i used to have such a great habit of preparing tons of food on the weekends for lunches and easy dinners during the week.
thanks to working from home a lot during the last 6 months of grad school, i got out of this habit since it was easy to prep things as i needed them during the week.
it’s been a slow transition, but i think i’m finally back into that habit!
last weekend i kept things super simple and made a big batch of my three bean salad as well as chopping 6 red bell peppers and two bunches of celery.
i also made brad’s weekly package of bacon (he warms up a couple slices every morning as part of his breakfast…).
another of my favorite things to keep on hand is sloppy joe’s.
i made a big batch of them two weekends ago using half beef and half turkey. i scoop 1/2 cup portions out onto a pan that is lined with parchment paper. then i freeze them and seal them in plastic.
i eat these little portions on their own, on top of salads, or, my favorite, on nachos instead of taco meat!
some of my other favorite foods that are great in lunches during the week:
- cranberry relish
- chicken salad
- hard boiled eggs (haven’t done this in a while – i will do it this weekend!)
- cowboy caviar
- roasted vegetables
and so many more!
what are your favorite things to prepare ahead of time or to eat as leftovers?
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