Hi all — I skipped last week’s meal plan to kind of do a little housecleaning in the kitchen and with our prep routine. It’s a work in progress. Maybe it’s my profession, but I’m always in the process of evaluating and re-evaluating the way we do things to make sure it still works and is right for us.
It’s no secret that before having a baby, our “Sunday prep” was a little more actual prep. I did quite a bit more stuff in advance of the week, and it was great. I also prepared many more foods from scratch. That isn’t something I’ve been able to get back to since having KK. The reality is just keeping my house sufficiently clean and Kaitlan safe as she crawls around at relative light speed is pretty time-intensive. But at the same time, we still need healthy eats, prepared as efficiently as possible, especially now that KK is moving away from purees and wanting to exclusively feed herself.
The good news is that I think we’re getting to a point now that, with a little planning, we can hopefully slowly start to resume some better prep habits. And I think as Kaitlan grows, this can be something to look forward to every week. I know she’ll be cooking and baking at grandma and grandpa’s as well. Such a lucky kid.
So this week we prepped tacos to get us through Wednesday (today) and we also prepped a bunch of fruit and veggies for KK. Since we were out-of-town until Sunday afternoon, that was about all we could do. This weekend, I’m going to do some quick breads, breakfast egg muffins, and sandwich bread. My goal is to double up to freeze 1/2 of what I bake so I’m doing 2 weeks of baking at a time. Here are a few recipes I’ve pinned for inspiration/use:
- Homemade Multigrain Bread (via The Woks of Life)
- Paleo Breakfast Muffins (Gal on a Mission)
- Freezer-friendly Blueberry Oatmeal Pancakes (via $5 Dinners)
- English Muffins (via us, haha)
- Banana Bread (via us)
This weekend I’d like to do some pizza on the grill. I don’t know why, but I’ve been craving it like woah. I think it’s because we made it for the 4th of July two years ago (when life was super stressful) and I want a much better do-over.
Do you have staple prep recipes?
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