Pictured: Roasted asparagus, Broccoli cheese casserole, Tomato Fennel Soup, Roasted Mushroom Bisque, Grilled Ribeye with herb butter, Shrimp scampi, and Grilled chicken (not pictured).
I spent this Sunday doing something I rarely do for my family, preparing meals for the whole week! In our efforts to eat clean, and to support my husband in taking his lunch daily, I decided to prepare enough food for my family to piece together a meal for the whole week. I decided upon 2 sides, 2 soups, 2 salads, and 3 meats. I like to have a beef, chicken, and seafood option. For the grilled steaks and chicken, I grilled some whole and then after it had time to rest, I sliced thin. That way it can be added to salads to make it a complete meal. It also saves money when purchasing red meat as a serving size is only 4 ounces, and I can make it go a long way by slicing it up. I bought a nice chunk of Gorgonzola to add to salads, and fresh berries are always in order to lighten a salad or add to yogurt for breakfast. For me to enjoy eating at home, I must have variety, and it must be something I would order out. That’s what makes eating at home worth it, when you have a meal waiting that you look forward to eating. Although it took the bulk of my evening to complete, I will be rewarded with so much free time on my hand, and a ready answer to that proverbial question, “What’s for dinner?” Check the fridge!
Speaking of checking the fridge, here is a peek at what my fridge looks like all organized. One side of my fridge is strictly reserved for prepared meals, as it makes it easy to grab and go, and also to see what we have left. The top shelf holds soups and fresh fruit, second shelf salads and entrees, and third shelf consists of family size meals. As I am a cook at heart, I will add to this by baking up a couple of goodies like homemade granola, and breakfast type foods. Here’s to one successful night in the kitchen, and a fridge any cook could be proud of!