Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Menu Plan Monday - March 15, 2010

Well, Jacob started running a high fever on Saturday so the boys' spring break trip had to be postponed a week. That means this week's play time and next week's menu (part of it anyway) have had to trade places.

Thankfully Jacob's illness is just a combination of allergies and a cold. His cough and stuffy nose started a few days before the fever. The fever drops drastically (from 101 or 102 to below "normal") with a dose of Motrin, which is a good sign. The nighttime coughing had worsened, but his lungs sound clear and this throat and ears look great. The doctor gave us some samples of Singulair for Jacob to take each night before bed to help with the coughing (along with Triaminic) - and it seems to have helped. Last night I didn't wake up hearing a coughing fit in need of another dose of medicine.

Okay, on to the menu:

The boys had some Chef Boyardee; Billy and I had sandwiches. Jacob's appointment was at 4:15, and we didn't get home until nearly 5:30. I didn't feel like thawing anything to cook.

Tuscan Chicken and Caesar Salad (no bread since we'll be having pasta and croutons)
Incidentally, the boys love Caesar salad. Next time Billy and I have our Grilled Chicken Caesar Salad, we're going to have to double it...

breakfast sandwiches (scrambled eggs, cheese, and sausage between toast)


Out! We'll make up Caleb's missed family outing to celebrate his birthday. Maybe Genghis Grill won't be too crowded. (Billy took Caleb out to eat at Posados on his actual birthday.) Caleb was still running fever and Billy was sick, so we ate in. I made Grilled Chicken Caesar Salad and Seasoned Roasted Potatoes.

Mamaw's Choice
We'll be taking the boys to Billy's parents on Saturday so they can make up their spring break trip at Camp Mamaw & Papaw. (I love how home schooling allows us to rearrange our schedules as needed!)
Caleb was still running fever and I started feeling cruddy so we decided to hold off another week before the boys go to Camp Mamaw & Papaw. I needed some comfort food, so we had Chicken & Sausage Gumbo and homemade Country White Bread.

Quick stop for fast food on our way home. Wendy's is quick and has some great healthy options on its value menu! We ate leftover gumbo. Thankfully we all seem to be on the mend. Hopefully next week will be better!

Next week will be a whatever kind of week. The only thing planned is our make-up pizza night with the Chisholms on Wednesday. The rest of the time we'll eat out or eat light at home. Another week, another menu plan.

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Rona's Home Page said...

I hope your little ones get better soon.

Your menu plan sounds delicious.

I really enjoy MPM because I'm able to get loads of recipe ideas.
Just another reason for loving blogging.

Ashley said...

Thanks, Rona. Actually, the other one got sick the same day I posted this. Then my husband got sick a few days later, and now I have it. :oP Needless to say, the weekend's menu plan changed from going out to eating in, and since we're putting spring break off ANOTHER week, I'll have another week of menus to plan... Hopefully we'll all be better soon and things can get back to normal.