This past week has been a hectic one, hence the late post. My mom has been put in a cast to help heal a severe case of plantar fasciitis, and, since she is The Munchkin's daycare through the week, we've had to make some adjustments in order to lighten her load (she can't walk or chase a 13-month old). So, The Munchkin is now spending two days a week with my mom, one day a week with The Man's mom, one day a week at home with mommy (which I am thoroughly enjoying!), and one day a week with my aunt. The Man and I have amazing family members, and their willingness to help out has been a life saver! The first week of managing The Munchkin's schedule (and getting all her stuff packed up for a different place each day) has been slightly exhausting, but at least I know she's getting the best care and an (over)abundance of love! :) Week Two will go much more smoothly! *fingers crossed* LOL
Work has also been crazy busy, with several looming deadlines and multiple distractions, resulting in a few remote hours each evening last week and a few more this weekend. At least I've had the work to make up for the time I've taken off to spend with The Munchkin!
As a result of the aforementioned circumstances (and a case of AD/HD), I've fallen a little behind on things like this blog (and getting rid of the clothes I cleaned out of my closet...they're sitting in baskets in the living room *sad face*)...
But, I digress, and I don't want to leave you hanging. (Although, I question whether or not anyone actually cares what meals I'll be preparing on a weekly basis.) Regardless, here is this week's menu (and hopefully, I'll have some time coming up to post some more recipes):
Sunday: Waffles, Sausage, Fresh Fruit - I'm kinda diggin' Sunday evening breakfast. We used to do a big breakfast on Sunday mornings, but now that we've got The Munchkin, we alternate mornings getting up with her (so the other can sleep in), and sitting down to breakfast together isn't always an option.
Monday: Fettucini Alfredo, Steamed Broccoli, Homemade Bread - What could be better than pasta coated in cream, butter, and parmesan?!
Tuesday: Chicken Fajitas, Black Beans, Mexican Rice - We've got about 1/2 a bell pepper and 1/2 an onion in the fridge that can't go to waste, and some chicken in the freezer (from a bargain stock-up a while back), so fajitas seemed logical. And Mexican Rice is always a must (and easy to make). I'll do this in a cast iron skillet on the grill if Mother Nature allows (it's pouring down rain here right now, and the power just flickered...welcome to Springtime in rural central Illinois!)
Wednesday: BBQ Sandwiches, Macaroni and Cheese, Peas - We've still got pulled pork in the freezer, so we'll use some of it for our "Between Bread" Wednesday night meal. And I've been craving some mac 'n' cheese. :)
Thursday: Chicken Stir Fry, Brown Rice - This will make a quick mid-week meal...just about the time I'll lose my momentum. LOL
Friday: Grilled Pizza, Garden Salad - Weather- and energy-permitting...otherwise, I'll bring home Little Caesar's (The Man LOVES crazy bread!). Either way, I'll probably need to pick some spinach and arugula from the garden, so we'll have a small salad with dinner.
Saturday: Chicken Sausages, Grilled Potatoes, Corn - This is another good grill meal, but can easily be done inside if the weather isn't cooperating.