Tuesday, March 19, 2013
I'm so excited! I start as a Millwright Apprentice tomorrow, and scheduling so far is a 40-hour work week for two weeks. I've been advised and I know full well that the hours are merely suggestions and that there can be over time or cut time. I also know that this particular work is a 2-hour drive away, each way which will make for super long days. The pay will be fantastic, so that's not a concern, at least once it starts landing in my account!
I've been considering what I'll be eating as well as what my family will be eating. They'd be happy with Ramen noodles forever, but not me! There needs to be some nutrition consumed, too! Yes, Ramen noodles are fine on occasion and I like to dress them up with some veggies and sometimes even some meat, too.
I have today to get ready and two and a half bags of carrots to peel. Thankfully peeled carrots do last nicely for a couple of days anyway; that could get me through to the weekend.
I was thinking of ordering prepared meals from a company like Nutri-system - they would travel well and be super convenient for me and at least for my one son, here. I don't have $300 right away, so of course I'm back to the drawing board. My guys like very simple, plain foods, so they'll do fine with pasta, potatoes, rice and bread. I can do well with cans of tuna, or bean or rice salads. We're all good with raw or cooked veggies, but if I'm not here to prepare the food, they can and do forget to prepare veggies at all. They'll eat raw carrots if they're peeled and ready to eat! I may have to also turn to some convenient foods from time to time; baby carrots, granola bars, pudding cups... I already bought some to have ready. Also some mini pizzas are good. I can bake them ahead, refreeze them and they travel well that way and by the time I'm ready to eat them, they're thawed. I like cold pizza, so it's ok. For a treat, I may even stop occasionally for a veggie pizza to go. mmmmm I could pick one up after work and it would be enough for my supper that night and a meal or two the next day!
I'll make the healthiest options I can for the weekends and that can help boost through the week and even better if there's any left overs!
I should go for an extra shopping trip, too, for some bananas, apples, apple sauce (unsweetened), oranges - these are all favourites, here, too! I bought an extra bag of brown rice - something that definitely needs to be prepared on the weekends! I make a "fried" rice that seems to turn out better every time I make it and it disappears very quickly! :D I'll also have to revisit the Spark recipes for Breakfast cookies!!! :D