Sunday, July 18, 2010

Meal plans and the week ahead

This is going to be a fun week. After my grandma passed away at the end of February, my extended family had all decided we wanted to take a family vacation this year. We tried for a couple of months to figure something out (cruise, Florida, Vegas), but it was almost impossible to find the time that worked for everyone with work schedules, personal things, etc. The only time that seemed to work well for everyone was this week. So we decided to just take a few days and all go to Cedar Point and Soak City. So that's what we're doing. It'll be a fun trip, although I think we'll be spending most of our time at Soak City based on the weather forecasts this week. :)

So anyway, most of early part of this week will be spent preparing for our trip and cleaning the house. Today we'll stop by the farmers market and we're meeting my cousins for lunch at Mongolian BBQ. I will probably do another bike ride on Monday night with my friend, Mary. And we might do a free Zumba class on Tuesday night. We'll see. I have a doctor's appointment on Tuesday afternoon, as well. Kevin may go mountain biking on Wednesday. Everything is kind of just up in the air. We leave early Thursday morning for Cedar Point. We're meeting up with everyone for breakfast at Big Boy in Ann Arbor on our way down. Then we'll be on our way! I'm a little concerned about the typical greasy park food and not being able to find much that I will be able to eat right now with my gall bladder issues. So, I'll be taking lots of snacks and food that I've made these last couple of weeks so that I don't have to worry too much about it. Although I have noticed that they've improved a lot in recent years with healthier food options in the park. But I'm still taking a good deal of my own stuff.

Sunday ~ farmers market; lunch with cousins
(make blueberry muffins; make cherry-blueberry fruit rolls; make hard-boiled eggs; yard and garden work; freeze zucchini; make packing list for CP trip; clean bedrooms, living room, dining room, and play room)
B: sourdough pancakes
L: lunch at Mongolian BBQ
D: chicken squash bake? or grilled chicken-zucchini-pepper-mushroom-tomato kebabs; fresh steamed green beans; plums

Monday ~ biking
(clean kitchen and bathroom)
B: toast with yogurt cheese; apples with peanut butter
D: pesto nicoise salad; plums and blueberries

Tuesday ~ doctor's appt.; Zumba?
(start packing suitcases; vacuum and dust entire house)
B: yogurt and kefir with granola and blueberries
D: braised broccoli with sun-dried tomatoes and yogurt cheese; soaked and steamed brown rice; cherries and blueberries

Wednesday ~ Kevin's mountain biking night
(finish packing suitcases; pack food; load car)
B: kefir smoothies with blueberries and cherries
D: misc. leftovers to clean out the fridge

Thursday - Saturday ~ America's Roller Coast - Cedar Point!!
Here's the food that I'm taking:
- mini loaf of whole wheat blueberry zucchini bread
- whole wheat blueberry muffins
- crunchy granola bars
- protein bars
- larabars
- dehydrated sweet potato chips
- fruit - bananas, apples, plums, cherries, blueberries
- fruit rolls
- crispy almonds and cashews
- lf pickles
- water kefir
- raw cheese
- sourdough crackers

1 comment:

Mary Voogt said...

Have fun at CP!!! I'm jealous. I'll be thinking of you guys while I lay on the couch :P

All of your take along food sounds great! I need to try making some veggie chips. Did you make them in your dehydrator? I recently bought some chips that are made from veggies. The carrot ones are great! I'll have ot try making my own.

I saw you updated your blueberry zucchini bread. I need to try that soon...either with my bulgur flour or try soaking it.