Monday, October 27, 2014

Keeping Up With...Family (Boo at the Zoo!)

Last weekend we went to Boo at the Zoo.  We try to go every year since it's an event that is fun for all of us.  In past years they have had the "treat stations" all throughout the zoo which makes for a ton of walking.  This year the zoo changed the format and had all the treat stations together at the front of the zoo.  They also had a few activities in that same area for the kids to do.  The boys enjoyed going to the different stations, running thru the hay maze and playing in the Candy Land mansion.

Adrian & I dressed up too
AJ & Daniel in the Candy Land mansion

Daniel and a storm trooper
AJ and a storm trooper
After we finished with that area, we spent the rest of the day walking in the zoo.  There were still a bunch of Halloween themed things to do, but no treat stations to try to get to.  Our zoo is huge so we can only do one side of it each time we go.  We really wanted to do Africa again this time since it's closing for the winter next weekend.

We walked through North America first, where they had a Toy Story treasure hunt which the boys enjoyed.  We also saw a bunch of the animals out in that section including wolves, bears, bison and deer.  We stopped for lunch in the Polar Frontier and checked out the polar bears and they play area.  Then we went on to Africa and saw the cheetah run and most of the animals.  The giraffes were not out that day since it was a little cold.  The plus side of that was that the area wasn't very crowded so we go to see everything else there.
Playing in North America
Polar Frontier play ground
In the Heart of Africa plane
Zak meeting the headless horseman - he was excited to touch a horse
Our final stop was Asia Quest which had a Harry Potter take off set up for Halloween.  The boys were kind of done by this time, but Adrian and I thought this area was really cute.  The tiger statues were all decorated for Halloween, there were some cool displays and most of the animals in this area were up and moving.  After we went thru this we headed to the car since the boys were getting tired and cranky.
Adrian & I loved this - lockers for Mickey, Dorthy & Harry Potter

We all had a lot of fun at Boo at the Zoo!!  It continues to be a favorite event of ours.  I am glad the treat stations were all together, hope that continues.  I would have liked to see the super hero show, but it wasn't until 5:00 and 7:00 and we were long gone by then.  Next year I think I would go later in the day if it's the same schedule so we can see that too.

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Keeping Up With...Diet & Exercise (Weekly Wrap Up & Menu Plan)

Last week was crazy around here!  Between Adrian working overtime, me volunteering for the book fair at school and the boys normal crazy schedule, I felt like I was always running around.  I was very thankful for a bunch of healthy meals that were already made.  I also made a huge pot of vegetable soup with some veggies that were on the verge of going bad that provided a bunch of meals this past week.  This next week looks similar since we have Halloween events on Thursday and Friday plus the second week of book fair, probably more overtime and I have to get my stuff together for the consignment sale next weekend.

My workouts were pretty good last week.  I had to call out of a Zumba class because Adrian got stuck at work on Monday and I didn't get to any classes that weren't mine, but I exercised five days out of the past seven.  I would like to get up to six days of exercise, but it's just not in the schedule right now.  Here's how the week look:
Monday - Taught 1 Zumba class, walked to school once
Tuesday - Taught 2 Zumba classes
Wednesday - Taught 1 Zumba class
Thursday - Taught 1 Zumba class, walked to school twice
Friday - Taught 1 Zumba class, walked to school twice
Saturday -Rest Day
Sunday - Rest Day

Weigh in:
10/15 - 215
10/22 - 215

My eating wasn't the best for most of the week so that explains why I didn't lose anything.  I have had a lot of compliments recently about looking like I've lost weight and also just looking "great."  And 3 people commented on my confidence this week.  Plus I just noticed that a pair of jeans I bought at the beginning of this year (and were tight) are now pretty loose.  So I'm taking all the NSVs for now and will see that scale move one day.

The menu plan for this week is simple.  Make what I didn't make last week and use the crock pot and casseroles for most of the other meals.  And I plan to do a freezer meal at least once this week.  Here's the plan:
Monday - Mexican Stuffed Peppers (Relish recipe)
Tuesday - Taco Tuesday for the boys, leftovers for me (I'll be at the school all night for book fair & parent teacher conferences)
Wednesday - Bacon Pierogi Bake
Thursday - Freezer Meal or leftovers (our trick or treat night)
Friday - Out to IHOP, they have free pancakes for the kids & we have a Halloween event at 6:30
Saturday - Chicken Phillies
Sunday - Tequilla Lime Chili (I'll be gone from 3-7ish so I'll set this up and the guys can eat then I'll eat when I get home)

As always, I'm linking up with Laura at Mommy, Run Fast & Jill at Fitness, Health and Happiness.  Go check them out for some more yummy recipes!

