Sunday, October 25, 2009

Meal plans and the week ahead

Last week went much better than the week before, thankfully. It was my first week of doing Plan A, and even though I ended up working 38 hours (instead of the 32 I had planned), which included a 3.5 hour conference call from home on my Plan A day... I really felt so much more relaxed and at ease. So that was a good thing. On Wednesday, I started coming down with that bad cold that is going around. I made a quick trip to the store to pick up some Emergen-C and Echinacea to try to kick up my immune system and beat the cold. It worked!! Emergen-C is the best thing ever. I thought I'd be sick all weekend, especially after how I was feeling on Thursday. But by Friday afternoon, I was feeling back to normal. For once, I kicked the cold's butt instead of the other way around!! Woohoo!!!

This week will be a busy one with Halloween activities. Halloween is one of my favorite holidays, even though I haven't gotten into it like I used to these last couple of years. Its just such a fun time, dressing up in costumes, awesome decorations, fun food, and everyone just enjoys themselves. I'm really looking forward to Halloweens to come as Carson gets a little older and really gets into it, too. We're hoping our property will be ready next year to begin a new tradition - an annual fall/Halloween party!

Today, we'll be going to church and then just hanging out at home and working in the yard sweeping up leaves (Kevin & Carson), burning some stuff (Kevin), doing oil changes on the cars (Kevin), cutting back the perennials (me), digging more carrots from the garden (me & Carson), freezing more brussels sprouts (me), making and canning applesauce (me & Carson - he likes to turn the handle on the peeler/corer), and cleaning (all 3 of us). Monday and Tuesday will be pretty normal days and Carson and I will be working on some more fun Halloween crafts in the evening. Wednesday we have swim class. Thursday I might take Carson up to one of the malls for trick-or-treating, but we'll just see how the night goes. Friday we have our first tumbling class in the morning, then some friends may be coming over in the early afternoon, and in the late afternoon we'll be heading to Impression 5 in Lansing for a Halloween party. And Saturday is Halloween! We'll be going over to my SIL's for dinner, trick-or-treating in their subdivision, and then over to my in-laws' house to hang out. Should be a fun week!

Here's a look at the meals...

Sunday - arabic baked chicken with potatoes and carrots; homemade applesauce

Meatless Monday - peas and cheese tortellini with peas, broccoli, and carrots; home-canned pearsauce

Tuesday - spinach and mushroom lasagna from the freezer; steamed green beans; home-canned peaches

Wednesday - swim class tonight, so its a portable meal... PB&J sandwiches; yogurt; apple slices

Thursday - we'll be eating at my parents' house since my mom is watching Carson

Friday - tumbling, playdate, and Impression 5 Halloween Caper. We'll be having pizza at the Halloween party.

Saturday - Happy Halloween!! I'll be making goulash to take over to my SIL's; she'll have a veggie and some bread; and I think I want to make a fun dessert, though I'm not sure what yet.


Justin and Mary said...

Sounds like a fun week and some yummy meals!! Glad your week went so much better. Plan A sounds like it will really work well for you. Have fun at all your events on Friday and trick-or-treating on Sat. Wish we could go too :P

Michelle said...

I tried out your link to the Pumpkin Brown Butter Cupcaks - so delicious! Have you made them yet?