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.


  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.

    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!

    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.

  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. :)

    1. Thanks Belinda! I appreciate the kind words!