I don’t know what week it is, that’s how many weeks of meal planning and prep I’ve missed. Somehow, every year, I forget how hard summer break is. I need to make myself a big sign and bedazzle it or something. It should say something along the lines of:
Dear Amy, it’s going to be June and July soon. You aren’t going to get anything productive done. Why don’t you just go ahead and plan the meals now. If you’re smart, you’ll even draft some blog posts. Maybe make some food and freeze it. P.S. get ahead on that FIT4MOM work stuff too, because….well, summer break.
Maybe in giant purple letters surrounded by a lot of glitter?
Anyway, did I mention school started this week? Did your kids go back yet? How are you celebrating? Me, I’m just trying to find the bottom of my inbox over here….oh and meal planning and prepping!
Monday I had my typical avocado toast topped with an egg, but we made a special back to school Stacy’s Mom’s Puff Pancake for the first day of school on Tuesday. Then I made the Make Ahead and Freeze Black Bean and Cheese Burritos (except with pinto beans this time) for the rest of the week.
I pulled lunches out of the freezer because I needed to create some space. Most of the things I pulled out are listed in this prior blog post: Make Ahead Lunches (Subtitle: Why I Sometimes Don’t Eat Lunch – Part 2).
Monday – Crockpot Chicken For Tacos, Taco Salads, Nachos and more! Everyone just builds their own tacos, salads or nachos with the chicken and cheese, lettuce, peppers, salsa etc.
Tuesday – Meatloaf, mashed potatoes and brussels sprouts roasted with bacon. I just realized I’ve never typed up my meatloaf recipe, so….to come!
Wednesday – LEFTOVERS.
Thursday – Slow Cooker Chicken and Dumplings (serves 4-6).
Friday – LEFTOVERS.
Sunday – we host a summer office party, which is catered, so the food from that!