Monday, September 20, 2010
Menu Plan: September 19 - September 25
Mariam is growing well and at her two week check up had already regained the weight lost at birth plus 10 ounces. She is happy and sleeps very well for a newborn. Alexander and Dominic take turns picking her up and carrying her around.
This is Alexander with her last week.
The highlight from last week was the Tender and Crisp Chicken with Sweet Tomatoes. It was so easy to make, I did a little prep and Rich did the rest. He couldn't get over how good it smelled, even raw, and it was absolutely delicious. We doubled the recipe for our family.
I am excited to be healing well enough to get a few things done, with assistance. I even made up some blackberry lime jam with blackberries we had in the freezer. I'm continuing with my plan of sorting and putting in organized bins just about everything we own. All the children's clothing is sorted by sex and size, with the current clothes in their dressers. I'm working on towels, sheets and blankets now, then on to toys, games, puzzles and things like that. It also allows us to get rid of things we don't use and see the gaps in things that we do need, so we can buy them. Living in a smaller house has taught us what we need and don't need.
Our first week of school went pretty well. I was pleased with how much we got done, less so with how long it was taking. We're still working on getting back in the groove with school, though. This week will go better, plus we add our co-op, which should be fun. Also, I have finally taken to posting our menu plans on the fridge for the children to read. This way, they can get a start on breakfast, if necessary, and it cuts down on the what are we eating type questions.
Breakfast: Cherry-Pomegranate Toaster Pastries (yes, they are junk, but they were organic junk), Milk, Coffee
Dinner: Pizza, Nectarines
Breakfast: Oatmeal with Apples and Cinnamon Sugar, Milk and Coffee
Dinner: Sausage & Cabbage Soup, Soda Bread (the recipe is formatted a little oddly, the raisins are optional, not the buttermilk), Raspberry Tartlets
Breakfast: Toast and Almond Butter, Honeydew Melon Slices, Milk, Coffee
Dinner: Gumbo from the freezer, Rice, Scallions and Hot Pepper Vinegar, Fruit Salad
Breakfast: Rice Pudding (with diced pears and dried cranberries), Milk and Coffee
Dinner: Summer Vegetable Strata, Sliced Nectarines
Breakfast: Bacon and Cheese Muffins, Sliced Pears, Milk and Coffee
Dinner: Italian Meatball Sandwiches with Sauteed Peppers and Onions and Provolone Cheese, Creamy Herbed White Beans*, Sliced Apples
Breakfast: Yogurt, Honey and Granola, Milk and Coffee
Dinner: Ratatouille and Pasta from the freezer, Garlic Bread, Fruit Salad
Breakfast: Blueberry Pancakes with Maple Syrup, Milk, Coffee
Dinner: Steak Diane, Herbed Rice Pilaf, Sauteed Kale with Garlic, Baked Apples
Look forward to seeing you there!