Next week I embark on a three week vacation. I feel like we are completely on track for preparing for this, all the laundry is done (or is getting finished tonight) and most is even folded and put away. I'll be packing my suitcase tomorrow so I can't accidentally wear something I want to take with me--and subsequently if it does happen to be currently dirty, we have plenty of time to wash it.
I finished the to-do list for projects Mr. Moon can work on while I'm gone, all prioritized and everything. There's a menu plan for each of the three weeks I'm gone.
We're hoping after I get back to do a monthly menu plan system (at least as far as most of the grocery shopping is concerned), though we will still have to plan which meals are on which days weekly due to the nature of flexible scheduling.
Week of Dec 9-16:
Breakfasts: Cottage cheese & pineapple, smoothies, bagels with cream cheese.
Lunches: Grilled cheese, Bacon Chicken Cheddar Ranch pasta salad.
Sunday Brunch: Tamale Casserole
Monday: Cottage Pie (like Shepherd's pie but with beef instead of sheep). Made an extra one for while I'm gone. [casserole; meat; freezer; batch]
Tuesday: On Your Own--Mum and Pops want salad, Mr. Moon and I will be munching down on leftovers. [OYO]
Wednesday: Broccoli Mac--Make 3! One for now, one for vacation, one for later. [pasta; vegetarian; batch]
Thursday: White fish with wild rice and carrots. [freezer; fish; rice]
Friday: Portobello Mushroom Burgers, marinated in balsamic vinegar, topped with swiss cheese, caramelized onions, tomato and clover sprouts; side of cous cous. [vegetarian]
Saturday: Spanish Rice Soup--freeze extra for vacation [crockpot; vegetarian; batch]
Sunday: On Your Own; Mr. Moon and I aren't actually planning for there to be much in the way of leftovers by Sunday, so we'll probably end up with chicken alfredo.
Week of Dec 17-23
Baked Potato Soup
OYO x 2
Week of Dec 24-30
Split Pea Soup
Mushroom Barley Soup
Corned Beef & Cabbage
Ham Dinner (Christmas)
OYO x 2
Week of Dec 31-Jan 6
Broccoli Chicken & Rice casserole (Jan 5 or 6)
Spanish Rice Soup
Rest of January (there is actually a few extra meals here, bear with me):