Sunday, June 26, 2011

Sunday Food Prep

My food is prepped. My laundry is nearly done. My children are.... huh, hang on.... got it, all accounted for, though one is on the road (driving from California home, yikes... yes, I worry). The hubby is watching UFC, and asking when dinner is. Yes, all is normal for a Sunday night. When I assured him it was indeed ready, I had to, just HAD to do the "In-Deed" chest flex. He called me a dork. :-) If you missed that video, it's really a must watch. And I have been doing the "In-Deed" all weekend. Much to the dismay of my children.

I live to embarrass them. It's a gift, and a calling. One I embrace.  hehehehehe.

My crockpots got a workout today, along with my oven, Foreman Grill, and so on. I had a blast. I started up my crockpots - pork tenderloin in broth with Mrs Dash Southwest Chipotle in one, and chicken breasts in broth and Mrs Dash Garlic & Herb in th eother. I browned lean ground beef - mixed in a container of brown mushrooms (minced fine), and a can of diced tomatoes. Half was seasoned with Mrs Dash Southwest Chipotle & Mrs D Extra Spicy (for taco night) and the other half got Mrs D Tomato & Basil (for spaghetti - using quinoa pasta). That done and put away, I moved on to my mini chicken loaves. I also made a large loaf (sans onion because Bill hates onion), then baked 'em and put them away.

I chopped veggies (zucchini, asparagus, and broccoli/cauliflower) and put them in steamer bags with Mrs D Garlic & Herb - into the fridge they went. My oatmeal baggies got done and put away. I baked a batch of zucchini protein muffins, and another of blueberry protein muffins (Bill's favorite). I tested a new ice cream recipe (apple pie), which turned out ok... still needs a bit of tweaking. I grilled a london broil (love the meat sales!) and sliced it for the family to use in wraps & salads.

Once the crockpots were done, the pork got shredded then separated into 3 oz packets (baggies). I can add salsa or whatnot when I'm ready to use them. The chicken got portioned out (3 and 4 oz) and into baggies that went. Then I started another crockpot with boneless bbq ribs for the family's dinner. I baked a couple sweet potatoes (the white ones) then cut them into 4 oz portions (for my starchy lunch carbs this week).  I also made a batch of Chipotle Mashed Sweet Potatoes (with the orange ones) for dinner this week.
Everything else done, I had one last task, to bake my Swai. My kitchen needs a quick sweep and then it's shut down until Ice Cream time. :-) I love ice-cream time.

Here's the week's menu:
Sunday: BBQ crockpot ribs with corn on the cob (me: Swai & steamed asparagus)
Monday: Tacos/Taco Salad (me: Swai & steamed zucchini)
Tuesday: Chicken Loaf with Chipotle Mashed Sweet Potatoes (me: Chicken breast & steamed broccoli/cauliflower)
Wednesday: Leftovers (me: Chicken breast and raw peppers - bowling night)
Thursday: Spaghetti & Salad (me: chicken breast & steamed zucchini)
Friday: Date night... kids'll have leftovers or chicken quesadillas
Saturday: Honey Dijon Chicken & Steamed broccoli/cauliflower (me: chicken breast & steamed veggies)

All the recipes are on my recipe page:

Tomorrow begins Week 9 workouts. I can't believe it's already week 9! Holy cow! I'm hopeful the hamstring will cooperate, and I can start doing HIIT again. We'll see, and whatever happens, I'll face it, I'll deal with it.

I'm going to clean up the last bit in the kitchen and then chill out for the evening (while I count down to ice cream). :-)

Happy Sunday!!


  1. you are a powerhouse! I cant believe how much you get done in a weekend!

  2. I know you don't know me - but I thought of you yesterday while I was cooking chicken in one Crock Pot; and not all my chicken as I still have like 12 pounds in the fridge that I have to deal with tonight and last night I heard you in my head: "Uhm...hello? You have TWO ovens and TWO Crock Pots. So what's the problem here?" LOL!

    Thanks for such an enjoyable blog!

  3. Hahahaha!!! MrsRum, LOL! What I'd give for 2 ovens!! :-) That's hysterical!

  4. :) I ran two Crock Pots overnight to finish my chicken!! Which I'll chop/shred tonight and freeze for next weeks lunch.

    Two ovens were one of my new house requirements; but I was so used to one that even two years after we moved in I was despairing to my husband about the timing of a big meal and he just looked at me and said " have two ovens.....?" LOL indeed. I felt like a dork!!