10.14.2012

My Bye Week

I have to admit, this week, I am taking the lazy man's way out and having a cleaning out the fridge week! Luckily I made a few staples this weekend, so it should be pretty easy! Planning consisted of a couple variables this week.

(1) I got a food box. In it: broccoli, carrots, apples, pears, radishes, arugula, bok choy and oranges. I already ate all the fruit. For the veggies, I chopped up the carrots with some potatoes for an easy on the go dinner. The broccoli will be an easy five minute dinner as well. Yes, I often eat a bowl of veggies for dinner with a fruit and/or yogurt dessert.

(2) I went to the grocery store to get a few more fresh fruit and veggies. This week's buy: Brussels sprouts, sweet potatoes, spaghetti squash, a pumpkin, bananas, apples and persimmons! I love persimmons! These will also be used mostly as side dishes to other vegetables. Like I said, this is a lazy week. I am calling it a bye week, or should I say a NO BUY week. Ha.

So, because of that, dinners this week will look like this:

Monday: GIANTS game! Dinner = nachos and beer!


Tuesday: Turkey Chili (freezer meal), broccoli

Wednesday: Cream of mushroom soup (freezer meal), Brussels sprouts


Thursday: Garbanzo stew (last week's freezer meal), rosemary carrot and potato medley

Friday: Curried Chicken and Rice, roasted sweet potatoes

Saturday: Dinner w/ the Broski -- carbo load for tomorrow's Half. Mexican Fiesta (make your own burrito)

Sunday: Whatever is left over / Grocery shopping day

Head over to Laura and Jills for this week's link up! 


What's on your menu this week? Do you ever give yourself a bye week? If so, what do you eat?

9 comments:

  1. We are heading home from the hospital today and my mom is going to be waiting at my house for the week...on the menu....whatever she makes!!

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  2. I wouldn't call cleaning out the fridge a bye week, more of an 'efficient use of resources' week.

    Have fun at the game tomorrow!

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  3. Mmmm. Brussel sprouts! Love them!! I am traveling Tuesday-Friday for work, then go to Des Moines on Saturday and come back on Monday so I have another full week of eating out. :/ I did make pasta last night, though, so I have leftovers to eat today and tomorrow! I have been on a bye month lately. But my schedule calms down after the marathon and I plan to get my butt in the kitchen a whole lot more!

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  4. I love when you have enough stocked up in the freezer or fridge and can coast through the week eating it all up. It's nice to have that break. Enjoy it!

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  5. I love when the freezer is full and can be raided for quick and easy meals! On my menu this week: pasta with homemade pesto, leftover chili (with lots of peppers, corn, and sweet potato) and cornbread, and big salads with lots of arugula in them.

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  6. So I found out that The Captain is calling the Giants to win it all... hope for you and him that he is right!

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  7. Enjoy your bye week! That's very efficient!

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  8. I am digging through our pantry for the next couple of days. My hubby is out of town, so I am not going to wast the time going to the store. I need to look into seeing if there is a org that has these veggie/fruit boxes here in Georgia.

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  9. Yes! I plan for bye weeks! I need to try more freezer meals. One more way to make life less crazy during the week :)

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