I have been meaning to share this story with you guys for a couple of weeks now.
A few weeks back my meal plan included Homemade Steak Fingers. I saw it on another mom’s meal plan and man it sounded so good. I was loosely going to follow her recipe, but I figured I would do it on a Friday evening so bedtimes and such were not such a factor.
I know myself. I know that if I am going to spend 45 minutes to an hour over a stove frying food I am going to be miserable. I KNOW this. But I ignored it and justified.
I cut cubed steaks into slices. I dipped them a few at a time in the egg batter. I drenched them in the flour. I fried them (as many as I could at a time in the skillet). I repeated. And I repeated again and again until all of the steak was used up. About 30 minutes into this I still had more to go and I was absolutely miserable.
I am not saying this was a bad recipe. I am not saying you should never ever make homemade steak fingers.
What I am saying is that going into this, I knew the recipe did not meet my criteria. Still, I put it on my meal plan. And no matter how delicious these steak fingers tasted, I was mad at myself for doing it. (And I even made gravy. Ugh! I have no idea what possessed me to do this.)
Point in case, stick to your recipe criteria when you are meal planning each week. You will be so much happier if you do.
Here is what I am feeding my family this week.
Chicken Orzo Soup- served with dinner rolls.
Basil Chicken and Feta in the Crockpot- this is amazing!! I made it at the end of this past summer. We serve it over steamed rice and serve with a salad and bread.
Chicken Angel Hair and Spinach- I am winging this, but making as a copy cat from a local Italian restaurant that I love. Chicken, tomatoes, mushrooms, pine nuts and spinach all over a pasta with lemon sauce. I will share the recipe once I make it. (The photo above is from a trip we made over the summer to said restaurant.)
Corny Dogs- with mac and cheese and fruit.
Leftover Buffet- use ‘em up!
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