BJ is off work all of next week on vacation! He took off for finals. Although I still have to work, do you know what this means?!? HE’LL BE HOME EVERY NIGHT!!! Holla!
This does mean that my dinners and my exercising will probably be different…but for a good reason!
I’ll have boot camp at 5am so the exercise part I’m not really worried about. Eating however, will be different because I’ll actually cook! When I’m home alone (the joy of having no children) I eat whatever there is—usually a Smartones brand mini cheeseburger with whatever I can find as a side (sweet potato fries are a new favorite), cereal (bran flakes), a Lean Cuisine, or a lunch/dinner I prepped earlier in the week. Seems silly to mess up the kitchen just for me!
But since my lovely husband will be home I’ll get to eat real food and I’ll have help cleaning up afterwards. Winning!
Last year when we were home together after work every day we were always wondering what to have for supper…so we signed up for emeals. If you haven’t heard of it you need to look into it. www.emeals.com. They will send you a weekly email with a menu and a shopping list. After BJ started working nights again I just banked them in a folder in my email, and didn’t renew our subscription. When we’re back on the same schedule I will probably do it again!
You can choose: What kind of diet you want (like vegetarian, gluten free, low fat, low carb, paleo, classic, simple gourmet…), how many people (2 or a family), what store you shop at (Walmart, “other” (like Kroger…) and Whole Foods, etc.) and it creates the menu and shopping list (with price estimates) for you.
shopping list with approximate prices for each ingredient
Random photo, my desk today. Yes that's a mannequin in the background. The joys of working at a history museum.