So, I decided to take a lot of your suggestions and advice. I'm working on trying to up my protein a bit and just eat a bit more cleaner, which, in all honestly, I have been needing to do anyway.
After reading, searching, googling and pinteresting, I came up with a couple of new options to try. (2 of these ideas came from Courtney at Don't blink. Just run. and Hilary at Getting Through Life: One Day (And One Mile) At A Time ). From Hilary's post, I decided to try the Chicken Corn Chowder and from Courtney the Scrambled Egg Muffins.
Here's my plan for dinner each night this week and leftovers for lunches:
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Saturday - Broiled Pork loin and Baked Potatoes (also threw in some Asparagus which was a major fail) - More on that in a bit.. We ended up with 4 meals of these left: 2 pieces of pork for Chris and one each for me.)
Sunday - Spaghetti (not nearly as healthy but we have company coming over so has to be in bulk), plus it will also help with Chris's leftovers).
Monday - because I have bowling, Chris is having a frozen individual pizza and I'm having a Bertolli's Chicken and Spinach skillet meal (1/2 bag)
Tuesday - I prepped some Lemon Chicken in the crock pot this morning for our lunch today but we will also have that for Tuesday nights meal. I'm doing 6 chicken breasts worth so after lunch, we should still have 4 to go and minus another 2 for this dinner before Tennis Apprentice class.
Wednesday - Baked Tilapia with Panko Breadcrumbs (will just make enough for this meal, that doesn't quite re-heat well).
Thursday - Baked Pork chops - we will probably just throw a little seasoning on these puppies and eat and go.
Friday - we normally either go out to eat or order in.
I just ate a Scrambled Egg Muffin and they came out great! I think next time I will not put them in a cupcake paper though. They stuck to the bottom of the paper.
So after looking all this and seeing how messy my kitchen is now, I think we may be alright on food this week so I may not need to do the Chicken Corn Chowder this time around. But I do have the ingredients so I will definitely give it a try next week.
This is how things ended up yesterday.
Oh and I really wasn't planning on buying any more beer for me but I saw these yesterday.
Abita's Strawberry Harvest. Nectar of the Gods. It's seasonal so it's not like I can get it all the time. Annnnnd since we did so well with tennis, I didn't feel the least bit guilty about drinking 2 last night. I worked it in with the calories.
After looking at what we have in the fridge now, plus after lunch and spaghetti tonight, I really think this will be a good week as far as meal prep goes. I'm not saying I can do this all the time, but right now, it may be worth the effort to give it a whirl.
Oh and the asparagus story.... so I bought it in a can and got this recipe from my friend, Kim. To put a little olive oil in a skillet and then sautee the Asparagus. Throw in a little lemon juice and after it finishes, sprinkle a little Parmesan.
So let this be a lesson, buy that shit fresh from the veggie aisle and not from a can!!
I am sooooo not a cook.