Sunday, January 13, 2019

Are You a Prepper?

Peter Piper prepped a peck of pickled peppers.  A peck of pickled peppers Peter Piper prepped. If Peter Piper prepped a peck of pickled peppers, where is the peck of pickled peppers Peter Piper prepped?

Say that ten times fast and you win the universe!

If you are like me, you won't win the universe but do not fear ~ you are still a winner if you are a food prepper!

After my marathon grocery shopping trip on Friday morning, I decided to go for broke ~ completely exhausting myself and prep food for numerous meals (including Lilah Rose's) that Friday afternoon.  A quick nap and cup of coffee and I was off to prep like a crazy woman.

Friday Afternoon Prep Work

* Cook a package of maple sausage links for my husband's lunch.

* Scramble eggs for lunch.  (I did have one sausage link (2 pts) but my husband ate the rest!

* Wash dishes from lunch.

* Brown the ground beef for Saturday's chili.

* Drain, cool, and store browned beef in the refrigerator.

* Sort, rinse, and soak the pinto beans for Saturday's chili.

* Ready the crockpot to start the pinto beans early Saturday morning.

* Bake chicken breasts, gizzards, and hearts for Lilah's homemade dog food.

* Cut up chicken breasts, gizzards, and hearts into small puppy bite size pieces.

* Divide all the chicken pieces into five portions.

* Bag the portions individually.

* Bag all the packaged portions in a freezer ziplock bag.

* Freeze packaged chicken portions to be used the next few weeks in Lilah's dog food.

* Wash all the pots, pans, and utensils used during prep work.

* Bake salmon for dinner.

I was definitely tired Friday evening but was very happy to have a lot of the cooking prep work done for a few days.

Do you have marathon food prep moments?


  1. I am a prepper by nature but these days I'm having a hard time keeping up with things. I love how you have your whole week worked out. It's a lot of work but I bet it makes you feel better about the upcoming days knowing you tackled a lot of the details already. I'm inspired. ♥
    xx Beca

    1. Beca, I'm one of those people that like to get all the work done that I can before I rest. My husband is the same way too (which is good as I can imagine it would be a struggle if it were different). Thank you!

  2. You had a very productive Friday, Gina! Good for you! I have done prepping like that in the past but have gotten away from it. Thank you for the inspiration to get better organized and start doing this again!

    1. Dianna, sometimes my husband travels for work and I have a much more relaxed schedule and weekly menu. Less planning involved when it is just Lilah and me!

  3. I will have to say I am in no way a think ahead person and not a prepper at all, I am sure my hubby would love that if I was, but he seems to be happy with how I do things. Your meal sounded good though.

    1. Connie, I am not always a prepper. I'd like to be and my goal is to think ahead more often!


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