Sunday, August 15, 2010
Whew. What a week last week. Life got juggled a bit, vacations rescheduled, a wonderful memorial service for Grandpa and now this week should start chugging along as usual. It's my last week of class time before clinicals start, lots of prep for the kids school year this week too as I enter my 10th year of homeschooling and our first year of high school. My three older kids are off on their annual vacation with Grandma which means less cooking for me. Yippee! It also means some creative juggling since I'll have a 6 year old at home with no brothers and sisters for entertainment or babysitting. I'm hoping to have some great one on one time with my "baby" but I'm a little concerned that it might look more like Mom taking a nap next to Gabe while he watches a movie.
Since my family is getting cut down to half it's size this week I'm thinking that meals are going to be really simple. I'm thinking I'll buy some cereal as a treat this week. A treat for me because I won't have to cook breakfast and a treat for Gabe because with a family of six it would cost an arm and a leg to feed all four kids that much pre-packaged cereal and milk every morning.
Here's my ideas for this week:
Cereal with milk
Garden salads, tuna sandwiches, pasta salads, and anything quick and simple. I think I'm going to hang a "Kitchen Closed" sign on my cupboards.
For more inspired menu plans go HERE.