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Meal plan for March 11th – 17th

Jack has now been pain med-free for 72 hours!  He has finally slept through the night once.  His biggest complaint these days is a rash behind his knee that is courtesy of the antibiotics they put him one.  I can’t wait until those are done – two more days.

Snoring gone.  Energy returned.  100% and perhaps more.  So, that theory is now out the window.  Le sigh.

During Jack’s recovery, we were visited by the neighborhood wild peacocks for an entire afternoon.  The show was beautiful, but the stinkers crapped all over my deck.  ALL over my deck.


Notice Jack is sticking his tongue out at the peacock?

During a landscaping project this weekend, I dug up some random overwintered carrots.  Jack and Troy spent about 20 minutes hosing it off.  The carrot looked like a dude, and Jack said he wanted to “hit him in the wee wee”.  Charmed

After last week’s fridge disaster, I realized how full our downstairs freezer was.  Full of random odds and ends.  I vowed that this week would be the week of the freezer!  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:: Lasagna.  Frozen sauce, frozen browned ground pork from our local butcher.  Noodles from the pantry.  Served with salad.

Tuesday:: Chicken tortilla soup from the freezer and edamame.

Wednesday:: Frozen pizza from the freezer, and salad.

Thursday:: Dinner at my in-laws.

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:: I’m winging it.  We’ll just wait and see.  It might even be popcorn again.  Go me.

Sunday:: Family dinner at my parent’s.

This week I spent $25 at the grocery store, and $7 on raw milk (to make the ricotta for the lasagna).  I’ll need to go back to the store later today to get some ricotta.  I made the ricotta the same way I always do, and yet I got about 1/3 the normal yield.  Boo.

What is on the menu at your house this week?

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4 comments on “Meal plan for March 11th – 17th”

  1. I love your kid’s sense of humor. He would get along well with my kids. Even the 2 year old changes lyrics in songs to the word butt. Frequently. Glad he’s feeling better!

  2. This week we’ll use the menu from last week since my in-laws blew in here like a tornado and we didn’t eat at home much except left over from supper out the night before.

    I’m really glad Jack is doing better! He sounds a lot like my little guy with all of that energy. My parents (who are quite young and in pretty good shape) can only keep Calvin for a few hours before they are absolutely exhausted. I’m often told that people get tired just looking at us play. If he’s this energetic at 16 months, I have little hope for a calm period in the future.

  3. Wild peacocks? I didn’t know there was a such thing! I’ve only ever seen peacocks the handful of times I’ve gone to a zoo. They can come crap on my deck any time they want! 🙂

  4. We are having a “cheat” week because Matt is out of town, so I don’t have to cook much to impress the kids. Just a chicken breast each night with a side of veggies.