On the heels of a somewhat-successful January Meal Plan, I’m keeping with the motion and starting to plot out my Meal Plan for next month.

This one will be different. I don’t have a $100 gift card to shop at WinCo. But because I was unable to keep to January’s plan in its entirety, I still have plenty of food in my pantry and freezer.

*Here’s where I give a HUGE shout-out to my Mom who’s let us eat much of her food because, well, we’re pretty much living with her until the new furnace unit is installed. And let’s face it… I’m not keen on staying in a cold house even with the cat wrapped around my head at night.

Pillow Thief

Pillow Thief

For starters, I have a list of meals to make, but I’m not putting them on a schedule. Considering the difficulties in the last two weeks, it’s easier sometimes to have a selection available without an actual Plan.

With that in mind, my February Meals planned consist, so far, of the following:



  • Slow Cooker Ratatouille, 3 days
Veggie Pizza

Veggie Pizza

  • Ratatouille Pizza, 2 days

Ratatouille Frittata

  • Ratatouille Frittata, 2 days
Bowl of Chili

Bowl of Chili

  • Slow Cooker Turkey Chili, 3 days
  • Texas Hash, 4 days

That takes care of half the month.

I always keep frozen chicken and salmon filets. I have three favorite ways cooking each of these: citrus baked, breaded, and blackened. That’s six different meals right there, and if only half offer leftovers, that’s three more meals.

There’s a happy chance we’ll be eating at Mom’s at least twice a week. Okay, more than a chance. We get together even if it’s just for toast and peanut butter. So there’s that.

There’s still plenty for lunches and breakfasts, too. The only foods I should have to buy in February are milk, eggs, and cat food for the fur-family. Which, if you ask me, is a really great savings!

And that is my UnPlanned February Meal Plan.

And Frankly, My Dear… that’s all she wrote!

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