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Meal Plans Week of 6-3-12

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June is here. That means farmer’s market!!! I’m very excited that we can start our weekly walks to the local market this week. It will be so nice to have some fresh produce. But it also means my kitchen will be getting busier soon with preservation. In order to prepare we defrosted both freezers last week. I just got the second one reorganized this morning. It sure feels good to have that done. It’s amazing how much more space it feels like we have in the freezers now that the ice is gone and things are organized. It’s also a great way to see what we have and what needs to be used. I’ll be working on using up some things this week.

Our week isn’t too busy at this point, but we could add in a few activities. Today is church. Monday we are having some insulation work done. We might need to be out of the house for a bit, but I haven’t decided if/where we’ll go. Monday evening I will be having dinner at church with the nursery cmt. Then I’m done with my term. Tuesday is farmer’s market. Wednesday is Meijer. Friday I might go to a hooping class. Saturday we are going to try to get the kids’ pictures taken. And Rebecca and I might go mini golfing. We’ll see what the weather is like. We could have a playdate this week (still waiting to hear on that). I need to get Abram’s iron levels checked, so we might do that. I also need to do some gift shopping soon. We’ll just see how the week goes.

I’m not sure what all of my food work will be this week…depends what I find at the market. I think there will be some strawberries already. But I probably won’t stock up yet in case we decided to go picking. I have to make a dessert for the dinner tomorrow. I want to make a new batch of chicken broth (I’m eating it daily and I can get a few things out of my freezer 🙂  I have some milk and eggs to use up. I’ll take care of some of that with the nursery cmt dessert. Other than that I’ll try to use them in meals. I might need to make yogurt. Depends how much we use this week. I would like to make sourdough english muffins and ice cream. I also might try making thin mint cookies.

No major updates for me. I’m working on finding balance. It doesn’t mean that every day is great, but I have already noticed a general change in my attitude/anxiety. Even when I don’t feel my best I’m not so anxious about it. I’m trying to be more calm and relaxed and positive, especially with my family. I also met with my yoga instructor and got some great tips on things I can do for my tummy and to relax. I learned some fascinating information about certain parts of the body. It’s the first time I’ve ever had someone tell me about things I’ve been feeling for years that I thought were so odd…but assumed it was just my messed up body and that nobody else experienced it. But she explained it without me even mentioning what I feel! So it’s not just me. It is a real issue that can be addressed. I’ve never even had a doctor that did that. I’m hopeful that this will be one more step/tool on my journey to feeling better.

Here’s what’s on the menu. I’m trying to use up some freezer food and try a few new recipes (I did some cleaning last week and found a stack of recipes that I’ve wanted to try…that’s been sitting there for years!). I’m also going to let Rebecca plan one of our meals. So far she’s been talking about some ideas with hot dogs. We’ll see 🙂
S (organize freezer, prep lunch, church, prep smoothies)
  B – french toast bake, lemon yogurt
  L – cp ham and carrots, pesto pasta
  D – leftover chicken black bean soup, grilled cheese / garlic toast w/ lettuce, avocado and fried egg

M (make dessert, milk pick up, insulation, nursery cmt dinner)
  B – smoothie, peach coffee cake (from freezer)
  D – burritos (from freezer) / pizza dinner at church

T (skim cream, make broth, make sour cream, fm!)
  B – yogurt, blueberry muffins (from freezer)
  D – ham and peas casserole, beans, pears

W (strain/freeze broth, prep dinner, make pesto, make honey mustard, Meijer, make ice cream, strain kefir)
  B – smoothie, TBD from freezer
  D – pea soup, soaked soft pretzels (from freezer)

Th (make thin mints, make strawberry rhubarb dessert)
  B – yogurt, TBD from freezer
  D – Rebecca’s recipe – hot dog dippers, beans, peppers, garlic toast

F (make english muffins, hooping)
  B – cereal w/ milk, banana
  D – fried egg and bacon sandwiches on sd english muffins, beans, fruit else TBD (if I go to the hooping class)

S (clean, pictures, mommy/daughter date?)
  B – sd english muffin else TBD
  D – cobb style rice bowls else fried egg and bacon sandwiches on sd english muffins, beans, fruit

One comment

  1. Sara says:

    Enjoy the farmers’ market!! The GB farmers’ market opened on Mother’s Day, so we’ve been a couple of times now. I had planned to go yesterday, but ended up not going with too many other things going on. I might go to the Fenton farmers’ market on Thursday evening instead, we’ll see. I’m trying to decide if I want to tackle strawberry picking with Carson on Friday after my OB appt… but all the squatting/bending is so difficult right now, so I’m not sure its the wisest choice for me at this point. So I may just take the easy route and get some berries at the Fenton FM… if they have Jewel strawberries, anyway. But I really need to get some strawberries before baby arrives so I can stock up the freezer! 🙂

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