It seems to be a rather cruel joke - I post my best intentions here, and this is where they stay...in digital form. I've recently gone back to work almost full time, and juggling the responsibilities of my family, my new job, all my writing gigs and more has left me rather at a loss when it comes to meal time. I haven't been able to slow down long enough to grocery shop, let alone lovingly prepare a meal.
It is getting dire around here.
I've needed to do big grocery shopping for a week, and instead we keep slapping a bandage on the situation with a gallon of milk here, a loaf of bread there. I figure I'll adjust to this pace (not that I was exactly adept at the previous pace, hah!) but for the meantime, I'm going to be having to force hours out of my day in order to get some order in my pantry and fridge.
RIght about now, I really need to re-read The Fat Fallacy. That idea that I can enjoy a leisurely family meal with my husband and children seems like a far-fetched fantasy... only because I'm allowing myself to not be strict with my work schedule. Is is possible to have your cheesecake and eat it too?
I'm determined to find out.
So! First things first - a menu. Then shopping. Then some prepare ahead tactics.
The menu for the next week in in the extended entry. I can do this.
8/22 - Soup and sandwiches, sliced apples
8/23 - Pasta salad and grilled turkey sausages
8/24 - Tilapia, sweet potato fries and applesauce
8/25 - Homemade mac and cheese, steamed broccoli
8/26 - Soft tacos made with black beans, red bell pepper, rice, avocado, corn and cilantro, with salad
8/27 - Chicken and noodle casserole with green beans