Monday, February 29, 2016

Menu Plan Monday, 29 feb. - 6 mar.

I won't lie: one of the things that went out the window when I got sucked way too deep into this illness was menu planning. This meant that our nutrition went downhill too, because it meant that, as we had nothing planned, I would cook nothing and we'd make do with scraps or junk food. Thankfully, Oath had lunch (the big meal around here) at daycare, and now he's having it at kindergarten, so he did not suffer much from our bad diet. I knew that shouldn't be happening, but I had no energy to change it, so that was the state of things for about two and a half years.

I tried to start that habit again and again, but I never could keep it going for longer than a couple of weeks at a time. Partner wasn't particularly interested in helping me plan it out, and when I did he wasn't particularly interested in cooking his share, either, which coupled with my lack of motivation... well, let's say it was doomed from the beginning.

But then, I started my bullet journal.

I started it because I felt the need to do something towards organization without being too tied up to one strict method. It doesn't make much sense, I know, but it has somehow worked for me. Since then, in January, meal planning started to happen again. At first, it was slow-going, but then I found my pace and I am so glad I did! We spend much less, we eat much better, and there is less stress and frustration for all involved.

So, this week's menu plan is:

  • "A la cubana" rice
  • Fish sticks + red cabbage salad 
  • Spaghetti carbonara
  • Nachos 
  • Oven-baked mackerel with veggies
  •  Hot-dogs
  • Peas and ham
  • Noodle soup 
  •  Mushroom and shrimp cream
  • Chickpeas with "chorizo"
 We've planned a day-trip with Oath and his cousin/our nephew, L., so we won't have lunch at home. Probably not dinner, either.

  • Macaroni with tuna.
  • French omelettes   

Oath's Mom


  1. Your menu sounds good and a day trip sounds like lots of fun. I hope you'll share about it soon!

    1. I intend to take plenty of pictures that day, so some should be worth sharing! Fingers crossed the two boys (3.5 and 5!) will have fun too.


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