Weekly Meal Plan 4/6-4/12

Here it is, the last day of “Spring Break,” which for us was shortened due to an overabundance of snow days. It is in these times that my Mom insecurity moves in for a few days and takes hold. I see all the pictures on Facebook of families who’ve gone somewhere exotic, or even not so exotic but away, for the break. I see other pictures of well-planned Staycations with lots of enriching outings. They’re all smiling so much in these pictures. I’m smiling too, because it’s going to be 73 degrees here today, but these pictures bring out that fear. Am I doing enough? Are they happy? Do my kids have fun? Will they have good memories? Why aren’t we at the beach? (Okay, that last one was a little different, and admittedly more about me, myself, and I.) And then I look at them.

Okay, I mean I get up and look out the window and look at them. They’re riding bikes with their neighbors and having a ball. They’re healthy and happy and we are all okay. Today we have to go say goodbye to a classmate of theirs who succumbed after a long battle with a rare disease. He was in the second grade. We will go pay our respects and probably cry. And hopefully offer some comfort by being part of a very large and loving crowd that will do the same. And then we will have the luxury of leaving and returning to our regular lives which are pretty darned wonderful. At some point in there, we will also eat and be thankful that we are able to find nourishment in our meals and joy with one another. A true thanksgiving, informed by sorrow, in the long awaited Spring.

Monday: Popcorn Pasta (named by the kids and I will share in a couple of days even though it’s so easy it’s hardly worth writing up, wait, you want to hear about those don’t you?)

Tuesday: Rockin’ Falafel, veggies for falafel sandwiches, large lettuce for lettuce wrap style falafel, tahini dressing, cut veggies,

Wednesday: Coconut Curry with Green Beans, Potatoes and Kale, green salad

Thursday: Lentil Minestrone, homemade bread, green salad

Friday: Homemade Pizza, cut veggies

Saturday: Half Raw Stir Fry with Bibimbap Rice

Sunday: Homemade Pasta with Easiest Tomato Sauce Ever AND Pesto, because we have no boundaries, green salad

Lunchbox Treats: Effin’ Easter Candy (there’s not a ton of it, so I’m going to take the quick eradication approach this time)

Adult Lunches: Salads with lovely spring veggies and leftovers

 

There it is. A week of healthful cooking and hopefully grateful eating. Eat well, be well friends.

16 responses

  1. I love seeing other people’s weekly menu plans, maybe because I’m nosy, but mostly because I am not a planner. It does not come naturally to me. I am a wait until 2 and see how I feel about dinner then kind of gal. Sometimes I love this about myself, I’m spontaneous. Sometimes I hate this about myself, I go to the store like 4 times a week.

  2. I keep telling myself I’m going to start making meal plans. I really need to get on it!
    Also, that falafel looks delish!

  3. I just found you through the Moms Blog Party. I need to follow into your steps and finally start with meal planning. It would help so much with our daily routines and value of our dinners.

  4. Great encouragement to those of us who have wandered away from meal plans. It’s tricky when the kids are in extra activities and I’m driving from one end of the county to the other, but having a plan would really help! Thanks for the inspiration ;o) Thanks for sharing and for linking up to the Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop at Katherine’s Corner. Hope to catch up with you again this week at the hop! Nina @ Vintage Mama’s Cottage

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