Sunday, April 17, 2016

Keeping Up With...Food (Menu Plan 4/18 - 4/24)

This past week pretty much sucked.  It started rough Monday with a puking kid, overnight poop accident with another kid, running super late & not nearly enough prep over the weekend for the week.  I survived Monday and hoped it was just one off day, put that night Adrian started puking and hasn't really stopped since.  He has had a horrible stomach bug and has finally gone about 24 hours keeping something (crackers) down.  He's trying to rest today and refuel his very depleted body so we can get back to normal tomorrow.

Since Adrian didn't eat this week, I wasn't nearly as motivated to cook.  Plus since he couldn't help, I was running all over the place trying to make sure everyone got where they needed to go.  I did cook the 2 slow cooker meals I had planned on last week and those were most of my meals for the week.  And we still have leftovers from that.  Now I'm trying to use up veggies before they go bad.  My meal plan this week is mostly the same as last week with a few additions.

Next week our plan will be a little different.  We joined a local CSA with the YMCA and we get our first bag of vegetables this Thursday.  I'm SO excited to get locally grown veggies, some of which will be new to us.  We will get a bag of veggies every other Thursday thru October so I'll get and then plan meals around using up those veggies.  Pinterest here I come!!

Here's what we're eating this week:
Monday - Farfalle with Zucchini
Tuesday - Taco Tuesday!
Wednesday - Chicken and Peppers over Rice
Thursday - Slow Cooker Chicken Burritos - we'll serve these either in tortillas or over lettuce
Friday - Skillet Spaghetti & Meatballs - I'll cheat on this & use frozen meatballs
Saturday - Roasted Chicken with whatever veggies we still have leftover
Sunday - Santa Fe Chicken Pasta

Water flavor - I honestly hadn't even thought about this until just now.  I will have to go see what I have.  I know I have 1 or 2 grapefruits left from before vacation.  I have gotten out of the habit of eating 1/2 each morning.  I will either use these for water or eat them this week.  If not grapefruit, I may do strawberries & apples.

Food Prep - I also haven't thought about this.  I have a melon to cut up and rice krispy treats to make for snack for my kids.  Other than that I just want to get our house back in order and hope this week is smoother than last.  I also have all of my grocery shopping done so that frees up some time this week as well.
I made this last week for AJ's birthday celebration in school.  They all keep asking for more.

As always, I'm linking up with Laura at Mommy, Run Fast.  Go check out the other blogs on the link up for some more yummy recipes!  Have a great week!!


  1. Oh no! I hope this past week was better- those rough weeks can be so brutal!

    1. Thanks Laura!! It was a lot better this week, just felt behind all week. Taking some time today to catch up and hopefully we'll have smooth sailing for a while. :)