Rovani's Sandbox

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February 25 - March 4 Meal Planning

Through most of February, we didn't create a meal plan at all. It was terrible and caused a fair amount of stress. It reminded me how much I really dislike the just-got-home-from-work "what do you feel like for dinner" conversation. We end up going out to eat or getting take-out more often, and it just doesn't feel as satisfying. I am making a renewed effort to make time for meal planning each week. This attempt at making it a regular thing will revolve around doing as much of the planning as I can before I go for a run on Saturday mornings. Surprisingly, we don't have anything on the calendar for next week, which means I have a full slate of meals to plan for! The only piece to account for is that I am planning on running home from work on Tuesday - which means I need to do something in the slow cooker for that dinner.

What's In The Refrigerator

  • ¼ bag of carrots medley

  • 4 bell peppers (whole)

  • Brussels sprouts - I have two bags uncut

  • Tortillas (running low)

  • Hamburger bun

  • English muffin

  • Naan

  • Boneless, skinless chicken breasts (frozen)

  • Chicken thighs (frozen, 4 thighs per bag)

  • Steak (frozen), probably filet mignons, individually wrapped

|Day of Week| Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner | |-----------|------------------|-------------------------------|-----------------------------| |Sunday | Instant Pot Oatmeal | Turkey Sandwiches | Lasagna & Salad | |Monday | Std. Breakfast | Chicken Pot Pie | Beef Stroganoff & Roasted Green Beans | |Tuesday **| Standard Oatmeal | Lasagna Leftovers | Slow Cooker Chili | |Wednesday | Std. Breakfast | Turkey Sandwich | Everything-but-the-Bagel Salmon | |Thursday *| Standard Oatmeal | Lasagna Leftovers | O'Shaughnessy's Public House | |Friday | IHOP | Slow Cooker Chili | Chicken Fajitas & Bang Bang Broccoli | |Saturday *| On Your Own | Culver's | party at friends' house | |Sunday | Std. Breakfast | Chipotle | leftover spaghetti and chili |

Breakfast Plans

  • Instant Pot Oatmeal - 1 cup oats, 3 cups milk, 1 tbsp butter, pinch salt, 4 minutes on Low Pressure
  • Standard Breakfast - 3 eggs, 2 pieces of bacon, 75 grams potatoes, 64 grams Brussels sprouts
  • Katie's Oatmeal - 1 serving oatmeal, 1 serving almond milk, ½ serving organic peanut butter
  • Overnight Oatmeal - 2 cups oats, 1 can coconut milk, 1 scoop protean powder; leave in fridge overnight

Lunch Plans

  • Turkey and English Muffin sandwich, with shredded cheese and mustard
  • Chicken Salad - chicken breast with celery, Dijon, lemon juice, salt, sour cream, and mayo

Dinner Plans (also, leftovers as lunch)