It’s that time of year again. The flutter of loose leaf paper and smell of sharpened, (ok, mostly broken), pencils fills the air. The first week of school is the most important of the entire year, and I need to be on my A game.
G has decided one wake up a night isn’t enough, and instead is waking regularly at 1:30, 3:30, and 5:30.* And not only does she wake up, she wants to nurse for 30 minutes, or more, at a time! This girl is normally a 3-5 minute nurser. This round the night nursing has led to an insatiable hunger, much like the one I experienced when she was a newborn. A combination of the lack of sleep + revved up supply I suppose. As a result I’m making protein packed breakfasts, like my chicken sausage breakfast burritos, to get me through the morning, and being diligent about meal planning. I’m also trying to be more creative with my leftovers, which I’ll explain below.
*sidenote, I’m now a zombie. And sock buns are the only way Iook professional these days.
Thanks for creating this link up Racheal! It inspired me to get back into my meal plan groove :)
*(L) indicates leftover
Monday: burgers with local organic beef from Wild Aspen Ranch, zucchini sauted with garlic & parm, kale chips & watermelon.
Tuesday: Taco Tuesday w/(L) Mexican stuffed bell pepper filling (recipe tested and approved for the blog – will be up this week) mixed with black beans. I’m looking for a good corn salad to go with – ideas?
Wednesday: (L) Scooters Spaghetti – this is from my last freezer meal stock up. I highly recommend it! Served with a salad, or more sauted zucchini, depending on how our garden is looking.
Thursday: (L) Mexican stuffed bell peppers with zucchini cilantro lime rice (recipe tested and approved for the blog – will be up this week).
Friday: Pesto ranch chicken thighs (from my freezer meal stock up) over quinoa, and a salad.
Saturday: Going out for our anniversary (which is really on Friday, but I’ll be in bed by 5 for sure!). I’m thinking Clover, Central Food, Casper Fry, or Sante´. I can’t decide.
Sunday: wild card. Something that will provide leftovers. It can be a little more time involved. I have chicken, fish, and ground beef. Suggestions?
Lunches throughout the week will be roast beef sandwiches + fruit/veggies or a black bean dish made with the leftover zucchini cilantro lime rice, feta, tomatoes & corn.
I plan to walk/run 3 miles, 4 times a week. Let’s see if the first week of school has other plans for me.
What’s on your menu this week? Doing anything different with your leftovers?