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I hope everyone is having a fantastic weekend!  I’m doing fairly well, although I woke up this morning and realized that I’d caught my niece’s cold.  Ugh!  Bit of a scratchy throat and a general feeling of malaise.  No fun at all.

I am so glad that I got so much done yesterday (Zumba, cleaned the entire house top to bottom, lots of laundry), because I really didn’t feel like doing much today.  Still, I knew that if I was going to have a good week, I had to at least head to the grocery store and pick up a few things so that I could prepare some make-ahead meals.

I have to be honest and say that shopping and cooking was the LAST thing I felt like doing this morning, but now that I’m finished, I’m so glad I did it.  It took me a while, though!  I left the house around 11am and finally cleaned every last dish at 2:15PM.  But that time spent today is going to be so worth it because I won’t have any food prep to do all week.

I had seen Scale Warfare’s Stuffed Mushrooms a week or so ago and knew I wanted to make them at some point, and today sounded like the perfect day.  It’s rainy outside, so I wanted to have something warm for dinner.  I used her basic recipe, but instead of cream cheese I used wedges of Herb & Garlic Laughing Cow.  I also bought Jennie-O turkey breakfast sausage patties, because I thought those sounded so good with this.  And it was!  My calorie count came in slightly less than SW’s did, at 314 per serving.  Not bad!

I’m going to have these tonight with an arugula and tomato salad on the side.  The other portion will be ready and waiting for me on Friday.  Yum!

I also made TJ’s Turkey & Tofu Stir Fry for a couple of meals this week and a couple of meals next week.

And then I made a couple of salads, just to make sure that I had some variety.  Here’s this week’s plan:

Sunday: SW’s Stuffed Mushrooms (above)
Monday: TJ’s Turkey & Tofu Stir Fry
Tuesday: Asian-Inspired Chicken Salad
Wednesday: Chicken “Club” Salad
Thursday: TJ’s Turkey & Tofu Stir Fry
Friday: SW’s Stuffed Mushrooms

I’m not sure what I’m going to have on Saturday, but it might be something like I had last night, turkey meatballs and sauteed spinach (383 calories, total):

Here’s my favorite part of all this meal make-ahead madness:

My week’s meals, all prepared and ready to go.  I’ve completely set myself up for another successful week.

The other nice thing about making the meals ahead?

You only have to see this kind of thing once!

Do you make your meals for the week ahead of time?  What’s a favorite recipe that you’d like to share?  I’d love to get some new ideas!

Ok, I’m off now to rest, relax, and read.

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