Listenbee Kitchen this Week

Tuesday, August 15, 2023

 Hello (almost) Fall cooking! 

This week I've done a lot of food prep. I'm glad! My already busy week got busier because one of the kids got sick. I'm glad I did a lot of prep work which consisted in utilizing ingredients for meals at work and school. It was easier to grab meals ready to go and to easily assemble a healthy dinner. 

This week I created a menu just for me. I decided to eat more produce after my consultation with Constantly Varied Nutrition. I bought more fresh produce. I planned my meals and how much produce I'd need each day. The goal was to stay ahead so I wouldn't waste precious nutrition. 

I learned that when I am busy and tired, it is wise to have highly nutritious meals ready to go. My energy level is benefiting from my nutrition choices. We added a few new recipes to this week: 

Thai Basil Chicken Curry • I'd say the kids are not crazy about it but everyone enjoyed it. My husband and I really enjoyed this recipe. I did have to make twice as much of the sauce. 

• Refried beans, rice, cilantro, homemade guac, chips, salad, grilled chicken - The kids loved this meal. It is the type of meal we eat the most (rice and beans). Comfort and fun. 

• Out - Everyone ate out one night I had to work late. 

• Baked spaghetti and salad - I make the same recipe, so nothing special. Most people like it. I have to keep an eye on some kids to be sure they don't think they can substitute this dish for dessert (which I'm not really baking this week).

Korean Beef and rice - This will be a new one and I'm hoping it will turn out to be a family favorite. 

I hope you have a good week!