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Meal plan for October 14th – 20th

Please raise your hand if you thought I went crazy.

I posted a big weird rant, and then disappeared.

I hate drama, and I promise I wasn’t trying to be dramatic.

I went to bed early last Tuesday cause I was up so late thinking about that email.

And then, I had a test on Thursday from my Business Law class, and spent all night Wednesday studying for it.

Thursday I was getting ready to spend the weekend at my parent’s (more about that in a bit), and canning three quarts of tomato soup with the last of the tomatoes that I picked.

Then I get to my parent’s on Friday and I can’t get on their wi-fi.  My mom insists the password is “x” but I kept saying, “no that is the password you use to log on to your computer.  They’re not the same thing”.  She tells me to ask my sister because my sister set it up.

My sister said she didn’t set it up, but maybe I should ask my cousin Kori.  I text Kori who tells me she didn’t set it up, but that I should ask my sister.

In addition to lack of wi-fi access, I spent about 15 hours this weekend cleaning out my parent’s garage.  My dad went on a fishing trip for a few days, and Jack and I stayed with my mom to assist her, because MS is pretty much the stupidest disease ever.  It should be auto-immune from my foot up its ass.

If you have been reading my blog for an extended period of time, you’ll know I refer to my parents by two different nicknames – “the gimps” and “the hoarders”.  My plan while staying there was to de-hoard the garage.  It was a huge task and one that I shouldn’t have attempted alone.  Poor Jack was basically ignored for most of the weekend, but he lucked out and got to watch a ton of TV with grandma.

I haven’t touched so many dead bugs in MY LIFE.  IN MY WHOLE LIFE.

MY WHOLE LIFE.

Everything in that garage seemed to have dead bugs sprayed on them.  Thankfully, day two of the big clean up, I came across a “nest” of rubber gloves and was able to protect myself a little bit.  I also dragged my mom to Target and basically told her she was about to spend a shitload of money on rubbermaid tubs.  And she did.  And I used every single one of them.

The good news is, if anyone needs black beans, my parent’s have 25 cans of them to spare.  TWENTY FIVE CANS.  I gave my mom a verbal list of items she can never again put on the grocery list because they have a lifetime ban from ever purchasing them again.

So basically, I wasn’t meant to get on the computer this weekend.

How are you?  I missed you all.  It felt weird to not be writing , sharing, and reading what you knuckleheads have to say.

Meal plan time!  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:: Perfect Roasted chicken, roasted spuds and carrots (use this recipe, but add some chunks of carrots.  And then make out with yourself because you’re so happy), and salad.

Tuesday:: Taco Bowls

Wednesday:: I’m working late.  It’s boy’s choice.

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:: Crockpot French onion soup (drool), no knead dutch oven bread, and salad.

Sunday::  Family dinner with my extended family.

This weekend I spent $3.50 on raw milk and $21 at the grocery store.

What are you having this week?

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14 comments on “Meal plan for October 14th – 20th”

  1. I need the crockpot onion soup recipe, assuming it is tested. Thanks!!

  2. Glad your back….I was worried. I’ve had those days.
    Now I’m flooded with tomatoes. I’m turning them into juice. My menue plan for this week, tomato juice and anything else I can make with tomatoes @ BLT’s etc.

  3. lucky! all of you are lucky! it was a bad year for tomatoes here in Alexandria, Ontario (canada). not even 1 jar of sauce put up… frowning face….

  4. I have a mass of meat defrosting in the fridge. Out eating sort of derailed last month with a vacation and a move stressing us out, so starting tomorrow, we are eating super clean for 30 days. My poor body is begging for mercy. So, we will be having beef stew, roasted chicken, hungry man casserole, and something with the lamb shoulder (though I have no idea what to do with it yet). For veggies, we will probably be doing a lot of fried (in coconut oil) potatoes, fried beets (which my child LOVES), steamed cauliflower, broccoli, and carrots as well as sauteed cabbage and I hope to get around to using up my kale and chard before it goes bad. So, probably a frittata for the kiddo.
    Oh, I also have a crate of apples that our new neighbors gave to us a few days ago that I need to turn into applesauce and freeze.
    Good thing I have a week off from school to get all this stuff cooked!

    My in-laws are the same way. Every time I visit I feel the need to purge. A few years ago I couldn’t stand their pantry anymore so I cleared it out. There was food in there from the 80’s. Seriously. No bugs though, thankfully.

  5. That’s a pretty impressive grocery bill! I spent that much at the farmers’ market alone this week, and I still have to go to the grocery store.

  6. Dead bugs in our garage too–including crane flies which were terrible this year. GROSS. We finally treated for them this year. Your confessions post–I would love being your friend! We live in W WA but not really your neck of the woods I think. And at my advanced but not mature age of 61 (the fart gun my co-worker bought for her niece was HILARIOUS) I no longer have your amazing energy.

    Tastefully yours,
    Susan

  7. Glad your back, sounds like quite the week & weekend :/ Hope you can relax this week

  8. Sounds like a busy weekend. I went to my parents house and started cleaning out my parents cabinets and my mom got offended so I stopped and put everything away. The next time that I went, I had to get something out of their canned good pantry….passed about 10 cans of fruit that were all in different sections so I went back when my mom wasn’t looking and rearranged everything. I found some stuff was expired and I was afraid that if I threw it out that my clever scheme would be exposed so I quickly put everything back in the cupboard and twitched for the rest of the weekend. It is nice to have their permission to clean. If you get board, we could use your expert help in our basement!

  9. Ya…I missed you…like a lot. Glad you are back…didn’t think you went crazy, but ya never know!

  10. ” Please raise your hand if you thought I went crazy. I posted a big weird rant, and then disappeared.”

    I was too busy posting my own rants on my FB and disappearing to notice. ๐Ÿ˜€
    Seriously, I just figured you were busier than usual. Glad to see your posts this week, though. Have a good week!

  11. I’ve heard that one negative comment negates 10 good ones. Personally, I thinking it is more like a 1-1000 ratio. Why must we hold on to those stinkers!?!