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Meal plan for January 13th-19th

Sigh, I’m in major letdown mode right now.

We had one of my dearest friends, Elaina, and her family visiting for three lovely days.  It was so hard to let them go back to Los Angeles, but I am sure they were ready.  We’ve had a beautiful fall and winter here in Seattle, so naturally, it decided to rain and drizzle the entire time the wimpy Angelinos were here.  Even in a short amount of time, I think they got slightly acclimated to our chilly weekend.  Elaina said she went to a birthday party after landing, and everyone was bundled up against the bone chilling 65 degree weather. Ha!

It was a great visit, and I’m sorry they’re gone, but excited that hopefully soon it will be our turn to go down and see them.

During some of my preparation for their trip, I was cleaning out our of huge box of photos, and came across this gem:

It looks like Jack, right?

It’s me!  My mom caught me hiding behind the basement door eating my sister’s smelly markers.


I am light on other verbal diarrhea this morning (I am too tired from staying up way past my bedtime chatting and laughing!), so let’s just get right to meal planning, shall we?  Reminder, I only plan dinners.  My breakfast of choice has changed, and I’m now obsessed with homemade Greek yogurt with tons of cut up fresh fruit, 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:: Shredded BBQ chicken on homemade sandwich rolls, salad, and lazy lady skillet potatoes.

Tuesday:: I’m working late.  Sigh.  Again.  Sigh.  Yes, it is getting to be a horrible pattern.  Yes, I am sick of this shit.

Wednesday:: Chicken tortilla soup in the crockpot, salad.  Troy’s cousin’s husband is away for work, so we’re going to have a “single, married mothers” dinner one night a week for the foreseeable future.

Thursday:: My in-laws feed us.  How I love Thursdays!

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:: Ok, so I said I was going to make split pea soup yesterday, but it didn’t happen.  So, I’m going to make it this coming Saturday.  Sure I am!

Sunday:: Another great family day!  We eat at my parent’s house; they provide the main dish, and everyone brings something to contribute.

This weekend, I spent $3.50 on half of a gallon of raw milk from a local farm, $38 on chicken boobies from our local butcher (but about $15 ish of that is for a coworker, and she’ll pay me back), and $60 at the grocery store.

What are you having this week?  What dish are you most excited about?

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6 comments on “Meal plan for January 13th-19th”

  1. Miss your face and your milkshake!

  2. I knew it was you cause I’ve seen you eat markers. You love delicious organic markers so, so much! I made your zesty quinoa yesterday and everyone loved it!

  3. I did so think that was JACK!!!

  4. Chicken boobies! Ha 🙂

  5. Glad you had a great visit! On Thursday my hubby told me he was getting a new troop in at work (he’s Air Force) and that he would like me to go to the airport to pick her up. Less awkward that way. I asked him about a thousand questions because I wanted to make the new girl (and her son) feel welcome. He answered most of the them or went with, “I don’t know.” We get to the airport, go inside and are standing by the baggage claim when all of a sudden I see my sister and youngest nephew. I think I freaked out the crowed with my shout of “You’ve got to be kidding me!!” and my shrieks as I ran over and hugged them both. I haven’t seen my sister in over a year.
    Best surprise weekend EVER!
    For food this week- I hope to make some brussels and bacon to go with some leftover chicken (that we will most likely eat with BBQ sauce), I have a roast that needs to get cooked (that I might have waited to long on-not gonna care because I got to see my sister). I’ve been craving some Hungry man casserole, so that may make an appearance this week as well. And salads. I’ve been wanting salads.