My Sundays are the busiest days of the week for me. It is the day when I get everything ready for the work & school week, incl: shopping and cooking.
Meal Planing Adventures
You might find me slightly odd for working the most on what is meant to be the day when we all relax and recharge our batteries. My dear wife might even agree with you, but the family fully appreciates the outcome of my cooking madness.
When surfing social media platforms, reading online articles, and commuting to/from work throughout the week, I mentally prepare for the upcoming meal-planning event.
Yes, it sounds rather sad that I always think about food, but it is an essential part of our life – in case you have not noticed.
It allows me to mentally prepare for the meal plan, find recipes, and write out the grocery shopping list. It’s like preparing for a project at work, where you write down lists of things to research, notes, and ideas, allowing you to get the project off to a good start.
On Saturday, I start writing my meal plan while preparing the weekend dinners. The latter typically consists of grilled dishes, including seafood, poultry, pork, and beef. Often served with healthy sides of greens.
Sunday Game Day
No, it has absolutely nothing to do with NFL or NBA. I do not watch football as it pales compared to rugby, which is a proper sport.
My TV is tuned to the English Premier League games both Saturday and Sunday mornings, irrespectively of who is playing.
Soccer, aka football, is probably the best sport globally – at least for me.
I wake up early most days, not because I want to, but because my body and mind wake up around 6 am, and I cannot go back to sleep. It is very frustrating, especially if I had a few drinks the day before. But, trust me, I would love to sleep in.
Anyway, I wrap up my meal plan and grocery list and head to the local supermarket to mingle with other strange people who like to shop on early Sunday mornings.
Once done, the cooking starts. I will cook and prepare meals for several hours, both school lunches and dinners.
Meal planning and cooking on Sundasy is my way of destressing.
This week I’m using Kent Rollins’ cookbooks, the real cowboy chef. He has a lot of excellent dishes that most home chefs can create. The instructions and ingredients are easy to follow, and the outcome is simple yet delicious meals for the family.
His meals are meant to be cooked on the grill or over the fire. However, you can easily prepare these dishes on your stove and in the oven.
I’m attempting to make a chicken casserole, cowboy chili, apple/pear stuffed pork loins on the grill, and steak fajitas.
It’ll be another finger-licking week of awesome meals, all thanks to Kent Rollins.
|Weekday||Snacks n’ Breakfasts||Lunch||Dinner|
|Monday||Yogurts||Pizza on the grill||Steak Fajitas with guacamole and tortilla chips|
|Tuesday||Egg sandwich||Chicken and avocado sliders||Pork loin stuffed with apples and pear slices served with cheesy broccoli|
|Wednesday||Viking oats||Homemade mac n cheese||Chicken & Rice casserole|
|Thursday||Cereal||Steak and cheese sliders||Spicy sausage and white bean soup|
|Friday||Yogurts||Pesto and mozzarella melt||Cowboy chili … only like Kent Rollins makes it|
One day, I might get so organized that I will link the meals below to my recipes. We can only live in hope!
Have a fantastic week, my friends. I hope you enjoy these meal plans. It is so much easier to make food in advance, although you need to invest several hours in preparing the meals during the weekend.
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