As we come down to the final week of my planned- and cooked-for month, I’m ready to declare the concept a victory. We’ve done well at sticking to the dishes planned for each week, or at least not making anything that wasn’t on the menu, even if we actually dropped planned meals in favor of leftovers.
I also have a lot of meals’ worth of food left over. I really over-estimated how many meals we were going to need. So much so that I’m really only going to need to prepare one or two family-sized meals for each week this next time around. More meatloafs, for certain, and a couple more crock pot dishes, different ones this time from the ones I used the last time.
The only other thing I really would like and need to do differently this time is to plan out my vegetable side dishes a little bit better because I need to find sides that the Munchkin will eat. I still have kale on hand, which he’ll eat, along with squash, zucchini, and maybe some broccoli. That will get me through this week with no problems, but them I’m going to have to go back to the store. I’m fortunate in that he’s shown a willingness to eat any vegetable I’ve presented him, but I still have to temper that with what he can eat, having only four teeth. 😀