This week I lagged on the meal plan, and as a result, this post is a little later than usual.
I chopped, peeled, and prepped fruits and veggies this afternoon after work. Our veggies and fruit are delivered by Yasukochi Family Farms CSA. For $28, it’s a great deal. I don’t have to pick anything, go to the store, or carry it upstairs. I can’t go to the store and get the same amount we get weekly for $25. Seriously. It’s a deal. They email a preview of what will be in the boxes over the weekend, so I can start thinking about what I’d like to make.
This week I also got a jar of Strawberry jam. I can’t wait to slather it all over popover (recipe coming up this week).
We’ve been trying a lot of new foods lately, thanks to the really great freebies from Social Nature lately too. It’s fun to try new foods.
For those of you that are new to meal planning, I’ve got an easy 101 style post here with super easy tips and steps. After you get that down, here is info about batch or freezer cooking.
I’ve gotten a pretty good inventory of the pantry, freezer, and fridge done (I try to update it after every shopping trip), so I’m able to plan meals and use up what we’ve got with little waste.
I only post our dinner plans for the week, because our other meals are usually the same each day.
Breakfast: Coffee with 1/2 and 1/2 for me, and pancakes or something along those lines for the kids. They are also into fruit and bagels for breakfast. Lately, the big kid has been digging protein shakes in the morning. This is his favorite kind.
Lunch: I have a plastic tote in the cupboard full of self-serve snacks. I buy treats and snacks in bulk and fill up snack-sized zip-top bags. I’m back to packing lunches again. However, school lunches are free this year- Little Bit has been buying her lunch and expanding her palate.
Dinner: I’m leaning heavily on the CSA box this week, Dream Dinners, and what we’ve got in the house. I didn’t do a big shop this week, just milk and popsicles.
- Monday: Nug night- crinkle fries, apple slices & strawberries
- Tuesday: Chateau Chicken with Roasted Green Beans and Salad
- Wednesday: Red Pesto Pasta and Roasted Veggies
- Thursday: Bacon Popper Chicken, Roasted Veg, salad
- Friday: Takeout night!
- Saturday: Leftovers
- Sunday: Ham and egg strata, Fruit, yogurt