Sick. Sick. Sick.
That’s basically the story of my life right now. I’m sick, my kids are each in different stages of being sick, and my husband has been sick with this new-to-me cold for the past three weeks. Three weeks! Something to look forward to.
Last night, I asked Brian if he thought I’d feel better today. He laughed….until he started coughing uncontrollably….then he spit out a lung and got a drink of water. Good times.
I’m expecting to feel like dirt for the next several days, so my menu plan is more like a list of suggestions. Take-out food may trump any item on any day, if I think tears will be the result of attempting to cook dinner. I’m just sayin’.
Today, while I’m still feeling a bit crummy, I’m going to review some tips on surviving the sick days. And I’m going to fight against the self-pity that’s threatening my every thought by remember that Jesus wore a human body so He could suffer and die for me. He chose it, with all of its pain and limitations. Amazing.
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 (*).
Homemade English muffins
Cheese, lunchmeat, crackers
Ramen noodles, salad
Veggies and dip
Pancakes, homemade syrup, smoothies
*Chili, corn chips
Spaghetti, garlic bread, salad (thanks for dinner, Mom!)
Spaghetti with chili and cheese
*Chicken with roasted veggies
Chicken gyros, salad
*Homemade vegetable soup
Be sure to check out more menu ideas over at Menu Plan Monday.