Sunday food prep (2) – what went down in my kitchen

Hello!

Happy Monday!

Did you have a good weekend?

It rained all weekend over here. Seriously. My grass is so tall!

If it doesn’t stop raining every weekend, my grassΒ will soon get tall enough for this….

lion in the grass

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Just sayin.

We did date night on Saturday – haven’t had one of those in a while!

Dinner and a movie.

Or, actually, movie and dinner. πŸ™‚

We saw Lucy. Have you seen it yet? What did you think?

Then, we went to the mexican restaurant across the street where I had a margarita as big as my head!

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And some guacamole that was advertised as “made fresh at your table” but she just brought us the bowl. Guess the guacamole maker didn’t want to push his little cart to each table. Oh well. At least it was fresh!

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And not at all spicy. Le sigh. We had to ask for the jalapeno. Oh well. At least the margarita was as big as my head! πŸ˜‰

Then, I got down to business on Sunday and did some food prep for this week.

Dude, I was EXHAUSTED by the time I was done.

Probably didn’t help that I was doing laundry, cleaning, and trying to pull out a ginormous weed that was threatening to take over my a/c unit at the same time.

First thing that went down were some hard-boiled eggs.

Not for me. Blech.

My sailor and Thing 2 love them. They will be quick grab and go fuel perfect for a sailor’s lunchbox. πŸ™‚

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Β Then, I made some trail mix.

I like the idea of making our own trail mix because we can control the ratio of ingredients. AND, we’re not stuck with what somebody else prefers or some generic trail mix blend.

I used roasted almonds, shelled pistachios, roasted unsalted peanuts, sunflower seeds, dried berry blend (blueberries, cherries, and strawberries – YUM!), and some M&M’s (my sailor really only buys the trail mix for the M&M’s so he can fool me into thinking he’s eating healthy. πŸ˜‰ Β He just doesn’t know I’m on to his little trick.)

We mixed it all up in a big container and then portioned some out into 2 mason jars so we could each have one at our desks at work.

Β Pretty fancy, huh? πŸ™‚

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Β We totally chowed down on Lindsay’s Peanut Butter Banana Oat Muffins last week but I wanted to do something different.

Β So, I figured I would give her Quinoa Breakfast Bars a try. HOLY. YUM.

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I couldn’t wait for them to cool completely to try one – they smelled so good! They even got a 2 thumbs up from Thing 2!

Shhh….don’t tell that there’s quinoa in them. It can be our little secret. πŸ˜‰

I took her suggestion and individually bagged each bar for easy grab-and-go in the mornings.

And, they don’t have to just be for breakfast – I have one today for my PM snack with a couple of clementines.

Is it snack time yet? πŸ˜‰

As you know, I ❀ the sweet potato so I decided I would wedge up 3 and roast them for lunch/dinner combos.

I can seriously eat a sweet potato every day so I’ll be surprised if these actually last 3 days.

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These are super easy. Scrub, wedge, drizzle with olive oil, sprinkle with salt, roast at 425 degrees for 25-35 minutes (depending on how big you make your wedges),Β gobble let cool, put into container for later.

We totally used up all the chicken I roasted last week so I decided to do it again.

Harris Teeter had organic whole chickens in stock this time so I grabbed one and made use of my crockpot.

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Β 5 hours later (on high), I had a perfectly cooked and seasoned bird ready for slicing/shredding.

We’ll use it for sandwiches, salads, etc this week.

Β Finally, I decided to make some burgers.

As I said earlier, it pretty much rained all weekend so I was glad I have a cast iron grill pan. πŸ™‚

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I used the recipe from my Abs Diet Cookbook.

I had one for lunch today (on its own – no bun) with some of those sweet potatoes, some spicy (for real spicy!) guacamole, and some veggies. Om nom nom!!

So, that’s what happened in my kitchen yesterday. What happened in yours?

Talk to me: When was the last time you had a margarita as big as your head? What movies have you seen lately?

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4 thoughts on “Sunday food prep (2) – what went down in my kitchen

  1. Last time I had a Margarita as big as my head was in October 2013 in NYC (I know, way too long ago!)
    The latest movie we watched this rainy weekend was the Cabin in the woods (ridiculous but funny).
    I need to food prep some time, totally fell off that wagon 😦

  2. Just saw Guardian of the Galaxy last Friday night and it was a blast. I highly recommend it (even if you aren’t into comic book movies, it is just good fun). It has been a while since I have had a margarita that big, I try not to hurt myself these days. Also, I really wanted to give you a bit of constructive critisism and some suggestions about your video post on FB but didn’t think posting them in the comments would be appropriate. Any ideas where I can post such commentary?

    • I have heard good things about that movie! We don’t go out to movies a lot so I tend to be super selective. Hmm…maybe we need to go again! πŸ™‚

      I would really appreciate any suggestions you have! I know I definitely could have done a better job – not to mention my grass was tall (thank you never-ending rain) & the motorcycle was in the way. You can certainly email me at jenniferstevens21@gmail.com. πŸ™‚

  3. Pingback: Sunday Food Prep – what went down in my kitchen (9) | A Hungry Runner

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