Friday, September 27, 2013

Meal Planning for the Win

Today is the first day of my long 4 day weekend and so far I am loving it. I went back to bed after Jason and Emmeline left this morning and slept until noon. Glorious. I do plan on getting my butt in some compression pants and hitting the pavement for a good long(ish) run. I have actually been missing it, crazy as that sounds. I keep having little twinges of pain in my right knee, especially when I go down stairs) so I'm hoping that it won't be an issue.

Jason and I have meal planning for three weeks now and it is going really well. It is amazing how much stress is eliminated when you know exactly what you are going to have for dinner and you know that you have all of the ingredients. We haven't been prepping the meals at the beginning of the week, but that is fine, this works out for us. We decide on the menu and then hit the grocery store to pick up any needed items and then we don't have to stop and pick random stuff up during the week. Here are a few of the recipes that we have had so far.
Chicken Enchilada Soup - Skinnytaste.com
This was delicious and we froze the leftovers to have dinner for the next week.
Tator Tot Casserole - Hunts.com
This was a pinterest find. Not too bad, but the onion soup mix made it really salty
Chicken Cordon Bleu Casserole - chef-in-training.com
This was very good, but it needed more spice.
We've been watching Game of Thrones via Netflix and I am also trying to read the books simultaneously but am way behind. We just started the second season of the show and I'm still on the first book. I need to catch up now that I finally have extra time to read.

I'm still disappointed that I'm not on my way to Fort Wayne, IN today, but am trying to stay positive. I will be spending the weekend with my girls instead and that is good enough for me. I'll be up nice and early tomorrow morning to drive to Topeka for a 9AM game. Hannah has to work again so I think I'll take her out and get some breakfast, just the two of us.

That's about it for me. I'm off to relax with my coffee and get some reading in. Have a great weekend!