Meal plan for February 4th – 10th
Last night, I had a lesson in how I must sound to my son.
Jack: Mom, why do zombies eat brains?
Me: Um, well, that is what they like.
Jack: But why?
Me: Well, it’s their favorite food. Just like you love applesquish (applesauce)
Jack: (thinking for a second. Then putting his finger out with lots of attitude) ok, zombies, you can have brains for dessert, only if you take one bite of carrot stick and one bite of banana at dinner. Deal?
Well, at least he is listening to me when I’m talking about nutrition!
Troy and I have been saving for a few months to get a headboard and foot board for our bed. It appears that the money is needed elsewhere. Jack is 90th percentile for height, and his little toddler bed is a wee bit small. Add in the fact that he insists on having 7,309 stuffed animals in bed with him, and it’s a hot mess.
We bought his crib because it would convert to a toddler bed, and then to a twin bed. So, we need to purchase the rail thingies to convert it to a twin, and a mattress. Bye bye stylish new bed for us!
Jack has figured out that he can hitch a ride with me when I’m wearing this baggy shirt that I own. I can’t keep him out of the shirt! I guess he misses baby wearing?
Jack was sick on Friday, so I stayed home with him for part of the day, then Troy tagged me and came home, and I went in for an important meeting. Jack is currently obsessed with “story time” at the library. It’s a huge undertaking to haul all his “friends” from his bed out to the living room.
Here is our meal plan for the week. Reminder, I only plan dinners, because breakfast is always smoothies or eggs with something, and lunches are always leftovers. We rarely eat dessert during the week, and our dinner drink of choice is water kefir soda.
Monday:: Frittata, bacon, and fruit on the side.
Tuesday:: Quesadillas, tomato soup canned from my 2012 summer garden, salad, and fruit.
Wednesday:: Taco bowls, salad, and fruit.
Thursday:: Soup from the freezer, salad, and fruit.
Friday:: Popcorn dinner. Yes, seriously we eat popcorn for dinner. It’s popcorn, leftovers, cheese slices, fruit, and cut up veggies. Everyone gets as much as they want, and no one leaves hungry. I adore Fridays because it is the easiest night of the week for making everyone happy!
Saturday:: French onion soup in the crockpot (this didn’t get made last night because I had my sister in law and her husband over for dinner, and they don’t like french onion soup. Salad, and fruit.
Sunday:: Family dinner at my parent’s.
This week I spent $15.79 at the grocery store and $3.50 for raw milk.
What are you guys having?
My reply button wouldnt work. I love bluberries! I have found a local place to pick and I really want to learn to can this year. The cream cheese with spicy cocktail sauce sounds great. Im going to give that a try! Thanks for such a great blog. I look forward to every post!
The cocktail sauce/cream cheese is great on crackers..we add those little salad shrimp to it..yum!
Question. Does your family snack at all? I see that you rarely have dessert, and was just wondering. My family would fire me if I didnt keep snacks in the house. And they are always ready for something between dinner and bed. If you do snack at night, what are your choices?
Oh yes! I buy Annie’s bunny crackers, and we always have some kind of dried fruit on hand. Jack’s favorite snacks include applesauce, apple slices, and yogurt. I also make Lara Bars, and other little snacky items.
In the bathtub before bed, Jack gets a bowl of frozen blueberries for dessert. My kid is about 50% blueberry, just like I’m about 50% soup! ;-D
If I want a snack at night, my go to would be chips and salsa, or guac. Or, and this sounds weird, a little bit of cream cheese with spicy cocktail sauce spread on crackers. I know that sounds so crazy, but I love it!
I love his fire truck tent thingy on top of his bed. That kid is hilarious! I can’t remark on the 7,309 stuffed animals as I had the same problem. I still have most of the ones I grew up with. I just cleaned them all up and gave them to my son who now has a giant pile of them on the floor of his room that he loves to dive into!
I know Taco Bowls (thanks for that, by the way!)are on the menu this week for us as well because I’m craving them. I still have to plan out the rest.
My MIL’s best friend got him that when he turned 2. It’s just a play pop up tent. Somehow, it made it’s way on to his bed, and he’s slept in it ever since!
Today we made homemade pizza, tomorrow is homemade bacon burger subs, Tuesday is soup and salad, Wed is baked fish “fry”, Thursday is breakfast for dinner night and Friday is chicken and rice. I have a tall boy too, despite me being 5’3. He was born 23″ & has been hovering around the 95th percentile. He will be 2 next month!
Wow, he is tall! Jack was only 19′ 6 at birth, but has made up for lots of lost time.