Happy Wednesday lovelies!
One of the trickiest things about working so much - aside from working so much - is eating whole, real, nutritious foods for lunch and dinner. I never really understood people who would say "I don't have time!".... working 40 plus hours a week plus commuter time certainly puts on the pressure. I've found the key is through menu planning and being prepared for the week ahead of time.
My new thing: Sundays I make a menu plan for the week and then run out and buy all our food things that day. Lunches get prepped that afternoon and anything that will take a while during the week (i.e. serious vegetable prep, (de)frosting meat, etc...) happens afterward. We keep it simple like soups, home made pizza, veggie burgers, roasted Winter veg. And of course, wine. Always with the wine.
How about you? What's your schedule like? Any suggestions for seasonal mid-week meals? Do you menu plan? How detailed do you get? Right now we have a chart on the fridge that I scribble all the meals and snacks into. Pretty low-tech, if you ask me.
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Last week was a fantastic round up of posts. It's sad to see so many CSAs ending for the year - yet so exciting to find new food ways for the coming cold months. Did you freeze? Dehydrate? Can? Preserve? Or pickle? Are there farmer's markets near you? Or does the chain-grocery store become your new best friend for the next 3 months? ...Highlights from last week include:
|Homemade Ginger Beer with 3 Ingredients via Seattle Seedling|
|Grass Fed Beef is Best via Granny's Vital Vittles|
|Dark Chocolate Berry Cake via The Spinach Spot|
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