Monday, August 25, 2008

Plans...and menu plans

Laura over at "I'm an Organizing Junkie" hosts a weekly Menu Planning Monday. Since I need to get better about menu planning, I thought I'd join in... especially because this week will be kind of different. :)

A week and a half ago, Joshua surprised me with a ticket for Rosalind and me to go back "home"! I couldn't believe it at first, having resigned myself to waiting until October for a dash up for his brother Steve's wedding. But I am thrilled. It has made the whole process of adjusting much easier. Before just looking at pictures from Missouri made me cry. Now I know I'll get to see everyone soon. Thank you darling!

...And soon I will be homesick for Alabama. Or at least the wonderful man I'm leaving behind!

But with this in mind, I thought it imperative to chart out the meals for the week-- especially the part in which Joshua will be fending for himself.

Breakfasts-

Scrambled eggs, toast, hash browns and juice
Granola topped with dried fruit
Blueberry muffins
Yogurt and granola
And lots of sausage egg casserole for Josh while I'm gone.

Dinners-

Monday- Creamed chicken on wheat biscuits with corn.

Tuesday-
Taco salad pizza

Wednesday-
Pork chops (stocked up for 99 cents a pound last week!) with mashed potatoes, cooked carrots and homemade rolls.

...and for the rest of the week while the girls are gone...

Thursday-
Chicken tetrazzini (in fridge-ready to heat up)

Friday- Mini cheddar meat loaf with twice baked potatoes (in fridge- ready to heat up)

Saturday-
Dinner at a friend's house.

Sunday-
Left over taco salad pizza from Monday night

Monday-
Chicken broccoli casserole (in fridge-ready to heat up)

Tuesday-
Left over chicken tetrazzini

....arriving home late Tuesday night ....

Wednesday- Joshua taking me out for my birthday

Thursday- I have no clue!



4 comments:

Kailey B. said...

Anna-
I've loved being able to keep up with your family by reading your blog! Emma always loves to see the pictures of Rosalind, too :)
Will you be coming to CTK while you are in town? How SWEET of Joshua to surprise you that way. :)

Love, Kailey Brandon

Anna Christensen said...

Oh good! Glad you're enjoying it. :)

No, we won't be at CTK this Sunday. We're going with my parents to church--and Heidi's getting baptized! I'm really excited!

Wish we could go both places, but hope to make it to CTK when we make the quick dash up for Steve's wedding. We sure miss everyone. Though we love listening to the sermons Sunday evening, it isn't quite the same!

Yes, Joshua is SO sweet to me! I don't know how I'm going to make it being gone for five days...

Rosalind sends a hug for Emma. :)

a'yi said...

Those meals sound quite good, Anna. I don't think Josh is going to have it hard meal wise when you are gone, only in the area of company or lack therein.:) I am very glad he is willing to spare you both for a few days! I am looking forward to seeing you! Kiss Rosalie for her A'yi.:)

Candace said...

Anna, all your meals sound delicious! What a blessed man Josh is! Anywho, I was going to offer up our Sam's membership to you, if you don't already have one. We can go to Sam's together and you can buy some things on our membership if you need to. I look forward to seeing you and Rosalind soon!