Monday, May 7, 2012

monday menu

[sliced strawberries and homemade whipped cream]

My trip to Washington was quick but good.  There are so many unknowns with my grandma's health right now.  It's hard to not have answers and to know that so much is in limbo.  I am so glad that I was able to visit her and my grandpa...to encourage, provide a helping hand, and introduce Sweet Pea.

Little Man, Brother, and Sweet Pea were so good and sweet even when it was hard for them.  I couldn't be more proud of them!  On the drive up my mom was with me, but since she's staying with her parents for a while, I was on my own for the eight hour drive home.  I was surprised at how smoothly it went (though with the amount of planning I did ahead of time perhaps I shouldn't be so shocked).  I told Benjamin when we got home on Saturday that I'm pretty sure that travelling alone for that long with three children four and under must have unlocked a new super-mommy achievement. ; )

Anyway, I'm very happy to be home and am hoping to have a somewhat more routine week ahead of me.  As is to be expected, taking an unexpected four day trip made havoc of my tidy little menu.  You'll be seeing more repetition this week as I once again plan to pick up "dropped" meals.

M-lemon-garlic grilled chicken, orzo with parmesan and basil, and roasted brocolli (based on this recipe)
T-black bean tacos with corn salsa (no, I still haven't gotten to these)
W-waffles (or pancakes) and fruit
F-grilled steak, green beans, and mashed potatoes

What are you making this week?

1 comment:

Jennifer @ Studio JRU said...

I am sure your grandparents loved to see your little ones!! I am so glad you were able to visit with them. Those strawberries look delicious... especially with homemade whipped cream! :)