Sunday, October 22, 2006

My Menu for this Week...

Lunch

We are going to mostly do sandwiches this week. I bought a variety of meat and cheeses, mayo, lettuce, and I found some wonderful ripe tomatoes. Yum! If someone gets tired of the fare, we have on hand Mac and Cheese, Ramen, and one last can of Beef Stew.LOL

Dinner

Heavenly Chicken
Baked Salmon with rice and veggies
Hamburgers, french fries, and veggie tray (This is the third try.lol)
Grilled Chicken, rice and veggies
Spaghetti, garlic bread and salad
Grilled steak, baked potatoes and spaghetti squash


We made it to BJ's yesterday and I nearly wore myself out.lol I walked all the way to the back of the store and wasn't sure I could make it back to the car. I ended up spending the rest of the day laying down. Boy, the rigors of pregnancy!LOL

Today we got the regular shopping done while the three older kids went with their grandma to a Fall Festival being held by our little town. Afterwards, grandma's taking the older two to their football practice and will spend some time with Genevieve.

I think I'm entering the tired phase of my pregnancy. It's amazing how little I can do and still be very tired.LOL At least the big stuff is done for the week and I can always scale back my organizing to fit my new energy level.

My new goals for this season will be focusing on the kids. Now that we are entering the cold and flu season, I need to step up the nutrition for my kids health. We need to stay healthy this year. Jon has not been handling illness well since the move and I need to make sure that I'm doing all that I can to keep him healthy. Also, Isaac's next surgery is next month and I need him to stay healthy for it. He only gets them every three months so he really can't miss one due to illness. So I'm going to make sure I make smoothies at least 3x a week. I've bumped up the fresh fruit and will be making healthier breakfasts in the morning. I'm going to get more fresh veggies into their diet during lunch and will continue to make healthy meals for dinner. I will also limit sweets to one small dessert a day which will be homemade if possible.

I'll post my household goals tomorrow. I have to admit that I'm worn out and am going to go lie down.LOL I hope everyone has a great Sunday.

Blessings,

Lisa

4 comments:

Keeping up with Jones's said...

Hi Lisa,
This is Laura from SHS. I wanted to let you know giving Emergence is great for the kids and so is Cod Liver Oil. I also heard Cranberry juice is good for the immune system as well.
I have given my daughter, who is almost 2, CLO and 500 mg of Vitamin C daily and it has really helped keep the colds at bay.
HTH!
Laura

Lisa in Jax said...

Thank you, Laura! I haven't done the CLO but we do use Vit.C heavily during this season. I don't usually allow juice because of it's sugar content but I think I may get some cranberry juice for those days when it's cold and I want to boost their Vit.C intake. Thanks for the extra ideas!

Lisa

De'Etta said...

Sound like great ideas Lisa!

We do smoothies at least once most days. It's the only way I can get fruit into Zander....all he wants is bread and milk.

Lisa in Jax said...

Well, my kids are HUGE fruit eaters.LOL During the summer, I can spend $50 on fruit alone each week but now that it's getting harder to find good quality fruit, I like to buy a lot frozen and blend it up. I'm still buying what's in season but my kids love the berries the most.

Have you ever given Zander frozen blueberries to snack on? That's a favorite here. Also, my kids love raisin bread with lots of cinnamon mixed in.

I tell you, only my bfed children are picky. They hated eating baby food and still have a hard time with most foods. My bottle fed kids ate baby food greedily and love to eat now.LOL It makes me wonder...LOL

Lisa