Y’all. I done lost my MIND this past week.
I adopted a second dog … an 8-week old PUPPY.
Of course, the children were THRILLED with a new puppy, especially the Little Lady. She considers Kyle to be her BABY. He’s replaced her books, dolls, crayons … he is the plaything du jour. And he just laps it right up!
Week One Confessions
I finished the first week of my Whole30 a little less than perfectly. Technically, that means I’m starting over again this week … but, yeah. Week two is what I’m calling it. I made an executive decision.
My downfall was thinking I didn’t need to pack Whole30 snacks or lunches to take to work. I *thought* since I’m only in my office 5 hours, I could go without and just eat after picking the kids up from school. Let me tell ya … waiting till after 3pm to eat lunch is just plain stupid! And (hanging my head in shame), I chose to just hit up Starbucks to appease hunger instead of thinking clearly and picking something Whole30 approved.
With that said, yesterday afternoon, as I stumbled over the puppy in the kitchen and tried to keep up with what was happening on Downton Abbey, I took the time to cook Chicken and Apple sausages, boil a dozen eggs, slice veggies, and mix up portions of balsamic dressing. My lunches are now ready to go just like the Kidlets.
What We’re Eating This Week
Monday: Hamburger Sweet Potato Sliders, Paleo Green Beans Almondine, Salad
Tuesday: Crockpot Korean Ribs, Cauliflower Rice, Salad
Wednesday: DIY Salad bar
Thursday: Crockpot Rotisserie Chicken, Baked Sweet Potato, Garlic-Lemon Roasted Brussel Sprouts
Friday: Pizza Egg Muffins (no cheese for Mama’s), Crockpot Marinara Sauce for dipping; Salad
Saturday: Asian Chicken Noodle Soup (yes, on the menu two weeks in a row … I LOVE, love, love, love this soup. I’ve wanted it every. single. day. since I first made it. I can’t WAIT for Saturday.)
Sunday: leftovers for lunch and dinner
Easy Mama Lunches:
Tuna, Boiled Eggs, Avocados, Chicken Sausages, Salad, Roasted Steamed Sweet Potatoes, Salads, Bone Broth (will be made Thursday night from the leftovers of the chicken).
Monday: Crustless Pizza Cups, Cucumber and Tomatoes, Grapes and Oranges
Tuesday: DIY Lunchable — Ham and Turkey, Cheese Circles, Nut-Thins, Grapes and Apples, Cucumbers and Carrots
Wednesday: Ham/Turkey and Apple Wraps, Cheese Stick, Popcorn, Cucumbers, Carrots, Tomatoes, Grapes
Thursday: Leftover Hamburgers, Cheese, Veggies and Homemade Ranch, Apples and Grapes
Friday: Kidlet Choice