Oh my goodness y’all. Sunday night I fell asleep on the couch at 7:45PM and last night I could barely make it to 9PM. I don’t know if it’s the cold weather or what but I have been absolutely drained lately. When I’m this tired it’s really easy for things to spiral out of control. Whether it’s the laundry, dishes, meal prep, or my e-mail accounts, I start slacking on my chores around the house and in my personal life in exchange for sleep or downtime on the couch.
Neal and I do a pretty good job of tag teaming during the work week, but we do work really hard to get things done ahead of time on the weekends. We get all of our laundry done, go grocery shopping for the week ahead, take care of random chores around the house, run errands, and fill up our cars with gas. It’s a lot of work, but it’s always worth it come Monday.
I’ve been slacking on my weekly planning this year, mainly because I haven’t liked being overly structured this year, but I do try to prepare some foods for the week ahead each Sunday. I end up preparing a ton of vegetables, which I can use in various meals during the work week.
Last time I was at Trader Joe’s I picked up a pumpkin, acorn squash, spaghetti squash, and a kabocha squash. Squash is so easy to roast and is great all week long, whether you’re enjoying it for breakfast, lunch, or dinner.
I coated in the inside of each squash with a little olive oil and then salted them with a little kosher salt. I placed each squash cut side down on a foil lined cookie sheet and sliced up the kobocha sqaush.
I placed the sheet trays into a pre-heated 425 degree oven and roasted the squash for 35 minutes. At the 35 minute mark I turned off the oven, removed just the kobocha, and then allowed the rest of the squash to sit in the oven until cooled.
Next I scooped out the squash and stored it in a Ziploc container for the week ahead. I’m planning to have spaghetti squash with eggs for breakfast, pumpkin with hot sauce and roasted chicken for lunch, and will reheat a batch for Magnolia to eat each night for dinner.