Sunday, February 21, 2010

Meal plans and the week ahead

Today is Kevin's birthday! Happy birthday, babe!! We'll be going out to breakfast with my parents to celebrate. Then we'll be heading over to visit my grandparents for a bit this morning. We'll also be seeing my BFF Jaime and her newly adopted dog-son, Jack, this afternoon, as they're in town from Phoenix! And we may go out to dinner, just the three of us, to celebrate tonight, but that's up in the air still. Tuesday I get my hair done (had to cancel last week) and have Zumba. Kevin is also likely to head down to Lafayette on Tuesday or Wednesday this week. Friday morning I'll be going to the podiatrist and then heading in to work. If Kevin goes to Lafayette this week, he'll be coming home late Friday night. Saturday I'll be going to a baby shower for my cousin in the afternoon and we'll go visit my grandparents at some point.

I mentioned a couple weeks ago that I need to start focusing on making sure I (and Kevin) eat breakfast every day. I always cook up eggs on Saturday mornings and pancakes on Sunday mornings, but both Kevin and I usually forego breakfast during the week. I know its not healthy and if I want to continue to lose weight effectively, I need to eat breakfast to get my metabolism started. So I've been trying to have something for us during the week. We need quick and easy.. something that is cooked ahead of time that we can grab and go. I made some millet muffins last week and took one to have with coffee for breakfast each morning. I've got some back in the freezer again, too. I also got a small loaf of zucchini blueberry bread out of the freezer to have a couple of mornings last week. And I made smoothies for us one morning. This week, we'll have coffee cake, some berry scones from the freezer, baked oatmeal, and I'm planning to make some blueberry buckle on Saturday. The hard thing is that the carb-loaded breakfasts are easiest to prep ahead, freeze, and eat... and I'd really like to get away from such carb-loaded breakfasts. If you have any suggestions, please let me know! I've made breakfast burritos and have frozen them in the past, so maybe I need to make up another batch of those, too.

Anyway, that's about it this week. Here's the menu...

Sunday - TBD... maybe out to eat... maybe spaghetti and home-canned meatsauce at home

Meatless Monday - goat cheese, corn, and black bean quesadillas; applesauce

Tuesday - stuffed bell pepper soup in the crockpot; homemade bread; peaches

Wednesday - Likely to be just Carson and me, so we'll have some of his favorites... grilled cheese sandwiches; raw celery and carrots; sliced apples with peanut butter

Thursday - leftover soup; bread; applesauce

Friday - pork roast with potatoes and carrots in the crockpot; fresh pineapple and mangoes

Saturday - cream cheese chicken in the crockpot; quinoa pasta; sauteed broccoli and carrots in EVOO and garlic; blueberry buckle

1 comment:

The Voogts said...

One of my favorite breakfasts that's super easy is a fruit, yogurt and granola. You can go heavier on the fruit and lighter on the granola to get lots of fiber and not as much starch. And yogurt is very healthy. Plain fat free works well since the fruit and granola are sweet. Lately I often do the sweet breads/muffins too but I serve them with fruit so I fill up on lots of fruit and don't go overboard with the starch. Also, you can make scrambled eggs in the microwave in about 60 seconds. They are almost like a puffy omelette. That's how we always ate them growing up. Just mix the egg and a little milk in a bowl then microwave for 60 seconds or so (haven't made one in ages, so I don't remember the exact mom would know). A little cheese sprinled on top is really good too. Just a couple ideas. I'm still working on our breakfast options too.

Happy Birthday, Kevin! I hope you guys enjoy your day with family and friends.