For those of you who are not currently snowed in, here is the weekly menu so that you can grab things from the store. Maybe you have some of these items on hand? Also, another tip I have for putting together a weekly menu is to ask each family member to provide a suggestion (sometimes I go with them and sometimes I don’t).
For those of you just reading, I typically plan out only 5 meals per week (just in case you are wondering where the other 2 are). Back in the day I would go for 7, but we would end up having plans or going out and food would be wasted. I can’t stand wasted food!
SLOW COOKER BEEF STEW
This is currently simmering in the slow cooker. I’m excited to try it. I couldn’t find “stew meat” since the snow of ’22 was on its way, but I did find steak tips! Here’s the recipe: Slow Cooker Beef Stew
PHILLY CHEESESTEAK SANDWICHES
These are a HUGE hit from everyone. Davis has a dairy allergy so I just leave off the cheese. I don’t have a linked recipe so here goes mine:
What You Need:
- shaved Beef (Trader Joe’s sells the best, but if you can’t find shaved beef you can always ask the butcher at your grocery store to do this for you)
- half of a yellow onion, sliced thin
- half of a red or green bell pepper, sliced thin
- salt and pepper
- provolone cheese
- hoagie rolls
- Pre-heat your oven to 350 degrees
- Place hoagie rolls on a baking sheet open with provolone cheese lining one side ( I typically use 2 slices per roll).
- Throw your shaved beef in a pan on medium heat and sprinkle over a little salt and pepper. I typically do not add oil as the beef will provide it’s own “grease”. Also, I like it when the beef gets slightly burnt or browned on the edges. This will take about 5-7 minutes depending upon how much beef you have.
- Pop your hoagie rolls in the oven for the cheese to melt and bread to brown (about 5-7 minutes).
- Add some oil to a separate pan and saute your sliced onions and pepper while your beef is cooking.
- Once everything is done assemble your sandwiches. We like to add a little mayo.
You know, the tried and true! This was actually Davis’s selection for the week and it definitely sounded good. Now, who is going to go grill it in all this snow?!
INSTANT POT CHICKEN SOUP
This is another fan favorite and super easy. I actually make it so much that I have it memorized. If you do not have an instant pot you could always make this in your slow cooker. I love that there are minimal ingredients needed which makes it a budget friendly meal. Side note: I actually am going to make the Chicken Teriyaki from last weeks menu because our stores were out of chicken last week. However, I thought you guys would appreciate something new! Here is the recipe: Chicken Soup
BREAKFAST FOR DINNER
We have lots of snow and if you live in the south you make biscuits and gravy when it snows! You just do! However, you could make your favorite breakfast food. Ours will include: biscuits/gravy, eggs, and bacon. Again, another affordable meal that is versatile and everyone loves it.