As I write this, it has been a week since my grocery trip, and I finally have some room in the freezer to stash a lasagne. Since lasagne from scratch is time consuming, I made two. One for the meal of the day, and one for the freezer.
One thing that makes me happy, and makes my life easier, is this chalk board I painted on the door to our basement. I write the menu for the week so I know just what needs to happen each morning without having to think. Because, let's face it, thinking in the morning is HARD.
There is even room at the bottom for my personal assistant to make some notations about things and stuff. Keeps him busy occasionally.
So anyhow...back to prep. I had two large containers of plain Ragu and some sausages in the freezer from last month. I had stocked up on them because they were a great deal. So not part of this month's shopping trip, but part of this month's prep. (This could also be considered a "found meal" but more on that later.)
Sauce is easy...brown your meat, add onions cook until translucent. Add in any additional veggies (I like shredded zucchini and carrots) and garlic. Pour in some jar sauce and simmer until your house smells like an Italian restaurant.
While the sauce is cooking, I assembled the Rosemary Chicken Lasagne. Doesn't it look amazing? Well, I forgot to save some mushrooms, and I didn't buy spinach for some reason, so it's not perfect, but it was yummy. We will do it again.
I also made hamburger patties till my hands froze. I planned to make hamburger patties, but apparently I was taking too long and the Hubster got worried about his meats. so he made the patties. I had competely forgotten this method of getting stuff done. I should use it more often...