Meal Plan

This has been a time when I ate didn’t really follow my meal plan.


  • Cheese steak with tater tots (I cut the steak thin and cook it with salt and pepper. This time I cooked onions and peppers too, topped with cheese.)
  • Baked potatoes, meatloaf, squash (I cooked the baked potatoes by covering with oil and salt, placing directly on the rack with a pan underneath to catch drippings.)
  • Fish and chips. We ate leftover meatloaf and instant mashed potatoes.
  • Squash soup. We ate nachos. (There is one way to do nachos: you make a cheese sauce, heat up a can of chili, and then combine the sauce and chili and any other toppings of your choice together in a bowl. Then you dip the chips. Much better experience than dumping the sauce and toppings all over your chips and then trying to eat–it’s a complete mess and some chips are empty and some are overfull and soggy.)
  • Beans and rice. We ate fish and chips. (Not sharing the recipe because I don’t have one I love yet.)
  • Venison roast with potatoes and carrots (In the slow cooker, of course. Tasted better the day after covered in leftover gravy.)
  • Smothered burritos is what’s on my list, but I can’t remember what we actually ate.
  • Homemade chili and squash cornbread (Used more squash than called for, it worked out great.)
  • Potato/corn chowder. We ate Hawaiian haystacks. (Hawaiian haystacks is rice topped with a chicken gravy and random toppings, usually some vegetables and pineapple.)
  • Fish and rice pilaf. We ate hot dogs with mashed potatoes on top.
  • Spaghetti (I did packet Alfredo sauce. Also did garlic bread. I combined butter, olive oil, Italian seasoning, and garlic, spread it on the bread, broiled it for a while, then topped with mozzarella cheese and broiled again until it was all melted.)

Lunches/breakfast of note:

  • Orange pumpkin pancakes
  • Applesauce muffins (I have this in a church cookbook, so can’t really share easily in a parenthetical note.)
  • Breakfast burritos (Made with tater tots, scrambled eggs, cheese, salsa.)
  • Apple pie quesadillas (Add apple pie filling to quesadillas–so yummy, though your apples can’t be too thick-cut.)


Also, Dillon and I had an argument over who is the better cook. I am totally the better cook. I mean, I’m the one who cooks dinner every night. He more reheats things, but he can follow a recipe too and assemble quite a few things on his own. Her refers back to his bread making class he took, but he has never made bread for me either.

Anyway. The point in all this is sometimes I have to remember I cook for myself too. So if I think it’s really yummy and Dillon is on the fence about it, I can still enjoy it and just blame it on the fact that his taste buds are weird.

This is why I have crab quiche planned for a time he is not at home.


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