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In Which, I Put Everything off Until Monday Night

In an effort to save money and be relatively health conscious, I bring a giant bag of food to work every week.  This bag of food typically includes, breakfast, snacks, and lunch all prepared at home and ready to eat throughout the work week.  This means I spend a substantial amount of time in my kitchen doing food prep at the beginning of the week.  That night was last night.  So for fun, here’s a list of things I should do on Sunday, but never get to until Monday.

  1. Decide what I want to eat for dinner every night that week.  Lately this is alternating between stuffed peppers, shepherds pie, and meatloaf.  I decided on meatloaf for this week.
  2. Make a mental grocery list, and think about what main ingredients I might be missing for the dinner I decided upon.  This week, a can of tomato soup.
  3. Head to the grocery store after work and stock up on the usual things:
  • Spinach
  • Lettuce
  • Peppers
  • Cucumber
  • Sweet Potatoes
  • Peaches or Apples
  • R0tissiere Chicken (last night they had just a breast available, score!)
  • Ground Beef or Turkey
  • Eggs
  • Bacon
  • Coffee Creamer (side note, Pumpkin Spice creamer is way better than Starbs PSL, and cheaper)
  • Frozen veggie
  1. Go home, unpack, make dinner. Luckily last night, throwing the meatloaf together was relatively quick and I had it in the oven in about 15 minutes.  While it cooked away for the next hour I prepared the rest of my food.
  2. Chopped up onion and peppers for the egg bake, saute.  Cut up 8 pieces of bacon, scrambled 8 eggs (10 if eating for all 5 days).
  3. Once everything was cooked (peppers,onion, bacon) I transferred it all to a large casserole dish and put it in the oven once the meatloaf was done.
  4. Ground coffee beans to make a giant pitcher of iced coffee for the week.
  5. Tore apart the Rotisierre Chicken breast and put the pieces into Tupperware.
  6. Microwaved some frozen green beans to go with my meatloaf.
  7. Ate dinner at 8 pm exhausted and sweaty.

So, now I’m set for the week, although this typically means I’m coffeeless and mealless on Monday’s at work.  Thankfully I had a lunchtime meeting yesterday where food was provided.  I really need to work on getting my act together and having all this done on Sundays.  I feel as though the beginning of my week would feel much less stressful.  Maybe someday.

I watched Fox’s new show, Terra Nova, while eating last night and I *think* I like it?  I definitely sat there easily enough for two hours watching.  Maybe it will fill the void LOST ending left in my TV schedule.  We’ll see.  Anywho, happy Tuesday.  What does your food prep for a week look like?

 

Mother Effing Rain

So, at this point, I really don’t think it’s going to ever stop raining.  Who wants to help me build and ark and start gathering two of every animal.  I have one female cat.  Oh wait, she can’t reproduce.  Well, I’m still bringing her.  On the plus side, I now have a swimming pool in my backyard, so that’s cool.

Also, if I hear one more person say, “Well at least it’s not snow!”  I am going to punch them, because if this was snow, it would be like 5 feet of snow, and I could be sitting home on my couch drinking Irish coffee instead of battling traffic with you assholes.  Some people are lucky enough to have “rain days” today, I however am not one of them.

Anyway, with yesterday’s 4 hour thunderstorm, I wanted nothing more to go right home after work and never leave my house again.  So that’s what I did, no workout, whatever I’m over it.  Maybe if it finally stops raining at some point this weekend I’ll get to play my football game tomorrow and go for a walk or something.

So what did I do?  I improvised on ingredients and made one of my favorite crappy weather comfort foods, meatloaf.  I made stuffed peppers with ground turkey one day last week, and had some leftover ground turkey hanging out in the freezer.  I had the forethought to defrost said turkey, and threw together a pretty delicious meal if I do say so myself.  I was missing the Cream of Tomato soup that usual makes an appearance in my meatloaf, so I subbed ketchup, and it worked pretty well.

I’d apologize for the crappy iPhone photos, but I don’t really care that much.  If you do, then get a life.

  • 1/2 lb ground turkey
  • 1/2 tsp Worcestershire
  • 1/4 cup breadcrumbs
  • 1 egg white slightly beaten
  • 1/4 cup chopped onion
  • Enough ketchup to hold the loaf together

Combine all the ingredients in a bowl and form the loaf.  Place in a glass baking dish, and cook at 350 degrees for 45-60 minutes.  Basically until it’s finished.  I served mine with a bag of Steam Fresh veggies in a light cheese sauce.

It was good, not as moist as it could be, but I suspect using the can of soup would remedy this problem.  Either way I ate two pretty large slices and enjoyed myself.

Happy Friday, betches.  I’m off to find a canoe to row home in.