Normally, I do not make large quantities of food. This is due, in large part, to our small family. The other reason: we are not leftover friendly (by we, I mean, one of us). At least that is what one of us thinks. Tonight's dinner is proof that leftovers can be different for each meal. This is often called morphing or cook once, eat twice meal planning. I did a lot of this type of meal planning while cooking through Robin Miller's cookbooks. I highly recommend her cookbooks to all the mom readers out there. She has really simple, flavorful recipes that save time and money in the kitchen. She has a new cookbook I don't have yet and the next time I need a cookbook, I have a pretty good idea what I will choose.
Tonight's dinner plan includes a plan for 2 meals this week and one next week. I am so pleased to know there is a Master Planner in control of the meal plans I make. I am thankful to find that, though this week offers much to do and limited time to do it all, I had already planned to make this cook once, eat 3 times meal. What a blessing!
By the way, Drew stopped by the store and got the items necessary to make the meat sauce and I was pleased to find out that all these ingredients cost about $14.00 (no sales, no coupons). We will eat 4 times on this and I am planning to bless another family with a meal later this week. That breaks down to about $3.00 a meal. Not bad!