Monday, October 15, 2012

Mondays and Meal Plans

My attempt to change my routine last week was successful. I am still behind in most things, but only 1 week instead of 2. I find that if I get up before the boys and get myself completely ready then I am able to get more accomplished. Last week we had a lot of things going on and I was thankful to just get through it.
This week should be better. At least I hope it gets better than today.
This morning I put David's contacts in. His vision is much worse than mine so I spent 10 minutes trying to figure out why I couldn't see. I thought that I put the contacts in the wrong eyes so I switched them and still walked around the house thinking it was allergy related. Finally I realized my mistake and corrected it before I tried to drive to the grocery store.
At the grocery store my children did really well until we got to the checkout. I unloaded the cart and proceeded to pay for my groceries when Benjamin started screaming. I couldn't tell if he was saying "stop" or "that, " but anyway he had a candy bar in his hand. I grabbed it to put "that" back on the shelf and realized that he had already chewed through the wrapper to the chocolate. We bought our nibbled candy bar and came home.
After the boys had their lunch, David came home and we had a chance to eat our lunch together. I sat down and started pouring my drink when the lid came off and I poured it all over David. Unfortunately today is laundry day and I had not started yet, so he had no other clean pants.
He went back to work with towel dried pants and I put the boys down for a nap.
I decide to sit down and drink a cup of coffee and pour too fast and splash hot coffee all over my hands. The odds are good that I will probably burn our supper.

Meal Plan 10/15 -10/21
Monday- Fried Chicken, Green Beans, Mashed Potatoes
Tuesday- Chicken Alfredo and Salad
Wednesday-Pork and Potato Bake, Broccoli, Apples
Thursday- Chicken Soup, Salad
Friday- Out
Saturday- Cheesy Beef and Rice Casserole, Green Beans
Sunday- leftovers 

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Catching Up and Meals 10/08-10/14

Lately I feel like I have been running three weeks behind. Please don't peek in my windows, my house is a mess. I successfully put away all the laundry yesterday, but now the dirty baskets are overflowing again. I can say that there has been a meal on the table each day, but my husband asked me yesterday if I was putting him on a diet. Apparently I have made several main dishes lately that did not have any sides.

Anyway, I realize that I need to make some changes because my current routine just isn't working anymore. This week I am working on changing my schedule to better meet the needs of my family, which probably means earlier mornings...and I am more of a night owl. Please pray for me that I can be disciplined in this area!

Monday- Chili Beans, cornbread
Tuesday- Roast Beef and Vegetables
Wednesday- Garlic Parmesan Chicken, Rice, Peas and Corn
Thursday- Roast Beef Sandwiches, Potatoes and Onions, Apples
Friday- Barbecue Chicken, Mac and Cheese, Broccoli
Saturday- Leftovers
Sunday- Pizza Casserole, Salad

Baby Food- Chicken and Rice, Peas
Breakfast- Apple Crisp
Desert- Baked Smores