Good morning, lovelies.
I want to say sorry I'm not sorry for bombing you with photos on Insta and Facebook over the weekend. I was super stoked to hang with a great group of blogger friends (post to come later) on Saturday. Homestud came with me.
It was nice to actually introduce him to other bloggers, who I am sure thought there was no 'couple' in The Sustainable COUPLE.
A big highlight of the event was our huge potluck lunch. There are a LOT of food bloggers in our group, so this potluck was of epic quality.
I am also very grateful for the sweet swag from the sponsors of our event, Kalona SuperNatural, EcoLips, Taste of Home, and NOW Foods.
This week is going to be pretty busy for John and I. We have some cool stuff coming down the pipe, and will share the details with you soon. Otherwise, I've been back to work for going on 4 weeks (or maybe 3, I have no idea) and let's just say I am not adjusting well. For some reason I am more stressed out and anxious about work than I have ever been. By 2 or 3pm I am dragging ass and have a killer tension headache. I am oiling up, have visited the chiro, and am doing my best to practice self-care.
This week's meal plan reflects the need for easy meals to prepare after an exhausting day. Have Mercy.
In this week's meal plan (which is sometimes a photo of our menu board in our kitchen, sometimes a screenshot of my Real Plans, sometimes a simple list with links to recipes), you'll find several homegrown or local item from our urban homestead. Of course, there will be a few repeats throughout the week since we try to eat in-season and lots of leftovers for lunch. Breakfast is usually a smoothie or steel cut oats; something that can be prepared quickly in the morning.
Monday - Chicken and homemade marinara w/ zucchini noodles
Tuesday - Steak and veggie kabobs on the grill
Wednesday - Breakfast for dinner. Maybe pancakes? Bacon?
Thursday - John's in charge. I have training at work and my brain will be mush from sitting under fluorescent lights and staring at a PowerPoint for 8 hours.
Friday - Leftovers
Saturday - Stuffed peppers (quinoa, a little ground beef or pork, veggies from the garden, etc.)
Sunday - Homemade marinara with leftover beef or pork w/ zucchini noodles
It might seem complicating to eat locally and in season, but we actually get the bulk of our meal plan ideas from Real Plans. You can go here to learn more!