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?