This week is tough, Christmas is done and work is hard. On New Years Day, in line with my aims for the year in general and this month in particular, I did some food prep.
I don’t know about everyone else but my house is full of food. Leftover cheese stars, leftover roast meat, chocolate and all sorts of Christmas treats. I don’t like to waste food but I’m ready for a lot more fruit and veg than I ate over the last week. So this week, I opted for the middle way, I’m most interested in making mornings easier and not having to think too much about food this week. It’s one of the gifts I am giving myself..
Dinner is often the hardest part of cooking in January, by the time I get home, I’m tired, I have a ton of things to do (yoga, housework, reading) and I have no energy or willpower.
So on Monday I made Frugal by Choice, Cheap by Necessity’s lentil soup, I don’t have an instant pot so I did it in the slow cooker and some kind of bean or lentil seems right for the New Year! Sarah right it’s not pretty but it’s good and easy and I need those things in my life right now!
Other dinners this week will be bubble and squeak with the leftover vegetables from dinner on Saturday, roasted vegetables and sausages and Friday Night Pizza.Dinners sorted, I wanted breakfast, lunches and snacks to be ready to go. This is breakfast and snacks. Pineapple, yoghurt with breakfast sprinkle and a granola bar. Snacks are two clementines, a pear, cheese stars and a cherry marzipan thing. Yes that’s a lot but I wanted to cover all bases and if I don’t eat it all that’s fine. I’ve bagged them up and I can just grab a bag from the fridge in the morning.Lunch is the only thing that requires some daily work because I only have one lunch box! Chopped salad (cucumbers, pepper, carrot and mushrooms) with roast beef and a mustard balsamic dressing. I have to do that as soon as I come home before I eat dinner and put it in the fridge for the next day.