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Sunday, January 10, 2016
Planning ahead for the upcoming week
Another hellish week approaches; the quarter is ending, semester exams starting, reports due, etc. I need to keep on top of my meal prep to avoid turning to convenience or take out. I assembled the needed ingredients, including a back up jar of mayo
and using all of the l/o hard boiled eggs from earlier in the week, I made a smaller batch of egg and olive salad for sandwiches . I also hardboiled another dozen for my mid morning snack, per the MD.
A fuzzy picture of the 4 packed in oil, cans of albacore tuna, bought on sale. I reserve these for tuna cakes, which are fried off anyway. Normally, I only buy packed in water versions of tuna; these were an awesome deal. Fish on Monday this week will feature tuna cakes. Fzn brussels sprouts and steamed carrots will accompany.
Knowing that Tuesday will be difficult, I plan on taking advantage of minimal (relatively speaking) commitments Mon afternoon, and prepping Tuesday's hot pot casserole dish ahead of time, so that all that I will need to do is to pop it in the oven, make a green salad once I am home. The baggie in front is of sun dried tomato Italian sausages, now defrosting.