Actually ... I've got a 3 day weekend thanks to President's Day so I've got time to do a little extra de-cluttering, packing, snapping pics and meal prep ... which makes me very very happy! Of course, I "could" go in to the office and do a little work but I've got more pressing matters here at home to take care of!
The Pantry / Freezer Challenge is still going fairly strong ... Hubby has been doing an awesome job of clearing things out in anticipation of the upcoming move. There were 3 stops this past week: Aldi ($35 worth of veggies), Trader Joe's ($25 coffee and riced cauliflower) and Winn Dixie ($30 steaks, cat food and bread).
We celebrated Valentine's Day on Saturday night with another couple, grilled up some ribeyes that we picked up for $9 a pound, sauteed mushrooms and green beans and Hubby made a really yummy ciabata bread ... gotta love when he cooks!
I'm a little sad that my days are numbered in this kitchen. I'm excited, but then sad. Ugh! So many meals with wonderful memories have been made in this kitchen ... good and bad ... but I keep telling myself that memories are forever ...
So .... with that bittersweet note, here's what we are looking at this week ahead:
Sunday - turkey burgers on the grill ... will also offer up leftover roasted wedge taters from last night and I don't have buns but do have bagels and english muffins, or you can be like me and wrap that bad boy up in a lettuce leaf ... Hubby also took out some shrimp and bacon (!) to make bacon wrapped shrimp so sort of an oddball meal this evening!
Monday - Italian Sausage and Peppers in the Instant Pot ... really excited to get this made and see how it works out ... since I'm off today, I want to make this earlier in the day!
Tuesday - Taco Tuesday, what else?? :-) Hoping to make the meat on Monday
Wednesday - Balsamic Chicken ... hoping to be able to whip up a salad to go along with it
Thursday - leftovers or out ... depends on Hubby
Friday - another girls night out ... I'm going to try and avoid having to feed everyone this time and suggest we all meet at the location ... although my one girlfriend just back in town from being gone all summer so I would like to see her BEFORE we get the group together ... so I might just try some wings in the Instant Pot (another new recipe I've not tried yet!) with the wings I have in the freezer ...
Saturday - Hubby's choice ... most likely chicken related ;-) Just because it's what we have in the freezers!
What are YOU making this week? Go check out the Organized Junkie's Menu Plan Monday linkup for tons of ideas!
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