Happy Sunday, everyone!
There isn’t much going on around here today except for some last minute cleaning up of Christmas. I always hate when everything is down but, every year, it must be done. At least the sun is shining which always gives my mood a boost! If it were cloudy and rainy?…chances are nothing but napping on the couch would get accomplished! I might even wash my windows today, too. It’s funny how sunshine can make you realize how dirty your windows actually are!
Yesterday was grocery shopping day. It was long overdue since our cupboards and refrigerator were almost completely bare!
No food in the house = grumpy police officer…so that needed to be fixed!
I picked up the basics like milk and bread and then other necessities and extras for our meals for the week. I am usually really bad at meal planning and do not get anything ready before the week starts. I always end up flying by the seat of my pants and making a decision on each day about what to have for dinner. I am so envious of all of you out there that start the week with meals prepared and a plan in order…my life would be so much easier if I would just be like all of you! I have made a promise to myself to simplify my crazy life and meal planning is going to be step one! I needed to start somewhere and there is no time like the present!
whole wheat bread
cheese (mozzarella, cheddar, goat)
assorted canned veggies (green beans, corn, carrots)
assorted beans (black, kidney, cannellini, pinto)
tomato sauce & paste
red, yellow, and green peppers
whole wheat pasta
chicken breasts and tenderloins
whole wheat tortillas
Meals for the week:
turkey tenderloin with red potatoes and veggies
tuna salad wraps
grilled chicken salads
pasta with tomato sauce
I’m not exactly positive what day of the week each of those meals will make an appearance, but at least I have a plan and all of the ingredients to make each one. That’s more than I can say about the meals I have made for the past few years! Baby steps. Baby steps.
Alright, friends, I’m off to finish my coffee while watching Say Yes to the Dress: Bridesmaids and enjoy the sunshine streaming through my windows today!
With much Love and Laughter,
Something to share: Do you meal plan at the beginning of each week? Any favorite dinner recipes you want to share? – link them in the comments!