I’m Cooked

I’m cooked from cooking.  I often forget just how much a long day in the kitchen wears me out.  By the time I finished cleaning up dinner last night, I didn’t even want to look at my kitchen again for the rest of the week!

Saturday started with a run, among other things.  I came upon a cross country meet mid-run.  Oh how it made me miss my cross country days!

run     run

All this cooking started when I made a couple batches of jalapeno corn muffins to bring to an LSU vs Bama viewing party.  Kevin and I enjoyed some Louisiana home cookin’ and beer.  Mmmmmm!

Then Sunday included food, food, and more food.  I planned food over breakfast, then shopped for food after church.  I also got the crock pot going with my lunch for the week.

brekkie     crock pot

Since I’m the nicest wife ever (ahem…), I made Kevin’s lunch too.  It’s an eggplant bake with onions, spices/herbs, tomato sauce, cheese, and arborio rice.  Yup… I was pretty jealous of that one!

eggplant     cook

It wasn’t too much later that I started on dinner.  It was a side salad with butternut squash pasta.  Deeeeeelish!

pasta     butternut

Will it all be worth it this week?  Perhaps.  Am I still avoiding my kitchen as much as possible?  You betcha.

  • Do you do a lot of meal prep on Sunday?  If so, does it tire you out too?


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20 Responses to I’m Cooked

  1. MizFit says:

    I cut chop broil boil until I pass out.


  2. Looks delish!! I always TELL myself I’m going to do a Sunday meal prep- and then I remember how cooked I was the last time I tried and usually decide against it- then later regret it during the week 🙁

  3. Lynette says:

    I always say I will but I don’t. But I do cook a lot on Sundays and Mondays.

  4. Oh wow girl… I’d be wiped after spending that much time in the kitchen too – but at least what you made looks delicious 😀 I always tell myself that i’ll do some meal prep on the weekends but I usually never do… which is probably why I’m taking sandwiches to work every day 😆

  5. Nichole says:

    Save something for Turkey Day!! Geez lady – look at your. Food Network tryouts?

    Seeing a Garmin like yours in the post makes me want to go running, like now. I did cross country too:)

  6. Those all look amazing. I’ve been avoiding my kitchen like the plague for months now.. sigh

  7. I feel like that’s ALL I do on Sunday’s, slave over a hot stove! It’s so worth it though to have a weeks worth of healthy eats prepped & ready!

  8. I like to use weekends (and Mondays, since I have them off!) to cook up some meals in bulk too! Usually I just stick to one or two meals though. You must be wiped after all that cooking – but I bet it was worth it. That butternut squash pasta looks awesome! Do you have the recipe?

  9. I love when I see xc meets; it totally brings back memories! All the food looks delicious! Do you have a recipe for the jalepeno corn muffins?
    Yes, on Sundays I wash and cut all my veggies for the week and as much fruit as I can without it getting mushy. Then I usually bake muffins and occassionally another treat. I’m always tired of it and don’t feel like cooking dinner!

  10. Now that I’m a stay at home mom, I don’t really have to meal prep on Sunday but I used to …totally wears you out!! I agree!

  11. I don’t necessarily use Sundays for meal prep, but I sort of did last night (I baked up a spaghetti squash and some veggies). I feel like Sundays are a good day for takeout – maybe that’s just me!

  12. I do a ton of prep on Sunday’s, too. Totally worth it, but it can be a bit stressful when I’d really like to relax on a Sunday afternoon. Oh well. I’ve never regretted it come a busy weeknight, and dinner’s super simple to pull together. 😉

  13. I always have great intentions for prepping on Sundays, but it rarely happens. I love the feeling of being ahead before the week even starts!

  14. I do a lot of Kitchen prep on Sundays too…it makes for a yummy eating week without having to go out to dinner and spend lots of money.

    xoxo from Trinidad

  15. I definitely do a lot of meal prep on the weekends. It’s also the time I spend experimenting with new ideas or recipes. It DEFINITELY wears me out. This is probably why most nights I end up just throwing together whatever is in the fridge for dinner.

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