Happy hump day! We’re moving right along this week! I tried a little bit of a different approach to meals for the week and so far it’s making my weeknights a thousand times better. Yesterday I shared with you my mason jar chicken salads that I prepped for lunches for the week. All I have had to do in the mornings is brew some coffee (every other day, anyway… I usually brew a pot and put the leftovers in the fridge to make iced coffee every other morning), throw my bread in the toaster for my breakfast, and grab a mason jar chicken salad out of the fridge.
Along with the chicken salads, I also made a cheeseburger casserole so all I have had to do after work was scoop some into a bowl, pop it in the microwave, and enjoy! I like to add the pickles and a little extra ketchup and mustard to mine to make it really taste like a cheeseburger. I also used whole grain pasta, and it turned out super filling and delicious.
While I was working hard in the kitchen, I got really ambitious and made some chocolate chip cookies too. A while ago my friend had given me this recipe along with instructions to replace the butter in the recipe with 1 stick of butter and 1/2 of a brick of cream cheese. They are delicious. If you’re looking for a little evening pick-me-up I would highly recommend them.
With meals for the day ready to go I had time to hit a hot yoga class after work, come home and eat, and spend the rest of the evening relaxing!