So - last week went off without a hitch. MAN - for me?? Having a planned meal schedule gave me the gift of time. No panicking. And - the kids loved going to the fridge and see what they were getting in their lunchbox or what was for supper that night.
Worked like a charm.
How do I do it? Well ... on Saturday night, I start the plan. After church on Sunday, I go over it with my hubby and then I head off to do the grocery shop. By 1pm on Sunday, I'm all done and if I need to do an additional produce shop, I do it right by my children's school. So great.
This week? Well - a little less adventurous in the kitchen, unfortunately. My hubby will be away on business two nights this week, and next week - four. That makes meal planning tricky, because he's the "eater" in the family ... not my 4yr old little girl *grin*.
Ah well ... maybe the week after that I can try Homemade Ricotta Gnochhi ... a recipe I can't WAIT to surprise him with ...
On a side note - I set the alarm early this morning (before anyone in the house was up ... ) and went for a 3.5km run. Showered. So after I dropped the kids off at school, I could actually DO something ... instead of just using that time to get ready ... brilliant. My plan is to do that Mon/Wed/Fri ... three runs a week so I can use the time while Katia's at preschool to actually get something accomplished.
That's manageable, no?
Well. Until it rains LOL.
And I also wanted to say that I've had a "lightbulb" moment this weekend ... I realized how much RHP I do, and it needs to be balanced. I work, literally, 7 days a week late into the night - and that's just plain wrong. So. I've decided to protect two days a week where I do NOT work, and be IN BED by 11pm every week night ... so I can get up and be healthy in the morning. I actually feel a sense of relief from this epiphany. Again - just trying to do better and be wise with the time God has given me.
B :: baked crescent rolls with nutella (don't judge me ... LOL)
L :: ham and cheese buns, pretzels, grapes
D :: sticky baked chicken, baked yams, steamed broccoli
B :: hard boiled eggs and buttered toast (I do the eggs the night before)
L :: Mac N Cheese (made the night before), cucumbers and ranch dip, apple sauce
D :: spaghetti and sauce, caesar salad, ice cream for dessert
B :: cinnamon toast
L :: pizza pinwheels, apple slices, carrots and dip, pretzels
D :: Tex-Mex Wraps (hamburger, black beans, avocado, tomatoes, cheese)
B :: pancakes and maple syrup
L :: cheese quesadilla, apple sauce, snicker doodle cookies
D :: Thai Peanut Noodles, jello for dessert *smile*
B :: Land Of Nod Cinnamon Buns
L :: Applesauce muffins, carrots and dip, fruit snacks
D :: Chicken and egg-drop soup
Have a great one!