Wow. The days are just packed, aren’t they? Today was a pretty chill Monday holiday for us.
I got up fairly early and started in on meal prep and grocery shopping. While I didn’t get everything done on my list, I got a fair amount sorted. I’m not mentally ready for the week to begin, but at least meals will be a bit easier.
Once I’d had my tea and breakfast, I headed to Sprouts for a small handful of things: Honeycrisp apples (98 cents/pound!), bell peppers (98 cents each!) blueberries, and shredded cabbage and carrots for my salads.
Then I headed to ALDI for the rest of the things I want for the next few days: milk, eggs, lettuce, green onions, cherry tomatoes, half & half, baby carrots, and salt.
I ended up spending $36, which brings our monthly total to $261.
The kids had friends over again for D&D, so I made them a chowder, using my Soup from Leftovers method. I used chicken stock from the freezer, the potatoes from Imperfect Produce, the rest of the breakfast gravy, and a bag of mixed vegetables.
They also made cucumber sandwiches and tea to serve to their friends. And we thawed some mini cakes we had in the freezer.
Bryan and I went out to Ty’s Burger House for a lunch date, since he had the day off work.
Yesterday I had prepped Easy Vegetable Bolognese with the plan to make lasagna. We had it over noodles and zoodles tonight.
FB15 and FC11 aren’t crazy about the vegetables, so they had a plain bolognese from the freezer on their noodles and veggies on the side.
I actually have so much sauce that I’ll be able to make a lasagna to freeze.
I love it when I can get a head start on the week. Meal Prep helps me do that.
In the afternoon, I chopped a load of vegetables and made five Meal Prep Salads.