I have a lot of basic ingredients in my kitchen all the time.
Random meat from Mom and Dad’s
Wheat Pasta (Angel hair, rotini, lasagna noodles and penne are our favorites)
Cream of something soup
Sweeten condensed milk
9 Grain Bread
Soft Whole Wheat Flour
Snacky foods (Pretzels, trail mix, popcorn, etc, oh and pop tarts when Zac lets me…)
White and Red Wine
Olive Oil/Grapeseed Oil
Stinky Cheese (Parmesan Cheese in the can)
Dressings and Random condiments
Broths in ice trays (fantastic idea, btw)
Veggies (peas, carrots, spinach, etc)
Our veggies are hard to plan for because we get 2 Bountiful Baskets a month and they’re different every time.
I can usually count on these veggies:
Spinach or some other type of lettuce
Squash (yellow and/or green)
Peppers of some sort
Common fruits included are:
Oranges (or grapefruit, cuties, or pummelos)
When we get our bountiful baskets, I cut and wash it all up right away and put it all into containers and baggies. Then I put together 4-6 one-serving salads in mason jars, minus dressing. When one is used, I fill it back up with the pre-chopped veggies. Put all the toppings in the bottom then stuff the lettuce in the top. It’s fantastic for days out!
So from these basic staples I need to make a two week meal plan that can be alternated and mix around when we get bored.
Here we go…….