Sunday, January 5, 2014

so far

A few things...

I am totally on track for cooking only ONE out of the seven aforementioned planned meals.  What to do with the cauliflower that is going to probably go bad in a few days?? Make it into baby food and give it to poor Luke? Can babies eat cauliflower?? Dunno....

My two big boys missed a day of school last week not because they were sick, but because I FORGOT  that they had school.  What is the matter with me?!!!!!  ACK!!!!!!!

Thinking back, I guess it's okay that they missed school because one of the poor kids has two ear infections...which I tried to remedy using a homemade concoction of garlic infused coconut oil (Alli I see you rolling your eyes this exact second!!) and it definitely did NOT work.  I feel like a terrible mom because his ears are still causing him some wretched pain.  After the poor guy continued to complain about pain (even though I had dropped garlic coconut oil down his ears for days on end, multiple times a day), I caved and he's on day three of antibiotics.  I know, I know, lesson learned.  My inner leanings toward being a medicine free healthy meal planning hippy mom can only take me so far.  And poor Jack still smells like garlic.

Lastly, for no real reason, I started to drink a TON of lemon water.  Maybe it is because I got fed up with being dehydrated and concluded it's because regular water has lost its luster.  So I started to squeeze lemon juice into a pitcher of water and have been guzzling it.  I haven't taken the time to look up the benefits of lemon water online but all I can say is that from experience, it is amazzzzing! I have been way less hungry, it cleared up a couple of zits I was starting to get, and I haven't needed any afternoon caffeine since I started to drink it.  I would guess its all related because the lemon water is the only new thing I have done with my routine for a while now....

So that's what I've learned so far this year: I need to keep a calendar, and look at it every day.  I should stop trying to subject my innocent children to crazy hippy oil infused healing techniques and I should keep drinking the lemon water (and of course not force it on my children) :)

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Happy New Year!

Hi again and Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!  I think that the new coffee the hubs bought me (Mayorga) must have more caffeine than the usual Starbucks because A) here I sit with a meal plan made for this next week and B) I am actually typing a blog post.

Honestly I have been SO BAD at planning and cooking dinners for a very looooong stretch and that needs to stop.  Right Now.  So, I am going to try and post them here...for organizations sake and maybe the exercise will be helpful to you, reading this blog...(if you like healthy food)...

Tonight: traditional Hungarian new years dinner
Thursday: Balsamic Pot Roast with red potatoes and side salad
Friday: Cauliflower Cheese Sticks and organic hot dogs (no bun)
Saturday: Mahi Mahi Nuggets, sweet potato fries and side salad
Sunday: dinner at parents (no cooking necessary)!!
Monday: Breakfast for dinner (oatmeal/almond pancakes with bacon and fruit)
Tuesday: Salmon Burgers (gluten free buns if I can find) and quina salad with craisins
Wednesday: Crockpot Honey Chicken with brown rice and green beans

Prediction: I will in reality make one out of six of these and the rest of the nights we will eat breakfast and turkey sandwiches and maceroni and cheese...but maybe just maybe I will prove myself wrong in this new year!!