Every week we make a meal plan for the week ahead. The plan accounts for 5 breakfasts, 4 lunches (plus fruit or vegetables), 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.
August 9-August 15
Last week we snuck away to Philadelphia, a city that I had never been to before. Josh had a store to open and one of my sisters and her husband moved there just days before we arrived, so I tagged along and had so much fun and walked enough to develop some good sized blisters. Oh, city life.
We also celebrated our 4th anniversary while we were there. Hooray! Last year we were in Hawaii to celebrate, and this year we hunted down a Hawaiian food truck and stood in the street eating and soaking in the general happiness of being together. Celebrating in extravagant ways is so fun and I’m glad when we can, but being together and eating out of styrofoam bowls is a thing of beauty as well. This was a year with no big anniversary presents, just lots of talking and dreaming about the future, and a bouquet of flowers bought while running errands this weekend. My heart is full.
While looking up recipes for this week, I stumbled across our plan for almost this same exact week last year, and apparently I have a lot of similar cravings each August, which makes me laugh. If it ain’t broke…
- Smoothie bowls-granola on top
- Avocado toast
- Cilantro jalapeño hummus with carrots and cucumbers
- Banana bread (Josh’s special request, with chocolate chips, and a loaf for him to share with coworkers)
- Hainanese Chicken with Rice– plus the sweet soy from this recipe
- Spring rolls with leftover chicken
- Sesame noodles
- Thai corn coconut soup