Menu Planning Link Up #6

What a week! My husband was supposed to be downtown in NYC several days this week, which was cancelled due to Sandy’s fierce presence.  We have a lot of family in the northeast, but everyone was fine, other than scary wind and piles of branches to clean up.

As sections of NYC and New Jersey were not so lucky, it amazes me how quickly I can move on in my life and forget what is going on there.  I’m making an effort to turn my thoughts and prayers to the east coast today in the ongoing clean up and recovery.

On to menu planning…I took the opportunity to grocery shop alone this weekend, and spent over an hour in Whole Foods checking out new brands and reading labels that I never get a chance to do with L along. It was such a treat!  Motherhood certainly changes our definition of fun.  :)

Here’s the plan for this week:

SUNDAY: Breakfast for dinner (eggs or omelets, pancakes)

MONDAY: Black Bean Enchiladas

TUESDAY: Spaghetti Squash Pad Thai or Spaghetti Squash Pasta with Kale

WEDNESDAY: Lentil Sloppy Joes

THURSDAY: Grilled Chicken, Quinoa and Roast Veggies

FRIDAY: Leftovers

SATURDAY: Possible dinner with friends or out

Yes, there is chicken on the menu this week.  Although I am not a big meat eater, my husband always appreciates it.  As I’ve been reflecting on balance this week (in diet and in life) I agreed to incorporate a little more meat for him.  L may or may not eat it- it depends on her mood.

Has anyone you know been affected by Sandy?  Do you consider child-free grocery shopping a treat?

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18 thoughts on “Menu Planning Link Up #6

  1. We’re in the NYC-area, but like your family, we’ve been fortunate to be relatively untouched by Sandy.

    You know, if it were not for crowds and time pressure, I would definitely consider grocery shopping a treat. A leisurely trip to the store, where you get to wander and explore, is also my idea of a good time. :-)
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  2. I want to send my love, thought, prayers & hugs to all of those who had to face Sandy. Some people have lost everything. It’s heartbreaking. So thankful for those that have made it through safely. I pray for the victims to recover & the Lord will give them double for their trouble.
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  3. I’m not personally (directly) affected by Sandy but my heart goes out to all of those that are.

    I included a mention about label reading in my WFD post today too! I love to grocery shop especially when I’m by myself and not in a rush. I have a spaghetti squash pad thai recipe on my to-try list too! I wonder if it’s the same?
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  4. Laura – Your comment about child-free grocery shopping trip reminded me of my coworker. She is a working mom with 3 young children. She never ceases to amaze me how organized and well accomplished she is. She told me that before her 3rd one came, she used to think that every trip to the grocery store with 2 boys itself was an accomplishment. After she had her 3rd one and after experiencing taking 3 kids to the store, she said that, one time after dropping off one of the boys for T-ball and took the 2 kids to the store, it was the easiest trip ever! I guess it’s all a matter of perspective!

  5. Laura – Your comment about child-free grocery shopping trip reminded me of my coworker. She is a working mom with 3 young children. She never ceases to amaze me how organized and well accomplished she is. She told me that before her 3rd one came, she used to think that every trip to the grocery store with 2 boys itself was an accomplishment. After she had her 3rd one and after experiencing taking 3 kids to the store, she said that, one time after dropping off one of the boys for T-ball and took the 2 kids to the store, it was the easiest trip ever! I guess it’s all a matter of perspectives!

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