Thursday, July 30, 2020

What We Ate So Far This Week

Monday:  I grilled a huge package of chicken breasts that I bought at Aldi.  It was marked $10 regular price with TWO of the $2.00 off coupons so I paid $6.   The breasts were huge!


I also grilled zucchini. I cut off the ends, sliced in quarters brushed with olive oil, salt, and pepper.

So, we did not eat ALL that chicken and grilled zucchini.  I still think I am cooking for 4 adults instead of 2.


After dinner, I shredded the grilled chicken (about three of those breasts) and vacuum packed them in servings of 2 cups and froze them for later use.  Same with the leftover zucchini.



 I have been using my foodsaver more in the last couple of months than I ever have.  Some for leftovers and some for prepping items for the pantry.











Tuesday:  It was a soup kinda night.   The Bear Creek soup mixes are great for when you don't have a lot of time to prepare dinner and they are not that expensive. 


As you can see this is a family size mix that serves 8.  We will be eating leftover soup later this week.






I added more broccoli to the soup.  Before I started the mix, I took out a bag of frozen broccoli from Aldi, sauteed it in garlic and onions with olive oil for a few minutes.


Then I added 8 cups of water to the pot and mixed in the cheddar broccoli soup mix let it simmer for 10 minutes and it was done.





I shredded up some Aldi block cheddar cheese and sprinkled it on top and served with fresh strawberries.  We also had sliced Cuban bread leftover from Sunday night Spaghetti.



Wednesday: Bacon, Eggs and grits.  No pictures.

Tonight:  Leftover Broccoli soup with a small salad. 

Friday night (tomorrow)  It will be a pizza night, we typically get carry out from Lil Ceasers.

My meal planning has changed significantly since my daughter and her family moved out.  I am having to learn to cook for two again instead of 6 and we are eating a bit healthier too.







9 comments:

  1. When you cook for 6, you have meals for later or stocking up. That soup looks and sounds delicious. Adding more broccoli is the way to go.

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    1. For a bag mix it is really pretty good!

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  2. Your meal plan looks great!I wish my husband would eat soup, because I love it, and the mixes are great (I also love homemade soup).

    We're still getting by with no kitchen & a lot of creativity!

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    1. I know you are anxious to have your kitchen completed!! Thankfully, the hubs likes soup on occasion and the mixes make it super easy. Homemade soups are wonderful too.

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  3. Oh wow, this is a great blog post, Lisa. I love all the photos. Your broccoli and strawberries all look so good. And what a great deal on the chicken at Aldi. That's terrific. :)

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