Tuesday, February 01, 2011

Meal Plan Week of 1/30/2011

I've actually been working on our meal plans lately, even though I haven't been posting them. I have one from last week in my Control Journal and I just finished the one I'm going to post on my calendar for this week. I'm starting to get into a routine of going to the grocery store Sunday after church. The past two weeks I've just made sure I had meals I could do from what I was getting at the store and then I worked the meal plan on paper later. Here's this week - Sunday and Monday are over, but they were good. Plus, I know what I'm doing with the leftovers from Monday - Friday's dinner! Some of these recipes are from Leanne Ely's book "Saving Dinner the Low Carb Way". There are some carb options in it that sometimes I choose, so it is a good cookbook for beginner meal planning. And I am definitely a beginner

Slider cheeseburgers
Tray of homemade macaroni & cheese
steamed green beans & baby carrots

Pepper Stuffed Herb Chicken (p 67 Leanne)
Brown Rice
Cauliflower & cheese sauce (frozen Green Giant)

Hot dogs
Macaroni & cheese leftover from Sunday
Steamed green beans and carrots leftover from Sunday

Turkey Divan (p 71 Leanne) using leftover frozen turkey
Mashed faux-tay-toes
Sugar Snap Peas

Pork Chops Divan (p 68 Leanne)
mashed rutabega
garlicky sauteed spinach

Chicken fajitas (leftover chicken from Monday night)
leftover brown rice
black beans, salsa, shredded cheese, guacamole

not sure - maybe leftovers or takeout

Boys Have Been Sick and Snow and Now Ice!

Hi all - Last week was the week from hell. Both the boys were sick. Turns out it's RSV, but Tommy got the worst of it. The pediatrician even sent us to the local children's hospital ER for a chest XRay to rule out pneumonia and they did the RSV test, which came back positive. Then two days later, he was officially diagnosed with an ear infection. This is the third ear infection in the past three months!!! Thankfully, our pediatrician is really good and she's keeping track of that. She wants to see him in 6-8 weeks if we don't see her sooner with another ear infection. The worst part is that Tommy was so lethargic. It's so hard to see my rough and tumble boy just want to lie on someone and watch his little brother play.

And the weather!!! Snow, snow, snow! It looks like last year did with the huge piles of snow on the sides of the streets in our neighborhood. Phoebe only had 1 full day of school last week! Monday and then a 2 hour delay on Friday. Other than that, she was off school. Poor kid was bored.

Now this week seems to be the week of ice storms. Phoebe's school is closed again today due to the icy rain. I'm working from home and DH is in Dallas, TX for work until Friday night. And I'm definitely not going to try to take Phoebe to ice skating class tonight as the icy rain is supposed to keep going all day and night. Fun times!