Hello! It’s a pretty blah day and I was thisclose to oversleeping. But these days I just automatically wake up at 5 a.m. regardless if I want to or not. So since I was up I figured I might as well go for a run It started to drizzle a bit out there so I had to resort to an old trick: stealing someone’s plastic newspaper bag to protect my phone! Sorry to whoever’s morning news was soggy!And even more sorry for these curly fries, which were abandoned by a cruel, heartless person on the side of Riverside Drive. #streetfoodMy whole body was a little sore from yesterday’s boot camp class at the Y (locals, you have to try this class! it will crush you!) but once I finished the second mile I loosened up and found my groove.This picture is 5% proof that I went for a run and 95% me showing off my nails. What do you think of the color? Too bright?!In other must-know news, here are some thoughts on sesame chicken and meal planning…After coming back from a weekend away, Cook Smarts saved us on the meal-planning front this week. I grabbed my phone and chose our meals for the week when our plane landed in Nashville, loaded my grocery list on the way to the car, and then bought just what we needed when we swung by the store on our way back from the airport! And just as a reminder, I’m not sponsored by Cook Smarts or anything, just totally obsessed in my own weird way.
On Sunday night we didn’t have a lot of time to unpack and prep for the week, but I was able to chop some fruits and veggies in advance.
I usually make four full meals a week for Anthony and myself (assuming we have no weeknight dinners out planned) which gets us through lunches and dinners Sunday – Friday. By Thursday or Friday I sometimes have to make a hodgepodge meal of sorts with leftovers and pantry staples — slow-cooker black beans and sauteed peppers over some form of carb is one of my go-to “it’s the end of the week and we have no food” meals.I love having an empty fridge on Saturday morning — that means that I feel good knowing that no food has gone to waste and that I get to dance down the aisles of Publix with a fresh new menu for the week.How do you meal plan? Let me know in the comments. I love hearing how different people manage to feed their families, especially those of you with kids! That adds a whole new level of complexity that I can’t imagine tackling!
Anyways, back to this sesame chicken. I’d marinated the meat yesterday morning and chopped the bok choy and snow peas on Sunday night. All I had to do when I started cooking dinner at 7:15 last night was pulse my cauliflower to make “rice” and then cook everything up. We sat down with our dinners, La Croixs, mini dinosaurs, and oversized sriracha bottle around 7:45. And had just enough time to watch an episode of Superstore before going to bed! One of the funniest shows I’ve seen in a while, in case you’re looking for something new!
- Ever stolen something while on the run?!
- What time do you naturally wake up?
- How do you meal plan? (Or do you not meal plan at all?)