Last week was the first week in….well, maybe forever? that I’ve stuck to the meal plan. Maybe this whole jobless thing will be good for us! 🙂 One can hope. This first week with having E home has had its ups and downs. I think it’s difficult in any situation to adjust to a new routine, but that’s especially true when that new routine was thrust upon you very unexpectedly. On the flip side, however, we’ve been able to spend more time together as a family as well as just E and me, which I think we really needed. We’ve also been talking about the future and what we want it to look like and I think we both have a lot of hope right now. We are very much agreed that we want to get out of Denver. We’ve discussed this off and on for several years now and suddenly the opportunity to do so has presented itself. We are also agreed that we can live on a lower income, especially if we move out of Denver, which opens up the possibility of a new job path for E….maybe even something that he actually likes doing.
Being hopeful is good. 🙂
On the menu front, the only new item we tried last week was the primal chicken pot pie muffins which were a flop. B took one bite and left the table. E made his way through one-and-a-half before he quit. I finished them off. I didn’t think they were bad, but not worth the effort.
I’m going to include links to the recipes that are available online, otherwise I’ll include links to the resource where I got the recipe. Here’s this week:
- Monday – almond flour chicken fingers (from the old Nourished Kitchen meal plans), carrots vichy
- Tuesday – egg “sandwiches” (breakfast sausage patties covered with fried eggs and cheddar cheese), rosemary potatoes
- Wednesday – burgers, corn on the cob, braised green beans
- Thursday – garlic beef stew and savory cauliflower mash, salad with Italian dressing (BTAB)
- Friday – salmon cakes, creamy dill dressing (from the old Nourished Kitchen meal plans), garlic spinach
- Saturday – out
- Sunday – chicken pot pie (GFAFCB – trying to use up all the leftover shredded chicken I have in the freezer!)
You can see my master list of recipes that are currently in rotation here, a list of places where I buy my food here, and a guide for buying kitchen equipment here. I also use Plan to Eat to keep track of recipes, make my meal plan, and generate grocery lists. It’s a fantastic little tool and I think meal planning would be a LOT more work without it!
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