A Successful (but late) Start

I’m linking up today to both Start Successful on Sunday over at Felicia’s Red Door Life and to Menu Plan Monday over at Organizing Junkie. Menu planning is one of those things that help make my week a success, and you’ll find my weekly menu at the bottom of this post!

Felicia's Red Door Life

Scripture that I cling to at this point in my life
Jeremiah 29:11
For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.

Thinking about what a great weekend we had at my mom and dad’s place
Enjoying feeding my kids a little homemade yogurt and berries
Thinking about packing kids clothes/outfits for vacation

The Weather
Highs in the upper 90′s all week

Focus for the week
Finishing work tasks for a guilt-free vacation
Getting the house, the car, the bags, and the kids ready to go

Last Week’s To Do List
Submit HTE paper – still in progress
Work on diphthongsdone!
Read 2 articles for Tagalogdone!
Research on travel with kidsdone!
Clean out and organize 2 kitchen drawers – not gonna happen for a while :-(

This Week’s To Do List
Submit HTE paper
Advising and registration catch-up
Finish diphthong revisions

On Deck with the Kiddos
Swim lessons M-F
5K volunteering on Saturday
Practice a fire drill

From the Camera:

IMG_20130723_194001Last week’s swim lessons

IMG_20130728_184737Pooh’s Homemade Poofy Pant Pillow

IMG_20130728_143730More “Hammer Time” at a Lowe’s Build and Grow workshop

Coming up on the Blog
Trim Healthy Tuesday (On the Road with THM)
Spanish Friday
Start Successful on Sunday/Menu Plan Monday

Menu Plan for the Week
This is a Trim Healthy Mama-friendly menu plan, but we are headed on vacation next week and my focus here is using up any perishable items we have in the fridge, including some produce (lettuce, peppers, tomatoes), some dairy (yogurt, cottage cheese, cream cheese), and some other THM staples (sandwich ham, almond milk) that we don’t have enough left of to make it worth packing for the road.  Meals here are THM coded as E (= Energizing), S (= Satisfying), and FP (= Fuel Pull).

B: Ham and eggs, coffee w/ cream (S)
L: Mellow Mushroom Caesar Pizza (Totally Off-Plan)
D: Mozzarella, tomato, and basil (S)
Sn: Almonds and cheese stick (S), yogurt with berries (FP), cottage berry whip (FP)

B: Pepper and onion omelette, creamy coffee (S)
L: Tuna salad romaine wraps (S w/ real mayo and boiled eggs)
D: Bean burritos (E)
Sn: Satisfying Sundae (S), yogurt and berries (FP)

B: Peaches and cream oatmeal, java chiller (E)
L: Salmon packet on a large salad, oil and balsamic dressing (S)
D: Veggie frittata (S)
Sn: Yogurt w/ berries (FP), Boiled eggs (S), cottage berry whip (FP)

B: Ham and eggs, creamy coffee (S)
L: Lean turkey and laughing cow on Aldi flatbread (FP)
D: Chicken tacos, black beans (E)
Sn: Wasa with laughing cow (FP), yogurt w/ berries (FP), orange with light cheese stick (E)

B: Overnight oats w/ raspberries, java chiller (E)
L: Lean turkey or no-yolk egg salad on Deutsche Kuche bread (E)
D: Misc leftovers still in the fridge (S, E, or FP)
Sn: Ricotta creme (FP), cottage berry whip (FP)

B: Apple with pb, Deutsche Kuche toast, java chiller (E)
L: On the road: salad at Chick-Fil-A (S)
D: On the road: Bunless burger and a side salad (S)
Sn: Cheese sticks (S), wasa w/ laughing cow (FP), almonds (S), boiled eggs (S)

B: At B&B (E)
L: Lunch out with family (S)
D: Dinner out with family (S)
Sn: Cheese sticks (S), boiled eggs (S), basic whey smoothie (S or FP)

I’m also linking up to Trim Healthy Tuesday over at Gwen’s Nest and Stacy Makes Cents – come on over and find all kinds of other things to put in your mealplan!

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3 thoughts on “A Successful (but late) Start

  1. Vacation, there is nothing better! Where are y’all headed again. I know you’ve mentioned it but my memory is terrible.

    He looks like he is having so much fun at his swimming lessons.

    I am also loving your menu. I may be ‘stealing’ some ideas for next week. We are getting tired of the same old same old here.

    Thanks for linking up!

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