Thursday, May 29, 2014

Making me smile today

Today was a really good day. Among other good things, this conversation happened while playing pretend with a kiddo:

King Connor of Jupiter (played by the Munchkin) and Marcus, Supreme Leader of Mars (played by me) discuss their upcoming invasion of Earth over the intergalactic telephone. Picture King Connor with an evil, maniacal voice.

King Connor: the bats are excellent soldiers, because now we don't just clone them, we can regenerate them and they never die!

Marcus: yes, they are much like Cylons.

And without missing a beat,
King Connor: yes, or like pawns in chess. Except more better than pawns because they fly.

Thank you for playing along Munchkin! Maybe in ten years you'll understand all the references I've brought into our games.

Sunday, May 25, 2014

Weekly Meal Plan 5.25.2014

Somehow with all of the graduation lead-up and festivities, I missed posting the last week's meal plan and I am a bit late today. I did have a full weekend of graduation ceremonies, so I hope that works as an excuse!

We will be adjusting our regular leftovers days over the next few weeks as the evening schedule changes -- no more night classes for Sean, but a very different work schedule for me. This is where doing a weekly meal plan over the weekend is so helpful for me, because then I am ideally prepared for food during the week. Plus if I have dinners planned, I will have leftovers for lunch at work :)

This week's meal plan:

Sunday: leftovers

Monday: Bok Choy & avocado salad

Tuesday: crock pot Zuppa Toscana

Wednesday: sweet potato skins and salad

Thursday: leftovers

Friday: steak with roasted potatoes and green beans

Saturday: quinoa tabbouleh

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Weekly Meal Plan 5.11.2014

It's the home stretch of the semester! My thesis presentation was this past Friday and the written portion is due this week. I'm looking forward to getting this project in, and having some time to relax. And get back to blogging too of course!

In the meantime, here is this week's meal plan:

Sunday: the onion bread pudding I was supposed to make last night. Had a stomach ache so didn't cook anything, but it think tonight I can handle it!

Monday: leftovers

Tuesday: Bok Choy and avocado salad

Wednesday: fennel casserole

Thursday: leftovers

Friday: pasta with slow cooker pork ragu

Saturday: mustard pork chops and kale

Sunday, May 4, 2014

Weekly Meal Plan 5.4.14

We're focusing on simple recipes that will give us some even simpler leftovers this week.

Sunday: slow cooker pork & black bean soup

Monday: leftovers

Tuesday: real-food sloppy joes

Wednesday: pizza (use store bought dough and add our own toppings, clean-out-the-fridge style)

Thursday: leftovers

Friday: Thesis presentation and CELEBRATORY DINNER OUT!

Saturday: spring onion bread pudding