Sunday, May 1, 2011

A Meal Plan and My "Blonde" Moments

No offense to blondes, but I had a moment last week. In fact, I've had so many of them lately that I've determined that these moments are not exclusive to blondes.

Because I'm clearly a graying brunette.

Here's a couple of my "finer" moments...

1. I wrote out our weekly meal plan, then meticulously typed it for my Sunday afternoon post. Not only did I forget to hit the publish button, I also misplaced my hand-written plan at the grocery store. (Grocery list was on the back.)

Then I deleted the unpublished post thinking it was a mistake.

2. I took some pictures of the 3 eagles in the fir tree above the chicken coop.

They were turkeys.

3. I mowed the lawn.


After the first mowing, with many adjustments to the blade height, I realized that I forgot to engage the mower deck.

And yes, my children saw it all.

4. I wore flip flops into the grocery store. Did a little dance to a tune playing inside.

Missing flip flop found on aisle 4.

I had yet to traverse down aisle 4.

So on behalf of all the blondes everywhere, stop picking on them.

Stupidity knows no hair color. It is random and can attack anyone, anywhere. And if you're lucky, there won't be any witnesses.

But only if you're really, really lucky.

Our meal plan will look a little different this week. I've decided that the winter weight has to come off. Instead of the usual "Winter 10", I've got an extra "Fall 10" to deal with too. Because of my back issues, I've had 6 months of taking it easy and am ready to get back to normal! (If you could point me in the general direction of normal, I'd be ever so appreciative.) I'm not counting calories or eliminating carbs, I'm just cutting starches from my evening meals and adding a little exercise in the form of walking. (20 minutes a day to start.) Saturday's will be my "free" day to enjoy whatever floats my boat.

Because if my backside doesn't start getting smaller, that boat ain't gonna float

Here's what's cookin' this week...

Yogurt smoothies with frozen plums, strawberries, and blueberries
Family: Meatloaf, steamed broccoli, baked potato
Mom: Baked tuna, steamed broccoli w/butter, green salad

Omelettes with mushrooms, red peppers and green onions, fruit
Family: Roasted chicken, macaroni salad, green salad
Mom: Roasted chicken, steamed broccoli/cauliflower w/butter, green salad

Yogurt smoothies with peaches, raspberries, and banana
Family: Hamburgers, Broccoli Salad
Mom: Grilled burger patty w/ sauteed onions & mushrooms, Broccoli Salad

Omelettes with green onions and Swiss cheese
Family & Mom: Taco Salad w/ baked corn tortillas

Coconut Milk Smoothies w/ blueberries and pineapple
Family: Grilled salmon, Spinach/Strawberry Salad, Pasta salad
Mom: Grilled salmon, Spinach/Strawberry Salad

Homemade pizza night, Chocolate/Raspberry Milkshakes

Yogurt w/ Granola
Simple Sunday Supper (to be determined on the way home from church!)

Egg salad sandwiches on sourdough
Tuna salad on sourdough
Homemade pizza pockets
Muffins and fruit

Lunches for me will be salads topped with black beans, tuna/chicken/hard-boiled eggs, avocados, carrots, green onions, cabbage, peppers, and sprouts.

Homemade granola bars (first time making these!)
Crispy, soaked almonds
Dehydrated apples

For more meal planning ideas, visit Menu Mondays at I'm an Organizing Junkie.


Rashel said...

Great post, thanks for making me smile today!
I hate those "blonde moments"!

momma-lana said...

I'd say all moms have blonde moments! I have them all the time!

Anonymous said...

Oh my gosh! I laughed out loud...with my 14yr ds in the backgroudn asking what are you laughing at ...I've been in aisle 4...