For those of you who read my blog and aren't friends of mine IRL (anybody? Nope? Just checking.) or who haven't been paying attention recently, I had a baby. He's a boy. We're both doing super. And my mom was here for a while, but then she left, and I remembered WHY I started doing meal plans to begin with.
You see, for the past 9 months, I've had 2 reasonably cooperative children. Advance meal planning has been a nicety, not a necessity, because I could start throwing something together with no real plan in mind at 5:30 PM and still have a decent meal finished when The Hubby walked in the door at 6.. Now I've got a newborn again, and if I don't start thinking about dinner before 10 AM, there will be no dinner. Also, I can't keep track of any thought for more than 30 seconds, so written reminders of what we're eating are paramount.
Without further ado, then, here is the menu for this week.
Thursday- Pasta with garlic and kale. Buns.
Friday- Stir fry with cabbage, beef, and green onions. Black rice, because The Gibbon says the black rice is tasty, but brown rice is not.
Saturday- Chili in the crock pot. Crackers.
Sunday- Baba ghanoush and humus with bell peppers, cucumbers, and bread sticks.
Monday- Homemade salsa verde, roasted chicken, cornbread, raw carrot and celery sticks.
Tuesday- Oven baked homemade macaroni and cheese. Possibly whole wheat? Frozen peas.
Wednesday- Crock pot sausage, kale, and bean soup.