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Meal plan for May 19th – 25th

I have finally  figured out my work around on getting Jack to play with my hair.  Getting my hair brushed is my one true love, and in a house full of boys, it never happens.  I’ve tried pleading, I’ve tried begging, and I’ve tried making it seem like it will be a fun thing that all cool boys do for their mommas.

All have been a no go.

So, I changed tactics.

I offered to pay him.

Winner winner chicken dinner.  Cold hard cash wins again!

I’m not too proud. Not when it comes to getting someone to play with my hair.  Until I give birth the perfect obedient, calm, and intelligent girl, bribing my son is my only choice.

What did you all do this week?  Did you do something productive?  Solve world peace? Write the great American novel?

Cause we figured out that Troy’s phone has a slo-mo option for making videos.  We may or may not have spent at least an hour playing with this feature.  Enjoy!

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You’ll have to forgive the sporadic posting of last week and the upcoming week or so.  I’m still barely figuring out WordPress (it seems like every time I get a handle on one thing, 15 more things come up that make me feel like a complete idiot.  It takes me six times as long to do anything), and I also have three quilts to make in three weeks.  So, I’ve got that going for me.


On Friday, I came around the corner of the house to discover Jack and Troy in our construction site, playing with an actual blow dart gun.  They froze (caught), and I froze, and then just said “eh”.  Either I’m an irresponsible mom, or a freaking cool one!  Jack told me in the event of a bunny/rat apocalypse, he’d protect me with the blow dart gun.  Win win.

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 (or fruit I froze in the summer), 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:: Homemade gyros, grilled asparagus, and sliced cucumbers with hummus.  Mmmmm, I wish it was Monday already!

Tuesday:: I’m working late, so the boys are having homemade frozen pizza.  And I’d like to say vegetables, but I know they won’t eat them, so we’ll just say pizza.

Wednesday:: Tomato soup that I canned last summer, grilled cheese sandwiches, and grilled asparagus.

Thursday:: Dinner at my in-laws!

Friday:: Our popcorn and movie night!

Saturday:: Breakfast dinner.  Waffles that Troy made for Mother’s Day, that have been frozen, eggs from our chickens, and bacon!  Bacon is the candy bar of meat.

Sunday:: We eat dinner at my parent’s every Sunday.  They supply the main dish, and all the extended family brings sides, dessert, and appetizers.

This week I spent $38 at Costco (it was ALLLL produce this week), $9.44 at the grocery store, and $10.13 at the local butcher.

What are you having this week?


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4 comments on “Meal plan for May 19th – 25th”

  1. I just noticed that your post hadnt made the rss feed and was wondering if that has to do with the new site design?

    • It might. Is this the first time you’ve noticed you didn’t get my email? A lot of Yahoo users are having Feed Burner issues lately. If you got my post from say last week, but not today’s, then it is probably a Yahoo/FB issue. If you haven’t received any emails since Thursday 8th, then it is because of the new redesign.

      There is a new email sign up at the top of my blog, right under the photo. You can try signing up to see if that solves the problem.

      Not sure if you have Facebook or not, but I always link a new post on Facebook. That would be one way to make sure you’re updated with all “the good stuff”.

  2. Our big win this weekend was to weed cover two of my four garden beds. I swore this year I needed to make that so much easier.

  3. Love the slo-mo Dino roar and superhero ka-pow!