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  • Menu Plan Monday: Lame Frozen Foods Month

    Maybe I don’t really need to worry much about making room in the freezer, because this year’s frozen foods deals are rather lackluster (usually they’re terrific in March because it’s “Frozen Foods Month”). But, most of my meat is frozen since I buy it when it’s on sale, so I’ll still be using food from the freezer. Except Monday . . .

    Monday – Roasted Cauliflower and Sardine Pasta

    Tuesday – Korean-style Slow Cooker Beef Short Ribs, Steamed Broccoli, Rice

    Wednesday – Potato and Shrimp Frittata, Salad, Artisan Bread

    Thursday – Chicken Milanese, some kind of veggie and side

    Friday – Calamari, some kind of veggie and side

    Saturday – Extended family dinner

    Sunday – Another family dinner

    See more weekly menus at I’m an Organizing Junkie.


    1. I completely agree!! Where's the savings? I haven't seen any super prices on any frozen food.

    2. Afford-Anything.com says:

      I'm curious to see how you'll make the calamari — will you pan-fry it, or do you have a deep-fryer? I went to the store yesterday and saw a fryer for $70. I was tempted to buy it, but talked myself out of it with the thought that "fried foods are bad for you!"

      Then again, it could be a money-saver IF (big IF!) I can spare myself from going out to a restaurant whenever I'm craving something fried ….

    3. Chief Family Officer says:

      @Shelby – Hopefully before the end of the month!

      @Afford-Anything – I just put oil in a pot, use my candy thermometer to check when the oil hits 350, and then fry and drain on a wire rack with paper towels. That's how my parents always deep-fried, but I can see that a fryer would be good if you're afraid 🙂