So the menu planning is going meh. I have been winging it so I do need to focus more on a "plan". I have been trying the freezer meals though and I think this is going to be very beneficial especially on the nights I just don't want to cook.
I enjoy trying new recipes & I really need to write a review on these meals so I can reference them in the future. I'll start with Tuesday's dinner. I made tuna casserole, I've never made tuna casserole before so this was trial. I made this recipe http://allrecipes.com/recipe/best-tuna-casserole/detail.aspx and I ended up freezing half the batch so there will be no tossing out the leftovers that we've forgotten about. My hubby liked it, I think it was a smidge dry and I think I got a little too much crust on the top. All in all it was pretty good and a nice budget meal.
Last night I made dorito chicken. Not the most healthy meal but oh my it was delicious. Hubby thought it had rice in it, I guess the doritos gave it a ricey texture. I thought it tasted a bit like the Schwans lime chicken dinner minus the lime so I think if I added lime it'd be pretty close. Hubby suggested making it into enchiladas sometime & add some rice to it. I agree it'd be worth a try. I also split this recipe, it was small to begin with (8x8) pan so I ended up freezing half of it. The portions for the 2 dishes were probably 2-3 servings (about the size of the frozen meals we get from Schwans). Here's the link to that recipe http://www.jamhands.net/2008/12/mexican-chicken-casserole.html
Tonight I threw in 2 pork chops and some baby ray's bbq sauce. It was really soupy so I broke apart the pork to make shredded pork, it soaked it up nice and I think it's going to be tasty. It sure does smell delicious in the house. I also made up some roasted red potatoes which I tossed in some oil, Wildtree garlic, pepper & parmesan cheese. I think those are going to be rather tasty too. And lastly I made up some homemade biscuits http://allrecipes.com/recipe/moms-baking-powder-biscuits/detail.aspx the revisions I made to this recipe was 3 tsp of baking powder & I used butter instead of shortening.
Oh I want to note a meal I made last week too, Ranch House crock pot pork chops. This was good but a bit salty. I used a packet of ranch I had in the cupboard but I think if I use the Wildtree ranch mix it might not be quite as salty so I will try this one again some time. I served it with mashed potatoes. Here's the recipe for the pork http://realmomkitchen.com/287/ranch-house-crock-pot-pork-chops-with-parmesan-mashed-potatoes/
I have no plan for the rest of the week and the only thing left in the freezer is Schwans baked cod & some frozen blue gill besides the 2 frozen meals from this week. So I definitely need to get a plan for the coming week.