Sunday, July 25, 2010

Meal plans and the week ahead

This week is going to be a strange week. Today we will be going to the farmers market and to lunch with some of my cousins again possibly. Tomorrow night I'll be going on a 10-mile bike ride with my friend, Mary. Tuesday we're doing another Zumba class. I think I will take Wednesday off of work to spend with Carson, but we'll see how busy it is first. Thursday is my gall bladder surgery. We have to be at the hospital at 6am and surgery is scheduled for 8am. Hopefully its not delayed too much. Assuming they can remove it laproscopically, it will be out-patient surgery, so I'll be home before dinner... maybe even by lunch time. Friday is recovery day and my cousin, Mandy, is having a jewelry party in the evening that I may go to if I feel up to it. I also have to pick up my CSA order... although I think my mom will probably go do that for me since it'll be too heavy for me to lift... I ordered 2 pounds of french filet green beans, 5 pounds of carrots, some english cucumbers, 5 pounds of redskin new potatoes, a trombonico squash, 6 heads of garlic, and some french tarragon. Saturday we'll be staying home and taking it easy so I can recover.

Oh and... tomorrow marks 3 weeks without a drop of pop! Woohoo!! :) That is huge for me!

So anyway, I am going to try to get as much done as possible early this week because I won't be doing much of anything for about a week after my surgery. It will be very difficult for me to just take it easy after surgery... I hate sitting still and there is just so much to do this time of year. But I know it is critical that I take it easy so as to avoid any complications with internal bleeding... which could then impede our vacation plans for our trip to Colorado in a few weeks. So I have to make myself take it easy.

Here's the plan... meals after surgery may change once I find out what my post-surgery diet is going to be like. I've been told it'll be fairly limited at first and will continue for a few weeks.

Sunday - farmers market, Eichelberg's farm stand, lunch with cousins?
(make italian lentil soup for lunches this week; bake and freeze zucchini bread; make and freeze zucchini pancakes; blanch and freeze corn and green beans; roast beets)
B: toast with yogurt cheese; fruit
L: out with cousins? or zucchini pancakes
D: grilled steaks; zucchini, kohlrabi and beet greens sauteed in butter; grilled corn on cob; LF pickles; fresh fruit

Monday - biking
B: zucchini bread with yogurt cheese
D: grilled chicken in bell pepper marinade; grilled zucchini; raw carrots and celery with garlic-chive yogurt cheese; LF pickles; fresh fruit

Tuesday - Zumba
(freeze zucchini; make basil-pine nut pesto and freeze; dehydrate basil from garden; freeze basil cubes)
B: scrambled eggs with veggies and cheese
D: leftovers

Wednesday -
(prep food for rest of week; roast more beets; freeze beans and peppers)
B: zucchini bread with yogurt cheese
D: crockpot quinoa and chicken beef tacos with stir-fried veggies for topping; cantaloupe

Thursday - surgery
(make whey and yogurt cheese; freeze zucchini chunks)
B: toast for Kevin and Carson
D: tbd... meal is being brought over vegetarian zucchini lasagna; fresh blueberries and honey rock melon

Friday - recovery; CSA pickup; jewelry party
(blanch and freeze carrots; make cherry chutney)
B: strawberry bread from freezer or fruit smoothies
D: tbd... meal is being brought over zucchini casserole; steamed beans and carrots; fresh blueberries and honey rock melon

Saturday - recovery; lunch with cousins; yard work
(make hashbrown potatoes to freeze?; dehydrate tarragon and garlic)
B: yogurt, granola, blueberries
L: some kind of soup in the crockpot... maybe split pea soup? lunch with cousins
D: grilled mahi mahi; steamed green beans, zucchini, and broccoli; blackberries

1 comment:

Melissa said...

Do you want me to bring you a meal Thursday or Friday? Whatever is best for you! Just let me know. Text/facebook/email me! :) I really hope it all goes well.