I'm a lazy cook during the week. I work long hours and the last thing I want to do when I get home is spend an hour making dinner. For me, weekend prep is the only way to go. I start early Sunday morning and put everything together that I can. It's just past 9am and I've grilled some chicken breasts, made marinara sauce for the month, washed and chopped the sturdy vegetables, mashed potatoes, done the beans for rice and beans, done the hummus, and have a pot of split pea and barley soup going on the stove. It makes my brown bag lunches (Well, Mr. Bento Lunches) and dinners a breeze.
Do you set up a bit for the coming week? Or are you the I'll-see-what's-in-the-market-on-the-way-home type of person? What are your favorite do-aheads?