Meal Plan – September Week 5/October Week 1

We’ve been out of town all weekend and I don’t want to lug two kids back to the grocery store, so our meal plan this week is an experiment in eating what we already have. We did get our CSA box before we left, so we have some veggies to work with – and our freezer is still stocked with meat – so here’s hoping we’ll have a successful final week of September/first week of October!

CSA box:
1 cup Rattlesnake Beans (dried)
1 lb – Sweet Peppers
1 lb – Japanese or Globe Eggplant
1 lb – Okra
4 oz – Arugula
6 oz – Hotshot Spicy Mix

All other ingredients in the recipes below will be found in our pantry, but here’s your grocery list in case you want to follow along. Remember to include the veggies listed above when you head to the store!

Steel cut oats
local bacon
frozen hashbrowns (or if you have potatoes you can shred them yourself)
cheddar cheese
whole wheat flour
baking powder
black pepper
deli meat/cheese
onions (3)
8 ounces fresh mushrooms
wild rice
1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts
chicken broth
heavy cream
broccoli (I’m using frozen because that’s what I have – but you can buy fresh too)

Breakfast options:
Oatmeal in the Crockpot

Breakfast Casserole
Eggs & croissants

Lunch options (it’s a boring week for lunches around here):
Cheesy Pasta Salad (this recipe came from Weelicious Lunches)

Monday Dinner: Broccoli Cheese Soup

Tuesday Dinner: Irish Beef Stew – this was on our meal plan a couple of weeks ago, but because we got sick we didn’t make it – so we’re finally getting around to using those ingredients!

Wednesday Dinner: Eggplant Burgers

Thursday Dinner: Mexican Lasagna – we already had this earlier in the month, but it is one of our favorites – and I always have the ingredients on hand, so we eat it a lot!

Friday Dinner: Chicken & Wild Rice Soup in the Crockpot

Saturday Dinner: Spaghetti and Eggplant Meatballs (we got a lot of eggplant this week – can you tell?)

How did you do on the September Challenge?

Crystal Rowe

wife to D, mama to A & E, sister, daughter, niece, aunt, follower of Christ, writer, book lover, beloved child of God