Menu Monday 2/6

February 06, 2012

Best laid plans... that was really the theme of last week.

Our week took a turn around Wednesday when Lily, who had had a cough since Monday, needed to go to the doctor to get the cough, that was turning particularly nasty, checked out.  They swabbed her for RSV - negative, but then turned around and said it was probably RSV anyways, she also had an ear infection.  On Thursday and Friday both "L" and her were home from daycare because of a runny eye (Lily), coughs and sporadic low grade fevers.  Lily also has her first ear infection, and the Amoxicillin is doing a number on her stomach.  Her reflux is back, including projectile vomiting, with a vengeance, and she hasn't been feeding well either.  I feel so bad for her.  We are now going on a week of the cough, and it just doesn't seem she is recovering very quickly.  Friday, I also ended up with the nastiness, manifested for me as a sinus infection.  I was so spent by Friday at 10 am, that I asked my dear husband to come home early and rescue me.  So... needless to say some of the planned dinners of last week went to the wayside.

Which brings up a good point.  If we plan a dinner and something unexpected happens... what do we do.  Well...we make due.  We either make french toast or pancakes for dinner, eat frozen pizza, make pasta - last week it was pasta with a jarred pesto (we always have pasta and sauces on hand in our pantry), have sandwiches, eat cereal, or get take out.  Life happens.  We do what we can to recover and cope and move on.  And we move extra meals to the next week.

Sometimes I get stressed and eat a piece of chocolate cake.  Yep... that happened!

So... this week you might see a couple of meals from last weeks menu as repeats... its because we haven't eaten them yet.

What's for dinner this week

Chicken Paillards with Lemon Butter sauce, boxed risotto, butternut squash
Chicken Fajitas and Homemade Guacamole
Sweet and Sour Meatballs and Rice - Recipe Below
Spaghetti Pie, Salad
Naan Bread Pizzas
Chicken Baseballs, Veggie, and Sweet Potatoes

Sweet and Sour Meatballs
Serves 4:  4 meatballs, and 1/4 of the sauce/veggie mix 8 Points+ each

For the meatballs mix
1 lb extra lean ground beef
1 package Lipton onion soup mix
1 egg
1/2 cup dried bread crumbs (I use panko)

Roll into balls, and cook in a skillet over medium high until browned on all sides.

1/4 cup cider vinegar
Reserved Pineapple Juice (from below)
1/4 cup brown sugar
1 Tbsp soy sauce

Mix all together and pour over meatballs, bring to a simmer and simmer 10-15 minutes.  Mix 1 Tbsp cornstarch and 1 Tbsp of water... add to the mixture and stir, cooking about 1 more minute.

1 green pepper chopped
1 can (20 oz) of pineapple tidbits packed juice, drained, juice reserved

Stir and serve!

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  1. Yes when a child is sick, it turns all plans upside down. Hope she feels better!

  2. What is this Spaghetti Pie you speak of? I am terrible at meal planning - I am always flying by the seat of my pants it seems! I need to take your lead!

  3. I hope your little Lily is feeling better soon!!!


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