Meal Plan; 7-11 November

7-11!

The famous American corner store flashes images across my super-brain of their green and orange logo, which can be found on many corners throughout the US. I’ve only been to a few 7-11 stores and only bought a few essential supplies, such as coffee.

When I was a young lad exploring the US West Coast as an exchange student, it was one of the shops we visited weekly to fill up on sugary drinks, beef jerky, and a few cans of Copenhagen.

It is only fitting that this week’s post is 7-11 as I’m heading to Texas this week, which happens to be the ‘birthplace’ of the 7-11 chain back in 1927 in Dallas.

My wife “loves” when I go on business travels. But, there’s a sense of panic in her eyes when she realizes that she has to do everything around the house; wake up the kids, prepare lunches, and breakfast, push them on the school bus, prepare dinner, and drive them to various evening activities.

It’s not easy being a single parent, so I try to do my bit to help – even while I’m away.

The only way I can help is to prepare the weekly meal plan and perhaps have some meals ready in the freezer. All she has to do is follow the instructions and heat up food.

The beauty of meal planning is that you often have leftovers, and I store these leftovers in the freezer for a rainy day. ‘Rainy Day’ is obviously not indicative that it rains a lot and was historically referring to finances.

If you say that you are saving something, especially money, for a rainy day, you mean that you are saving it until a time in the future when you might need it.

Collins Dictionary

I use the freezer meals for when we have a busy week or if I know I will be away on business.

This week’s meal plan is primarily based on providing the family with simple meals from the freezer that they simply need to reheat or nuke in the microwave.

LunchDinner
MondayPesto & Mosarella sandwichSlow-cooked beef with pasta
TuesdayCaesar salad with grilled chickenA Viking’s tomato soup
WednesdayNoodles with soy sauceVeggie Bake
ThursdayBoiled egg sandwichMeatloaf with spuds and gravy
FridayVeterans Day – no schoolTake-out food … Viking Heart is back from a business trip.

One day, I might get so organized that I will link the meals below to my recipes. We can only live in hope!

Have a fantastic week, my friends. I hope you enjoy these meal plans. It is much easier to make food in advance, although you must invest several hours preparing meals during the weekend.

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