Sunday, November 15, 2009

Meal plans and the week ahead

Okay, so this week is totally up in the air still. There is a possibility that Carson and I will be leaving for Spain on Thursday, so until we have an answer on that, I'm not quite sure what our week will look like. While it'd be super sweet if we go, I won't be disappointed if we don't go... and I don't even want to think about how stressful it would be at this point if we do get approved... I haven't given even a second of thought to what we would pack or anything... and I'm not sure I want to yet either... :)

If we don't go to Spain, we have a pretty busy week ahead of us. Today we are going to East Lansing to the MSU planetarium. Tuesday I'll be working a long day in Detroit. Wednesday night we have our last swim class of this session. Friday night we'll go to Lansing for Silver Bells in the City if the weather is nice. And Saturday we'll be in Lansing again for a Thanksgiving dinner with some friends. We'll just see how it all plays out with the Spain thing first, though.

Last week was fairly productive. I harvested all of the remaining brussels sprouts, potatoes, and celery and about half of the carrots from the garden; canned another batch of applesauce; dehydrated a bunch of apple chips; made some more pumpkin muffins; made the raw macaroons; blanched and froze a huge amount of carrots; froze all of the remaining celery that we harvested from the garden; cleaned out and organized two of our freezers; and got half of my house cleaned. We'll see how this week turns out, but I'm hoping to get through freezing lots more carrots; doing a little more baking; cleaning out and organizing the last freezer; cleaning the other half of the house; and maybe actually making a dent on our master bedroom (didn't touch it last week). We'll see how I do.

Here's the plan for now. After cleaning out and organizing the pantry three weeks ago and then two of the freezers last week, I'm trying to use up some things before they go bad. This will dictate our meals for a couple of weeks, I think.

Sunday - hot dogs; mac and cheese; roasted brussels sprouts; canned pineapple

Meatless Monday - baked potato soup from the freezer; roasted brussels sprouts; leftover canned pineapple

Tuesday - eating at my parents' since my mom is watching Carson

Wednesday - portable... PB&J sandwiches; apple chips; raisins; sliced co-jack cheese

Thursday - spinach mushroom lasagna from the freezer; steamed green beans; canned peaches

Friday - eating out in Lansing before Silver Bells in the City

Saturday - Thanksgiving dinner with friends... I'm making apple butter pumpkin pies; jello salad; and oreo truffles

1 comment:

Justin and Mary said...

Wow, I don't know how you get so much done! Nice work.

The apple butter pumpkin pies and oreo truffles sound awesome! Can't wait to see the recipes :)

Good luck with the cleaning.