Setting Auto Pilot: A 4-Week Plan with Ready or Not!

Per usual, I got very ambitious in January and started a project that I've had a little trouble sustaining: this blog.  This was made more difficult in March by taking on another blog that allows me some creativity and has enriched our homeschool.  

This blog has been great as an accountability measure to get me meal planning and out of the funk I was in.  However, I'm ready to settle back into a routine and spend less time meal planning and trying new recipes.  To that end, I sat down and planned a four-week meal plan that utilizes some batch cooking and freezing, as well as allowing me to repeat some favorites while trying recipes from the Ready or Not! cookbook (which is featured prominently here).  Below you'll find the meal plan with a few linked recipes and page numbers to the recipes in either the Ready or Not! (RoN) or Food For Humans (FFH) cookbooks.

Week One

Sat.

Dad's Choice

My husband offered to take on one meal a week and usually at least one kid cooks with him.

Sun.

Slow-Cooker Butter Chicken and Mom's Veggie Curry

*Start Kalua Pig (if using slow cooker). Make Ginger Sesame Sauce (RoN 66) and Mayo (RoN 50).

Mon.

Kalua Pig, Roasted Broccoli, white rice and Ginger Sesame Sauce (RoN 66)

*Freeze 1/2 the Kalua pig for later in the month

Tue.

Baked Chicken Legs and Steamed Green Beans

*Bake double the need chicken legs to have extra for Thursday's chicken salad

Thu.

Madras Chicken Salad (add bell pepper, carrot and/or celery to boost veggies)

*For faster prep on Friday, shred zucchini salt, and set in colander to drain

Fri.

Easy Chicken Tinga (RoN 117) and Zucchini Tortillas with diced tomatoes and lettuce

Week Two

Sat.

Dad's Choice

*Make sure there is still some Ginger Sesame Sauce (RoN pg 66), or make more.

Sun.

No La Lot Meatballs (RoN pg 296) and Stir-fried Green Beans

*Triple meatball recipe and freeze 1/2 for Week 3

Mon.

Sous-Vide Turkey Breast and Garam Masala Vegetable Soup (RoN pg 241)

*Make two turkey breasts to have salad meat

Tue.

Peruvian Chicken with Aji Verde Sauce (FFH pg 202) and Zucchini Salad

Wed.

Carne Mechada (RoN pg 145) with Cumin Cilantro Lime Cauli Rice (RoN pg 81)

*Defrost Kalua Pig

Thu.

Kalua Pig with Roasted Broccoli, white rice and Ginger Sesame Sauce (RON pg 66)

Fri.

Leftovers or Eat Out

Week Three

Sat.

Dad's Choice

*Make Nom Nom Sriracha (RoN pg 57) and Mayo

Sun.

Sunday Gravy (RoN pg 152) and Broccoli Bagna Cauda (FFH pg 148)

**Freeze 1/2, defrost Chicken Tinga

Mon.

Easy Chicken Tinga (RoN pg 117) in Bell Pepper Boats

Wed.

Slow Cooker Kabocha and Ginger Pork (RoN pg 120) and Stir-fried Green Beans

*Defrost meatballs

Thu.

No La Lot Meatballs (RoN pg 296) over Zoodles with Paleo Sriracha Ranch (RoN pg 57)

Fri.

Slow-Cooker Beef Chili

*Freeze 1/2 for Week 4

Week Four

Sat.

Dad's Choice

*Prep Thai Citrus Dressing (RoN pg 47), Xo Sauce (RoN pg 54)

Sun.

Mom's Keema Curry with Rice

*Defrost Sunday Gravy

Mon.

Hangry Soup (RoN pg 178)

Tue.

MokMok Wings (RoN pg 104) and Thai Apple Slaw (RoN 191)

Thu.

XO Pork with Blistered Green Beans (RoN pg 220)

*Defrost Chili

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