This may or may not become a weekly thing. Because, as you may have noticed, I have a problem with follow-through. But it seemed like a good idea today, so perhaps….
On Monday, I participated in my first ever Menu Plan linky in hopes of establishing a little more organization in my kitchen schedule. Well, the week has been pretty crazy, so I’ve failed big time at sticking to the plan. BUT I have decided to take it all in stride and chalk it up as a learning experience.
Here’s a run-down on my plan successes and failings so far:
Mo – bananas, dry cereal, milk
biscuits and gravy, juice Cereal at home, and the boys had to eat at school. They were running super late.
eggs and toast, juice biscuits and gravy
smoothies with granola, water cereal I would love to think that I can feed my family a healthy breakfast every morning. And sometimes I do. But right now, just getting up in time to stuff some dry cereal in a baggie as I kiss the school and work goers goodbye is major feat. (I really need to figure out a way to get my school work done before 1am.)
Mo – leftovers
apple sandwiches, popcorn Leftovers again. I do want to try the apple sandwiches idea, but who has time to get so creative between chasing a toddler, changing diapers, and cuddling a baby?
pizza, green beans, pineapple More leftovers. They were yummy!
pasta with red sauce, salad You guessed it, even more leftovers! I really just can’t seem to find it in myself to fix a meal for just me and two littles, when we’ve got perfectly good reheatable food already in the fridge.
Mo – linguine with white clam sauce,
salad Spinach sounded way yummier.
Tu – rice cooker mac and cheese, chicken, broccoli It was easy AND ¡delicioso!
We – meatloaf, taters, zucchini The meat didn’t thaw in time, so we had tuna sandwiches and salad instead.
Th – pb&j, carrots
and celery sticks I may actually end up doing apple sandwiches instead, but it will depend on my energy level and the kids’ cooperation. Either way, there will be peanut butter and carrots. I think the celery is growing fur =(
M – brownies I didn’t have a chance to bake any, but I did have 3 Little Debbie brownies in the cupboard. So I cut them in half, and we shared the so-bad-for-you-it-must-be-goodness!
Tu – fruit
and cheese We had orange wedges and milk (and by “we” I mean I got one and the kids fought over the rest).
W – oatmeal cookies Mmmmmm! I’ll have to share the recipe sometime.
Th – whatever the play therapist offers This is our Thursday standard. The littles also talked me into some chips this morning. Guess I need to do an extra 50 crunches now.
Chances are my Friday-Sunday plans won’t be followed very well either, but hey, I’m a work in progress. And really, I guess I haven’t done too terribly, considering that we’re recovering from a couple weeks of sickness and I’ve been trying to catch up on my past-due school work.
Over the next few weeks, I hope to improve my time management and efficiency in many areas. With any luck, that will mean blogging more regularly, too. I hope you all join me on this journey of learning to follow through! (tehe, that rhymes)