Saturdays are my day for running errands. I usually start the day whipping up the simplest, fastest breakfast possible for my family because I need to be out the door by 8 or so.
Once out the door, I drive my teenager to work then get started on all my chores. I usually have several stops to make, but the most important one is Starbucks. It has become a Saturday ritual that I get my caffeine in so I can sit quietly, enjoy my latte, and map out my day.
Today my stops included the auto parts store for oil, the grocery store, the post office, and a local restaurant to pick up lunch for my Mother in Law. I know, why pick up lunch when you have a car full of groceries? Well, because once I am home the fun really starts.
I got home around 1:00, unloaded the car, gave her the food I picked up for lunch, then continued to do the prep work for the week’s meals. I do this all in one day to help with the rest of the week.
Here is some weekend prep work which helps with the weekday meals for me:
- I usually poach an entire bag of boneless, skinless chicken breasts. These can be used later for casseroles, chicken salad, salads, etc
- I slice and dice onions, peppers, and other veggies so the are ready to go for the week.
- Today I chose to make a batch of homemade yogurt. This will be part of my yummy breakfast for the week.
- Today I am also browning up about 2 pounds of ground beef which I will be using for chili and tacos later in the week.
These are just a few things I do ahead of time to make meal preparation easier during the week. Do you have any of your own?