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Keeping Up With...Family (My Time in School)

The past week I have been very lucky to have my "village" take care of the younger boys so I could be in the school for various things during the day.  I'm thankful to my husband, mother in law and friend Melissa for watching the other boys so I could do all of these things.

Last Monday Adrian had the day off for Columbus Day, but the boys still had school.  I set up times with both AJ's and Daniel's teachers to go into their classrooms.  I spent about an hour in Daniel's class in the morning.  His teacher was out of the country but I still got a good idea of how his class runs.  I saw some of circle time, then helped with Math and Reading.  They headed out for recess after all of that and I headed to the workroom to do some PTO stuff.
Daniel was the "rule helper" during circle time
Then in the afternoon I got to see AJ two different times.  First he had asked me to go to lunch with him.  That was fun for him...loud for me.  The cafeteria is an interesting place with a group of 1st and 2nd graders.  But in all seriousness I had fun getting a glimpse into this part of AJ's day.  He bought lunch that day so I went thru the line with him (I packed mine!) and then we ate and chatted with his friends.  After lunch I headed into his class and helped about 10 students with their sight words.
Cafeteria Selfie
Last Wednesday was AJ's field trip to Slate Run Farm.  My mother in law was able to come in to stay with Daniel and Zak so I volunteered to go with the class.  There were so many parent volunteers that some of us had to drive by ourselves!  I'm glad they had so many willing parents to go on the trip.  I met the bus there and AJ was SO excited to see me.  We had a great day learning about history and farm life, touching animals like baby pigs, cows and sheep, playing old fashioned games and running around with his friends.  We also got to go on a nature hike after lunch and we saw a snail, a few frogs and tons of birds.  It was a fun day and the other boys had a great time with grandma!!
Petting the baby pig
Farm chores!

Nature walk selfie
Finally this Monday I was able to drop the boys off at a friend's house and go in to volunteer at the book fair.  I didn't get to help AJ's or Daniel's class, but it was still very fun to be in the school and help kids pick books for their wish lists.  Some of the kids recognized me as AJ's mom from volunteering last year.  And I got to meet a few other parents which is always a nice thing!

I am so thankful I'm able to be in the school as much as I can.  It's always a challenge with the younger boys but I'm doing what I can.  In November I'll get at least two days in the school and in December I'll have at least one.  I'm hoping for a few more, but not sure it will work out.  I'm also exhausted after I'm in the school so I have to balance it with all the other stuff we have going on in the evenings.

Monday, October 20, 2014

Keeping Up With...Family (Disney - Part 6)

If you haven't been reading along, you can see how the trip started by check out Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4 and Part 5.  Today after being home for six weeks, I'll finally be finishing up the recap of the vacation.

We left Lego Land around 4:00 in the pouring rain.  Adrian was feeling horrible and I wasn't much better.  But we needed to do the 6 hour drive to Atlanta, we already had a room reserved and paid for.  We had to stop multiple times between the boys and our stomach issues, but we finally got to our hotel right around midnight.  Adrian had to drive the last hour, I was so tired I couldn't even see straight.

We all crawled into bed and planned to sleep in the next morning.  The boys slept until well after 8, which is very late for them.  We were planning on spending most of the day at Six Flags over Georgia at Hurricane Harbor, their water park.  It opened at noon so we were in no rush that morning.  We took our time eating breakfast, getting washed up and ready and headed out a little after 11.  Adrian was still feeling rough and even though I insisted he stay in the hotel, he came with us.

That park is HUGE!!  And it's on a mountain!!  OK, maybe not a mountain, but it sure felt like it!  Especially pushing 100+ pounds of kid up some of those hills.  And Hurricane Harbor is in the total back on the park.  But we got there, set up on a few chairs and played in the water for about four hours.  It was very relaxing and the boys had a blast!  When they finally got bored, we decided to do a few rides before the park closed at 6:00.  They have some great roller coasters there, including one of my favorites from my past, the Great American Scream Machine and a new favorite, Mindbender.  I didn't take any pictures in the park because we were in water most of the day, but we had a blast!  It was a nice relaxing day and it was nice to break up the drive.

