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How we roll....

We are totally that couple who chooses a cozy night in over the night out at a crowded loud over priced restaurant. I don’t know if our souls are old or if we are just anti-social or if it’s our budget but we eat at home the majority of the time. Do not get me wrong – I enjoy having a break from dish duty and I love indulging in scrumptious menus with elaborate options and good service but its occasional that we dress up and go out to dinner. The majority of the couples we know in our age range eat out as often as we cook at home. Unfortunately – that not how we roll. I appreciate knowing exactly how my food was cooked and what the actual ingredients are. Since next Friday we will be Key West Bound for our mini 3 day get away I am attempting to cook every meal at home from now until we leave because

(#1) I want to have more money to spend while we are away

(#2) We must use the food in the house or it will go to waste

(#3) It will be a fun challenge. We usually eat out one lunch and one dinner from a “To-Go” restaurant weekly, most of the time it’s on the weekends.


The slow cooker is brewing while I type, let the battle being!

If you’re interested I decided to share my meal plan with you this week.

Thursday: Slow Cooker White Bean Chicken Chili W/ White Rice and Kale Chips

Friday: Balsamic Bone In Pork Chops W/ Scalloped Chive Potatoes

Saturday: Beef Egg Rolls W/ Knockoff Fried Rice

Sunday:

Brunch --> Avocado Bacon Burgers W/ Baked Fries for the boys and I will have parsnip peanut butter wedges
Dinner --> Fettuccine Asparagus Chicken Alfredo

Monday: Homemade Chicken Pesto Pizza W/ Cesar Salad

Tuesday: (My brother's BirthDAY DINNER request) Savory Slow Cooker Pork Loin W/ Spanish rice and Tostones

Wednesday: Lasagna W/ White Rice and Avocado

Thursday: Stuffed Pork Chop W/ Baked Potatoes and Broccoli

Friday: Key West Bound

Yeah – you read right we have white rice with our lasagna. That is because this isn’t your traditional lasagna. It isn’t soupy and cheesy- I call it “Spanish Style” because its similar to the recipe Orlando's mother made when they lived in Puerto Rico. Spanish people eat rice with EVERYTHING. Maybe I’ll do a post about it….

By the way: The spin instructor who tough during the week at my gym isn’t teaching anymore because she went on maternity leave and we met her replacement last night. Not going to lie I don’t love this new lady. I’ll give it a little while and see if she grows on me, its tough adjusting to a new teaching style – I guess I'm baised since MRS. PREGO was my favorite! She was just so damn cute!

Happy Friday Eve. Looking forward to having Friday off next week. Woop Woop
Don’t mind me while I sip this cup of hot tea to avoid the 3PM munchies!

I was wondering if most people do a weekly meal plan or just wing it? I have to have an outline or I would end up spending my whole entire paycheck on food!

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