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.
January 4- January 10
The week after New Year’s is always a bit of a letdown. There are no decent holidays coming up, and typically that’s when winter decides to really settle in (we’ve got lows in the NEGATIVES, people. That’s like hell on earth for this southerner).
Josh is traveling part of this week again in sunny, warm Florida (again), so I’m trying my hardest not to pout. Instead, I’m going to cook up a big pot of dal (recipe to come!) work on an indoor garden project, and continue down the path of making this new house feel more and more like a home.
Oh, and read a lot, because that’s what we nerds love to do in the winter.
Any book suggestions?
Total cost: Roughly $100 (hooray!)
Average cost per meal per person, with snacks tucked into the mix: $3.57
- Toast with sunflower seed butter and apples
- “Let’s pretend it’s warm and sunny” salad (recipe to come)
- Red lentil dal(recipe to come)
- Green bean and avocado fried rice
- Menchi katsu kare
- Coconut curried fried rice
- Whole baked cauliflower with tomato and olive sauce