For those who knew me when, I used to spend Sunday in the Kitchen preparing dinner and breakfast for the Mr. for the week. Well, once I finished grad school, I fell off the wagon and I realized that cooking every night, especially without a plan is difficult. I began meal planning again using this printable and I use this one for my grocery list as it is separated by department. Thus, cutting down time and confusion. But even meal planning couldn’t get me cooking in the kitchen after a really long day. I tried cooking in the morning after the gym but that lasted literally one day.
So, this past Sunday, I went back to Sundays in the kitchen and me and the Mr are very satisfied. On Sunday I made (most of the recipes can be found on my Pintrest page:
- Cheddar and Spinach Stuffed Chicken breast, wild rice and green beans
- Shake-n-Bake Pork Chops, steamed asparagus, and scalloped potatoes
- Red pepper marinara sauce with linguini and grilled chicken
- Egg muffins
I didn’t time myself but it took between 2 and 3 hours. Here are my tips
- Make one item or meal in the slow cooker, you can set it and forget it.
- Try to cook things in the oven at the same time so you don’t forget about it.
- Steam vegetables. It is healthier and quicker.
- Make enough to have each meal twice (I used to loathe leftovers entirely, but now I love them)
- Meal plan and grocery shop a few days ahead so you aren’t hurried and you have all the ingredients.
- (this is going to sound impossible) Don’t rush. It will frustrate you and the food.
Hope this helps! Comment if you would like me to post future meal plans.