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Weekly Menu 9/23-9/29

This morning Josh left for his week of training in Spokane, WA. I can’t say I’m happy about his absence in our home, but I am determined to make it a fun week with the girls. We went grocery shopping yesterday and I picked up some popcorn for us, stuff to make homemade sparkling cider, some of those Pillsbury sugar cookies that are pre-made and have the designs on them (they picked the Halloween pumpkin ones).

I haven’t done the single parent thing for a few years and the last time it happened, it wasn’t all that fun. I’m a little nervous about how our evenings and nights will go since Christian is teething and sometimes wakes up a few times in the night during those bouts. Josh is usually the one who does the whole bedtime routine with him, so I’m hoping the transition with just mommy all day long for the week doesn’t go to terrible. The good news? I’m getting my hair done on Tuesday and some of my sisters-in-love are going to come over in the evening for some Fall baking and we’ll probably watch a movie, so there will be a few pleasant distractions. :)

I decided to go ahead and make a menu anyways this week. I asked the kids what they wanted for dinner while Josh is gone and honestly, the menu reflects what they asked for.

(Meatless Monday)
Spaghetti with Corn and Garlic Bread
(No taco Tuesday this week)
Macaroni and Cheese and Chicken Nuggets
Turkey Meatloaf with Steamed Broccoli and Rice
(Josh comes home from Spokane)
We’re grabbing something after we pick him up from the airport
Crockpot White Chicken Chili
Fried Egg Sandwiches and Smoothies