Sunday Meal Prep January 29
Meal Prep To Match This Week's Meal Plan
I have decided to start a separate weekly Meal Prep post with pics and details, here is the list of what I did. If you want to see my Meal Plan, CLICK HERE. I spend roughly 3 to 4 hours on Sunday prepping food for the week. This makes meals during the week so quick and easy. It is worth it to have everything ready.
- Boil 6 eggs, cool & store in fridge.
- Brown ground beef for Big Mac Salad, then store in container in fridge.
- Mix up homemade Thousand Island Dressing
- Mix up and bake Meatballs. Divide into 2 freezer bags for 2 family meals.
- Make 1 dozen Banana Muffins. Freeze 4. I had a helper making the muffins this week 🙂
- Cook Chicken in crock pot. For supper with rice, and use bones and remaining chicken for soup, to be made later that evening.
- Cook and freeze pasta for spaghetti and a box of penne for later use.
- Make up 4 jars of Overnight Oatmeal.
- Season and wrap pork tenderloin and freeze. Ready to cook later in the week.
- Thaw 2 chicken breast in fridge for use in lunches this week.
- Bake sub buns for lunches.
- Make and freeze Pizza Dough.
- Cut up celery and carrots into snack bags
- Bake biscuits to have with soup and extra for lunches or snacks for the kids.
- Boil eggs for 2 minutes, then remove from heat and let sit covered for 10 minutes.
- While eggs are boiling I browned 1 lb of the ground beef. This takes about 10 minutes.
- Next, I mixed up Meatballs and got them ready to bake in the oven. This takes about 15 minutes to prepare. Then they bake for 25 minutes. TIP: when cooking meatballs, line baking pan (with sides) with tinfoil and place a cooling wrack over the pan. Place Meatballs on cooling rack so fat drips off as they bake.
- While meatballs are cooking, the chicken went into the slow cooker for supper.
- Next, I set up my bread machine to make my dough for the sub buns. Once set up it works for alost 2 hours mixing, raising and kneed in the dough.
- After that I whipped up a batch of banana muffins, while letting Clayton (4yr old) help with these. 10 minutes prep.
- After removing meatballs from oven, I placed muffins in to bake for 20-25 minutes.
- My next task was to cook pasta, I did a box of spaghetti and a box of penne. They took about 20 minutes.
- Once cooked and drained, I rinse the pasta in cold water and then place in freezer bags with a little olive oil.
- Muffins are removed from oven and placed on a cooling rack.
- Now meatballs are cooled enough to divide into one freezer bag and a container in the fridge (they will be used for Spaghetti and Meatballs meal)
- Veggies for snacks are peeled and chopped before put in snack bags for storing in the fridge.
- I removed dough from bread machine and formed 4 subs and 3 buns (hamburger size). They bake for 25 minutes.
- There were a couple red peppers and some grape tomatoes in the fridge that were starting to get old. So I put them in the oven on lower and they take a few hours to roast.
- I then seasoned and wrapped the pork tenderloin with bacon and put in freezer. Ready to cook later in the week.
- Took 2 cooked chicken breast out of freezer to thaw for use in lunches this week.
Once the chicken was cooked for supper, I carved it and then made soup with the bones. It is still cooking.
I still have biscuits and spaghetti sauce to make.(I will use the roasted peppers and tomatoes in my sauce).
I spent about 3 hours to complete all this and clean up. There are a few things now in the freezer for future weeks as well (meatballs, pasta and muffins).