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Meal Plans Week of 5-11-14

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Happy Mother’s Day! I was blessed to spend time with all of my “moms” yesterday – my mom, my mother-in-law, my grandmother and my big sister. We had a wonderful time celebrating my son’s third birthday. My goal for today now is to do as little as possible 🙂

Since last week was so busy cleaning and preparing food I’m looking forward to a slower week this week. I’m giving myself a few days off  to rest. I’m hoping to even squeeze in a few naps. Sadly at 25 weeks the swelling in my legs is already starting. So I need to make sure to get my feet up every so often each day…and not spend hours at a time standing in the kitchen.


This week I have a dentist appointment. It is our last week of Kindermusik for the semester. It will be nice to have a break from our crazy Tuesdays after this week. I am going out for dinner with some other moms. I have an OB appointment – the “fun” glucose test. We also have our last mom’s group meeting of the year.

Even though I’m trying to give myself a break I do have some things to get done in the kitchen. I need to bring a meal to someone that recently had a baby. I also have to make food for our mom’s meeting (I haven’t figured out what yet, though). I have a few experiments that I’ve been wanting to try as well once all the party prep was over. We also have lots of rhubarb growing in our garden! I need to figure out what to make with it.

I think we are getting both kids back on track with food stuff. My son is back to his usual happy self. We introduced peas last week. As far as I can tell he tolerated them fine. We are all very excited about that! I have also had my daughter back to strictly gluten free for about two weeks now. I can already tell a difference in her behavior. I guess both of my kids have a strong reaction behaviorally to gluten.

I’m gradually starting to count down the weeks instead of count up. Not because I’m anxious for this pregnancy to be over at all. I’m thoroughly enjoying it! But now I’m well past the half way mark. Less than 15 weeks to go!

Here is what’s on the menu this week. We have quite a bit of leftover food from the party. So that will help with some meal prep this week. My daughter claimed she wanted to make dinner for me today (with the help of my husband). But we’ll see what comes of that. What’s on your menu? Eet smakelijk!



S (church, Mother’s Day)
B – banana bread, fruit, yogurt w/ granola, toast w/ pb
L – cp roast chicken and vegetables
D – party leftovers

M (dentist)
D – (prep ahead) – sloppy cornbread, roasted cauliflower, fruit

D – (prep ahead) – cp pasta fagioli (family), out to eat (me)

W (Dr. E., bring meal)
D – sweet and sour meatballs, roasted asparagus, mashed potatoes

Th (make food for MB, dance)
D – (early) – cp steak, baked potatoes, beans

F (MB, bake muffins)
D – scrambled eggs, bacon, muffins, broccoli, fruit

S ()
D – grilled salmon, peas, TBD

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