I'm glad I waited. I was kind of iffy on how the Ritalin was working as it seemed like, at times, the son's mood was off and not in a good way, but I thought it might have been because he was just on break and everything was off for him. Turns out I was wrong. He started school Monday again and had a terrible two days, at school and at speech therapy, so I decided to say "no" to the Ritalin today and voila! Son was instantly better. So, yeah, all the hopes that I had that Ritalin would help him to concentrate and things...it wasn't meant to be. Kind of depressing, but at least he's not freaking out anymore.
When it comes to the menu plan, I sat down today with my new spiffy menu plan book that I ordered and while Alvah was in speech therapy I wrote out the menu plan for the next two weeks. I then put together a corresponding grocery list for each week for what I would need for that week's menu (I LOVE the new book I got as the grocery list is on the same page as the menu so I can make notes as I go along).
I'm just going to share one week's menu at a time, even though I'm going onto a two week menu and grocery shopping plan here, just to make it simpler for people to follow. You'll notice notes and things as you read...those are for me for reminders and things, so sorry if it confuses you (the blog is kind of my back up in the event I lose the hand written menu plan).
So, let's get to this week's menu plan!
Wednesday: Chicken Devan, left over peaches
Thursday: Brined chicken (I used the brine ingredients in the duck recipe, but used straight orange juice. I'm just going to cook the chicken in the crock pot, though), braised turnip greens (from freezer), roasted potatoes.
Friday: Ravioli Lasagna (cutting the recipe in 1/2, use ravioli from freezer)
Saturday (Baking Day!!!): Beef Stroganoff (made with ground beef) . Lunch: Tomato soup with grilled cheese sandwiches.
Sunday: Lunch: Chicken salad sandwiches (leftover chicken from Thursday). Dinner: Leftovers
Monday: Beef Roast, bread or rolls (depending on how much I get done on Saturday), mixed veggies. Note: Make Lemon Mardi Gras Squares (For Wednesday. Won't have time later.
Tuesday: Crepes with triple berry fruit topping (from pantry), ham (from freezer)
And there you go folks. My menu plan for the week. How about you? Making anything good this week?