Anyway, I took my usual trip to Costco and Trader Joe’s today instead of tomorrow. Some of the kids are a little sick, and I am not sure if my sidekick (she does not prefer the title “mother’s helper” :)) is coming tomorrow. And I do not want to go one more day without grocery shopping.
Always a problem when I go to the store hungry. Even bigger problem when I am hungry and I have been eating from the pantry all week. Needless to say, we have plenty of food in the house now! And those treasured Trader Joe dark chocolate PB cups are mine again.
My middle child and I are still avoiding wheat for now, so all of our meals are gluten-free this week. And I don’t want to buy a bunch of weird new ingredients, so this is gluten-free with plain old food. Not too hard actually, if you are used to making many things from scratch anyway. And you don’t mind eating a hot dog without a bun.
– Still letting kids choose from a list of options until we get over the breakfast burnout phase:
Smoothie (GF girl and I have been enjoying one of these almost every morning – YUM!!)
Apples and PB
Yogurt (plain, sweetened with berries or maple syrup)
– Still going with my “big meal of the day at noon” plan. Works well for Jason’s schedule and managing the dishes.
PB & J Lettuce Wraps (I know this sounds so weird, but all of the kids like them! Try it. I swear.), cheese, veggies and hummus
Hot Dogs (the no nitrate/nitrite version), steamed green beans, apples (we GF gals will just go without the bun. No biggie for us.)
Chicken Divan, oranges
Deviled Eggs (otherwise known as “egg boats” around here), fresh veggies and hummus, apples and PB
Split Pea Soup, apples
Leftovers x 2
Lemon Tuna and Rice, steamed peas
Baked Potatoes, steamed broccoli, cheese
Bean Bowls, oranges
Pizza Spaghetti and Movie Night (This is my GF substitute for pizza and movie night this week: Rice spaghetti, topped with shredded Italian cheeses, spaghetti sauce with more “pizza-y” seasonings, sautéed mushrooms and sausage, and parmesan cheese on top. Who is going to miss pizza?), oranges
Chili Burgers with lettuce, avocado and tomato, corn chips, apples (bun-less for the GF gals) This is my soon to be five-year-old’s favorite meal for her birthday :)!! Ice cream sundaes for dessert since I will not be attempting a GF cake at this point.
Leftovers x 2
That is my week! What do you have planned?
Check out other menu plans for the week at Menu Plan Monday!