Apr 28, 2014

Meal Prepping for the Week

Simpler Menu Planning - chieffamilyofficer.com

I've been discussing my menu plan struggles for the last few weeks, and my plan has been to use Mondays to prep for the week. I haven't been very good at accomplishing much, though, and I've decided today is The Day It Happens. Here's what I'm going to get done:
  1. Bake brownies

  2. Make strata for tonight's dinner

  3. Roast cauliflower for tomorrow's dinner

  4. Make tomorrow's dinner

  5. Wash and chop veggies for salad {I keep lettuce in the salad spinner in the fridge}

  6. Cut pineapple {my "second" mom gets us a year-long organic fruit-of-the-month subscription from Harry & David}

  7. Turn brownies into bons bons

  8. Make simple syrup

  9. Make chai tea latte concentrate {recipe to come}
I've already got the brownies in the oven, and the bread and ham for the strata are defrosting. My plan is to have everything done and the kitchen clean by the time we're sitting down for dinner.

If this goes well {fingers crossed}, I will try to do this every week!


Wendy said...

I'm interested in seeing how this all goes. I just can't get into a routine of meal prepping. I usually try to take a few minutes to prep when I'm putting away the breakfast dishes.
I will however take a bigger chunk of time when unloading groceries to chop a few veggies, and if bought some meat to put in the freezer, I usually package it up with the marinade, or whatever it meal I'm planning on making it.

Chief Family Officer said...

You're much better about prepping after you go shopping than I am, Wendy! But today went pretty well - I made dinner for tonight and tomorrow, as planned. I made brownies but didn't get around to making them into bon bons - maybe next time, lol. I got almost everything else done, too, so I think we're pretty well set for the week. I definitely need to make this a regular thing :)