It sort of feels like Christmas time around our house.
Except without the tree.
Or cookies. (I want cookies.)
I just have that same it's-so-busy-I-don't-have-time-to-breathe kind of feeling I get around the Christmas season. All busy, all the time. There are final homeschool lessons to finish up, baseball games nearly every evening, and dance rehearsals concluding with a recital. My week feels spent before it has even begun.
See? Feels like Christmas, right?
I couldn't even attempt a week like this without planning a menu. We'd starve. Or eat frozen pizza every night. I need a plan so I can work ahead and be prepared for the craziness. That's just the way it is.
And speaking of craziness, are you following along with me in the Hour A Day Challenge for better homemaking? For some odd reason (probably because I happen to be odd), I thought this would be a good week to commit to working on my home for one concentrated hour each day.
I suppose maybe it's a good thing that I heaped this challenge on top of an insane week. Without it, I'd likely do nothing more than feel the ache of the busyness without accomplishing anything productive. I'd waste all my time looking for friends or family members to complain to. Then I'd feel sorry for myself and probably cry. 'Cause that's how I roll.
But I don't have to worry. I have this menu and a To Do List planned for the week. No problem. No crying here. Um....right.
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've marked our "family meals" with an asterisk (*).
Cheese, lunchmeat, crackers
Mac & cheese
Ramen noodles, salad
Veggies and dip
*Steak, baked potatoes, salad
Turkey breast, mashed potatoes, lima beans
*Chicken kabobs, rice pilaf, salad
Spaghetti and meatballs, garlic bread
Pancakes, homemade syrup, smoothies
Beans and rice
Shared with Menu Plan Monday.
What's your week look like? Tell us about in the comments!
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