All the recipes I followed are from the Good Cheap Eats book.
I'm making 5 meals this coming week and they are ready to be cooked. I didn't cook anything before hand, except for the chicken for the chicken black bean and rice soup. I boiled the chicken legs in water with garlic, carrots, celery, and half an onion so that I got some chicken stock for the week as well. It turned out very well.
|Three Jars of Chicken stock for soup and making rice this week.|
I also got out the bread machine and made some amish white bread. It turned out so fluffy and good. I had some toast this morning and the slice of bread was a tad bit too big for the toaster. That's good bread right there.
As for the other meals, I made my own "Rice a Roni" jars, (one cup of rice with all the seasonings I need for the meal).
And also made my own "Shake-n-Bake" for tonight's dinner.
I've got vegetables cut and ready to go, and everything measured out.
I feel very accomplished. And also, I have missed doing stuff like this. I used to when I lived at home and was first married. But after a few years, and after having to work three jobs at a time, I've just fallen out of routine and just forgotten how much fun I had doing prep work and making sure that the pantry is full of ready to go meals and what not's.
|Chopped and measured out, ready to be cooked.|
|The Green Beans already have olive oil and seasoning on them, ready to be roasted in the oven!|
|Beef, Chicken, and more vegetables in the freezer.|
Not pictured is my sourdough starter! I'm very excited about this, I love sourdough bread and rolls. I'm a bit nervous at how it will turn out, but the recipe and instructions seem simple enough.
You can get all the recipes I am using from the Good Cheap Eats book, and also the blog .
My momma got me this book for Christmas, and I've been using it everyday sense then.