This weekend was so fun, but almost a blurrrrr. Did I sleep?
I sure feel like I didn’t. I thought about taking a recoup day on Monday- but failed to remember that with all the hustle and bustle of the weekend. I remembered this thought while getting ready this morning, during the fight with the mirror, my hair brush, and claw clip, and followed with a third time of jabbing my eye with the mascara wand (my puffy eyes failed to open wide enough to get a proper coating- where is a crisp cucumber when you need one? Pickles? Nope.. I tried.)
I must have known this was going to be a crazy weekend and slow start to my week during my meal planning last week- because I planned this and a few other super simple recipes- perfect for getting me through the sluggish feeling that has been this week.
Dinner in 15 minutes: Bagged frozen protein. Bagged frozen veggies. Bagged quick-cooking rice.
Can I get an AMEN? But wait, all this quick convenience without the inevitable swelling of the fingers? Typically we can associate convenience with high sodium.. but what I have done here is take packaged fresh (frozen) ingredients, and made them better- working for me in the best ways possible.
I typically have a bag of frozen medium shrimp, as well as a bag of stir-fry vegetables in my freezer.. and well, I always have microwave brown rice, too. It is so easy to use for a quick lunch/dinner- and perfectly portable.. so I like to keep it stocked.
This meal cost me about $4/person for a meal for 4. Wow- cheap, healthy, low sodium, and all in under 20 minutes.
What do you use to take advantage of easy timesavers in your kitchen?