A Peek Into My Day | Food Prep and Baby Talk

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By the looks of my Publix shopping trip posts, I’m sure you think that we don’t eat very many veggies. On the contrary. Along with our staples, I buy our fruit/produce at Aldi because they have unbeatable prices. I don’t share those shops with you because, well, they’re rather boring.

I hit up Aldi yesterday while I was out and about running errands and stocked up on fruits and veggies. I’m not always good about washing my veggies right when I get home, but when I do I find that I have less waste from letting them spoil.

Here’s a bit of the food prep that I got done today:

banana bread

First things first. I had a few bananas that were on their last leg and decided to put them to good use. I whipped up some banana bread and put it in the oven. Here’s the finished product! I’ll share the recipe with you soon!

strawberries and peppers

While the bread was baking I started the “fun” task of washing my fruit and veggies. I filled the sink with water, added 1/2 cup of vinegar and let them soak for 10 minutes.

ground turkey

Then I put three lbs of ground turkey in the crockpot to cook. (It cooks on high for 2-3 hours, and I stir it every hour.)

boiling eggs

My sister’s been encouraging me to eat more eggs to add more protein to my diet. Why not boil a few eggs while I was already in the kitchen?

washed fruit

washed veggies

I hate to admit it, but I’m not very faithful at washing bagged lettuce. (Yes, I know that’s bad!) I’d love to hear any tips you might have for drying and storing your lettuce so that it keeps fresh.

peeling eggs

As I was waiting for the fruit to dry, I peeled my eggs. I used the same trick as I do when I’m peeling potatoes. Clean-up is so much easier!

fruit salad

The fruit made a beautiful salad that we’ll be able to eat on all week. And, I went ahead and sliced up the peppers so they’ll be handy when I reach for a snack! (I find they’re yummiest when they’re cold.)

I was also able to clean out the fridge too! Now I just need to tackle mopping the floor. Ugh! I was amazed that I got all of this done in under 1 1/2 hours.

cooked turkey meat

When the turkey meat finished cooking, I divided it into four freezer-friendly containers. It’s so handy to have on-hand for dinner prep!

What kind of food prep/freezer cooking have you done this week?


Baby Talk

This didn’t happen today, but I just have to share it with you because it’s so cute.

We finally told Jayden, our neighbor boy, about our surprise from the Lord. Trent came up with a creative way to tell him. He told him that he’s not going to be the youngest kid on our street anymore because there was going to be a baby. House by house, we talked about the five houses on our street. Jayden was quite perplexed and even when we came to our house, he couldn’t figure out who was having the baby. When he finally figured it out he just grinned.

I didn’t want him (or his family) to think that we don’t want him to come over after the baby arrives. When I told him that we still want him to come over he said, “Oh, I know!” (This kid is hilarious.)

A few days later when he came over, he wanted me to go outside and play with him. I’m already a warm blooded person and, as you can imagine, now that I’m pregnant I get hot very easily. When I told him that I couldn’t go outside to play because I’d get too hot he said, “I already don’t like this pregnancy thing.” I couldn’t help but laugh!

It’s never a dull moment at our house, especially when Jayden’s around!

How’s your day going? What exciting things are happening at your house?

Comments (5)

  1. C May 14 at 6:46 pm - Reply

    I didn&5 know you could cook ground turkey in a crockpot. Live and learn! Jayden is hilarious!

    • Tshanina Peterson May 15 at 9:56 am - Reply

      Nowadays it seems like you can cook just about anything in the crockpot! I’ve even seen recipes for bread!

  2. Andrea May 14 at 9:12 pm - Reply

    You surely know how to make the most of a day! It takes great time management to get all of that done. Way to go! I’m an Aldi shopper also and love the idea of cooking ground turkey in the slow cooker. You don’t have to stand over it while it cooks, thus giving you time to concentrate on other tasks. Thanks for sharing!

    • Tshanina Peterson May 15 at 9:57 am - Reply

      Thanks Andrea! I wish I had ninja time management skills like that all the time, but I don’t. :O)

      Thanks for stopping by!

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