I am using the power of positive thinking and assuming everyone will be well in my house this week. We have been hit with the stomach flu so I think I am on load 12 (ETA: 14) of laundry since Wednesday and tons of sanitizing spray! Cassidy is better now, but Alyssa is currently sick. (Edited to add: Cassidy is on round 2 and has gotten sick again) I am hoping and praying im not next, I need some sleep! Assuming all is well this week here is my tentative meal plan…
Monday: Potluck dinner for Alyssa’s end of season soccer party
Tuesday: Chicken oven roaster, roasted zucchini, mashed potatoes and gravy
Wednesday: Homemade whole wheat pasta mixed with spaghetti squash, meatballs and homemade sauce.
Thursday: Leftover chicken and gravy, brown rice, sautéed mustard greens from my garden
Friday: Out at a free fall festival event with Dave’s work
Saturday: Leftover spaghetti and meatballs from Wednesday night
Sunday: Honey mustard chicken over brown rice, side of broccoli from my garden
So I guess I am really only going to cook 4 times this week since I will have some leftovers and 2 nights of dinners out, which is rare for us. We have so many parties this time of the year and although I eat far from healthy at them, they are fun and its nice to have a night away from dishes. Dessert tables are my weakness. Although I will have to cook for the potluck, I have dessert so I am made team spirit cake pops to go with their team name. Dessert is always fun to make though. Their team is the Pirates so I made skull and cross bones cake pops. They took much longer than expected!
I can not wait until my broccoli is ready in my garden, I am so excited. I had never grown broccoli before, well at least not successfully. The past few summers I have had a little bit of produce but my garden this fall is actually making me enough produce that I barely have to substitute with veggies from the grocery store. Doesn’t get any more fresh, organic, and local than that!