After a crazy week, I enjoy a weekend when I can catch up and rest a little before the next week. I feel extra blessed when I can carve out a little time to prepare meals in advance (or atleast make a plan and grocery shop!). Some weeks are busier for me than others, has your summer been like that? During the busy times, I rely on the ‘reserves’ I’ve put aside (i.e. pantry staples, freezer meals or basic crock pot starter meals). We’ve been blessed with a nice garden bounty so far this year so that has helped me fill in nutritious foods when in a hurry. The other night I made “adventure pizza” for dinner. My kiddos just love when I prepare meals like that (I’ve also made “mystery soup” in the past). Basically, I had the ingredients left in my fridge, freezer and pantry to get dinner together as our shopping trip wasn’t until the next day. This is what I came up with: 3 prepared, whole wheat pizza crusts, leftover sausage and bacon, 2 types of cheese and some from fresh basil from the garden. The salad came from the garden as well with two different types of lettuce and a handful of chives sprinkled on top. I had a “dewlicious” melon waiting in the refrigerator for the perfect time to be sliced and served. Adventure pizza night, it was.
I came across this yummy, breakfast cookie recipe when searching for new/different recipes. Who wouldn’t want cookies and milk for breakfast? What kinds of things do you do on the weekends to prepare for the upcoming week?