Sunday, February 23, 2014

Batch Cooking Sunday

Lately, I have been thinking of life as either pre-vacation or post-vacation.

I have come to realize that my pre-vacation life was not as appreciated as much as post-vacation life has been. Take this weekend, for example. I woke up happy each day. I was just happy to be home. Vacation is great, but home is wonderful. I love my bed, I love my dogs, I love my weekend routine; I love my life.

This Sunday was especially wonderful. It's the simple things that make me happy.

My husband will be in night class all week, so I decided to make life a little easier for the both of us, and batch cooked.

My husband has a container of chili to take in for dinners all week, and I have a container of chili for my lunches all week. I love batch cooking and Mindy's chili is my new favorite thing to batch cook!

I was in the kitchen for most of my day. I made barbecue pork ribs in the slow cooker for dinner. It was so simple! Just catsup and bbq sauce and a few seasonings. I cooked the ribs on low for about 6 hours and it made the house smell good all day long!

I made a couple amazing salads for the both of us for lunch. I think guacamole on my salad is my new favorite thing. Why have I never tried this before? Guac and cucumbers are the best combination, ever. Add some chick peas, steak and ranch, and we've got my new favorite kind of salad!

After we visited my friend at her birthday party, and loaded up on some groceries, I was back in the kitchen to batch cook our breakfast for the week.

About 18 slices of bacon, 10 eggs and 1/2 cup of shredded cheddar cheese. I'll let you know how they turn out after we give them a try tomorrow morning!

How was your weekend?
What are you favorite meals to batch cook?
What are you appreciative for today?


  1. I batch cook chili a lot. Yum! It's such a good one and it freezes well. My other favorite to batch cook is chicken tortilla soup.
    Those bacon cups look delicious!

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