2 days until school starts! I got the kids up early to get them prepared. Their new school is an early start school.
Over the weekend I picked up half a share from Porchlight- My friend Brooke split a share with me, and it’s honestly the best month spent. We got all kinds of great food, definitely more than a week’s worth.
I also did a back-to-school grocery shop with tons of lunch food for the kids.
And I’ve been getting a lot of really great freebies from Social Nature lately too. It’s fun to try new foods.
No CSA box this week. We’ll be back on it in the next few weeks.
And I didn’t do any meal prep yesterday. I wasn’t feeling too hot over the weekend, so I spent a lot of time napping and resting. Thankfully, we’ve got a lot of prepped stuff in the freezer.
I’ve gotten a pretty good inventory of the pantry, freezer, and fridge done (I try to update it after every shopping trip), so I’m able to plan meals and use up what we’ve got with little waste. If you are looking for a kitchen inventory printable, I have made my own and you can find them for sale here on my Etsy Store.
I only post our dinner plans for the week, because our other meals are usually the same each day.
Breakfast: Coffee with 1/2 and 1/2 for me, and pancakes or something along those lines for the kids. They are also into fruit and bagels for breakfast. The Ancient Grain bagels from Einstein Bros. are the current family favorite. I pick them up on Mondays when a dozen is only $7. I slice them and freeze them to keep them from going bad too quickly.
Lunch: I have a plastic tote in the cupboard full of self-serve snacks. I buy treats and snacks in bulk and fill up snack-sized zip-top bags. The kids are digging leftovers from dinner, or quesadillas. When school starts, I’ll be packing lunches again. However, school lunches are free this year, so I’m sure that the kids will want to buy their lunches a few times per week.
Dinner: Usually, I do a crockpot meal on Mondays, but now that we are home all the time, we’ve been having an odd combination of fully home-cooked, scratch meals, and frozen entrees and veggies. I have been posting our meal plans on Instagram too- As well as pics of stuff we are doing to keep busy.
- Sunday: Nachos or BRC bowls, veggies
- Monday: Waffle sammiches (waffles, eggs, sausage), strawberries, and watermelon
- Tuesday: BBQ chicken, rice, roasted corn, watermelon
- Wednesday: Nugget night: Nuggets, crackers, cheese, fruit
- Thursday: Baked Mac n’ cheese, salad/veggies, sourdough toast
- Friday: Takeout Night
- Saturday: Leftovers, fruit
Please stay safe you guys!
Talk Back: What are you cooking for dinner this week?