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Monday, June 14, 2010

Menu - June 13 - 19


Last week saw the end of the school year... and my daughter and feline getting sick. My family certainly knows how to kick off the summer vacation. Sheesh.

Girl is on antibiotics and has slept most of the last three days. I expect her to sleep much of the next two or three days as well. Or sleep as well as she possibly can given the extent of her congestion. Her fever is mostly gone but the congestion is just... there. I fully expect her to be even more moody and miserable than her usual 13-year-old self when she is awake. Joy.

Kitty appears to be on the mend. After a visit to the vet, some blood drawn for tests, and a dose of antibiotics, she's eating again. She's also being more social than she was last week and when I woke up this morning (at 4am), she was curled up on my hip. We should hear back from the vet about the blood tests sometime today.

I should update my listed goals, however, finding the time to do that recently has been a little difficult. The thing about doing stuff not computer-related is that I'm no longer AT my computer all day long so finding time to do the dozens of things I was used to doing... a little difficult. Still, I'd rather be doing things and updating less than the other way around. And I seem to be slightly ahead of schedule today, so perhaps I'll be able to get that done later...assuming I maintain this momentum and continue to get stuff done.

So food. Because my family likes it when I feed them.

I will say this first, though: cooking the weekend's food on Friday during the day and having prepared food in the refrigerator has been making a world of difference in our weekends. Oh, we may still eat out... but it's by choice when we do, not because we're too tired to fix anything. The husband noted last night that he really liked the shredded chicken and rice being in the refrigerator. Actually, what he said was "This shredded chicken and rice thing? You can do that again." Yay me!

As always, much gratitude for Laura at I'm an Organizing Junkie for hosting Menu Plan Monday.



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Breakfasts
choice of:
     muffins (link coming)
     cereal
     oatmeal
     cheesy eggs (actually egg beaters, but whatever)
     apple or banana and peanut butter
     hard boiled egg and cheese
     toast
     biscuits

Sunday
lunch: leftovers (tacos or chicken & rice)
dinner: leftovers (tacos or chicken & rice)

Monday
lunch: leftovers OR sandwich, fruit
dinner: pasta, homemade sauce (a variation of this one in which I use tomato sauce, diced tomatoes, and a variety of stuff commonly found in my kitchen), salad
stuff to do: get ham cheese and potato casserole out of freezer to thaw

Tuesday
lunch: leftovers
dinner: fish, mac & cheese, broccoli

Wednesday
lunch: sandwiches, fruit
dinner: ham cheese and potato casserole (from the freezer), broccoli

Thursday
lunch: ---OUT---
dinner: leftovers
stuff to do: GROCERY DAY! Leave out ground beef for burgers when dividing package for freezer

Friday
lunch: leftovers OR sandwiches, carrots, fruit
dinner: hamburgers, fries
cooking for weekend: pizza casserole (new recipe!)

Saturday
lunch: leftovers OR sandwiches, fruit
dinner: pizza casserole



And now I need to get moving. It's 6am already and it feels like I'm falling behind.

Blue skies, world.

6 comments:

Dawn said...

Love your menu

Rona's Home Page said...

I hope your daughter and kitty get better soon!

Happy Father's Day!

I really enjoyed my visit to your blog. Have a great week!

FoodontheTable said...

Your family likes it when you feed them? That's odd :). You have a great week planned.

Amy Walker said...

I'm following you! Found you at MPM!
Love simplicity!!!!!
~Amy@www.thecheapandchoosy.blogspot.com

writermomof5 said...

Oh, I haven't done menu planning for a long time. This reminds how well it removes that 'oh-my-gosh-it's-5 o' clock-what-am-I-making-for-dinner' panic. Of course I think first I should clean out my refrigerator.... I may need a hazmat suit. : )

Thanks for the inspiration!

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