Sunday, May 9, 2010

Meal plans and the week ahead

This is going to be a sort of chaotic week. Today is Mother's Day. We'll be going to church and having lunch with Kevin's family. Then we're heading out to the lake for my mom's family party. Kevin leaves early tomorrow morning for a business trip to Texas. Tuesday I have Zumba, but I'm not sure if I'll be able to go, or not. We'll see if my mom can pick up Carson for me so that I can make it. Wednesday I'll be making a quick stop after work at the grand opening of the Allen Street farmers' market in Lansing. Friday is my flex day, so that means Kindermusik for Carson and me in the morning. Then we'll be meeting up with my friend, Kati, at Indian Springs Metropark to do some biking. And Kevin comes home on Friday night. Saturday we'll be visiting a local farm to check it out and we'll be doing a lot of work outside. We may also head over to my cousin's house in the afternoon for some dirt biking, we'll just see what we feel like doing.

We had our entire front yard tilled deep last week. The guy pulled out a couple of smaller trees in front for us, as well. We're still working on getting everything leveled out. This week, Carson and I will be working on picking up and pulling out all the roots that were chewed up from the trees we've had cut down in years past. Hopefully we'll have everything ready for Kevin to do another round of leveling on Saturday. If we're lucky, we should be ready to spread new grass seed by the end of next weekend. Hopefully the weather cooperates this week and next weekend so that we can get it all done. We're also going to have a load of topsoil delivered, possibly on Friday, but it will depend on how much Carson and I can get done in the evenings this week. I'll need to work on digging out all of the perennials in the front and side flower gardens during the week so that we're ready to start building up the flower beds with the topsoil. I'm so excited for this project! Its about time we focus on a good landscaping project. This is going to be a major improvement to our curb appeal... and for very little investment (just the dirt, really, since I'll mostly be moving things around for now)! So fun! We also finally mulched in our blueberry, blackberry, and raspberry patches last week. It looks so nice, now! Plus, it'll save me a lot of work weeding - now that is a major bonus!! :) My next step will be mulching around all of the fruit trees, but that probably won't happen for a few more weeks. I also planted a few more things in the veggie garden last week and can't wait to get going on the major plantings soon! We're well on our way!

Here's the plan for the week...

Sunday - Happy Mother's Day! church and out to lunch with in-laws; family party at the lake
B: broccoli parmesan scramble
L: eating at Julie's house - I'm bringing baked beans
D: eating at the lake - I'm bringing a raw strawberry pie

Meatless Monday - Kevin leaves for Texas
B: yogurt parfaits
L: PB&J sandwich; apple slices
D: herbed baked eggs; toast with jam

Tuesday - Zumba?
B: cereal
L: cheese and crackers; cucumber slices; carrot sticks; apple slices
D: leftover tacos from Saturday

Wednesday - Carson is going to see his first movie on the big screen - Disney's Oceans - with Nana and Great Grandma Jackie; Allen St. Farmers Market (Lansing)
B: PB toast
L: misc.
D: eating at my parents' house

Thursday -
B: banana bread (from freezer)
L: cheese and crackers; cucumber slices; carrot sticks; apple slices
D: eating at my parents' house

Friday - flex day; topsoil delivered; Kindermusik; Indian Springs Metropark; Kevin comes home
B: scrambled eggs; toast
L: PB&J sandwich; string cheese
D: hot dogs; macaroni and cheese; roasted asparagus; applesauce

Saturday - visit Simple Times Farm; dirt biking?
B: breakfast burritos
L: leftover hot dogs and mac & cheese
D: if we're home, grilled pizza... otherwise we'll probably be cooking out at my cousin's house

1 comment:

The Voogts said...

I hope the week goes well with Kevin gone. And I hope you get to go to Zumba!

I was thinking of grilled pizza on Saturday too, but we just had homemade pizza. And we just grilled steak. So I'm still trying to figure out what to grill.

Good luck with the landscaping. I bet it will look great!

Have fun with the fam today. And Happy Mother's Day to you.