August 26, 2018

We got a Fresh Market meal deal (these things are amazing) a few weeks ago and had a ton of leftover pork from the kebobs. We froze it and are using it this week for 2 nights. My grandmother’s 88th birthday is on Monday also, so we’ll be taking her out that night!

The Gist

Breakfast: Cereal with fruit (I can’t get enough of this right now!)

Lunch: Salads with turkey, celery, pecans, potatoes, and lemon parmesan dressing*

Snacks: Fruit, goldfish

Dinner: Breakfast for dinner**, rice with pork, mushrooms, and onion***

The List

  • Raspberries
  • Bananas
  • Grapes
  • Lemons (2)
  • Celery
  • Mushrooms
  • Salad greens – I use kale
  • Onion (1 white)
  • Potatoes
  • Deli turkey
  • Bacon
  • Pork (we had leftover from before)
  • Parmesan cheese
  • Eggs
  • Milk
  • Cereal
  • Chicken stock (we have some in the freezer to thaw)
  • Bread/english muffins
    • Total: $73.33 from the farmers market and Whole Foods

The Details

Sunday night: Breakfast for dinner

Monday night: Dinner for Grandma’s birthday

Tuesday night: Breakfast for dinner

Wednesday night: Rice with pork and veggies

Thursday night: Rice with pork and veggies

*For the salads – I just chop up celery and pecans to have on hand to add to the greens each day. I use Ina Garten’s roasted potato guide to the get crispy potatoes to add to the salads for a bit more texture and filling. My husbands adds deli turkey to his, I’m currently abstaining from this! The dress I make is finely grated parm cheese mixed with the juice of two lemons, olive oil, salt, and pepper. The amount of each is really up to you – I like mine very lemony but you might prefer to either dilute with a lot more EVOO or use less lemon juice!

**Breakfast for dinner is a craving of mine always, but especially pregnant. I do scrambled eggs, english muffin, and bacon. The. Best.

***Seasoned pork loin chunks are cooked in pan after being seasoned with salt, pepper, paprika, and cumin. We use a combo brown rice-wild rice mix and add some minced garlic to the pan while the rice is simmering. Chopped onion and mushrooms go into the pan after the pork is removed. Rice and a bit of chicken stock are added in, and then the cooked pork. Mix it all up! Top with cheese if you need to 🙂