This past weekend was hot. And humid. We spent most of the weekend indoors, playing games, watching videos, and eating strawberries.
I hit up the grocery store Friday to pick up a few things, but we’re mostly living off the pantry and our Yasukochi Family Farms CSA box, which was delivered this afternoon.
I did a bunch of meal prep this evening:
- Green Salad
- Marinated Salad
- Mixed Veggies to roast (I’ll do that tomorrow afternoon)
- Cauliflower to roast
- Sliced watermelon
- Sliced strawberries
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. I received a few more coupons over the weekend, so I’ll visit Sprouts sometime this week to pick up the new foods. I’m focusing on snacks and treats from Social Nature.
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. This is really helpful for the summer when for some reason, kids are starving all the time.
Dinner: I’ve got a couple casseroles/freezer meals this week, and other than that we’re eating easy and quick stuff so I can spend time playing, coloring, building legos, and swimming, which is the plan for the week.
Monday: Fruit Salad, Protein Shakes
Tuesday: Chef Salad (Using the green salad I made, plus bacon crumbles, hardboiled eggs, and cheese)
Wednesday: Crockpot Chili, cheese toast, fruit
Thursday: Spaghetti with red sauce and hot Italian sausage, roasted veggies
- Friday: Takeout night!
- Saturday: Leftovers
- Sunday: Tamales, Beans, Rice, Salad