Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Pots & Plans and Ramblings

Three things:

I had two awesome suggestions for getting meals on the table yesterday and I hope they will help you.  

My friend Caroline who has a super cool meal planning company called Pots & Plans told me about.  She said to put dinner in the crockpot at night and then before you go to bed, start cooking and let it cook through the night and when you get up in the morning, dinner for that night is done.  Then you just have to reheat it.  Genius right?!!  I'm definitely trying this soon.

And let me brag on her company - 
Pots & Plans is a simple concept... each week, a full meal plan and shopping list will be delivered to your inbox for $10. The plan includes 1-2 breakfast recipes for the week, 5 dinner entrees and tips for utilizing leftovers for lunches throughout the week. And the real winner? Each plan is $100 or less.  

My friend Tess told me that on a rainy weekend day, she makes numerous homemade freezer meals to stick in her freezer for a quick weeknight meal.  Pull it out the night before, and pair it with a salad and dinner is done.  Those are the quick kind of meals we need.  Like literally all you have to do is pop it in the oven.  

I just keep reminding myself that this is a phase of life and will get better.  Last night I made taco meat so we can quickly have taco salads for dinner tonight.  That's pretty easy and mostly healthy.  My other go-to's if I have time - order on the apps from Zoes Kitchen or Chopt (salad place) and literally run in to pick it up.  So good and easy. 


ANYWAY, I've got some crazy stuff going on with one of my projects in Utah that is a major issue and I have been super stressed about that.  

I got up this morning at 5:15am and walked/ran with my friend Lisa like we always used to do.  I need to get on the train because I can tell I've been off the train lately.  I feel and look gross.  Yada yada yada. 

A woman got robbed leaving Nordstrom the other day about the same exact time I left the mall so I've been kinda freaking out about that.  Kevin said to solve it, I just shouldn't go to the mall.  ;)  Still, a scary world we live in.  

Lots of ramblings yesterday and today!  I'm done.


Natalie said...

Have you ever looked into emeals? They provide you a menu and shopping list. Plus, there's an app for your phone.

Tess said...

Totally a season, and I feel like as the days get longer throughout the summer it's a little easier to get outside and grill, walk, and just feel better.

Leslie said...

I need to get back on some sort of exercise program too. Ugg, it is so tough sometimes! I hope your project gets straightened out soon; that's so stressful. For mealtimes, also try to pick things that you can take short cuts on. When we do fajitas, I pick up the chicken pre-cooked and seasoned from Target. My husband loves it, and then all I have to do is heat up the tortillas, maybe stirfry some veggies if I feel up for it, and pull the cheese, guac, and sour cream out of the fridge. I still feel like I'm somewhat cooking, but it's very little effort on my end!

Caroline Arey said...

Thank you for the plug!! I totally agree it's a season, and definitely give yourself a TON of grace. You juggle so much, so beautifully!

Margot said...

Wait, the Nordstrom robbery!? Need to learn more about that. SO. Scary. And what a great idea about doing the crock pot while you sleep! I'm in such a dinner (and exercise) rut lately so I'm right there with you wanting to get back on the train! I think you're a supe mama!

Susan said...

Pots and Plans sounds interesting. Does she have a sample menu available to view?