Emptying the Freezer: Week 2

Happy Memorial Day to all my US readers!  I hope you’re enjoying a relaxing day with family and friends.

Today I’m sharing the continuation of my quest to empty out my freezer before making my large fall purchases of meat.  You can see my first week’s plan here.  Are you doing the same?  I’d love to hear about your successes (or challenges) in the comments!

Adjusting Your Menu Plan as You Go
I view my menu plan as a guide, but then adjust throughout the week as necessary.  For example, in this week’s menu plan, you’ll see that dinner on Friday was going to be chef salad.  However, my hubby got a hankering for bratwurst and offered to grill it for us.  I wasn’t going to pass that up!

I will also move meals around as different circumstances arise and require.  Or, maybe we ate a meal more quickly or more slowly than I anticipated.  Time to make a few adjustments!

Normally when I create my menu plan I handwrite it.  Since I’m sharing it with all of you lovely readers, I thought I should type it so I can upload it.  I’m curious to see at the end of this challenge if I feel like it’s still easy enough to move things around with arrows or crossing them out.  Or if I’ll prefer a return to my handwriting ways!

What I’m Using Up
The main items I’m trying to finish off from the freezer this week are ground beef, chicken, chicken liver pate, and pumpkin puree.  I always love it when I can pull something from the freezer for a potluck.  The chicken liver pate came in really handy to take to the WAPF Denver Chapter meeting this past Saturday.

This Week’s Plan
Below is my menu plan for the week.  This past weekend was a bit up in the air when I was planning it due to the holiday and family in town.  You can click the picture below to make it larger.  Below the menu plan I’ve listed a few links for some of these recipes.

GAPS Pancakes
Chicken Liver Pate
Whipped Coconut Cream
Chicken Stock
Pumpkin Spice Bread

A Little Help
If you need any help with meal planning, Stephanie of Keeper of the Home has all of her e-books discounted right now, including Plan It, Don’t Panic: Complete Meal Planning Resource.  I have that e-book and it has a lot of helpful ideas for making meal planning go more smoothly.  You can use the coupon code CHALLENGE25 to take 25% off any single ebook, OR use code BUNDLE50 to buy all 3 of her ebooks at 50% off!

Disclaimer: Some of the links in this post are affiliate links.  I appreciate your support of my site!

This post is part of Eating from the Freezer Challenge, Monday Mania, Fat TuesdayReal Food WednesdayWhole Food Wednesday, Simple Lives Thursday, Fight Back Friday, Freaky Friday.


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