I know I haven’t done a Monday meal-prep post in awhile and there is a very good reason for that. I haven’t really done a ton of meal prep.
It’s not that I don’t like meal prep anymore or don’t think it’s worth it. I love meal prep and it’s always worth it. It’s just that other things have come up that take precedence over getting food ready for the week. Our vacation in November, Thanksgiving, getting sick, and just general busyness have made getting a full-blown meal prep done a little harder.
I still cut up vegetables for the week and at least plan what I’m going to make for dinner, but other than that, I’ve been relying on super simple meals and frozen meals I’ve already made. Sometimes that’s just the way the cookie crumbles.
And speaking of cookies, I made some good old fashioned chocolate chip cookies yesterday. Because I felt like it. And yes, I know I could have spent that time meal prepping stuff but at that moment? Chocolate chip cookies were more important.
Other important things this weekend included Greek food and Christmas music. On Friday night, my parents and my sister and brother-in-law, and Adam and I went to the K-Love Christmas Concert. It was a fun concert and I loved getting to hear Steven Curtis Chapman and others sing Christmas carols along with some of their other songs.
Before we headed to the concert we had dinner together at the Twisted Lamb Grill in Norridge. Guys? It was fantastic. I don’t have a lot of Greek food but after that meal, I think I might need to eat it for the rest of my life.
Especially Greek potatoes.
The Twisted Lamb Grill sits amongst other little restaurants and liquor stores and cleaners in a strip mall and it’s pretty unassuming. When you walk inside its kind of like you stepped into a mix of a traditional grill but in a Greek setting. The owner was standing at the register and kind of gave us the lay of the land since this was our first time. And then he pretty much treated us like royalty. We started with six shots of ouzo because how else would you start dinner?
Then we were brought full bowls of avgolemono soup and bread. All of this came without us asking and then we put our orders in. The owner made everything to order so it was all super fresh. When it came out you would have thought there were 12 people eating instead of six. There were lamb shanks, roasted chicken, gyro sandwiches, chicken souvlaki, and pork chops the size of my head. Greek fries abounded, tzatziki sauce was everywhere, and generous squeezes of fresh lemon had by all.
It was fantastic and I want to eat there pretty much every week.
Overall, this was a much better weekend compared to being sick on the couch last weekend. I got to enjoy family, good food, Christmas festivities, and even a little snow.
Oh, and of course chocolate chip cookies 🙂
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