Warning: mega boring post ahead:
So I have been thinking a lot about how to streamline my full time work, mostly solo parenting thing. Last term I was absolutely beside myself with exhaustion by about halfway through term. I wasn't eating well because I cbf cooking and was eating junk cos it was comforting and I was tired.
Since I have 8 days until school goes back, I'm going to use that time to try and make 11 weeks worth of lunches and dinners, as long as I have enough room in my freezer.
I have planned for 55 dinners and 77 lunches. I think then that will give me 2 dinners/lunches a week to make. I have no idea whether I can make 132 meals in a week but why not try?
I've meal planned and looked at my staples and frozen meat. I'll do a big shop today or tomorrow, and then in theory I should also reduce spending during the term.
I've started on tuna mornay today, as I have all the ingredients for a double or triple batch. Then I have planned:
Roasted butternut and coconut soup
Yoga Pot (basically veg stew)
Barley and Bean Soup
Cheesy Veg Dairy Free Sauce to eat with whatever starch I feel like
Creamy Beef Curry
Bolognese Gnocchi Bake
Mini Chicken Pies
Sausage and Red Lentil Casserole
Vegetable Macaroni Bake
Brown Rice Quiche
I'm starting this thread because I thought if I put it in writing it will hold me to trying and I can also keep track of what I'm doing. Not because I think anyone will be remotely interested :-)
ETA although of course if anyone would like to attempt something similar you are of course welcome to join me!