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Meal plan for August 18th – 24th

Every doctor has their own gauge for when a patient is considered “on the mend”.  For some, it’s the ability to walk around the hospital.  For others, it is a return of a hearty appetite.

I’m no doctor, but I think my gauge for when someone is feeling better, is if two previously concerned grandsons start taking advantage of you for free rides.


Lazy little punks.

Mom and Dad are both healing nicely, and should be back to only being partially fucked up really soon!

In exciting news, one of my new chickens (or both?) has laid their first egg (the teeny tiny one on the left)! Sorry for the weird glare.


The very next day, I found another tiny egg in the nesting box, so Garfield and/or Odie are officially layers!!

In other chicken news, I heard some squawking outside, and ran out to see this little scene, chickens vs. peacock.


Boy Boy (what Jack has named the peacock) was screaming at the ladies, but eventually flew off and my hens calmed the heck down.  Do you love how brown my grass is, except for the lovely green weeds?  Ah, August, it’s always soooooo brown around here, and I’m ok with that.  March-June, I’m mowing the stupid lawn two to three times a week.

Yes, let’s talk about Scandal.  I am now super obsessed and binge watching this show.  Thanks for asking.  I found an old Vanity Fair magazine  with Kerry Washington on the cover at my library for $.25 and brought it home.  The article was interesting, and the talk about the show made me want to watch it, whereas previously I had just made fun of it when I saw promos.  I started watching it on Netflix, and I can’t stop!  I only watch it when Troy is on shift, so when he leaves in the morning, I’m like “bye hon, have a good day…see you in 24-48 hours”, but inside I’m like “leave so I can watch this damn show”.  Anyone else?

Can we talk about the fact that my kid sleeps like a complete weirdo for just a second?  What in the hell, how could that be even remotely comfortable?

Meal plan time!  Reminder, I only plan dinners.  My breakfast of choice is homemade Greek yogurt with tons of cut up fresh fruit (or fruit I froze in the summer), and a homemade granola bar crumbled on top.  It’s delicious and keeps me completely full and satisfied until lunch. Lunches are always leftovers.  We rarely eat dessert during the week, and our dinner drink of choice is water kefir soda.

Monday:: Homemade pizza (again, Jack’s choice), and salad.

Tuesday:: Asian meatballs, rice, and stir fried green beans.

Wednesday:: BLTA (bacon, lettuce, tomato, and avocado) because everything is tomato-centered right now, grilled veggies, and fruit.

Thursday:: Either at my in-laws, or at my parent’s depending on how they’re feeling.

Friday:: Popcorn and movie night!

Saturday:: Bruschetta (yay for tomatoes), stir fried green beans, and fruit.

Sunday:: We’ll be going away for a few days with some friends, and we’re sharing dinner making responsibility with them.

This week I spent $9.11 at the fruit stand, $3.50 for raw milk, $18.78 at Trader Joes, $5.29 at Costco, and $42 at the normal grocery store.

What are you having this week?

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8 comments on “Meal plan for August 18th – 24th”

  1. I blame it on babies’ anatomies… they’re like rag dolls. My sister’s kids practice yoga in their sleep. That’s the best excuse we can come up with before becoming concerned for their vertebrae.

  2. Happy to hear that your parents are on the mend. Our meal plan this week consists of hospital food and whatever my friends can manage to find in my house to bring to us. The hubby crashed hard riding (well when he crashed he was falling) his mountain bike. Kicking myself for not having made the chopped salad Saturday morning as that would be perfect with the crock-pot shredded chicken I have chilling in the fridge.

    One of the pluses? I get the next 8 weeks off from school :0)

    • Oh hell Tina, I’m so sorry to hear that! When will he be coming home? Other than getting out of school (yay), how are you holding up?

      FWIW, my favorite hospital food is a garden burger with a slice of cheddar, and bacon. ;-D

  3. Cute photo of the kids whizzing around on the ‘chair, and I admire you for being so successfully frugal. I posted on my blog about my trip to the Farmers Market yesterday but didn’t mention the cost ($5 for the flowers and $9.50 for the organic veggies.)

  4. So what did I miss???? What happened to your parents?

    • Mom ended up in the hospital 2 weeks ago (MS related stuff) and the day after she got out, my dad who is her caretaker had surgery. My sis and I have been spending our days at their house pitching in, with my sis (a teacher so off right now) doing the bulk of the work.

  5. How on earth did you get out of Costco for under ten bucks? You’re my hero. Wish I had a meal plan for this week but it’s my last week of freedom before returning to work/school. Had a slice of Eli’s cheesecake last night. ….the Eli’s factory outlet is right by my mom’s house and always stock up. Glad to hear your folks are better..

    • Oh the Costco trip was way more, but I only report the food costs for this post! We went in JUST for mozzarella for pizza (the $5.29) but walked out with 2 pairs of Levis for Jack (their 514 boys jeans fit my skinny lanky boy perfectly), and a Captain America sweatshirt! ;-D