I’m gonna level with you all…
I sat down this morning to write. I’m actually not teaching today, because my oldest child has been fighting fevers on and off for a week and it hit just under 104 yesterday. Long enough and high enough that even I– the notoriously uber calm mama of sickies– am taking him in to get checked out.
Anyhow, I have some time. And I miss writing! But, wouldn’t you know it, once I sat down? My brain went blank. Figures. Still, my fingers itch to get some words on the screen so, until my thoughts return to me, I decided, why not share what we’re eating?
This is the last full week of February and, if you know anything at all about me, you know that that means we’re in our “desperation mode” where I make random things out of whatever is left around here. Oddly, this is my husband’s favorite time of the month.
I do not do any major shopping during this phase, but I did run to ALDI yesterday to buy a few things. I grabbed six pounds of gala apples, three pounds of clementines, a gallon of milk, a dozen eggs, and some laundry detergent. I spent $12.06.
So, with that said, here’s the plan!
B–Cereal, Apples, Milk (for the kiddos, before 7:30AM Mass)
Brunch– Ham, Egg, and Cheese Sandwiches on Maple Cinnamon Bread, Clementines
Mid-afternoon Snack– Granola Bars (I’ll admit these weren’t homemade. We found granola bars on clearance at Big Lots one day for ten cents a box. What’s more? We had a 20% off coupon! So, yeah. We bought the eight cent boxes of pre-made granola bars.)
D– Herb Marinated Chicken, Broccoli, and Carrots over Jasmine Rice
B–Cinnamon Maple Toast, Apples, Milk
B–Oatmeal, Apples, Milk
D–Hot Dogs on Whole Wheat Buns, Carrot Sticks, Pickles
B–PB Toast w/ dried berries, Milk
B–Fried Potatoes and Eggs, Apples
D–Pizza – ***Pizza Night is usually Friday around here. HOWEVER. We are in Lent and, well, I live with some carnivores. So, just for this week, I swapped pizza night to Thursday, so they could have a meaty pizza. I’m nice like that.
B–PB Toast, Apples, Milk
D–Fish Tacos– I use tilapia in these, because it’s really affordable and just picks up the flavors of the spices
B–Ham, Egg, and Cheese English Muffin sandwiches, clementines
D–Mac & Cheese w/ mixed veggies
And that should do it!