Having a good weekend? I did, though I’ve not been feeling the best the last couple days to be honest. I am starting to feel better now though, so hopefully things will be back to normal this coming week!
Now on to the meal prep 🙂 One thing I really like about this week’s meal prep: it’s short! Ok….it’s not 2 hours or anything, but it didn’t take too much time, made a lot of food and tasted wonderful! And I still had time for an hour bike ride with Draz and made a new pendant (guys, it’s super pretty!). And if you aren’t as treat-obsessed as I am, this meal prep would only take 2-3 hours. But I am treat obsessed, so it took longer than that 🙂
I made all the treats guys…seriously, so many treats. I may have made one of them even by impulse. This week we had more Sweet Potato Banana Bites, Peanut Butter Banana Oat Muffins, Cookie Dough Protein Balls (yay for having protein powder again!), Peanut Butter Brownie Balls and (new) Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Balls! So as I said…all the treats.
Also new: The cheese for my grapes! I used Manchego Cheese this week. It was interesting, and tasty, but probably not my favorite. I’m not sure how soon I will use this one again if I do at all. As for the salads: Mine were a mix this week. 4 with Balsamic Vinaigrette and Tuna Quinoa Cakes, 2 with Shredded Buffalo Chicken and Ranch. Draz’s were the same as always. He likes them that way 🙂
Now on to the main dishes!
* Meatballs in Burgundy Sauce
* Rosemary-Dijon Pork Chops
* Sesame Noodles with Broccoli
* Italian Beef Sandwiches
It’s funny…sometimes it just hits me how much my cooking abilities have changed over the years. This week was one of those times. The Meatballs in Burgundy Sauce is one of the first recipes I found on my own and learned to make. While it was good, I always had the same complaint about it…the sauce was too thin. Every time I made it I was slightly disappointed, no matter how tasty it was and how easy it was to make. It’s super easy guys! This time was different. I opened up the crock pot with a plan this time 🙂 And I made the sauce thicker and this dish went from good to great! (Details in the recipe)
All in all, this week was a week of successful dishes! Draz says his favorites are between the Meatballs and the Beef Sandwiches, though the other two are close behind. I’m honestly not sure if I can even pick a favorite. The Sesame Noodles and Beef Sandwiches were both new recipes and were delicious. The only change I would make to the noodles would be to double the sauce…but that is more of a personal preference. I love dishes with a lot of sauce!
The sandwiches were from my family’s church cookbook. Do you have any of these? I love church cookbooks! You end up with so many awesome recipes. One of the things I love about them is usually the recipes are simpler than a lot of other cookbooks and more “family” type foods. While I love cookbooks in general have a lot of them, I almost always reach for the church cookbooks first if I want something new!
That’s it for this week’s meal prep! What did you make this week? I would love to hear about it!
Need some extra inspiration? Check out last week’s meal prep for other recipes and ideas!