Food

may meal plan

Another quarantine meal plan under my belt and I’m starting to feel like a pro. We STILL have only gotten takeout twice through this ordeal and I’m pretty proud of myself for that. It helps when you’re capable of cooking super tasty food! πŸ˜‰

I technically only meal plan for a family breakfast on Sundays – the rest of the week is leftovers or other regular breakfast food (ie: bagels, cereal, pop tarts, etc.) We do weekly meal prep for lunches on Sundays – enough for five weekday lunches for two adults. Recipes marked with an asterik are recipes that I have made before and my family has deemed delicious! πŸ™‚
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friday favorites: food blogs

friday favs food blogs

I heard on the radio the other day that the number one hobby people have started picking up during quarantine is baking and/or cooking! I LOVE it! I was an avid cook AND baker before quarantine and things have not slowed down. Since I’ve been trying to use up all the random things I have accumulated I’ve noticed I’m getting a win-win-win; I’m using stuff up so my pantry and stockpile are cleaner, I’m getting to experiment with fun recipes that I normally would put in the “make later” pile and we’ve been eating REALLY well.

In case you’re in need of some super yummy recipes (or just need something to do πŸ˜‰ ), I’ve compiled a list of my five favorite food blogs for your enjoyment. “People who love to eat are the best people.”

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my easter menu

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So…Easter is in a week. What?

I don’t officially host Easter but I do serve an Easter dinner at home. It may not be ON Easter, but let’s face it, even if I could manage to make it to four different meals, it would be far from enjoyable. So I usually do our Easter dinner a few days after Easter or the following weekend.

This year, however, things are different. We’re not going anywhere and I WILL be serving our one Easter dinner on Easter. Just we three. There’s something oddly charming about not having to run our typical gauntlet. Or maybe I’m already reeling on a sugar high from all the Reese’s eggs. πŸ˜‰

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april meal plan

This months’ meal plan was all based around minimizing grocery store trips and really utilizing what I already had on hand. I have not been to a grocery store in over a week and I have to say that the situation we are in now is really teaching me some valuable lessons, even ones that I can apply to my normal monthly shopping routine.

I have been prioritizing produce that keeps for weeks (apples, sweet potatoes, carrots – to name a few), buying our soda packs 12 and 16 at a time (bad habit, I know) and even taking this opportunity to try out some new products like shelf stable almond milk to stretch our grocery store trips as far in between as possible. I have even made the difficult for me -but actually super convenient- switch to buying a lot of our staples online, opting for delivery or pickup.

At this point, I have made the decision to go ahead and plan to prepare our Easter meal at home. It seems that this one holiday, we’ll be grounded and not having to run our typical food marathon. Can’t say that I’m super thrilled about missing the holiday with our families, but I am looking forward to having a super chill Easter. I have actually left out our Easter menu on the meal plan, so look forward to a separate post on that coming very soon! πŸ™‚

I technically only meal plan for a family breakfast on Sundays – the rest of the week is leftovers or other regular breakfast food (ie: bagels, cereal, pop tarts, etc.) We do weekly meal prep for lunches on Sundays – enough for five weekday lunches for two adults. Recipes marked with an asterik are recipes that I have made before and my family has deemed delicious! πŸ™‚
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NEW recipe round up

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Staying in? Take this time to try out some new recipes and take the edge off recent events. Bonus points for super cute helpers. πŸ˜‰

If you’ve been around for awhile, this recipe round up will feel familiar – don’t fix what’s not broken, right? The recipes featured in these posts will still be recipes that I have tested at home and been met with nothing but awesome reviews from my family. read the post

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march meal plan

As part of my blog update, you all can expect a monthly meal plan post. I’ll be sharing what I’m making for the upcoming four weeks, with links to all the recipes. These posts will include recipes I’ve never made before (and some oldies), so if you’re looking exclusively for tried and true, please keep an eye out for my recipe round up posts.

In case you missed it, I recently talked about how and why I meal plan for a month at a time. If you’re interested in reading more, you can find it here.

I technically only meal plan for a family breakfast on Sundays – the rest of the week is leftovers or other regular breakfast food (ie: bagels, cereal, pop tarts, etc.) We do weekly meal prep for lunches on Sundays – enough for five weekday lunches for two adults. Recipes marked with an asterik are recipes that I have made before and my family has deemed delicious! πŸ™‚ Oh, and I’m big on having seasonal or fun food to go with whatever holiday is happening. Let the shenanigans begin!

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