So I have a pretty hectic week coming up. My partner has a birthday which means I have to make him a cake in the middle of the week, I have a varying roster (mornings, afternoons and nights) so I need to make sure I have something ready to go.
The plan was to get ahead this week and make some pumpkin soup for heat and eat options. I started cutting up pumpkin and found some mushrooms that needed using, so I started a risotto, and while in the cupboard thought about making some sausage rolls… Here I am 2-3 hours later, vegetable risotto in the freezer and fridge (in portions), pumpkin just finished baking and 35 mini sausage rolls in the freezer. I feel far more productive than I thought I would be when I got up this morning (I was barely motivated to get up and make my partner eggs for breakfast, but once I get started that’s it). And, since I have to go back to work tomorrow I feel prepared, it seems I might have enough go-to meals for the next 2-4 weeks. Assuming we think of other things we’d like to have in between like we usually do.
Pumpkin soup in portions to freeze: that’s not all of it, there’s some in the fridge too.
Freshly made sausage rolls ready to freeze for quick and easy dinners:
So now it seems we’re all set for the week. Now I’ve cleaned out the pantry after the sausage rolls and risotto, I have a nice big shopping list for the week.
Here’s our meal plan for this week:
- Pumpkin soup
- Vegetarian Sausage Rolls with veggies
- Vegetarian sausages and veggies (I’m trying my partner out on the sausages – hopefully he likes them then we don’t have to buy two types)
Don’t get me wrong, I’m not a vegetarian, I just know those two dishes in particular aren’t very healthy and I actually don’t mind the veggie sausages and sausage rolls.
- Muesli bars
- Goji muesli and yoghurt (also a breakfast option for work)
The muesli bars I made a few days ago, I baked them and then refrigerated and now they seem to be holding together:
Now just to clean up and get the kitchen back to the way it was before this expedition began.
I figure once the meals are organised for the week, my washing is all caught up, and the bathroom is clean I can now take the week head on.
And spend the rest of my evening either catching up on a workout and/or relaxing.
How do you prepare for your week?