First, an update on last week. The bad news is that I totally did not stick to the meal plan last week. The good news is that we still ate dinner at home four times – ya! In addition to the usual perks to eating at home (healthier foods, money saved, confidence, pride, etc), we had the added bonus of always having food to eat for lunch the next day. This means I didn’t do a whole lot of driving thru to get me some lunch after picking up Miss K. from school. Yay us! I had made a big ol’ pot of chili and for whatever reason, I REALLY enjoyed it this week. I think I had it for dinner twice and lunch twice. And I still have 3 servings in the freezer for later. That’s a winner this week. Also, one day things got hectic so I was going to just say ‘eff it-let’s go out’ but then realized that making sandwiches would take literally less than ten minutes and I just needed to make a quick run to the market to pick up some soup and we’d have dinner. The trip to the grocery store is closer than most restaurants, so why not? So that was another dinner. The third surprise was that I thought the hubster was going to be home late on Friday but he ended up coming home earlier than expected. So I was a little panicked because I put off starting dinner and considered asking him to pick something up on the way. But we pulled off making some seitan and had dinner on the table without it getting too late. Yay! So it ended up being four days at home and a little confidence boost/reminder that I can make dinner at home. Yay.
So I’m not sure what’s going to happen this week but here’s the plan:
Sunday: Went out for pizza
Monday: Enchiladas and Guac
Tuesday: Pad Thai & Brussel Sprouts
Thursday: Quinoa bowls (also poker night for the hubs)
Saturday: Going to my mom’s house to celebrate Diwali (mom’s food is always homemade so I think it counts!)