We had a few really fun weekends with friends and family visiting. Now that our streak has ended, I’m getting back in the meal planning groove. Adopting Fridays as my grocery shopping day has really made a difference in how much we eat at home versus out. I used to wing it through the weekend, leading to going out or grabbing something out of necessity, not enjoyment.
95% of the time Friday nights are pizza nights. It’s my night off and I though I do enjoy cooking, I thoroughly look forward to the reprieve each week. By Friday night our fridge is fully stocked and I’m chowing down on pizza, leaving me the rest of the weekend to prep food for the upcoming week.
Most of my prep work took place on Sunday afternoon, but it started Saturday with Hailey’s help making a loaf of bread.
I store half the loaf in airtight packaging on the counter and the other half gets vacuum sealed (another way I’m using my Foodsaver I suppose!) and frozen. We use it for my avocado and egg breakfasts, sandwiches and French toast.
Speaking of breakfast,
About every two weeks I make a new batch of breakfast sandwiches for David. I freeze them on a baking sheet, then individually wrap each sandwich in plastic wrap.
I prep a few vegetables like broccoli, which the girls have been preferring simply blanched with no seasoning lately.
I’ve been trying to be more diligent about buying the whole head and washing it myself. It really doesn’t take long (here is how I do it) and is so much cheaper. I found organic green leaf lettuce for $0.99 at Target a week or two ago!
I’ve also been trying to remember to make a batch of boiled eggs. These are great grab options for David, but I also make really quick and simple deviled eggs for the girls for lunch and they devour them.
I like to involve Hailey in food prep, but there is only so much she can do. Surprisingly the dry pasta has returned with renewed excitement.
It bought me enough time to blend up frozen blackberries (Kaitlyn’s favorite) with plain whole milk yogurt to put into Little Green Resuable Pouches.
Even just the few things I did on Sunday, it helped make for an easier week. I like having a few easy grab options for quick grabbing for the girls, but I don’t mind waiting to chop some vegetables until I’m using them either.
What day do you go grocery shopping on?
Do you prep all your food for the week or just some essentials?