The past ten days are a bit of a blur for me. About a week and a half ago, my daughter began complaining of abdominal pain. By the next night, I had her in the emergency room. After six hours, we were told it was a virus and sent home. We were back at the doctor's office twice this week, and on Friday we took a drive to our local Children's Hospital for more tests. She's still sick, and I'm still waiting to find out about the tests she just had done. Needless to say, these few days have been rather stressful. But God, the Great Physician, is in control, and He knows what's going on in her little body. Hopefully, tomorrow morning I'll know a little more, too!
Most of my days have felt scattered and unfocused, but since we all need to eat, taking a break from menu planning isn't an option. I decided that for this week, I'll just make a rough list of the meals I can put together from what we have in the house, with just a few small additions from the grocery. Thankfully, I think I have enough on hand to make it through this week without too much trouble.
Um, speaking of "trouble".....did I mention that my computer completely died on Friday? I'm using my dad's for a couple of days (thanks, Dad!). When it rains......
Here's this week's menu plan:
Breakfasts around our house tend to be a fend-for-yourself affair. I try to keep a wide enough selection of items on hand that the kids can either fix for themselves or can fix with minimal help. Also, since my husband works a job with odd hours, every meal is not a "family meal". When Dad is at work, I try to keep things simple to save time and my sanity (well, whatever sanity I have left by dinner time.). I have marked our "family meals" with an asterisk (*).
Spaghetti with garlic and olive oil
Hard shell tacos
Pork soft tacos
Beans and rice
Sausage and biscuits
Be sure to check out more menu ideas over at Menu Plan Monday.