Weekly Meal Plan Recipes Week 19 - 10 great bloggers bringing you a full week of recipes including dinner, sides dishes, drinks, and desserts!
Welcome to Week 19 of our weekly meal plan. A huge shout out to the gals who put this together every week. They do an amazing job with the graphics and putting everything in order.
I hope these meal plans are helping my readers plan their menus and grocery shopping each week. I find when I plan ahead there's far less leftovers and waste. Which is always a good thing.
My menu plan is set out for an entire month. I use post it notes so I can move things around when needed. Being a blogger we tend to have to make quick swaps on short notice.
Also I find when you have kids things tend to come up at the last minute too. One of the hooligans will come home and through a monkey wrench into the plans for the day.
I've learned to just roll with things rather than getting too rigid about dinner plans. If something comes up I just shuffle my plans around and roll with it. It's easier than letting it drive me nuts.
Quite frankly as your kids get older you start to miss those last minute changes. I think when you have older kids you start to appreciate the little things that used to drive you crazy.
Don't get me wrong, I still get annoyed when something gets changed at the last minute. But I've also learned there's no fighting life in motion. Don't waste your energy.
Now that my kids are older I'm still super busy but I think I'm less irritable. Little things that used to bug the heck out of me are the things I miss when they're not around.
I know right. When you have little ones it's hard to imagine all those little things that come up that drive you crazy will be the things you miss one day. But it's actually true.
I guess with age comes mellowness. Or appreciation for the little things. Or you just get so worn out you stop giving a crap about the little things that used to bug you.
Whatever the reasoning I have to say I dig it. It's nice to just be with the hooligans and not feel like everything in life is a lesson or "teachable moment".
Now I can just enjoy those moments with them and be so grateful I have them to annoy the crap out of me some days. I guess getting old means you become all sentimental and soft.
Or I'm just missing my kids right now. My son lives in Calgary and we only see him a few times a year. It's just not enough for me. I can't wait till he moves to Toronto in the spring.
This weekend my daughter is away for a training exercise. She's in the military so she goes away on occasion. When she left this morning I got all choked up. I like having her around.
In loving Memory of our dear friend Joan
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