Does anyone else have a bittersweet relationship with food prep?
Having ready-to-eat food all week long? YESSSSS
Spending a whole bunch of time making food that isn’t for immediately enjoyment? MEHHH
But I feel like I really got the best of both worlds this weekend. As Sunday came to end, I realized that my fridge was really well stocked with snacks and meals for the week, despite my lack of designated “food prep” time. Instead, I was just conscious of making a bit extra as I prepared my meals on Saturday and Sunday and BAM: I had a whole bunch of food prepped and I felt like a ninja.
Saturday morning I made muffins to go along with the beauty that is Joshua-eggs. I left out a few for this week and a couple were sent straight to the freezer for later. I followed this recipe (first pumpkin baking of the season WOO!) We also had some cantaloupe with our breakfast so I cut up the whole thing for quick munching.
For lunch on Sunday I made a super quick brown rice noodle curry dish. There was enough left over for one additional meal, which I’ll be drawing upon during a quick lunch break this week.
Acorn squash made an appearance at dinnertime so I roasted a whole extra one while I was at it. I may or may not have cooked them with butter, brown sugar and maple syrup and it may or may not have been really delicious. When I need a snack or little bit extra with meals this week, I plan on giving a wedge a quick nuke!
Aside from providing last night’s dinner, it will also be good for at least three more meals and you best believe that I’m going to do my best to let none go to waste. But I don’t foresee it being a problem…
While I love cooking and don’t see it as a burden whatsoever, the beauty of this weekend was that I got to do most of my cooking done my favourite way; with a wineglass in my hand and my favourite kitchen sidekick at my side.
Friday’s Dinner: salmon steak // sauteed lemon-garlic broccoli //
crispy smashed potatoes with avocado aioli
And now that Monday is upon us and it’s back to the solo-student life, I’ll have more time to focus on school, soaking up the Fall weather and FaceTiming my people.
Have a fabulous week, friends! And tell me… are you a food-prepper? Do you try to make enough to have leftovers?