September 28, 2020

Menu Plan 9•28•20

Happy Monday!  I hope everyone had a great weekend.  We pretty much relaxed all weekend.  Hung out at home, played video games with the boys and of course David watched football while I put together this weeks menu plan.  I was feeling so confident about my menu planning skills but struggled a little this time around.  I think I let myself get a little hangry and then got salty about cooking food that I knew I can't eat.  Don't judge me!  I am not usually this emotional, but damn its hard to cook for them and know I have a plate full of veggies waiting for me.  Not that I don't love my vegetables, I do, like a lot, but I LOVE meat.  And I still miss it even though I know it isn't good for me.

I totally slacked on planning ahead and the guys menu reflects that.  Its not awful but its not as "light" as I would have liked it to be.  But it is what it is.  And they all promise to give me ideas for next week. Im going to hold them to that too.  Let's take a look at what landed on our menus this week.

September 25, 2020

Friends, Facetime and Family Dinners

True story.  I have a hard time multi tasking these days.  Its been pretty quiet around here because life has been a little loud and I can only do one thing at a time.  Between trying to get my health on track and keeping the boys successful at distance learning, Ive been spread a little thin.  Its been a big change but I think we are doing pretty good.  The boys are doing really good too so I not complaining.  Just trying to keep up I guess.  When did 6th grad math get so complicated?  Le sigh.

Anyways.  Its Friday.  The boys are pumped to get though the day.  I just got off a Zoom call with a friend who I adore.  Seriously you guys, find friends who inspire you to be better people and always encourage you to do you.  I had a discussion with Anthony over some world topics he has to pick to write a thesis on and helped Alex his art work.  And now its time to take a minute to look back at the week and highlight some of my favorite things.   The things that got us though the week.  Thats what Fridays are for around here.  

September 21, 2020

Menu Plan 9•21•20

Hello Darkness my old friend...  Oh wait, Monday!  I mean Monday.  Its not really that bad.  I mean sure the weekend is over but what I really want to do is to be excited and thankful for another day.  Yes.  Thats what Im doing.  Last week think started out great then hit the fan when I ran out of heart meds.  By Wednesday I was hurting.  I stopped though Thursday like Shrek and by Friday I was struggling.  But Saturday we picked up my meds and all is right in my world again.  

Things have been moving forward here.  The boys have hit a few bumps with the distance learning thing and I am here trying to keep them fed and cheering them along each day.  But seriously.  I feel like feeding them alone is a full time job.  I bought Eggo waffles to hopefully buy myself a break in the mornings.  I also bough myself some coffee creamer because thats my business.  

Hope Whispers Menu Plan

This week I managed to plan 8 meals and not go over budget!  Im finally starting to feel like I know what I am doing with this two menu thing.  And we are working on making meatless Mondays a thing but Im still trying to try a few new things before I make them try them.  Im not sure I can convince them tofu is for them, but I do have a few things so far I know they will enjoy!  But let's just focus on this weeks menu for now.  Here it is.

September 14, 2020

Menu Plan 9•14•20

I wonder if Mondays are ever sad because so many people are never happy to see them.  I used to dread the start of the week.  And they still aren't my favorite day of the week, but Im trying my hardest to see the good in them.  A fresh start.  Another week to live.  Ya know. 

Hope Whispers Menu Plan

Its also means there is another menu to plan.  Last week when I put in my grocery order David started throwing dinner ideas for this week at me.  He is always on me and my procrastinating on planning and shopping. So this week my order was in early and we got everything we needed Saturday.  Well almost everything.  Everyone was out of eggplant for my dinners but we are gonna check again today.  But other than that, everything has been bought and planned for days.  What did he come up with?  Here is this weeks menu

September 8, 2020

September 2020 Goals

Happy September Everyone.  Who else is excited for the fresh start?  I know I am!  Theres something promising in the air and I am determined to make the most of it.  For a minute I thought about not saying anything out there because with my luck, things always go wrong.  But I would be waiting forever if I waited for my luck to turn around.

Hope Whispers September Goals

So Im putting my intentions down on paper and out into the universe.  And Im just going to prepare for roadblocks along the way.  Have you set any goals or intentions for the month?  Id love to hear what you plan on.  Here are the things that I settled on for September.

September 7, 2020

Menu Plan Monday 9•7•20

Another Monday another menu.  Y'all, menu planning doesn't ever get easier does it.  And planning theirs and my own is just a hassle.  But its got to be done, so its done.  I kinda wish David could have 3 days weekends every week.  We went all over town gathering up groceries.  Now I just have to pray they last us though the week.

Hope Whispers Menu Plan

Confession time.  I miss meat.  Big time.  I miss enjoying food.  I miss being able to grab a quick bite while we are out and about.  And thanks to a mini meltdown which lead to me crying my way back to the car because I couldn't eat anything, I now will be packing a freaking lunch box every time I leave the house.  David would like to know if becoming a vegetarian makes everyone this emotional.  Anyone?  Someone tell me this is normal!  Maybe one more meat free week will even things out. 

Here is whats cooking this week!