|Lunch Is SERVED!|
As you may have noticed I have added a "Planned Leftovers Section" to the recipes. I wanted to take a moment to explain why I now LOVE this concept! It wasn't until just recently that I have put this concept into practice and I can't believe how much time it frees up! It is simple really, but it does require organised planning. So I thought I would share with you how I make it work for me.
- Grab the flyer's ( I am a huge flyer shopper, with 4 boys in my house I can't afford not too!) - chicken breast is on sale this week (SCORE!), start to plan the meals.
- Tuesday dinner is Roasted chicken breast with Rosemary garlic sweet potatoes, and a side salad. So Tuesday night I will cook an extra 2 breast and make an extra large salad.
- Wednesday Lunch is planned as a Chicken salad (my favorite lunch) or chicken and salad wrap.
- To make this even more efficient as I am cleaning up dinner I chop the chicken, put it in the ziploc bags, put the extra salad in a lunch container (or make the wraps and put them in the tubs), put some salad dressing in a little container, assemble everything into the big salad container (or else my husband will forget something and complain that his salad was dry, lol!) and voila! LUNCH IS SERVED!! I even make my lunches and snack the night before, just because I am at home doesn`t mean I can`t be prepared!
I am so glad that I embraced this concept. It may mean extra time planning meals, making grocery lists, and double checking flyers during Thurday`s nap time, but I cannot even begin to count the hours I have saved being in the kitchen. Plus as a bonus it keeps me right on track with my menu!
Enjoy your day! I hope to hear some feedback on this idea, and if anyone else uses it.