This week instead of making up a menu and assigning a different meal to each day, I merely made a menu with seven different meals. This way I had an idea of what I needed to shop for but the freedom to choose whatever meal I felt like for that day. It seems to be working out since I have pretty much stuck to my proposed meals.
On Friday we made chicken chili using up some leftovers we had in the fridge such as half a can of fat free refried beans and part of a jar of salsa verde. Now we have a whole new set of leftovers! There are containers of basmati rice and chili as well as part of a rotisserie chicken. I’ll have to encourage John to be inventive with his breakfasts and lunches!