It's Monday...lets talk food and some cuteness

Monday, May 19, 2014

Ok So, I would love to say that I followed my meal plan perfectly over the weekend...but I can't. I can't even say that I followed it at all, actually...ooops! Here is the original post if you want to see what I was supposed to do this week originally and here is what my updated weekend was supposed to look like.

So let's look at next week and hope that it goes better...We did eat our pizza tonight from Friday night with a large salad. I put onions, spinach, mushrooms and some leftover rotisserie chicken on the pizza...yum! But since I didn't eat the other meals planned for this weekend, I will put them on for this week.

Breakfast options -
  • Hard boiled egg, turkey bacon and fruit
  • Toast with peanut butter and banana
  • Oatmeal with walnuts, maple syrup and fruit mixed in
Lunch options -
  • Turkey or chicken wraps with veggies and hummus or avocado
  • Salad with beans or meat
  • Cheese quesadilla with a side salad
Monday - Ginger Soy Tilapia - recipe found here AGAIN! I am going to serve with snap peas and rice.

Tuesday -  Easy Slow cooker BBQ beef - recipe found here AGAIN! I am going to serve with coleslaw and corn on the cob!

Wednesday - Breakfast for dinner - egg sandwiches with fruit.

Thursday - Tacos - I make this recipe for BBQ Chicken Tacos from Mix and Match Mama (They are delicious!) for Mike and I and then make plain shells for the kids to fill how they want. Usually that means, just shredded cheese, lettuce and tomatoes. But that's dairy, a tiny bit of protein and veggies. I won't complain!

Friday - Pizza Night - even though we just did pizza on Sunday we will do it again on Friday. It is a tradition and we need a low key pizza and movie night with the kiddos after the craziness of the last few weeks and the craziness coming up. Anyone else looking forward to the end of the school year and some relaxing??

Saturday - We will be away. We are going to Mike's grandmothers 90th birthday party. Happy Birthday Gram!

Sunday - We will be home, but not until later. I am thinking we will plan to have Subway. Easy and healthy and the fact is, I could plan all I want, but the chances of me actually making something Sunday night after driving in the car for 4 hours, is slim to none!

Monday is Memorial Day and we are all off. We will probably just hang around the house and recoup from our quick trip. Mike was talking about using his smoker to smoke some ribs. I will post the recipe if we decide to do it!

Now for budgeting. I am thinking that since I already have the ingredients for most of the meals this week, I will easily spend under $100 maybe I could make it $50, although I go in for three things these days and can't make it out without spending less than $50. Are groceries getting crazy expensive or is it just me? We will have some eating out expenses this week due to traveling, but if I plan well, we will take food in the car and won't need to eat out as often. So I guess I need to be sure I make the time to plan!

And for a little bit of cuteness on your Monday morning, look what we brought home this weekend.
 The kids are the proud owners of two little girl guinea pigs. They couldn't be happier with their new pets! I have to say that I am pretty happy too! They are very cute and so calm with the kids. They snuggle right up with them. Olivia sat with hers in her arms for almost 45 minutes watching TV! Adorable! We got them Saturday, but didn't finalize names until Sunday night. Owen decided to name his Luke (Skywalker), I don't know many girls named Luke, but I don't think the guinea pig will be offended :) With Owen deciding on Luke, Olivia decided to name her little one, Leia! She thought it was cool that she and Owen both had "O" names and their guinea pigs would both have "L" names!
Owen wanted a picture of him snuggling Luke! 

Olivia wanted a close up of Leia to bring to show and tell at school on Friday!
Welcome Luke and Leia to the family!
Happy Monday!

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