menu monday: you win some, you lose some

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. Untitled-1

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!).

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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!

4 thoughts on “menu monday: you win some, you lose some

    1. Beth Martin Post author

      All great ideas, thank you!, and I definitely use them often. Just haven’t been on my game as much lately with work + school. Hopefully I’ll get back there soon!

  1. Shaunacey

    Noooo food poisoning is the worst 😦
    I regularly go to Costco and buy tons of meat. I marinade it and separate it into servings (2-3 per freezer bag). I pull out a couple at the beginning of the week and only have to worry about quick sides.


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