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January 30, 2012

Why is it that every Sunday night I am wishing that weekends were three days instead of two?  I feel like I need one more day!  Anyhow, this has been a really productive and busy past couple of days! 

On Saturday, the little man took two long naps!  I’ve been waiting for the day when it would happen.  Up til now, he’s been a 5-minute cat-napper every day, which has not left me with a whole lot of free time!  (not that I mind this little face!)

I managed to get my house all picked up, do a 60-minute strength-training workout, fold and put away 3 loads of laundry, pack my husband’s lunch and prep some food for the week!  Since we do all of our meals at home and my husband takes his lunch to work every night, having things ready to go is a big help all week. 

 

It’s always easiest to eat whatever is the quickest thing to grab, so I try to have some healthy options available.  Baked chicken is so versatile!  I like to eat it plain, as part of a meal, in buffalo chicken grilled cheese,  in chicken tacos and quesadillas, in skillet meals, in casseroles, and cut up for salads. 

My husband works nights and does full-time school, so he’s a busy guy, and being the good little wifey I am, I pack him his lunch every night.  If I didn’t, I’m sure he would be eating peanut butter and jelly or frozen dinners every night.  He’s not a tiny person and he is at work for 12 hours so I have to make sure I can get him enough food!  I also like to give him things a bit healthier than your standard sandwich + chips combo.

 Romaine lettuce with 2 hard-boiled eggs and a cut-up chicken breast

 parfait with yogurt, frozen fruit, and nuts.  I saved the jar from my almond butter!  Both took less than 1 minute each to make, and do not require any reheating.  He also got some pulled pork. 

I hard-cooked about a dozen eggs for his lunches this week.  I love eggs, but I’ve never cared for them cooked this way, so until he mentioned that he liked them, I never made them.  Last time he said they didn’t peel very well so this time I tried a new technique…still waiting for the verdict!  Do you have any tricks for making perfect hard boiled eggs?

Busy day tomorrow with school+groceries+library!  Off to bed I go!

 

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4 Comments leave one →
  1. February 3, 2012 1:35 am

    OMG look at that baby! I want to eat those cheeks!

  2. Amanda permalink
    February 3, 2012 3:42 am

    OOH! I do! The older the eggs, the easier they peel. So next time get 2 dozen, 1 to use right away (fried, scrambled, and whatnot) and 1 to leave til next week. Works like a charm!

    • February 3, 2012 4:02 pm

      They were kinda old! I usually have 5-6 dozen eggs at a time and I know they had been in there the longest.

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