Boy oh boy, did I blow it last week! I didn’t realize until AFTER I made my menu plan and went grocery shopping that I had a box from Plated.com coming. Ugh! Talk about a ton of food in my fridge.
The real problem was that I had pulled most of the menu from meat that was in the freezer and had already thawed the meat in the freezer. Yeah, no refreezing for me. Fortunately we made it work by eating at home when we weren’t planning to plus browning the beef I was going to use for the sliders and sticking that back in the freezer for tacos at some point.
The good side of getting my Plated.com box was we absolutely LOVED the chicken stir-fry that was in it. I held it over to this week’s menu since I wasn’t able to make it until Sunday but it’s definitely a keeper and will be going into my Menu Planning Book as a regular addition.
Do you want to try a week of Plated.com for free? The box is 100% free but you will need to sign up with a credit card, just be sure to cancel or put on hold future boxes so that you don’t get charged for anything else unless you want to. The only thing I ask is that if you ask for a free box you actually use it. I’ve had a number of people request a box and not use the code which kind of irks me since that box can’t then be used by someone else. Drop me a note here if you’d like a code sent to you.
I’m down to my last week of leave and will be reporting back to work on Monday. I have absolutely loved being off and got so much done but it will be nice to get back into my regular routine. Although, if there was any way I could stay home I would definitely be willing to develop a new routine 🙂
This weekend was beautiful here in Wisconsin. I sat outside quite a bit and we even enjoyed a cook-out yesterday with friends. The bummer is I’ve had three migraines within the past week. Since I’ve had only one since my surgery, I’m guessing that it’s the pollen in the air causing some issues. None of my other allergy symptoms have started (maybe I won’t have any of those this year) but poor Michael is suffering and these migraines are being caused by something.
I mentioned last week that I was looking forward to David Baldacci’s latest book, The Fix (affiliate link). It was worth the wait! I love David Baldacci’s Amos Decker character, of course I’m going to have to wait quite a bit for a new book. Fortunately I found a book by Brad Meltzer (affiliate link) that was released last year that I somehow missed so I have another new book that I’m reading this week. Yay!
Cuban Beef Bowls
That’s it for me, what’s on your menu?
I’ll be linking up at I’m an Organizing Junkie.