Sunday, February 20, 2011

Week 8

I'm still so far behind in my posts. I swear I have recipes and pics to post but I just can't seem to find the energy and time to do it among all this baby prep and nesting!

This Weeks Foodie Holidays:
* February 20: National Cherry Pie Day
* February 21: National Sticky Bun Day
* February 22: National Margarita Day
* February 23: National Banana Bread Day
* February 23: Dog Biscuit Appreciation Day
* February 24: National Tortilla Chip
* February 25: National
Chocolate-Covered Nuts Day
* February 26: National Pistachio
* February 27: National
Strawberry Day

Menu Plans for this week:
Southwest Avocado Salad with Grilled Steak and Baked Potatoes

Lemon Spinach Pasta with Roasted chicken Breasts

Mozzerella chicken Skillet

Beef Soft Tacos

Ranch bacon Macaroni and Cheese with Garden Salad

I'm also aiming to do extra Taco Meat to freeze for after the baby is born since Steve doesn't cook.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Week 7 Menu and General Randomness

I missed a week. Sometimes, there is just too much in life and the words won't come. Even if the words are a list of meals. Sometimes, plans change to accomdate life. Last week was one of those weeks. Among Dr's appointments, happy moments, sad moments, a lot of time with family, a funeral and a welcoming of my future son, there just wasn't enough time for me to sit down and form the words of a post.

My mind is filled with a million new thoughts and directions and projects and I'm so far behind in projects already started. I have recipes to post and not enough time to post. Pregnancy induced carpal tunnel is keeping me from spending too much time on a computer at night and my swelling feet are keeping me propped in uncomfortable positions on the sofa. Lack of sleep is diminishing me ability to function. Yet, the time is passing by too quickly! I'm rushing head first into birthing this child and there is still so much to do to prepare for his arrival including trying to fix some meals to freeze so I don't have to cook right after he is born! When am I going to find the patience, time and the strength? I will. I still have bursts of energy that I take full advantage of and overwork myself. Plus being slightly OCD and overly organized, my routines such as meal planning and cleaning patterns keep me calm and rational so I can't stop doing it for too long without going crazy anyway. Lucky you.

I have had one request recently and that is to start including prices and budget information into my meal plans/recipes. I am going to slowly start incorporating that info into my work but I haven't quite figured out the best way to do that so bare with me as my format may change a bit.

National Foodie Holidays for this week:
February 13th: national Tortellini Day
Feb. 14th: Valentines Day and National Creme Filled Chocolates Day
Feb. 15th: Gumdrop Day
Feb. 17th. National indian Pudding Day
Feb. 18th: Drink Wine day (isn't that every day as long as you aren't pregnant? LOL)
Feb. 19th: National chocolate Mint Day

Weekly Menu: (side note: I started this post on Sunday with full intention of grocery shopping and finishing it on Monday...then I came down with the flu).

So this week has been basically my husband eating what he can dig up while i puke. Needless to say, I'll menu plan for next week and call this one a bust.