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Meal plan for January 7th – 13th

Happy Sunday!  I hope everyone had a lovely weekend.  We spent Saturday running around like crazy people, but amidst all of the craziness, we met up with one my best friends, and one of Jack’s godmothers.   We had lunch with her family, and the kids exchanged Christmas presents.  Good times.

Wednesday, I took Jack to the ear, nose, and throat doctor, and he also had the “holy smokes” reaction when he saw the size of Jack’s tonsils.  His right one is actually pushing his uvula to the side.  His recommendation confirmed my assumption that those tonsils are coming out.  Once they “get in there”, they will also check to see if his adenoids are enlarged as well.  If so, they’re coming out too.

We’re putting the surgery off until the end of February because his snoring isn’t dangerous yet.  Plus, we start swimming lessons next week (I have to get in the pool with him because he isn’t 4 yet. Having to wear a swimming suit in January is my idea of hell), and then the surgeon is on vacation for a bit.

At the appointment, I finally got a copy of his sleep study.  The findings were pretty interesting.  Apparently for pediatrics, the lowest percentage of the REM cycle that they like to see is 15% of the total sleep cycle.

Homeboy was at 6.2%.


Also, newest development this week, Jack has decided to also become a food blogger.  Look for it to launch soon at

Okie dokie, 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:: A new crockpot chicken recipe thingy that I’m trying out.  That will be put over cornbread, and will be served with salad, and Brussels sprouts.

Tuesday:: Chef’s salads, dutch oven bread, and Brussels sprouts.

Wednesday:: TBD.  We might have a playdate scheduled.  If that falls through, it will be tomato soup (canned from the garden), quesadillas, and salad.

Thursday:: Peanut satay skewers, rice, and salad.

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:: Taco bowls, salad, and fruit.

Sunday:: Family dinner at my parent’s.

This week was an expensive week for groceries.  We needed a lot of fresh stuff, and I was out of a lot of pantry items like dates, peanut butter, etc.  We spent $20.77 at the grocery store, and $62.63 at Costco.  I also spent $3.50 for a half gallon of raw milk at our local farm.

What are you all having this week?

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12 comments on “Meal plan for January 7th – 13th”

  1. Hi Sarah! I love your blog. My son had his tonsils and adenoids out 2 months ago at age 2 and a half. It was the best thing we have done! He snored a lot and we took him for a sleep study (I can’t remember the % of REM sleep he was in) but they diagnosed him with minor apnea, with the apnea occurring most during his REM sleep. Now, he doesn’t snore at all and I honestly can’t even hear him breathe when he sleeps. He also eats so much more, which is good for us since he has always been a terrible eater. I know going into the surgery and waiting for your little one is literally the most nerve wracking hour of your life but he will be ok and better in the long run!

  2. My grandaughter (age 4) just had her tonsills, and adenoids out and tubes in her ears in mid December. By evening she was starving and eating Timbits (donut holes – we’re Canadian). No problems…these kids are amazing! Her adenoids were the size of half a walnut! No more snoring, snorting or nasl sounding. She feels great! Good luck and don’t worry, he’ll be fine.

  3. That’s very cute. You should have him do some guest posts for you. I have zero idea what I’m having for dinner this week, but I am so. sick. of. chicken! I didn’t even think that was possible, so I’ll be playing with anything besides chicken.

  4. You’d be proud of me… I actually meal planned this week. I have the pans out and lined with tinfoil already for tonight so all I have to do is pull it out of the freezer (stuffed shells), pour the sauce on top, pop it in the oven and turn the oven on. We managed to eat out only once last week and that was on New Years Eve.

  5. LOL too cute….Jack and his camera taking pictures of his mac and cheese. I love it!!! I’ll become a follower of the blog, post it. 🙂

  6. I think I’m making chili tomorrow, & the husband will be out of town for the rest of the week, so I think we’ll do easy stuff like breakfast for dinner, leftovers, etc.

  7. I had giant tonsils as a child and finally had them out at the age of 30. I wish my parents had done it when I was a child. The recovery is much easier. Hope it goes well!

    • That is consistent with what I’ve heard from others. A friend of mine had hers taken out at 19 when the surgery was still done in a hospital. Her roommate in the hospital was a 5 year old boy.

      After recover, she said she was in pain and grouchy, and he was jumping on the bed. Kids bounce back so much easier!

  8. I love looking at your meal plans. We are making meatloaf with a kick (salsa), chipolte drummies, mahi mahi, and something else. I have been trying to do better with our grocery bill, but I think I went to far and now we usually only end up with enough food for our meals, and no left overs. Kinda sucks when I didn’t plan for lunches.

    Oh well, we’ll get it figured out eventually.

    • It took me almost 18 months to really figure it out. It’s a learning experience, and make sure you use the “not so great” weeks as a lesson in what not to do next time. It’s on the only way to figure it all out!