Yes, I know it is not Monday. I am well aware that it is already Tuesday. I swear pretty soon this food prep day will eventually be on Friday. My intention was for this post to go up yesterday but, my whole30 post got pushed back to yesterday and I didn’t want to bombard you with 2 posts in one day. Truthfully, I didn’t want to double up in one day. Let’s not get crazy now.
Enough of all this post talk because I know you are reading my every word and just so enthralled with what I am saying. *insert sarcasm*
Monday Food Prep (I actually did do the majority of this yesterday)
- roasted/unsalted sunflower seeds (Sprouts)
- banana chips (Sprouts)
- raisins (Sprouts)
- Uncured sopressata (salame) (Columbus) (Sprouts)
- Blueberries (Sprouts)
- mangos (Ralphs)
- Celery (Sprouts)
- fresh tarragon (Sprouts)
- Organic turkey slices (Applegate) (Sprouts)
- Thai Kitchen coconut milk (canned) (Sprouts)
- Kosher dill spears (Sprouts)
- maple syrup (Sprouts)
- mild salsa (Sprouts)
- sunflower seed butter (Sprouts)
- smoked bacon ends (Sprouts) (it was cheaper per pound to get the ends and for the recipes I needed them for they needed to be diced anyway -win/win!)
- green chili pork sausage (Sprouts)
- Bacon (Sprouts)
- cauliflower (Sprouts)
- avocado (Sprouts)
- fresh sage (Sprouts)
- jalapeno (Sprouts)
- red bell peppers (Sprouts)
- red onion (Sprouts)
- sweet potatoes (Sprouts)
- yellow onions Sprouts)
- fry bacon (fat/protein)
- hard boil eggs (protein)
- cut up celery (snack)
- roast sweet potatoes/carrots/rutabaga (side dish/pre-run meal)
- cut up onions (to add to meals this week)
- rinse black olives (fat/oil) (snack)
- cut up butternut squash and make recipe for maple sage roasted butternut squash (side dish)
- steam broccoli & make Julie’s (SIL) broccoli bacon recipe (side dish) (any meal)
- eggs + starchy veggies
- eggs + salame + veggie
- Cuban turkey roll-ups (PaleOMG) (turkey slices + yellow mustard + dill pickle + bacon)
- leftover dinner
- Stuffed Pepper & Spanish sticky rice (PaleOMG)
- Breakfast meatza (PaleOMG)
- Sage Bison (beef) burgers w/ apple/bacon chutney + marinated beets (NomNomPaleo)
- roasted rutabaga
- roasted sweet potato/carrot mix
- broccoli w/ bacon
- maple sage roasted butternut squash (Beyond Bacon) (Paleo Parents)
As you can tell, since getting my new paleo cookbooks I am currently obsessed with trying out all their great recipes. I have actually already made the breakfast meatza (last night) and the sage beef burgers over the weekend. Both turned out really good and they are both from the same author (PaleOMG). Majority of her recipes are on her blog, with some new ones only in her cookbook but, I am old-fashioned I guess, I like an actual hard copy. I enjoy having the physical book that I can look through about a thousand times over. For people who do know me well, know that I love cookbooks. For as long as I can remember I have always enjoyed just reading through cookbooks, as if they are novels, for hours on end.
Cooking show + video cameras!
I have always enjoyed cooking/baking/experimenting. When my brother and I were younger I would have him be the camera guy and record me doing my “cooking show” using our parents’ video camera. That’s right, you heard me: VIDEO CAMERAS! For those of you who were born in the 90’s you may not know what I am talking about and think I am talking gibberish. Just go and “Google it” then we will be on the same page. 🙂
Grandparents’ weekly visit
Every week I go over to my parents’ house for a visit, mainly so they can see Z. On my side of the family, Z is the only grandchild and great-grandchild (on my mom’s side). A couple of weeks ago, my parents gave me one of their butternut squashes that they are growing in their backyard. This last week on our visit, my Dad greeted me with a, “hey I didn’t see you mention my butternut squash on your food prep post for the week!”. I told him I had already planned my meals before I received their squash and not to worry he will get a mention of his prized butternut squash in this weeks’ post. This is for you Dad!
He wanted me to make sure I give him credit for the 3 1/2 pound butternut squash that I am using this week. In all honesty, this squash was one of the bigger ones I have cooked with and by far the best quality! Keep them comin’ Dad!
Maybe if my parents still have that video of my cooking show, I may post it. That’s if it’s even possible to convert a video tape to a DVD? I don’t know. Anyone know?
What meals do you have planned for this week?
Are you into cookbooks as much as me? Don’t tell me I’m the only weird one!?