Meal Plan: October 19-October 25

Every week we make a meal plan for the week ahead. The plan accounts for 5 breakfasts, 4 lunches (plus fruit), 4 snacks, and 5 dinners for the two of us. Lunch ideas are typically a double batch of whatever the recipe calls for. I make the lunches and do other various prep work on Sunday. Nearly all items are purchased from either our local farmers market or Whole Foods. We are currently living in New York City, so things are more expensive than average.

Enjoying our last few weeks in New York

Enjoying our last few weeks in New York

October 19-October 25

We’re approaching the end of our time here, so I’m trying to use up the random things in our fridge and a lightening our pantry load a little. Including using the last of our curry paste. Also know that we’ll probably go out a little more than usual in the next couple of weeks, trying to do a last round of our favorite restaurants.

Total cost: Roughly $85

Average cost per meal per person, with snacks tucked into the mix: $3.15

Breakfast

Lunch

  • Cobb Salad- lettuce, leftover chicken, avocado, sprouts, sunflower seeds, focaccia croutons all with Caesar vinaigrette

Snack

Dinner

Meal Plan: October 12- October 18

Every week we make a meal plan for the week ahead. The plan accounts for 5 breakfasts, 4 lunches (plus fruit), 4 snacks, and 5 dinners for the two of us. Lunch ideas are typically a double batch of whatever the recipe calls for. I make the lunches and do other various prep work on Sunday. Nearly all items are purchased from either our local farmers market or Whole Foods. We are currently living in New York City, so things are more expensive than average.

Moving time!

Moving time!

October 12- October 18

Shortened meal plan due to the fact that we just got back from Cincinnati. In big news: WE’RE MOVING TO CINCINNATI! So crazy. Two weeks from tomorrow, movers will come and start to pack up our apartment. It’s all getting real!

Breakfast

Lunch

Snack

  • Misc freezer leftovers

Dinner

Meal Plan: October 5-October 11

Every week we make a meal plan for the week ahead. The plan accounts for 5 breakfasts, 4 lunches (plus fruit), 4 snacks, and 5 dinners for the two of us. Lunch ideas are typically a double batch of whatever the recipe calls for. I make the lunches and do other various prep work on Sunday. Nearly all items are purchased from either our local farmers market or Whole Foods. We are currently living in New York City, so things are more expensive than average.

View from the Top of the Rock

View from the Top of the Rock

October 5-October 11

Things are a little crazy right now, with some big changes coming, so postings have definitely been a little sporadic. Hopefully it will all be settled soon!

Total cost: Roughly $121

Average cost per meal per person, with snacks tucked into the mix: $4.32

Breakfast

Lunch

Snack

Dinner

 

Meal Plan: September 28-October 4

Every week we make a meal plan for the week ahead. The plan accounts for 5 breakfasts, 4 lunches (plus fruit), 4 snacks, and 5 dinners for the two of us. Lunch ideas are typically a double batch of whatever the recipe calls for. I make the lunches and do other various prep work on Sunday. Nearly all items are purchased from either our local farmers market or Whole Foods. We are currently living in New York City, so things are more expensive than average.

How I felt this morning

How I felt this morning

September 28- October 4

My best friend Rachel and her husband Bryan arrive Thursday, so not a ton of meals to cook! Unlike when we lived in TN and cooked for out of town company, here we just go out.  So many restaurants to try!

Total cost: Roughly $130

Average cost per meal per person, with snacks tucked into the mix: $4.64

Breakfast

Lunch

Snack

Dinner

Meal Plan: September 21-September 27

Every week we make a meal plan for the week ahead. The plan accounts for 5 breakfasts, 4 lunches (plus fruit), 4 snacks, and 5 dinners for the two of us. Lunch ideas are typically a double batch of whatever the recipe calls for. I make the lunches and do other various prep work on Sunday. Nearly all items are purchased from either our local farmers market or Whole Foods. We are currently living in New York City, so things are more expensive than average.

Fires of Mordor... or the beginnings of a curry sauce

Fires of Mordor… or the beginnings of a curry sauce

September 21 – September 27

Nothing too exciting this week!

Breakfast

Lunch

Snack

Dinner

 

 

Meal Plan: September 14-September 20

Every week we make a meal plan for the week ahead. The plan accounts for 5 breakfasts, 4 lunches (plus fruit), 4 snacks, and 5 dinners for the two of us. Lunch ideas are typically a double batch of whatever the recipe calls for. I make the lunches and do other various prep work on Sunday. Nearly all items are purchased from either our local farmers market or Whole Foods. We are currently living in New York City, so things are more expensive than average.

Cathedral of St. John the Divine

Cathedral of St. John the Divine

September 14- September 20

Although Josh’s birthday was the 13th, this is his birthday week meal plan. All meals and snacks following were selected by him, the lucky guy. Bolognese was his first and happiest choice.

Total cost: Roughly $150

Average cost per meal per person, with snacks tucked into the mix: $5.36

Breakfast

Lunch

Snack

Dinner

 

Meal Plan: September 7-September 13

Every week we make a meal plan for the week ahead. The plan accounts for 5 breakfasts, 4 lunches (plus fruit), 4 snacks, and 5 dinners for the two of us. Lunch ideas are typically a double batch of whatever the recipe calls for. I make the lunches and do other various prep work on Sunday. Nearly all items are purchased from either our local farmers market or Whole Foods. We are currently living in New York City, so things are more expensive than average.

Misfortune cookie

Misfortune cookie

September 7-September 13

My parents are visiting New York this week (yay!), so there won’t be much cooking happening. Also, Josh’s birthday is Saturday! Happy times all around.

Breakfast

Lunch 

Snack

Dinner

  •  Classic split pea soup- one of our favorite soups ever
  • Japanese curry- with chicken, carrots, potatoes, and bell pepper