Monday, April 12, 2010

Meal plans and the week ahead

We got back last night from the Cleve. We had a great time! Cleveland has such a bad rap, often likened to Detroit, but it has come farther than Detroit has in recent years. Anyway, we found it to be a nice place and with it only being 3 1/2 hours away, it is a great destination for a weekend trip. So now we're getting back into the swing of things at home. Tuesday I was supposed to have Zumba, but I got a call on Friday saying its canceled this week. Wednesday I'm getting my hair done. Thursday we'll be picking up a sweet cherry and a tart cherry tree in Shiawassee County. Friday is supposed to be my flex day and Kindermusik, but it is going to be a pretty big day at work, so I will likely be in Detroit at a press event in the morning and then at Schoolcraft college in the afternoon for a Joint House Committee Hearing. I'm thinking I might switch my flex day to Tuesday or maybe next Friday instead. We'll see. We also have to pick up our blueberry bushes in Ingham County on Friday. Saturday we're heading to East Lansing to MSU Small Animals Day with my old college roommate, Tiffany, her husband, Mark, and son, Tyson. Should be a fun week!

As far as projects this week... we'll be working outside whenever we can. Tonight we'll be tilling up the raspberry patch so I can plant the raspberry bushes that arrived from Fedco over the weekend. I'll also be planting the asparagus, as well as a round of lettuce and spinach. I'll work on a few other remaining spring cleaning projects on the nights that it is raining. Otherwise, we'll just spend our time outside as much as possible.

Here's the plan...

Sunday ~ Cleveland

Meatless Monday ~
(make bread for week; work outside - till and plant raspberries, plant asparagus, spinach, lettuce)
B: yogurt with peaches
L: PB toast; string cheese; apple slices
D: whole wheat couscous with spinach, sun-dried tomatoes, feta;

Tuesday ~
(paint in Carson's room? or clean under bed in master bedroom)
B: PB toast
L: leftover couscous
D: beef short ribs; mashed potatoes; corn (from the freezer); raw dinner... raw lettuce wraps (romaine leaves with smashed avocado, shredded cukes and carrots, diced tomato); strawberry and banana fruit salad

Wednesday ~
(work outside or paint in Carson's new room; clean kitchen and bathroom)
B: smoothies with bananas, strawberries, almond milk
L: leftover short ribs; potatoes; corn; strawberries S - eating at IPPSR forum; K & C - misc.
D: grilled chicken marinated in italian dressing; raw broccoli hoisini salad; spinach salads with strawberries, mango, slivered almonds, poppyseed dressing; corn on the cob (from the freezer)

Thursday ~ Pick up trees in Shiawassee County
(vacuum and dust entire house)
B: banana bread from freezer raw smoothies with banana and young coconut
L: leftover chicken; broccoli salad
D: pizza soup in the crockpot; garlic bread quinoa veggie salad with pesto dressing; raw fruit salad with strawberries, mango, bananas, and grapes

Friday ~ Flex/Kindermusik? Detroit? Pick up bushes in Ingham County
(plant asparagus and work outside)
B: banana bread from freezer
L: S - eating at my meetings or on the road between them; K & C - leftovers
D: leftovers? cashew avocado chicken salad? TBD...

Saturday ~ MSU Small Animals Day
(plant fruit trees and blueberry bushes)
B: scrambled eggs; toast with strawberry jam
L: out to lunch in East Lansing
D: TBD... maybe crockpot rice and beans or else raw dinner... spinach salads with strawberries, mango, and avocado

1 comment:

Mary Voogt said...

Another busy week outside. I hope you can get all of your planting done. Good luck with the raw food. And I hope you get to try the chx salad. It is sooooo good. Justin and I both love it.