I had today off and I really think it would have been easier on my to go to work! I challenged myself this week to do a menu plan on Sunday taking into account breakfast, lunch and dinner for all of us and then do the shopping and, here’s the hard part, sticking to it! I stayed up late last night putting together all the components of the plan and making my shopping list (gotta love tasteofhome.com and their recipe box/grocery list maker). After lunch with a good friend today I headed to the grocery store, which seemed incredibly busy for a Monday at 2pm and everyone else there seemed to have 2.5 children in tow. I actually made it out of the store in 22 minutes (I believe this is a new personal best!) When I got home I started prepping/cooking. Pork loin was on sale this week so I chose two pork dishes (my new since I’ve never cooked pork before… there are A LOT of things I have never cooked before). For dinner tonight we had: apple glazed pork loin, old fashioned green beans (which I ate, ignoring my aversion to green vegetables, in an attempt to model good eating habits for Robert… he promptly “shared” his green beans with Daddy) and salad. It was very, very good.
I also made slow cooked bbq pork for our lunches in the slow cooker and an egg and sausage casserole for our breakfasts. We are going to attempt to not hit the snooze, actually get up at 6am and have breakfast together. A whole lot of new going on here this week!
The paper in his fist is a treasure map. He’ll bring us random pieces of paper and ask us to roll them up, they are then treasure maps… I love this kid!