Meal Prep- Week 14 of 2019

Well everyone, its officially the last month of my 20s! How fun! I can’t believe that in one short month, I’ll be 30. And to celebrate the end of my 20s I am going to make a sweet treat every week! This week of course was a classic. Chocolate Pudding! Of course I added come Girl Scout Cookies to it for a crunch and the minty flavor! If only I had some gummy worms. Anyone else remember those “Dirt Puddings” we used to get in elementary school? I love pudding because it’s actually not too hard to make from a box. I also later used the rest of the pudding and added some chia seeds to give it a little something extra. Yes, it was still delicious even then.

Chocolate Pudding with Thin Mint Cookies and Whipped Cream

Next up, breakfast! I said last week that I wanted to mix it up, get away from my normal scramble, so this week I made an Egg, Bacon and Cheddar Quiche. Now, I’ve never made a quiche before, but I figured it can’t be hard right? RIGHT! I mixed 5 eggs, some half and half, some cooked bacon and cheddar cheese together, put it in a frozen pie crust (because I ain’t about to try and make that crust yo!), and added two layers of cut peppers, some mushrooms, and chives. Put that baby in the oven for about an hour and BAM! Look at how beautiful it turned out. It’s stunning and tastes just as good as it looks! Quiches aren’t hard and are so easy to grab a slice to warm up and eat for breakfast! I’m in love with this dish!

Egg, Bacon, and Cheddar Quiche

Okay, next is lunch. To cure my salad mess I decided to make Lettuce Wraps this week! What I enjoy about this meal is that you can eat it in some many different ways. You can do the traditional lettuce wrap, as pictured here, or just eat the mix alone, or add it to some rice. The options are endless! It was also super easy to make. I used 2 pounds of ground turkey, marinated it in a sauce of my own making complete with fish sauce, soy sauce, minced garlic, honey, and sriracha. I let it marinate for about 20 minutes. I then cooked some sweet peppers, a red onion, and zucchini (all nice and cut into little pieces using my little Ninja chopper) in some olive oil with salt and pepper.

Thai inspired Turkey Lettuce Wraps

Then I set the veggies aside, while I cooked the ground turkey. After the turkey was browned I add some mint leaves and the veggie mix. Once it smelt aromatic and looked good to go, I took it off the heat, let it sit for about 5 minutes, drained the extra liquid and viola! The mint surprisingly added a subtle coolness to the overall flavor of the dish and I think really pulled it altogether. Honestly, this is one of my favorite meals and may become a repeat.

Then there’s dinner. All I’ve wanted for weeks is fried chicken. While I could just fry chicken at home, it just never quire turns out. So instead of hyping myself up to think my fried chicken would be just as good as KFC (which now don’t hate, I love KFC! I’ve literally been brought to tears when eating some KFC chicken and mashed potatoes), I decided to make a breaded baked chicken. Breading chicken is pretty simple. All you need is Panko crumbs and parmesan on a plate, and eggs, milk, lemon juice, chives, pepper and salt in a bowl. Dip in the bowl, coat with mix on the plate, dip and mix and put on the pan. Repeat until you are out of chicken. Then put those birds in the oven and cook until 165 degrees throughout all the meat! I steamed some broccoli (from the freezer section) and there you have it!

Breaded Baked Chicken and Steams Broccoli

It’s been a good eating week! Next week I’m going to try and make Mallorca Bread…if you don’t know what that is, stay tuned.

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