Weekly Menu


Weekly Menu Plan

So, after 8 weeks off work, I started back last week.  Wow – all I can say is working is exhausting!  You know that “simple” menu plan I put together?  #menuplanfail.  I would have to say that my Wonder Woman mentality was definitely showing it’s ugly  head.  Although I “thought” I had it all under control I certainly didn’t.

The week started off with two unexpected events.  Monday we had some out of town family visiting (it was a last minute decision) so I expectantly spent the evening with them (not complaining – it was just a long day for my first day back.)  I also found out on Monday that a supplier was coming in on Tuesday and wanted to go out for dinner.  Again, not complaining since it’s a supplier whose company I enjoy and he took us to a super swanky restaurant.  Once again, it was a really long day.

After Monday and Tuesday, I ended up going to bed at 6 or 7 the rest of the week.  Yep, I certainly lead the exciting life!  By Friday I was so tired I left work at 3:30 because I just couldn’t do any more.

Do you want to take a guess on how many meals I ended up making?  Two.  That’s it.  The rest of the nights we either picked something up or had left overs/fend for yourself.  Oh well, stuff happens and it certainly made for easier menu planning for this week 🙂

Saturday I attended a baby shower, taking my camera so that I could shoot some pictures.  I’ll also be doing a gender reveal, maternity shoot and newborn shoot  for the new mother so I thought it would be fun to capture the baby shower as well.  It was so nice spending the afternoon with the ladies in my family.

Baby Shower - Cake

Baby Shower - Bingo Card

Baby Shower

This week I’m hoping will be a little less exhausting and I’ll be able to actually make everything on my menu plan.  As of right now, I only have one evening activity planned and I took it easy on Sunday so I’m crossing my fingers that this week will be easier.

Weekly Menu

Pan Roasted Chicken (carry-over from last week’s Plated.com box)

Herb and Goat Cheese Stuffed Chicken (carry-over from last week’s Plated.com box)

Cuban Beef Picadillo

Cuban Beef Picadillo

Lemon Butter Chicken

Lemon Butter Chicken

Braised Chicken, Apricots, and Currants

Braised Chicken with Apricots and Currants

Chicken Caprese

Caprese Chicken

Molten Lava Cake

Oh yeah – I also made a Molten Lava Cake.  Yum!

What are you serving this week?

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4 thoughts on “Weekly Menu

  1. Some weeks are just like that. We are hosting the 10th annual music festival we have in our backyard every Memorial Day weekend. It’s a 3 day event with over 200 people camping on our property and 23 bands playing. To say it’s a huge endeavor would be putting it mildly. I have a feeling we will be eating a lot of takeout the week before – ha!

    This week we are eating salads for dinner. We spent last week at the beach and after spending time in swimsuits decided we would have a lot of salads in our futures. 😉

    If you’d like to take a peek, here is the link: http://lifewithdee.com/menu-monday-a-week-of-salads/

    • Wow! I think you have definitely earned a week of take-out! How fun, I hope you post about it when you are done.

      I totally hear you about the swimsuits. After giving up fast food and sugared beverages though I’m take it slow before I take it to the next step 🙂

      Thanks for stopping by.

  2. Sounds like we had similar weeks last week. I basically brought all but one meal forward from last week’s menu! Blame it on my husband working really late. But I’m off to a good start – I cooked this evening.

    • I guess sometimes we just have weeks like that :). I’m glad you’re week is starting out better and that your meal was delicious!

      Thanks for stopping by.