Well, hello February. And hello blog that I have neglected for the last half of the month.
And hello to you, dear reader.
The last month has been a little nutty for the NMOTB household and while we did do a nice job of sticking to our meal plan (as much as we could), the sticking to "No self-imposed life changes for awhile" resolution we made to ourselves...hasn't gone quite as well. Namely, my husband started a new job last week. No worries. It was just a great opportunity that sort of fell into our laps and after a lot of careful discussion, we jumped on it.
It did require my husband to travel more than originally planned in January, so of course, that did require me to scrap a lot of our meal plan and did not leave me a whole lot of time to do recipe reviews or cook actual meals.
So, here's the February meal plan (which features a whole lot of the January meal plan, sorry about that) and a whole lot of holes because our February is not only short, but it's also really really busy. Not to mention, we've already had to change things around before I could even post this. And I'm four days later than planned...
Make sure you check back as I'll try to attempt to be a blogger again this month and will also be doing some recipe reviews - both the ones from January and the ones for new recipes we are trying this month. Phew.
February 1 - Well, as this post was being created, we were covered in several inches of snow and it was still falling. Going to the grocery store just wasn't in the cards. Our cupboards were unfortunately pretty bare, so we had to order Chinese.
February 2 - SUPER BOWL SUNDAY. (Wait, I think I'm technically not allowed to call it Super Bowl because it is like trademarked or something. Whoops.) Basically our dinner will consist of buffalo chicken dip, guacamole, chili, and all kinds of other things that are ABSOLUTELY DELICIOUS.
February 3 - Chicken Parmigiana; Pesto Pasta; Broccoli
February 4 - World's Best Chicken; Pasta; Asparagus
February 5 - Slow Cooker Classic Beef Stew*; Bread
February 6 - Breaded Pork Chops; Roasted Acorn Squash; Cous Cous
February 7 - Chicken Caesar Salad
February 8 - Skillet Chili Mac*; Cornbread
February 9 - Italian Drunken Chicken*; Salad
February 10 - Leftovers
February 11 - No meal plan
February 12 - Asian Chicken Salad*
February 13 - Moist Lemon Chicken; Cous Cous; Salad
February 14 - Valentine's Day! So, my husband and I usually don't do anything big for Valentine's Day, but every year since TIH was born, we've always gone out to a casual dining restaurant. (Our favorite was a BBQ place when we were still living in St. Louis.) So, this year we'll likely do the same thing, though we haven't yet found our special, non-special spot.
February 15 - Pork Carnitas*; Fiesta Lime Rice
February 16 - Spicy Sausage Pasta; Salad
February 17 - Leftovers
February 18 - Chicken Stir Fry; Brown Rice; Asian Salad (Here's a good stir fry recipe I found, but usually we just pick our favorite chicken and veggies, toss them together in a skillet with a nice bottled sauce, and fry it all up.)
February 19 - Slow Cooker French Onion Soup Pork Chops*; Boiled New Potatoes; Roasted Zucchini
February 20 - Italian Chicken (Found this recipe on the back of a Progresso Italian Panko box and it is GREAT); Pasta; Salad
February 21 - Pizza; Salad
February 22 - No meal plan, we'll be attending the annual Auction for Autism!
February 23 - Chipotle Grilled Steak with Lime Butter*; Smashed Potatoes*; Broccoli (THIS MEAL PLAN WILL FINALLY HAPPEN THIS MONTH. I hope...)
February 24 - Garlic/Brown Sugar Chicken; Pesto Orzo; Sauteed Zucchini
February 25 - No meal plan
February 26 - No meal plan
February 27 - Chicken and Broccoli Noodle Casserole*; Salad
February 28 - Burgers; Tator Tots; Salad