As Benjamin Franklin said,
Early to bed and early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise.
Well we’re getting up earlier around here because the kids have a 7 a.m. class and frankly, we’re not looking healthier, wealthier or wiser. In fact, we more resemble the walking dead and are leaving pools of drool at our spots at the table. You wouldn’t think it would be that hard to get up a half-hour earlier.
I think where we’ve gone wrong is in the early to bed part. The kids had a conference speech meet on the first day back to school this week that didn’t get them home until almost 11 p.m. (a 15-hour school day total) and they had homework to complete when they got home. The boy was at an All-State Choir event until 11:00 Thursday night too. We try hard to stick to an 8:30 bed time for the kids around here (yes, even for high schoolers). At the very least they need to be showered and in their rooms, away from electronics and winding down by 8:30. Unfortunately that’s not always possible as we found out this week.
That’s all behind us now and we managed to survive. Saturday is pretty packed this weekend but we’re looking forward to a quiet Sunday at least. I’m hoping to have a better handle on things over all as we move into the next week.
I’ve certainly got a plan for this weeks meals in hand.
I’m working from the freezer and pantries this week. Digging through the freezer for a soup bone (which I never did find until it was too late) I realized that there were a lot of things in there that needed to be used up before they became waste. So, I made note of what was in there and made up an entire menu from what I have on hand. With a few fresh items, I will have very little shopping to do. I like that!
So, here’s what’s on my table this week!
Monday – Wrap with grilled chicken, hummus and veggies; Peaches and Milk
Tuesday – Peanut Butter, Fruit and Granola Wrap and Milk
Wednesday – Hummus, Veggie and Feta Pita, Fruit and Milk
Thursday – Grilled Tomato and Zucchini Quesidilla
Friday – Pasta with left over chicken and pasta
Sunday – Pot Roast, Potatoes and Carrots
Monday – Philly Sandwiches and Fries
Tuesday – Lasagna and Salad
Wednesday – Chicken and Wild Rice Soup
Thursday – Pecan Crusted Chicken, Crash Hot Potatoes and Green Beans
Friday – Grandma Minnie’s Potato Soup with Ham and Cheese Sandwiches
Saturday – Day long speech meet at our school, dinner out with the hubs, then off to see SPAMALOT for my and my oldest boy’s birthday! 🙂
So, here’s to a slightly less stressful week. To good food, family and fun. I’ll take some of that health, wealth and wisdom too if you’ve got any to spare.