Meal Plan: December 28- January 3

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 each for the two of us. Lunches are typically a double batch of whatever the recipe calls for. We make the lunches and do other prep work on Sunday. Nearly all items are purchased from either our local farmers market or Whole Foods. We live in Cincinnati, OH.

Christmas Eve noodles
Christmas Eve noodles

December 28- January 3

Hopefully everyone had a wonderful Christmas, full of too much food and being extremely lazy! We thoroughly enjoyed Josh’s first year of not working retail through the holiday season. Words cannot express how miserable that can be.

The sad thing about Christmas being over is that it means travel season has begun again for Josh, which is totally lame. Since there’s no way I’m going to cook a full meal from scratch for myself every night, this will lead to lots of big pots of soup/chili that can be made once and reheated for however many nights necessary. It’s all about strategy.

This is also the last week of 2014, which was a crazy year that began in New York City and ends in Cincinnati, which is completely unexpected and amusing. Life is a funny thing.

I’m not one for resolutions, since life is such a mystery. Really, I just can’t wait to see what the next year brings. Bring on new adventures!

Total cost: Roughly $132

Average cost per meal per person, with snacks tucked into the mix: $4.71



  • Roasted vegetables with cannellini beans and magic sauce (recipe to come)




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