Thursday, February 13, 2014

Pizookies Not Included

I woke up this morning, excited to make breakfast, opened my fridge ...

So, I killed a protein bar on my way out the door, and scooted on down to the grocery store. My eggs and peanut butter would have to wait.

Shopping carts in Kuwait are weird. It rolls in ALL directions. Just pushing that thing in a straight line is a workout.

I spent the next 2 hours or so prepping my food for the week: roasting and sauteing veggies, cooking up chicken meatballs and chicken labbneh and even threw a roast in the oven.

I laid out all of my tupperware, and measured out about 3.5 ounces of protein into each, and filled the rest up with a variety of cooked veggies.

Sad fridge, to happy fridge!

Did I necessarily want to be in the kitchen most of the afternoon cooking? No. But, planning is essential. Following that plan is crucial.

And who wouldn't want some one on one time with a head of cabbage?

This one time, at band camp ...

It wasn't all boring meal prep and weighing and measuring! I made a pizookie, too :) One of our coaches is leaving us next week, he heads back home! Having him here as a volunteer coach over his deployment has been amazing ... more than just a great coach, he's also an awesome training partner, and just a great, great friend.

This is one of the hardest parts of my job. I've had to say so many goodbyes.

1) What's your favorite way to prep cabbage?
2) How often do you grocery shop?
3) Last friend you had to say goodbye to?

1 comment:

  1. LOL! The carts here in Italy are the same way! At first I thought it was cool...until you get them loaded up! Yikes!