Monday, May 6, 2013

Menu Planning Monday, v. 16

I think I hit my wall.

I'm done. Done cooking. Done preparing, Done cleaning. Done planning. 

My motivation and will power have vanished over the course of the past week and a half, and I am left feeling exhausted. All I want to do is snuggle with my big baby on the couch or lie in bed and enjoy feeling my little baby squirm around. 

So you know what? I think I'll do just that for the next few weeks: enjoy some rest and love on my babies.
I am proud to report that my nesting streak has resulted in 24 dinners all neatly packed away in my freezer. 24 home-cooked and healthy dinners that simply require thawing and cooking. 24 nights I don't have to worry about what I will feed my family. 24 nights we can avoid french fries from the drive thru. I'm proud. I wish I had more.

I think once I get back on my feet post-baby and life starts getting back to normal, I'll probably pick back up with the freezer meals, just not as large scale. There really was not much more time or effort or money required to store away those meals, and the end result is pretty amazing.

This week, though, I think I'm going to lay low. Go easy. Because the fact is, even though I fully expect this little guy to stay put until after his due date, we could very well find ourselves in the hospital as a family of 4 by the end of the week. And the thought of having a refrigerator stocked with ingredients for elaborate meals spoiling away disturbs me. Kind of the way I can't go on vacation with a fridge full of perishable food, I don't want to go to the hospital that way either. 

So here's what we're eating this week:

Bacon burgers made with the last of our frozen ground venison
Tator tots
Baked beans

Homemade Chicken Pot Pie (with store-bought pie crust)
Fruit Salad

Cheddar, Spinach, Chicken burgers (I'm adding bacon because, why not?)
Sweet Potato Fries
*** This dinner was so good last week that Travis requested I make it again this week. ***

Pizza Night -- Let's order in and enjoy a movie!

Kitchen's Closed! Date Night.

Kitchen's closed

Family dinner for Mother's Day

1 comment:

  1. I cant believe how organised you are!! Well done!! Now is def' time to sit down and relax!!


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