It's almost February!!! And we're still at home. Trying to feed all the people and ourselves. And I'm still sick of thinking about food, planning food, cooking food.

But, short of going on strike I must create a weekly shopping list. Instacart has been going ok. I still have to go out for things they can't fine.

Master Shopping List

  • salad + chopped kale

  • celery, baby carrots, Brussels sprouts

  • blueberries, black berries, bananas

  • 1 onion

  • boars head lunchmeat + Meunster cheese

  • Dave's killer bread + cinnamon swirl bread by request

  • eggs + egg whites

  • 1 container cottage cheese + 1 package cream cheese

  • 1 box spaghetti

  • 2 jars cheap pasta sauce (already had)

  • 1 lb ground turkey

  • 1 lb ground loose sausage

  • chicken breasts or cutlets

  • frozen veggies (broccoli or some blend)

  • Uncle Ben's Ready Rice - long grain wild is our favorite

  • potato chips (this has become a bad habit)

  • Chobani yogurt

  • Dr. Praeger's california veggie burgers

  • almond milk

  • Endangered species chocolate

  • seltzer


I set out this week to find a recipe that would make a lot of food. I decided on million dollar spaghetti. It's like a casserole but yet a lasagna. Whatever, if it feeds them for 3-4 days I'm happy. I won't be sprinkling mozzarella on top because my kid doesn't like it. All other ingredients are on the list above.

Also, if we get sick of pasta (I always do) I'll get some chicken. Usually I just season it and bake it in a dish in the oven.

All of the above served with salad and/or rice. Again, I don't believe in a lot of options because it just creates decision fatigue.


Sandwiches, smoothies, salads, leftovers. Often I don't eat my "breakfast" until late morning anyway, so I eat eggs + egg whites together with chopped kale.


People have asked me what I eat before I work out. Usually Magic Spoon cereal, OR oatmeal mixed with protein powder. Oh and coffee. Always drink the coffee before I take the meds...but I haven't had meds in a while so there's that.

The boys eat cereal, smoothies, toast, frozen or homemade pancakes/waffles.