Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Meal and Freezer Cooking Plan

  • Pan-seared chicken breast from cook's illustrated
  • Beef Strogonoff from cook's illustrated
  • thai lemon grass pork chops w/ginger-lime sauce
  • chiang mai noodles
  • turkey meatballs
  • Fruit & Grain Bars
  • Pizza Rolls
  • Chicky Nuggets w/peach sauce
  • Sweet & sour chicken
  • Buffalo Shrimp
  • Ravioli Lasagna
  • Bread! Finally!

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Getting Back In Business

My little bundle of joy is a little over two weeks old and I'm starting to feel like myself again. I had a great week with both my mom and my honey (and two adorable little girls) in the house, followed by a great week with my honey and my girls in the house, and now we're embarking on a mixed week -- some days my honey will be at home, and some days he won't. In a way it's too bad that maternity leaves coincide with the sleepiest stage in a child's life. She will just be getting interactive at the same time as I have to go back to work.

When she's sleeping and the toddler is napping or occupied, I've been trying to invest time in things that will give me more time with them later -- mostly cleaning, organizing, and de-cluttering. I want to do more freezer cooking as well. We are still pretty nicely stocked, but I'm in a stockpiling mode.

My meal-planning lately has been mostly mental, and mostly only a few days in advance. We're going to do a quick shopping trip tomorrow after Mira's medical appointment, just to refill on milk, salad, and bread. Maybe by the weekend I'll have my plans together for a full week of meals and a freezer cooking shopping trip.