Last week’s meals went a long way, Orange chicken went a day longer than we thought, and tacos went a day longer than we thought. Definitely not complaining, it was nice not having to worry about meals at the end of the week. It does mean however that our pizza night will get moved to sometime in the middle of the this week.
Here are a few pics of the meals:
Our easy tacos…
…and the Paleo orange chicken.
This week begins also the new class schedule at CrossFit Fringe, with all classes moving back 1/2 hour. While that doesn’t seem like much, the fact that Kaitlan goes to bed around 9pm makes getting home close to 8pm a little more rushed and stressful. Very thankful for the crockpot and impending leftovers nights this week.
Final Price: $55, with ingredients for lunches, breakfasts, etc.
Lo-Mein-style stir fry (recipe coming)
Lo-Mein-style stir fry (leftovers)
Beef Stew (leftovers)
Birthday dinner out!
I bought the containers for Kaitlan I mentioned last week! I batched Kaitlan’s meal prep last week, so we’re still rolling through this week with already prepped food:
Tuesday: Sweet potato/Peas
Wednesday: Banana/Sweet potato
Thursday: Peas/sweet potato
Friday: Peas/sweet potato
Saturday-Sunday: Baby’s choice
It’s my goal to do the bulk of her meal prep 2 weeks out and still have some fresh stuff for her on the fly — like applesauce, avocadoes, and banana. We’re kind of going with the flow, but I definitely cleaned the library out of baby food books.
So here’s a random observation about meal planning. We find that we’re typically breaking up our grocery shopping into halves. The first half of the week taking us through Wednesday, and the second half of the week taking us through Saturday. I know a TON of people who prep for the whole week, but I just don’t know how people can eat that way — the food is just gross by Thursday (to us anyway).
It’s like, we can either buy early and freeze, or break up the purchase and prep again mid-week. I’m just not self-punishing enough to prep and reheat chicken I made on Sunday on Thursday. Am I just being picky? What do you guys do?
What are you planning for this week?
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