Food Prep 8/13

13 08 2017

Another good day in the neighborhood. I actually spent nearly 2 hours on food prep today. Again, no pictures, because it’s just not that interesting to photograph.

Here’s what I did:
Cut up and roasted cauliflower.
Cut up (with the mandolin) 4 cups of carrots. Roasted half.
Cut up carrots for carrot sticks.
Cut up celery and cut up celery sticks
Cut up sugar snap peas
Cut up zucchini for kebabs and for lo mein
Cut up orange and red peppers for kebabs
Sliced one red pepper and two green peppers
Cut up several green onions
Washed a container of raspberries
Cut up 2 lbs of strawberries
Cooked a pot of jasmine rice

Cooked a whole chicken for dinnner tonight, served with roasted potatoes and steamed broccoli. So very good.

Here’s how the food will come together:
Carrots, celery, zucchini, and snap peas will be cooked into a stir fry to be served with steak as lo mein. There will be leftovers for lunches. Yummy!
Lunches for the week for me: three lunches will include roasted cauliflower, roasted carrots, and jasmine rice. I will add roasted chicken for tomorrow, the other two will have steak. I don’t need a meal on Weds, and I’ll have leftover lo mein for a lunch and maybe a dinner.
The rest of the chicken and potatoes will be the basis of a meal on Wednesday dinner. I’ll cook green beans, coat the chicken and potatoes with viniagrette, and serve on lettuce.
One dinner this week will be steak kebabs done on the grill, with beef, zucchini, and peppers.

This week, I’ll do these things for exercise:
Wednesday-elliptical and circuit

Also on the agenda: dental cleaning and hair cut.

Hubster has school stuff to do this week, getting ready for next week’s start.

I’ve done absolutely nothing on my summer goals. I know I have another month of summer to go, but it’s depressing to look around at everything that needs to be done and noticing how very little has been done.

We’re talking about a big thing to give the Ninja. In order to make it work, we have to:
Set up roofing appointment
Finish the family room, and unpack the boxes that are currently in the room
Pack up the Ninja’s stuff in said boxes
Clean out and clean up the guest room
Paint the guest room.
Set up armoire and move linen stuff into it
Buy queen bed
Clean carpet
Empty linen cabinets and remove
Empty master bathroom
Remodel master bath


Food prep 8/6/2017

7 08 2017

No pictures this time. I feel like I take the same pictures of the same meals at the same week and it’s frankly getting kind of boring.
However, I did do food prep this week.
I cut up celery sticks, green peppers, and strawberries. So much yum.
We had grilled steak for dinner on Sunday, and that will feed us for at least two more meals–one dinner and maybe a lunch or two.
We had grilled chicken for dinner on Saturday, and have leftovers that may be one more meal.
We got a watermelon, but it just isn’t that good. Overripe, but tasteless as the same time. Definitely going to have to go back to the farmer’s market.
I prepped three very easy lunches: havarti cheese, celery and carrot sticks with a smidge of ranch for dressing, and grapes. The grapes we bought this week were de-lish-ous.

Here’s the week ahead menu:
Monday–beef stroganoff
Weds–grilled steak sandwiches
Saturday–taco salad
Sunday–roasted chicken in the slow cooker

Tuesday-bike and circuit
Fri–long treadmill
Sun-bike or elliptical

The air quality is very bad. My eyes are streaming and I have zero energy. So we’ll see what is going to get done.


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