I’m looking to get back into a routine with meals this week. Last week was anything but routine; therefore, the “menu” was revised
slightly drastically. It resulted in an impromptu trip to a restaurant where someone other than me did the dishes. That alone was worth it that day, and we made it through the meal without a single grimace or hint of a whine from the kids.
We also haven’t been to the grocery store, leaving the supermarket aisles free of the chaos that ensues when the six of us come rolling in. I just couldn’t do it on the way home from mother’s day dinner with my mom and grandma. I wanted to get home and get the kids tucked into their beds and curl up on the couch. Tomorrow will have to be the day.
I’ve found it goes much more quickly if I have Kiwi and Kola Nut come with me and make trips back to the cart with the items we pick up while Ole pushes Kumquat and Kidney Bean in the cart on their own missions. The hour-long shopping trips were making me consider a grocery service for a while, except I don’t think I could EVER let anyone else pick out my produce (or just pick the top package and call it a day).
Monday – chicken wraps, corn chips, guacamole, spicy green beans
Tuesday – lemon and dill grilled salmon, artichoke rice bake, croissant dinner rolls, steamed baby carrots
Wednesday – bacon-wrapped beef tenderloin (look for updated tips the next day!), fingerling potatoes, spring mix salad
Thursday – blueberry and pecan pancakes, scrambled eggs, grapefruit
Friday – calzones, broccoli spears