Weekend Food Prep–Tabbouleh Mason Jar Salad

Tabbouleh makes a pretty good cold-season salad. Fresh parsley and cucumbers aren’t lower quality in the winter. I use grape tomatoes for more flavor and to ensure nicer quality, as chopped fresh tomatoes can get mushy over the course of the week, but if you’re making this for a summer lunch with several people, feelContinue reading “Weekend Food Prep–Tabbouleh Mason Jar Salad”

Weekend Food Prep–“Taco” Shredded Chicken Boxed Lunch

This shredded chicken is delicious and would make an excellent addition to nachos, enchiladas or taco salad. I used it to make a variation on my “boxed lunch,” a lunch prep theme I’ve written about before here. “Taco” Shredded Chicken one. Start with a boatload of cooked chicken breasts. If you have done as IContinue reading “Weekend Food Prep–“Taco” Shredded Chicken Boxed Lunch”

Weekend Food Prep–Chunky Turkey Vegetable Spaghetti Sauce

Does everyone already have a favorite tomato-based pasta sauce recipe? No question, a basic spaghetti sauce was one of the first dinners I learned to cook as a teen. But just in case you’ve been making-do with the jarred stuff and want to up your game a bit, here’s a good starting place. Give itContinue reading “Weekend Food Prep–Chunky Turkey Vegetable Spaghetti Sauce”

Weekend Food Prep: 3 1/2 Variations of Boxed Lunch

In the spirit of “back to school,” I want to offer up some lunch food prep that works well for a work week with traditional hours (8 hours, 5 days a week). The trouble with lunch is all the pieces you need to have ready in advance in order to make the prep painless. OverContinue reading “Weekend Food Prep: 3 1/2 Variations of Boxed Lunch”

Weekend Food Prep: Mediterranean Pasta Salad

This is great all-in-one, well-balanced meal that preps well over the weekend and keeps all week in the fridge. I like it for lunches in the summer, when I want to stay out of the kitchen and eat something cool and refreshing but still satisfying. I usually make it a complete meal with a sideContinue reading “Weekend Food Prep: Mediterranean Pasta Salad”