Sunday, January 23, 2011

Meal plans and the week(s) ahead

I'm going to post for the next two weeks today since we'll be leaving for vacation in Arizona this week. I am beyond excited! I get to see my best friend whom I feel like I haven't seen in forever, even though its only been a few months! And we get to get out of this frigid weather! We'll be going to Scottsdale, Phoenix, Sedona, Tucson, Tombstone, Bisbee, and several smaller towns while we're out there. The forecast for much of the time we're there ranges from 74-76, the exception being Sedona at 60. Considering there were -15 degree wind chills these last couple of days, that sounds pretty fabulous right now!

We leave on Tuesday in the late afternoon and return just after midnight on Tuesday night/Wednesday morning next week. We'll be going in to work mid-morning on Wednesday. We have Carson's first soccer class that evening. It actually starts this week, but we'll miss it. He is really looking forward to it! Thursday I'll be in Detroit all day for meetings. Friday is supposed to be my flex day, but I'll be working it since we're gone earlier in the week. No plans Saturday other than doing laundry and adjusting to our life back home again. :)

So this week we're cleaning out the fridge. I'll be stocking some things in the fridge for my brother-in-law while we're gone, too. And I'm planning to make some dairy kefir today so that its here when we get back next week... I'm guessing we'll really be missing our probiotics by then. :) So it'll be nice to have it ready to go when we get home. Anyway, here's the plan at this point....

Sunday - church
(finish laundry; pack; print out lists of ideas for things to do; make butter and freeze; make kefir)
B: yogurt; fruit
L: hot dogs; lettuce salad; mac 'n cheese
D: quiche with ham, broccoli, carrots, cheddar

Monday -
B: yogurt; fruit
D: grilled cheese sandwiches; tomato soup; raw carrots with ranch dressing; applesauce

Tuesday - leave for Arizona
(finish last-minute packing; do one last vacuuming of the house)
B: scrambled eggs with veggies
L: crackers with cheese; raw carrots with ranch dressing; kefir smoothies

Wednesday through Tuesday - Arizona

Wednesday - soccer
B: kefir smoothies
D: lasagna from the freezer

Thursday - Detroit
B: kefir smoothies
D: sloppy lentils from freezer; cornbread from freezer; broccoli

Friday - milk pickup
(soak grains; soak almonds)
B: apple slices with peanut butter
D: TBD soup in the crockpot

Saturday -
(dry almonds; make yogurt; make cottage cheese)
B: pancakes
L: leftover soup
D: pork roast in the crockpot with potatoes, carrots, and parsnips

1 comment:

The Voogts said...

Good luck with the packing! Can't wait to hear about your trip. Soak up a few rays (and some vitamin D) for me :)