Confession: I had planned to share one of my favorite pasta recipes with you today, but I had so much fun playing and relaxing over the weekend I never picked up the ingredients for it. So today is MEAL PLAN MONDAY! But first . . .
Extended Breastfeeding, Extended Family, Extended EVERYTHING!
I know a lot of people think we are crazy for inviting my mom to live with us. There are challenges to be sure (especially in our little house!), but the benefits FAR outweigh them.
Our beloved Gigi has made it her mission in life to make the next 8-10 weeks before Babypotamus arrives as relaxing as possible. She tucks Katie into bed while Daniel and I hit the town for the first time since she was born. Granted, we are not exactly painting the town red, but Daniel has managed to say a few memorable things like “You know, babe, from the back you don’t even look pregnant! You’re so skinny.” Even though I am loving my pregnant body a lot more than I was awhile back, it’s still sweet.
In the past two weeks we have gone to the movie theater TWICE, which is probably the sum total of all the movies we went to in Katie’s first two years of life. PLUS Gigi is letting me sleep an extra hour several mornings a week. Woohoo!
We’ve also been relishing our last season alone with Katie. Here she is, totally overwhelmed with the whole Chucky Cheese experience. It’s changed a lot, but they still have skee ball and that’s all I cared about ; – )
After about two weeks of solid rain (very peculiar for Texas in July) the sun is finally coming out again, which means Katie and I have some lost pool time to make up for. That’s why this weeks recipes are easy and light on prep time.
What We’re Eatin’ This Week*
Monday – Not tellin’. I’m posting the recipe tomorrow ; – )
Tuesday – Nourished Kitchen’s Cottage Pie with Mashed Yams
Wednesday – Nourishing Gourmet’s Roasted Chicken with Gravy
Thursday – BBQ Style Pot Roast
Friday – Chicken & Rice Soup (make with stock from Wednesday’s meal)
Saturday – Sandwich Night (homemade sourdough bread with leftover pot roast)
Sunday – Nourished Kitchen’s Spaghetti with Saffron, Clams & Lemon
* I know that many of these meals are not summer foods, but we have a lot of veggies from our co-op and random cuts of meat that we need to use. I have discovered some great summer dishes lately that I will be sharing soon ; – )