Monday, March 22, 2010

Menu Plan Monday- Week of March 22, 2010

Well, I'm officially coming out of recovery... After being admitted to the hospital two weeks ago, I finally feel like I am myself again. For those of you who didn't know, I had Shingles, and then I gave myself Viral Meningitis...yup, you give it to yourself from stress and having Chicken Pox as a child...go figure.

I took a break from all blogging, and am now seriously evaluating any and all activities I do besides taking care of my family.

That being said, I am no longer stressing about having a meal plan every week...although, it does help me with the flow and organization of things, I am no longer "requiring" my brain to accomplish it.

For a while now, I have been experiencing what I call "Adrenal Insanity." If one of my children falls( more like trips over shoe), my adrenaline starts rushing through my body. If I am trying to take a nap, and briefly fall asleep, my adrenaline wakes me up and starts to flow like crazy through my body. If I am in the passenger seat with my husband while he is driving, the adrenaline is flowing from the moment we leave the driveway until our destination (although, this may actually be a true need for adrenaline:) . So what does this mean? I am seriously the max!

Before I got sick, we had many obligations at church, many groups we were a part of, stresses with finances, not to mention two children 3 and under. I am coming to realize that my body is wired very differently from my husbands. I react...he does not.

I am going to be making many changes with the groups I am involved in, after all, a good leader is excellent at delegating, right?

Ok, now that you are caught up with my life, and I was given the chance to vent for a little while, here is my menu plan for the week...

Hot Quinoa Breakfast Cereal, Eggs and Toast, Pancakes

Leftovers, Chicken Salad Sandwiches,

Snacks: Veggies and Smoothies


Monday: Happy Birthday April!!! Dinner will not be made by me :) Gotta love other people's birthdays!

Tuesday: Beef Stew- Leftover from the freezer

Wednesday: Sweet and Sour Chicken, Broccoli and Rice

Chicken Fajita's served with Sauteed Red Peppers and Onions from Produce Share

Black Bean Veggie Burgers with Salad and Baked Potatoes

Saturday: French Leek and Ham Shepherd's Pie

Toscana Soup except I will be using Chard instead of Kale


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Thursday, March 4, 2010

Menu Plan Monday- Week of March 1, 2010

Well, this is only 4 days late...I haven't done that in a while!
Our lives have been completely crazy lately.
We were ALL sick at the same time....
yes ALL puking with the stomach virus...
it was like there was no one around to help us...
we were all just fending for ourselves.

Then the girls got colds and I got a sinus infection....

now, I have Shingles, yes Shingles...

its something that usually affects 60+ year olds, and I have it!!!
The meds prescibed to me cost $500 so I am doing a regiment of natural herbs and salves to try to heal internally.

I am going to do a post and let you know how healing Shingles naturally works! It only cost me about $100 for all of the supplements and herbs I bought, a lot less than $500.

All that being said, it is obvious to me that we are run down as a family, and me especially. In my last menu plan, I talked about the movie Food, Inc and the Book Real Food....

I have never been more inspired to continue
on in my journey to better equip my family through nutrition.

I recently found an organic farm Co-op that has everything I am looking for...
Organic Chickens
Grass Fed Beef
Raw Milk
Raw Cheeses
and many many other wonderful things!!

The farm is Miller's Organic Farm,
and visiting their site will give you an idea of the next level
I am looking for with my family.
I am not sure, but perhaps I could find enough people
and we could do a co-op right here in Palm Beach! Any takers?

Ok, here is the menu plan for this week:

Breakfasts: Hot Quinoa Breakfast Cereal, Eggs and Toast, Pancakes

Leftovers, Chicken Salad Sandwiches,

Snacks: Smoothies w/ Kefir and Berries, and
Playgroup Granola Bars


Monday: Chicken Pot Pie

Tuesday: Spaghetti w/ Meat Sauce and Garlic Bread

Wednesday: Leftover Chicken Pot Pie and Spaghetti- Still not back to making a meal every night yet!

Shepherd's Pie- I use my own recipe, but this one is pretty good too! Uses Carrots and Celery from Produce Share

Friday: Chicken Fajita's served with Sauteed Red Peppers and Onions from Produce Share

Saturday: Slow Cooker Beef Stew- Uses Carrots, Potatoes and Celery from Produce share. I will also have broccoli on the side.

Sunday: Easy Garlic Broiled Chicken with Carrot Rice and Chunky Jerusalem Artichoke Potato Mash


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