By the end of the day, I was back to myself and starving!  We ordered pizza for dinner for me and the boys and Adrian managed to eat most of a salad, but he was still feeling pretty awful.  We got to bed early that night (seriously I think we were all asleep before 9:00) so we could hit the road bright and early the next morning.

We grabbed breakfast and headed out for the last leg of our trip by around 9:00am Monday morning.  I drove the whole way home from Atlanta since Adrian was still sick.  We had a bunch of stops, including one for ice cream for lunch at a dairy in Tennessee!

We finally got home around 8:00pm and I was SO happy to be back home!  This trip had a little bit of everything but all in all it was a fun and memorable experience.  The boys had an absolute blast and can't wait to go back to Florida in 3 years.  Hope you all enjoyed reading about our vacation!  Now after this summer of travel, I don't plan to leave the state for a very long time!!

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Keeping Up With...Diet & Exercise (Meal Plan & Recap)

So the past few weeks I've had a hard time writing my Wednesday workout recap post because I didn't really have much to say about my workouts.  It's mostly teaching Zumba right now, not a lot else going on.  Then I looked at my stats and those are my posts with the lowest number of reads.  So I'm going to try combining the workout summary into my meal plan post.  It will be a little weird because I do my menu plan over the weekend, then weigh in on Weds, but I'll make it work.

Last week was pretty good.  I kept with my menu plan, used up almost all of the veggies I have in the fridge (haven't had to throw anything out yet, yay!) and stayed under my calorie goal for 5 of the 7 days.  That wasn't my goal but seems to be my trend and it's working for me.  I exercised every day except yesterday which was my rest day.  This week the news probably won't be quite as good since I have eaten all the things this weekend.

Here's the quick recap:
Monday - taught 2 Zumba classes, walked to school once
Tuesday - taught 2 Zumba classes
Wednesday - went on a field trip with my oldest, walked around the farm for 3 1/2 hours
Thursday - both my classes canceled, boo!  So I did a quick 20 min elliptical and 20 min bike workout
Friday - taught 1 Zumba class, walked to school once, walked around a Halloween event for 90 minutes with the kids
Saturday - REST
Sunday - walked around the zoo for 5 hours, just under 4 miles
Weigh in:
10/8 - 216
10/15 - 215
Change - down 1 lb!  Pretty much what I expected for this week, I'm happy!

The plan is more of the same this week, lots of Zumba, a few strength sessions if I can fit them in, walk to school as much as possible and hopefully go swimming one afternoon with the boys.  The menu plan is a lot of leftovers and freezer meals because we are super busy and I'm trying to clean both the fridge and freezer out.

Here's my menu plan:
Monday - Leftovers (volunteering at book fair all day)
Tuesday - Gnocchi with asparagus & chicken (Relish recipe)
Wednesday - Leftovers or a freezer meal
Thursday - Mexican Stuffed Peppers (Relish recipe)
Friday -  Leftovers or a freezer meal (we may do a fall event tonight, if not I may cook the Sun meal this night)
Saturday - Crockpot Chicken Phillies (Halloween activities all day!)
Sunday - Bacon Pierogi Bake (again, Halloween activities all day!)

I also have some broccoli that I need to use up so I think I'm going to make my favorite Broccoli Cranberry Salad for either a side dish or a lunch this week.  I'm super excited about next weekend and all the fun stuff we're doing.  Not excited about all the candy that will be in my house, but I'll have a piece (each day) and that will be enough.  Why does Halloween candy taste better than any other candy??

As always, I'm linking up with Laura at Mommy, Run Fast & Jill at Fitness, Health and Happiness.  Go check them out for some more yummy recipes!

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Keeping Up With...Family (Disney - Part 5)

If you haven't been reading along, you can see how the trip started by check out Part 1, Part 2, Part 3 and Part 4.  After a rough start, we had finally hit our stride and had 3 great days in the parks.  But as I suggested in the last part, my stomach was starting to bother me.  I'll spare you the details, but I had a rough night Thursday night and realized I couldn't do Lego Land on Friday.  I tried to get some more rest, but even after that I felt horrible.

So I spent the day in bed while Adrian took the boys to meet up with my brother and his family in the Magic Kingdom.  They had a great time, spent most of the day in Fantasy Land riding all the rides.  They also met a few more characters and AJ discovered the sorcerer Mickey game that you can play in the park.  The park closed early that day so everyone was back home by around 8 so we could pack up and try to be ready to leave Saturday morning.
Meeting Tink!
Teacups with Uncle Jon & Luci
We did debate about all going to Epcot on Friday evening but I really thought I should just rest.  I had a feeling that Adrian would get this too and if we were both down it would make for a very rough day at Lego Land and a horrible drive home.  I'm bummed that my last day went to waste, but it was the smartest decision for all of us.

