday–hamburgers, corn on the cob