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Life has officially gone crazy here. Jeff has a job interview on Monday afternoon and if he gets the job, it’s going to be many big life changes for us in a short space of time. So this weekend is focused on preparing in case he gets the job. If you are so inclined, we’d appreciate your prayers.
In times like this, I go for a very simplified meal plan. Oatmeal is always for breakfast. I just vary the flavor as I discussed on my oatmeal rut post. Peanut butter, plain, coconut and crushed almonds and plenty of other ideas in that post to keep things simple and fast.
For lunch, we eat leftovers. If we don’t have any leftovers and no freezer meals available, I turn to a quick lentil dahl or even burrito beans made from my home-canned beans I keep on hand for days such as this. I had lentils sprouting on the counter I started a couple days ago, so they’re ready to cook today. I will cook them up and incorporate them into lunch.
For dinner, if I have ground beef I brown it up with another pint jar of beans and a pint jar of tomatoes, taco seasoning mix and serve it over rice. For any other cut of meat, I turn to my crock-pot. Depending on the time of year, try to serve it with a salad or something green. Tonight we’ll be doing ground beef, as that is what I had already planned and set out to thaw before we got the news.
What are your favorite fast meals when life gets too busy to keep up?
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