And sure enough my feeling was right, Adrian got it Friday night (why does the stomach virus always hit at night?) and was sick all weekend.  We still got up and out on Saturday morning and said goodbye to the family and Orlando and headed west to Lego Land.  The boys had been looking forward to this park the whole time, and we had to reschedule it twice.  We got there just as it opened and started hitting the rides.

We had a great day, all things considered.  Adrian felt horrible and I was still struggling.  But thankfully there are a lot of play areas in the park so we'd ride a few rides then let the boys play for a while so we could rest.  It's also a fairly small park so there wasn't too much walking.  The boys LOVED every minute of it!  We rode all the roller coasters, the Chima water ride, walked around mini city and rode almost all of the rides.  We skipped the 4D movie because it started to rain so all the other rides closed.  The line was super long and it was already close to 4:00, which was when we had to be on the road since we were driving to Atlanta that night.

AJ and Daniel both said Lego Land was their favorite part and that they can't wait to go back in 3 years when we go back to Florida!  Zak also had a great time since whenever we had to split up so the boys could ride something he wasn't tall enough for, he had either a play area or splash pad to play in.  That's a brilliant idea!!
We finally got here!
Riding the "dragon" coaster - the boys favorite ride!
Happy Hump Day...on a Saturday!
Zak in one of the many splash pads
Awesome shot Adrian got of us on this coaster - my favorite ride
The boys loved watching the cars race on this Lego Daytona track
I'll be back in a few days for part 6, the final part of this recap!  We still have one more park to visit and our drive home.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Keeping Up With...Family (Corn Maze!)

I skipped this post last week because I honestly had nothing new to report.  We were hit by a stomach virus and were down from Thursday-Sunday.  It was kind of nice not to be running around and just chill around the house.  I also got everything on my to do list done, which always makes me feel good.  Of course now nearly two weeks later I'm way behind again, oh well!

This past weekend we got back to our one day of work, one day of play.  This weekend Saturday was our fun day and Sunday was for work.  Saturday morning the boys had swimming lessons and I taught a super fun Zumba class!  Then Saturday afternoon AJ, Daniel and I went ice skating for the last time as students for a while.  No one is taking ice skating lessons (AJ has moved up to the hockey league) until at least after the new year.  We spent about an hour skating and had a blast!!  I can't believe how good AJ is on the ice in just under a year.  He was even able to master the "hockey stop" this past week and shoot ice at me and Daniel.
Ice Skating Selfie
After ice skating we decided to head to the corn maze at Lynd's Farm because it was a beautiful afternoon.  Of course half of Columbus had the same idea so it was the most crowded we've ever seen it!  We waited in line for our tickets for about 20 minutes while the boys ran up and down the huge dirt pile (I may have raced them a few times...and lost them all).
The three boys heading up the hill
We finally got our wrist bands and headed into the Lord of the Rings themed maze.  They set it up so there are 8 different areas and each area has an etching plate that you have to find.  The past two years we have successfully completed the challenge to find all 8.  We started out and found the first one really quickly!  We had fun running through the maze and trying to find out way through and also find the etching plates.  We had a very hard time trying to find one, but eventually found all 8!  The boys did a great job walking the whole 90 minutes we were in there.  Only Zak got tired and Adrian carried him for the last 20 or so minutes.
Heading into the maze
Etching plate!
We finished!!
After we finished in the maze, we let the boys hit the bounce houses for a while.  They had a blast!  We were going to let them play in the play area as well, but they weren't really interested and we were getting tired and hungry.  We did the hill a few more times, took the annual pumpkin picture and headed home for dinner.  I was exhausted but super happy after a fun filled day!!

Monday, October 13, 2014

Keeping Up With...Family (Disney - Part 4)

If you haven't been reading along, you can see how the trip started by check out Part 1, Part 2 and Part 3.  After a break from Disney with a day the Universal Parks, we went back to Disney on Thursday and spent the day at Hollywood Studios.

