So last week I had a great menu planned. And you know what happened? We ate out every single night. I didn’t do much prep last weekend. Sometimes the less busy weekends end up being the ones where I do less work in the kitchen. I guess I just don’t feel the pressure to get it done and it never ends up happening. Not all the evenings out were because of lack of preparation – we had a fun date night on Wednesday.
The real fun though happened on Thursday night. I got food poisoning like I didn’t know could happen. I’m assuming it was from a salad I ate for dinner at a local restaurant, but hard to know for sure. It was awful and I’m glad I’m feeling better, though still pretty exhausted from a lack of food the last 48 hours.
It’s now Sunday morning, I have nothing planned or prepped and haven’t been shopping. I did a quick store run to pick up veggies and a chicken, but since we didn’t use much from last week I still have a fair amount to work with.
In general, I think I’ve been biting off too much. I’m planning menus that require a lot of prep and are recipe heavy while trying to keep up with work and school. This week I’m trying out going really simple. I’m throwing together a breakfast casserole with what I have in the fridge already. The one actual recipe I’m linking to (Nom Nom Paleo’s Kalua Pork) includes three ingredients and about 5 minutes of prep time (it’s also the most amazing recipe ever!).
I love cooking, but with everything going on I’d rather increase our likelihood of eating at home than failing at executing an elaborate meal plan. I do want to make sure we’re still getting nutrient dense food so somehow I need to work broth and organ meats back into a simple menu, but that’s not a problem I’m going to solve today. Maybe next week. It’s far too sunny out right now to think about menu planning for another minute. Have a great week!