Menu Plan: Surgery Week

 

This is the week we take our sweet A. in for his surgery. We’ll be in the very capable hands of Yale-New Haven’s Pediatric Cardiology department. That happens on Friday– I’ll give you more details on Wednesday. In preparation for that, I’m planning some simple meals for this whole week and the upcoming weekend. I’ll also be buying some popsicles because, though it may be Winter, popsicles always seem so welcome after surgery to me. Am I the only one who feels that way?

 

Speaking of Winter,  I’m well-aware that some of you have been getting some significant snowfall! It makes me giggle to think of the first snow arriving in February… what in the WORLD? Around New England, snow is NOT a novelty. We’ve had our share. (Twenty-five inches a couple weeks ago, anyone???) Anyway, though I’m happy some of you are enjoying the white stuff, I’m really hoping it stays away so we can make our trips to and from the hospital without difficulty.

 

In the meantime, here’s what we’re eating!

 

Sunday:

Breakfast (for the littles before 7:30am Mass)–Rice Krispies, Applesauce

Brunch–leftovers (so boring… but it had to be done!)

Snack–popcorn and yogurt

D–Sunday supper at Bama & Papa’s

 

Monday:

B–Vanilla Cream Oatmeal, Orange Juice

D–Homemade SpaghettiOs w/ Sliced Franks (recipe on Tuesday), Carrots

 

Tuesday:  

B–Granola, Yogurt

D–Burgers, Beans, Pickles

 

Wednesday:

B–Granola, Apples

D–Ham & Bean Soup, Honey-Glazed Carrots (date night for us)

 

Thursday: 

B–Tea & Crumpets Oatmeal, Milk

D–Simple Spaghetti Marinara, Broccoli

 

Friday:

B–(my girls will be at Bama’s house and A. will be fasting before surgery)

D–Four Cheese Pizza*

 

Saturday:

B–Scrambled Eggs w/ Cheese, Cinnamon Roll Bread

D–Quinoa w/ Shrimp & Carrots

 

*All Friday pizzas for the next six weeks will be meatless in keeping with our Catholic tradition of meatless Fridays during Lent.

 

(Eating meatless is clearly not a real sacrifice for us– looking at our menu plan, I see we’re going three straight “meatless” days. :) )

 

Anything you’re looking forward to eating this week? Let me know in the comments!

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