The day started with our only character meal for the trip, and I thought it was kind of a flop.  We went to Hollywood and Vine to eat with the Disney Jr characters (Jake, Sophia, Doc McStuffins & Handy Manny).  The food and service were great!!  But the boys were not into meeting the characters or doing any of the singing and dancing that they were doing.  It was nice to have a relaxed meal with my parents, brother, sister in law and nieces though.  When we go back we won't be doing another character breakfast, they are just too expensive for kids who don't really care about the characters.  They would rather ride rides!
Meeting Jake
My guys and Sophia
After we finished up at breakfast we headed to the ride everyone had been waiting for...Toy Story Mania!  We had Fast Passes, but the line was only 30 minutes so we decided to wait in line with the boys while the rest of the family went to see the Frozen parade.  The boys loved the ride and as soon as we met up with everyone else, we got back on to use our Fast Passes.
Ready to ride!
Cousins ready to ride for the 3rd time!
After Toy Story Mania, we headed over to the thrill rides since we had a Fast Pass for Tower of Terror.  The boys really liked it, they kept calling it the giant frog hopper (which is their favorite ride!)  We then took turns riding the Aerosmith Rockin' Roller Coaster (Daniel & Luci weren't tall enough) and AJ got to ride it twice.  He said that was the best ride he did, since it went fast and went upside.

We then headed over to use our last Fast Pass and ride Star Tours.  Some time during the day at Hollywood Studios, the boys got very interested in meeting characters and getting their autographs.  So we spent some time doing that during the day as well.  And they had set up a whole temporary Frozen area in this park so we spent some time playing in the snow there.  Although the boys hate the movie (I have no idea why), they did enjoy playing in the snow.
Sorcerer Mickey
Lightning and Mater

Jon & Luci playing in the snow in Florida
We did every ride in the park (some twice), saw a few shows and had dinner at one of our favorite places, the Sci Fi Dine In restaurant.  We rode Toy Story Mania 4 times and had front row seats for Fantasmic at the end of the night.  It was really a great day in the park!
Sci Fi Diner
Family shot for the trip
But as we were having hit me.  The dreaded stomach bug!!  I was barely able to make the walk over to Fantasmic and back to the car, but I survived.  The rest of the night was rough.  I'll leave off there and save the rest of the story for Part 5.

For a quick peak at the whole trip, you can check out the pictures I posted on Facebook or you can check out the Photo Pass ones here.

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Keeping Up With...Food (Menu Plan 10/13 - 10/19)

Wow, I did a pretty good job sticking to my menu plan last week.  We made a huge dent in the veggies we had in the fridge, but still have a ton of cabbage left over.  One head goes a long way...and we had 2 to use!  I will be finishing it up this week with coleslaw one day and a big pot of cabbage soup another day.

The theme for my menu this week is simple and easy.  We have a weird week with Adrian off tomorrow but me volunteering in the boys' school all day, then field trips on Weds and Thurs for the AJ and Daniel and finally Daniel has off Friday.  Add on a jam packed weekend and we need simple, easy and lots of crock pot options!!

I'm lucky enough to be going out to dinner with friends tonight so the guys are having leftovers and I am bumping tonight's meal to tomorrow.  I may do another night of leftovers this week as well since we have a ton of stuff right now.  I'm really trying to keep our grocery bill low this week and use what we have.

So here's the plan for the week:
Monday, 10/13 - Fettuccine Alfredo - bumped from today with this Apple Pecan Salad
Tuesday, 10/14 - Taco Tuesday!
Wednesday, 10/15 - Cabbage Beef Soup - I'm going on AJ's field trip so I needed a crock pot meal
Thursday, 10/16 - Spinach & Mushroom Rigatoni - I bought an extra bag of spinach so hoping this uses that up
Friday, 10/17 - Leftovers or a Freezer Meal - spending the day at COSI with friends
Saturday, 10/18 Lunch - Crustless Pizza
Saturday, 10/18 Dinner - Pork Meatloaf with Coleslaw
Sunday, 10/19 - Pumpkin Chili - after spending the day at the zoo for Boo at the Zoo

I'm also hoping to make the Cinnamon Crunch Breakfast Bites at some point next weekend.  Maybe Sunday before the zoo?

As always, I'm linking up with Laura at Mommy, Run Fast & Jill at Fitness, Health and Happiness.  Go check them out for some more yummy recipes!

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Keeping Up With...Workouts (Changes!)

I shared my plans about a month ago and I've done with keeping to them the past few weeks.  But in the last 2 weeks things have changed pretty quickly.

