Meal planning has also given me an opportunity to feed my freezer, as opposed to emptying it. I haven't been super great about picking meals where I can freeze the leftovers, but I've also been feeding an extra person, so there haven't been as many leftovers either. (That would be my sister, who hung out with us while she was doing her orientation. Sadly she has started her regular hours, and we don't see her as often.)
So what has been going into the freezer? I cooked a turkey the weekend after my sister arrived, so that went into some turkey bean soup for her freezer, a few turkey florentine and turkey spaghetti casseroles, and a few lunches of buffalo turkey salad. I also tried a new recipe for Carne Guisada (very tasty) that produced enough leftovers for the freezer. Zucchini was on sale a while back, so there's a few zucchini bacon lasagnas. I think I'm set on casseroles for a while, but I also like to have some microwaveable things in the freezer (that's basically something in sauce). I made Chicken Tagine, but I need to make a list of a few more things and watch for those ingredients on sale. The last thing on my list is to see what raw meat I still have in there and try to turn that into a finished meal.