Sunday, August 21, 2011

Weekend recap & week 2- Meal Planning

This has been an awesome weekend before having to go back to school tomorrow. We had little plans for the weekend (which is very uncommon) and ended up having so much fun with each other and friends.

Friday, we had planned to go to dinner somewhere but I was really tired and needed to take a nap first! We ended up going to one of our favorite restaurants called Chuy's.
Saturday, we had a relaxing morning and then went out on a friend of our's boat. I had been out to Lake Lewisville once before and had a blast so I was excited to go again. Here is my favorite picture from the day.
Not the best quality but the best I could do with my phone. What a peaceful, amazing way to end my Summer!

On Sunday, we slept in and relaxed before having to pack Chris for a 2 week work trip. I hate when he leaves & I miss him so much. I guess it is a good thing that school is starting back up so that I am busy while he is gone.
I hope you had a relaxing weekend. & good luck to those teachers that are going back tomorrow!

Meal Planning:
I am excited to say that we followed our planned meals last week everyday except 1. All of the recipes (minus the bell peppers) were amazing and will definitely be on the menu in the future. We did not need to make the Mexi Mac meal because we had enough leftovers to eat. So for my first week of meal planning, I think we did awesome!

Here is what I learned:
- You do not need to buy a lot of lunch meat because their are only 2 of us & we had plenty of leftovers
- You don't have to plan a meal for every night. Take into account that you will have leftovers!
- Plan to have similar meals each night every week. This way you will bring in a variety of different kinds of food. Ex. a breakfast night, mexican night, chinese night, beef night, chicken night, etc.

I am not really going to plan meals for the next 2 weeks because I normally don't cook for one and I don't want to. I think this week, I will be so tired that cereal, a sandwich, or ice cream will be good enough for me. I also have a dinner planned with some of my best friends this week. If you post your weekly meals or you meal plan, leave me a comment so I can come see what you are eating!!!

Have a great week & more wedding pictures to come!


Meg {henninglove} said...

i totally agree with you allison on your thoughts on dinner planning it is only you two and you will have plenty of leftovers so you don't always have to plan for lunch the next day or else make a bit more dinner for lunch! it sucks having your husband away but you are right you will be busy but it still doesn't help that you will miss him a lot i always do i am waiting for mine to return tonight after being gone for a week

Amanda said...

I'm glad to hear meal planning went well for you!! I hate cooking for one and I'm dreading Josh leaving for that reason; it's just no fun

Have a great week!!

Alex said...

Chuy's is my favorite!!