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Menu Plan Monday

08 June 2009
Hawk and I are tired of eating out! I've gained almost 10 lbs this week from all the junk we've been eating and I'm looking forward to getting us eating decent food.

I'm trying to keep our meals relatively simple, but to be honest, meal planning is not my strong suit. I have a hard time accounting for leftovers, getting all the ingredients written down on the grocery list, and mustering up the energy to cook after a long day spent chasing Sparrow! I also have trouble making breakfast and lunch. For me, I could either go without both meals or go out to eat both. I don't want to teach those habits to Sparrow, though, so this week I made up a list with all 3 meals and snacks. We'll see if that helps!

Monday:
B: Waffles
L: Black bean salad
D: Sandwich picnic at the park. Monday night is free outdoor concert night in our town.

Tuesday:
B: Green smoothies
L: Chicken salad
D: Grilled salmon & veggies

Wednesday:
B: Oatmeal
L: Black bean salad leftovers
D: Spinach and chicken quesadillas with refried beans

Thursday:
B: Green smoothies
L: Chicken salad
D: Cucumber soup (chilled) and maybe pasta salad

Friday:
B: Cream of Wheat
L: Egg salad pitas
D: Taco salad

Saturday:
I only have dinner for Saturday since we'll likely be out and about during the day. We're having hot dogs (all beef for meat eaters and tofu for my vegetarian friend) and Caribbean Sweet Potato salad, mmmm!!

Sunday:
B: Waffles
L: Sandwiches
D: Shrimp lo mein

Snacks will consist of yogurt, bananas, almonds, grapes, carrots and cherries. I only just discovered cherries a few weeks ago. I have Oral Allergy Syndrome and thus finding fruit or nut snacks is difficult for me. More on this in an upcoming post.

This week we'll be starting on our new routine. The three of us will wake up around 7:30 and take Hawk to work at 8. Then Sparrow and I will go to the gym (he loves the day care) and I will exercise for 1-2 hours. Then home, or we might go to the library or the park depending on how we feel. I don't get up early very well, so it might be a struggle but I know it will be worth it.

At least we're almost all the way unpacked. It's a record for us to be unpacked in less than 2 weeks! Tomorrow will be spent putting up pictures and doing the finishing touches on putting things away. I love our new home. Now if only I could figure out where to put the third bookshelf...

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