I am here today to tell you that I HAVE NO IDEA WHAT WE'RE GOING TO EAT THIS WEEK!!! AAAAAAAAARRRRRGGGGGGHHHHH!!!! This is my "menu planning as I write this" post. I've been so good for the last few months, planning my meals two weeks ahead, but life has suddenly become completely overwhelming and I've lost all my menu planning mojo. I barely know where I'm supposed to be at any given time. Seriously. What day is it?
My daughter and I are TOO DARN BUSY, but that's a topic for another post. I will say right now that I am not adding one more thing to our weekends between now and Christmas. That's mostly because there's no room in the schedule to add anything else!
So, as I type this, I'm coming up with our plan. And I'm grocery shopping with ClickList this week - that's the Fred Meyer service where you order your groceries online, then pull up to the store, call them, and they bring them out to you. We just got it at our store a few months ago. It's free this week but it would be worth the $5 even if it wasn't! I've been shopping more at Winco than Fred Meyer to save money, but I think my sanity is more important this month.
Here's what we're eating:
Sunday: My daughter and I went to see my niece in The Nutcracker a couple of hours from home. We stopped at my parents' house for waffles and bacon on the way home.
Monday: My daughter has her piano lesson at 5:00. Thank goodness swimming lessons are over, because those were at 7:00 for a few months. We were eating QUICK dinners! Tonight we'll have Trader Joe's Orange Chicken and rice with green beans.
Tuesday: I'll pick up my grocery order on the way home from work. I'll make Chicken and Bows - it's easy and fairly quick (and I think I have everything in the house for it already!).
Wednesday: My daughter is in a play during the Sunday School service at church next Sunday, so she has play practice from 5:00 - 6:15. Another quick dinner needed - we'll have chili dogs, chips, and carrot sticks.
Thursday: My daughter has (are you sensing a pattern here?) youth group at church from 6:30 - 8:00. Normally I work from home on Thursdays so I have some leeway with our dinners but we have a new person starting in our department today so my boss asked me to come in. This all but eliminates my time to cook at home. We'll have chicken strips, potato salad, and coleslaw.
Friday: I'm going out for dinner and to a play with a friend. My husband and daughter are on their own! They'll probably go to Panda Express.
Saturday: I'm spending the day cleaning house and preparing for my daughter's birthday party on Sunday. So I'll be home to cook but I won't want to! We'll have pork chops and mashed potatoes.
Hope your week is calmer than mine! What's on your menu?
This is posted to Menu Plan Monday on orgjunkie.com where you can find lots of other menu ideas!