Weekly Menu – Week of 8/21/2016

weekly menu planning

Not that I want to wish summer away but I’m kind of glad this past week is over.  Last week Monday started off with a 911 call for my mom with a transfer down to Froedert Hospital in Milwaukee mid-week.  I did A LOT of driving this week!  The good news is we have a plan for my mom (she’s being released to a rehab center to regain her strength) and I’m hopeful that we should finally start seeing results in the right direction.

As you can imagine, last week’s menu plan was a #menuplanfail.  After charring the chicken on Sunday, we had zero chicken in the house for salads.  I ended up picking take-out Mon – Thursday as I just did NOT have it in me to cook.  This past week has been pretty emotional for me and one thing I’ve learned about my Wonder Woman Complex is that I shouldn’t even bother trying to do it all.  It isn’t healthy and I’m not doing anyone, least of all me any favors.  The house was a mess until Mike and I had time to clean and my family was eating take-out every night but we survived.  I count that as a win 🙂

This Thursday Belle and I are leaving for a road trip to Mt. Rushmore.  I was playing it by ear based on how my mom was doing but since she will be in a skilled nursing facility with other family available to visit I felt that it would be OK to go, plus when my mom found out I was planning on cancelling the trip she wasn’t very happy!  If you’d like to follow along on the trip, follow me on Instagram or Twitter where I’ll be posting about our journey.

Not knowing what this week would hold in regards to trips to Milwaukee plus the possible road trip, I elected to not receive a Plated.com box.  However, Mike and I went through some of our past meals so I’ll be making some of our previous favorites.  Mike is also on a Caesar salad kick so we bought the stuff for him to make himself salad for the nights I won’t be cooking.

Weekly Menu


Thai Peanut Chicken Curry

Thai Peanut Chicken Curry

Mediterranean Chicken_WWIN

Mediterranean Chicken (this was in last week’s box but I didn’t make it until Sunday)

Thai Steak Noodle Salad – sorry but I haven’t had a chance to share this recipe yet

Fresh Spaghetti with Pan Roasted Artichokes (sorry – no pictures!)

Chicken Caesar Salad

Fend for yourself

Of course, Belle and I will be eating on the road!

That’s it for us, what’s on your menu?

I’ll be linking up at I’m an Organizing Junkie.

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