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Meal plan for January 28th – February 3rd

Good morning!  It’s a very good morning for me.  I have cute toes.  My sister-in-law (hereon known as Amy the Great) wanted to hang out with Jack for a few hours yesterday.  I went and got a pedicure, filled my trunk with $145 worth of chicken (more on that later), and then cleaned the house from top to bottom.  Carpets, mopping, bathrooms, dusting, etc.!  I also got to vacuum out the car, which contained approximately 4,691 pieces of maple leaves.  Jack had 2 leaves in the backseat to look at, and ended up crushing them over the course of a few days.  Lovely.

Did I tell you guys that our church is broke, so I offered to make bread for communion?  I make two loaves, twice a month, and use the dutch oven bread recipe.  I’m planning to add “maker of the host” to my resume.  Can you picture me in a group job interview?

Interviewer: Hi Michelle, I see on your resume, that you volunteer at an animal shelter.
Michelle: Yes!  It’s very rewarding.
Interviewer: And Sarah, I don’t see any volunteer work on your resume.
Me: Um, I make Christ’s body.  It’s kinda a big deal
Interviewer: Michelle, you suck.  Sarah, you’re hired!

I’m sure that is accurate.

Saturday night, Jack wanted to play a game called “hide the friends”.  He has about 490 stuffed animals that he sleeps with every night.  He calls them his friends.  He wanted me to hide them around his room, and then he would find them.  He kept telling me I was hiding them “too easy mommy”, so I hid a few in a place that took him 10 minutes to discover.

The ceiling fan.  Genius right?  Love our popcorn ceilings, don’t you?

Remember how I said I spent $145 on chickens?  Check it out.

Eight were for my aunt and uncle, and two were for my sis, but I’m pretty sure there are 14 in there that are mine.

A localish market sells free-range whole chickens BOGO twice a year.  They had that sale going on this week.  It brings the price down to about $6 per chicken, which is awesome!!!  Whole chickens give you so many options for meals, and having them in my freezer feels like a bunch of little insurance policies.

Shall we discuss meals plans?  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:: I could lie and say that we were going to eat big salads, or tofu, or something else, but we’re not.  I’m making nachos because I really really want to.  Juanitas chips topped with a little Tillamook cheddar, homemade guac, black beans, etc.  I’ll pair it with a salad, but my heart really belongs to the nachos.

Tuesday::  Reubens, Brussels Sprouts, and fruit.

Wednesday:: This fish, salad, and fruit.

Thursday:: Troy is making his delicious burgers!  We’ll serve them with edamame, 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, salad, and dutch oven bread.

Sunday:: Dinner at my parent’s.

I spent $145 on chicken, but at least $50ish of that belongs to others.  I spent $39.92 on other groceries for the week.

What are you guys having?

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8 comments on “Meal plan for January 28th – February 3rd”

  1. The picture of “hide the friends” reminded me of a story. When my sister and I were younger we shared a room and she was able to reach the ceiling fan blades by standing on my bed (she was 2 or 3). One day as I entered the room a Barbie flew at my head. I ducked as quickly as possible and then hit the light switch, thus stopping the fan that she had loosely tied her Barbies to because “they wanted to go on a ride.” To this day I will not let her live that down!

  2. I stumbled across your blog (through Kitchen Stewardship, I believe) and I love it! It just so happens that we are close by- I live in Lacey, WA. I actually lived in Seattle a few years back while working at the QFC pharmacy in the University District. I have to ask where you get your chickens BOGO? I usually pass up the organic chickens because they are so dang expensive. Keep up the funny blogs! ~Trina

  3. Gotta say, “This Fish” recipe sounds delish! Also the French onion soup in a crockpot. I’m planning to try both. Thanks for the links!

  4. We are trying out a few new recipes (Brussels sprouts and bacon) as well at having a second go at one we really liked (paleo stuffing with garlic and rosemary lamb sausage). We are having salmon, BBQ chicken thighs, apple and apricot pork chops (in the crockpot) and I can’t remember what else. I saw artichokes at our local grocery store and thought, “Why not?” So now I need to figure out how to cook them. We are getting a $100 sample pack of local grass fed beef and lamb on Thursday and I am SUPER excited about it. Now I need to find a local source for pastured chicken and pork and I will be set.

    Oh, and I love the hiding place!

  5. Hello Sarah, I love to read your posts, the way your write always makes me smile if not even laugh out loud. Your blog was one of the blogs that inspired me to write my own. I started it on January 1 and have reached 50 blog followers today.
    I wanted you to know that I have linked your site and recipes to mine on many occasions and hope to be sending more traffic your way! Happy Blogging and thanks for always sharing so honestly and for the inspiration that you are.