Last week I was able to work four days while this week I am scheduled to work two days so far, although that changes from day to day. On two days last week we went swimming after school and even with having dinner planned we ate very late on a couple of nights.
Today I made several dishes that can be reheated during the week, so we are not eating so late in the evenings. I made spaghetti with Italian sausage, homemade vegetable soup, two pounds of soup beans (great northern), and two pounds of pinto beans.
For lunches I made tuna salad and pasta salad. I put the pasta salad into individual bowls so they can be grabbed to go in the morning.
I also popped two containers of popcorn to have in place of chips since I don't have any of those on hand. There is fresh bok choy I chopped up into celery like sticks and I made some hummus for that. There are clementines and apples to take as well .
For dinner tonight I have some country style pork ribs cooking in the crockpot with some barbecue sauce. There will be leftovers of those to use through the upcoming week as well.
Planning our dinners for the week helps me save money by not eating out at a restaurant or bringing home take out food.
And the food I prepare at home is so much healthier than anything we can order outside our home.
My daughter and I both noticed that we lost about 10 pounds each this summer while only eating at home. :)