I was asked to teach 3 classes at a new gym that opened in the area.  Great for my Zumba career and my bank account, not so great for taking any other classes.  I have had to give up PiYo because the only classes that hit my schedule now conflict with the new classes.  And I've had to give up a day of strength training class as well.  I'm bummed about this, but it is the right decision for me and my family right now.  And I know how quick things change so I know it won't be this way forever.

I do think 8 classes is probably too many to be teaching.  But I'm going to let it ride for now and reevaluate after a few weeks.  A few of my classes have had low attendance so a schedule change may be happening soon.  I also got on the sub list at another gym that is closer than two of the ones I'm currently teaching at and there is a good possibility that a class will open up there in the near future.  And there is another new gym opening up near me, again closer than 2 that I work at right now.  A lot up in the air so we'll see what happens.

So here is my amended plan (for now):
Mondays - 90 minutes of strength class (am), teach 2 Zumba classes (pm)
Tuesdays - teach 2 Zumba classes - one am and one pm
Wednesdays - teach 1 Zumba class (am)
Thursdays - either yoga class or strength class (am), teach 2 Zumba classes (pm)
Fridays - teach 1 Zumba class (am)
Saturdays - spinning or strength class - this hasn't happened yet, I have been really tired on Saturday mornings and haven't gotten up.  I'm really going to try to get this in gear starting this week.
Sundays - rest day and practice new Zumba song

The past week was a little off course due to a stomach bug hitting 4 of the 5 of us, only AJ escaped healthy.  We were down and out for most of Thursday-Saturday, then took an extra rest day on Sunday just to make sure everyone was healthy.  I'm still pretty happy with how the week went and my results.  I really only missed my Friday morning class and the Saturday class that I haven't been getting to anyway.  But I did eat quite a bit Saturday evening and Sunday when I started to feel better.

Here's how the week went:
Wednesday, 10/1 - taught 1 60 min Zumba class
Thursday, 10/2 - taught 2 45 min Zumba classes (both pm)
Friday, 10/3 - rest day because of stomach bug
Saturday, 10/4 - rest day because of stomach bug
Sunday, 10/5 - rest day because of stomach bug, but did practice 2 new Zumba songs
Monday, 10/6 - taught 2 Zumba classes (both pm - one 45 mins, one 60 mins), walked to school once
Tuesday, 10/7 - taught 2 60 min Zumba classes (one am & one pm)

Weigh in:
10/1 - 218
10/8 - 216
Change - down 2 lbs!  Yay!!

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Keeping Up With...Food (Menu Plan 10/5 - 10/12)

We had some things that had to be switched around last week due to a stomach bug hitting the house at the end of the week.  While I HATE sickness, this one wasn't that bad and it was kind of nice to be forced to slow down for a few days.  We spent Thursday through Sunday pretty much relaxing, watching TV and playing.  No a bad way to spend a long weekend, although I could have done without the stomach issues.  Maybe next time!

Friday I had it pretty bad and did not feel like cooking, so we treated the boys to their favorite takeout:

I also took the extra time at home to organize and empty my bread fridge.  No one eats the heels of bread so I make them into bread crumbs.  We also had some stale hot dog rolls that I got for free.  Now we are stocked up on bread crumbs for a while!

OK, on to this week's plan.  I bumped one meal from last week to this week and then had to completely change my plan again when my mother in law dropped off some extra produce she got last week.  I have a ton of peppers and two heads of cabbage to use up so I went searching for some recipes to use those.  I decided not to do a freezer meal this week since I have so much produce to use right now, although we are super busy (as always) so I may change my mind and use something.  I'm also going to keep a close eye on the produce and if something looks like it will go bad, I'll change the order for these meals.

Sunday, 10/5 - Stuffed Pepper Casserole - I will double this and freeze the second one
Monday, 10/6 - Nutty Stuffed Cabbage (Relish recipe)
Tuesday, 10/7 - Thai Chicken Tacos for adults, regular tacos for boys - we love Taco Tuesday!
Wednesday, 10/8 - Mexican Stuffed Peppers (Relish recipe)
Thursday, 10/9 - Cabbage Rolls (Relish recipe)
Friday, 10/10 - Caribbean Chili (Relish recipe)
Saturday, 10/11 - Cheesy Butternut Squash Pasta
Sunday, 10/12 - Fettuccine Alfredo - bumped from this weekend.  Still trying to use up spaghetti squash

As always, I'm linking up with Laura at Mommy, Run Fast & Jill at Fitness, Health and Happiness.  Go check them out for some more yummy recipes!