We’re back in Richmond! After an amazingly fun weekend, I’m getting back into the swing of things. Alex and I had so much fun with our friends Eric & Justin, exploring the city. They showed us quite a fun (and delicious) time. Saturday afternoon, we browsed some antique shops, and then relaxed in the park, surrounded by food trucks. Life doesn’t get better than that!
That was chocolate molten fudge ice cream, between two peanut butter & Captain Crunch cookies. Yes.
After arriving back from Dallas late last night, I was a little rushed in preparing for the week. I generally wrap up the last to-dos on Sunday, which makes the rest of the week less hectic. Luckily, I was able to do my grocery shopping ahead of time online. I’ve blogged about Relay Foods before, and if you’re in the Virginia area, you need to check them out. They’re a grocery delivery/pick up service so I placed my order last night, and I’ll grab it on my way home from work tonight.
This works out perfectly with my goal of meal planning. I did a little brainstorming (with help from Pinterest) and created a menu for the week. I already knew we’d be going out for dinner with friends on Wednesday, but I grabbed ingredients for everything else.
Goals of Meal Planning
- Spend less money at the grocery store
- Make only ONE trip to the grocery store for the week
- Try 1-2 new recipes per week
- Make balanced meals with lots of veggies!
Here’s what’s on the plan:
Ordering the groceries ahead of time was an easy way to make sure I had everything on hand and stuck to what was on my list. I’m also getting a “bounty basket” which is full of local in-season produce, so I may switch things up a little bit depending on what produce comes my way.
P.S. if you’re in Virginia, you can try out Relay Foods and get a discount code for $30 off your first order! (Click here)