I still haven't sat down to do our taxes yet. I will get them done today. I can't put it off any longer. Hopefully we don't end up owing the IRS again this year. :-/ We also really need to go pick up the dresser for Carson's new bedroom... hopefully we'll actually do that today. Then maybe I can get a coat of primer and a first coat of paint on it today, as well... but that might be wishful thinking. I haven't figured out everything that I'll try to accomplish in the kitchen yet, but I have some ideas included in the plan below.
We've been slacking on our lunches lately, so I am really going to focus on making sure we're all taking healthy, nourishing lunches every day this week. I've listed some lunch options for the week below. I'm planning to take a small salad every day this week. I normally avoid salad at lunch time, but I'm going to give it a try this week and see how I do. Eventually, I'd like to always just take a big ol' salad for lunch every day, but I'll start with small salads and some different side items. I figure I need to try some different things to try to make some bigger progress on losing some poundage.
Carson's room is really coming together. He has slept in there since Thursday night last week. We still have to finish up some things up in there... painting the dresser, figuring out a closet organizer (the kits are all too big, so we have to build a custom one), getting a floating shelf for the long wall, getting a lamp, and getting things to hang on the walls.
So here's the plan...
Sunday - church
(pick up dresser; prime dresser; make kefir; do taxes; make butter;
B: sausage links; fried eggs; pancakes for the boys
L: tuna with crackers; raw veggies; kefir smoothies
D: brisket in the crockpot; veggies; applesauce
Lunch and snack options for week:
leftovers from dinner; salads; apples with almond butter; cheese crisps; raw carrots/cukes/peppers with ranch dressing; sliced raw cheese; yogurt with home-dried fruit; chewy granola bars; buttered pasta noodles with parmesan (for Carson one day); muffins from freezer
B: yogurt with fruit
D: bunless burgers made with beef and sprouted lentils; onions sauteed in burger fat; sliced avocado; steamed broccoli and cauliflower
Tuesday - WAPF; dinner with friends
B: kefir smoothies
D: S - Don Pablos; K&C - leftovers
Wednesday - soccer
(prep Thursday's dinner)
B: pumpkin scones from freezer
B: kefir smoothies
D: chicken broccoli cheese bake; peaches
B: toasted sourdough english muffins from freezer with homemade almond butter
D: chicken stir-fry with veggies from the freezer (red bell pepper, corn, pea pods, edamame, onions); applesauce
Saturday - Mackenzey's birthday party
(paint dresser; make kefir; make buttermilk and sour cream?)
B: pancakes for the boys; bacon; fried eggs; veggies
D: at Mackenzey's party