Menu Monday 1/25/2010 – The Pantryless Week

Heather says:
Well pantryless isn’t entirely accurate, Heidi and I did bring a few staples. That said, we’re both the type of cook who relies on a well-stocked pantry to create kitchen miracles without spending a fortune at the store. Here’s what we came up with to enjoy the week without being a slave to the kitchen or putting too large of a dent in our budget.

  • Monday – Pizza & salads
    We could have ordered out, but the only place that delivers here is on the spendy side (14 for a large cheese + $2 for any additional topping. Yikes!)
  • Tuesday – Slow roasted bbq chicken (we brought the rub), roasted green beans, potato salad
  • Wednesday – Patty melts, steamed broccoli, potato wedges
  • Thursday – Brinner (that’s breakfast for dinner)
  • Friday – Chicken salad, fresh vegetables, crackers, fruit
  • Saturday – Taco night + fridge clean out
  • Sunday – on the road again


15 Comments

  1. La_Tomate on January 27, 2010 at 1:17 pm

    I'm intrigued – what's Brinner? I have cereal for breakfast – is it that straight forward? You have cereal for dinner? *lol*

    Menu Plan:
    Saturday – Roast Chicken dinner
    Sunday – Cheat's Chook Pie
    Monday – Asian Jewish Chook Soup
    Tuesday – Pasta
    Wednesday – Curry and Naan
    Thursday – Pasta
    Friday – Takeout 🙂 (gotta love 2 Fridays in a row that are paydays!!!)

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    • HeatherSolos on January 27, 2010 at 6:45 pm

      Brinner can vary from home to home. We usually have pancakes or scrambled eggs. But, yes cereal has happened from time to time, too.

  2. Aubrey B. Bastian on January 27, 2010 at 7:49 am

    Mine is worse Tinkerschnitzel.
    (Just discovered this site and i think we will be friends for a long time :> )

    Wednesday – Chicken Noodle Casserole
    Thursday – Baked prk chops
    Friday – Birthday invitation

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  3. Stacy on January 27, 2010 at 12:13 am

    I missed something–who's Heidi? Where are you on the road to/from?

    Anyway, thanks for sharing.

    • HeatherSolos on January 27, 2010 at 6:46 pm

      Heidi is a friend of mine, we're currently in Florida, pooling childcare / meal duties. It's almost like a break and it's warm.

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  5. Tinkerschnitzel on January 26, 2010 at 4:43 pm

    I'm a day late, but oh well.
    Monday: fend for yourself
    Tuesday: tamale pie
    Wednesday: stew
    Thursday: dinner with inlaws is a maybe depending on the weather, otherwise pizza
    Friday: sausage and black-eyed peas

  6. Bren on January 26, 2010 at 1:38 pm

    I liked the Brinner post too. We had this often when I was little (due in part to the chicken coop in the back yard). My kids enjoy it too.

  7. Steven Berry on January 26, 2010 at 2:24 am

    how's the weather in florida this week anyhow. i'll have to book a resort down there during the winter and escape the near tornadoes we almost got this week.

  8. Hallee on January 26, 2010 at 4:45 am

    Brinner – that made me smile.
    I LOVE LOVE BBQ chicken. My family, however — sigh. I make it occasionally and force them to cope. lol

    http://www.halleethehomemaker.com/2010/01/menu-mo

  9. Mrs. Jen B on January 26, 2010 at 2:08 am

    Hmmm much of my comment was erased somehow…I also said that your menu looks great, and that I can't wait for things to finally settle down with our move and moving my father-in-law back home so I can start planning menus for the week again!
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  10. Mrs. Jen B on January 26, 2010 at 2:07 am

    I honestly thought this was titled "The Pantyless Week" on first glance. Then I did a full-on double take.

    • Rebekka on January 26, 2010 at 6:16 pm

      Me, too!

  11. Julie on January 25, 2010 at 10:10 pm

    Monday: Up in the air; I did the shopping I needed, but we might meet hubby in LA for dinner
    Tuesday: Chinese sticky rice with BBQ pork, sausage, and shiitake mushroom
    Wednesday: Caldo de pollo with beans and tortillas
    Thursday: Leftovers
    Friday: Kids Choice, probably mac n cheese
    Saturday: Hainanese chicken rice
    Sunday: Dinner at my parents' house
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  12. Julie on January 25, 2010 at 10:10 pm

    Monday: Up in the air; I did the shopping I needed, but we might meet hubby in LA for dinner
    Tuesday: Chinese sticky rice with BBQ pork, sausage, and shiitake mushroom
    Wednesday: Caldo de pollo with beans and tortillas
    Thursday: Leftovers
    Friday: Kids Choice, probably mac n cheese
    Saturday: Hainanese chicken rice
    Sunday: Dinner at my parents' house
    My recent post A Worthy Reminder: Save Connor

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