Our Blessed Chaos

My hubby + a 1st grader + twins in kindergarten + 4 critters..... Yeah it is chaos, but we are blessed!

Today's Verse

This month of September has been horrible. It seems that no matter what I do I cannot catch up. I am not even sure what I am trying to catch up to anymore! There have been moments and even entire days where I feel like I am drowning and can't hardly catch my breath. I needed to do something to turn it around so I fell back on my ever faithful skill of making lists.

First I needed to get back to our weekly meal plan. I set this up some time ago and then a few days ago I redid it and simplified it even more. I have a weekly calendar where I set these up, but mainly it is the same items repeated.

Breakfasts are one of:
Cereal with milk
Waffles (soon I plan to make them from scratch - for now it is Eggos)
Bread with PB&J (fresh homemade bread is so much better slightly warm than toasted)

Lunch is always leftovers if there is some in the fridge otherwise I choose from:
Turkey slices, Cheese & Crackers
Hot Dogs & "ronies"
PB&J Sandwiches, fresh veggies & dip
Chicken Quesadilla, fresh veggies & dip
Soup, cheese & crackers

Snacks are now only once a day and is fresh fruit and yogurt or appleasause. I try to have at least three types of fruit around and give them the choice. Surprisingly they seem to vary the choices nicely. They still also get small bowls of goldfish, animal crackers, dry cereal, raisins - but I am trying to cut back on these.

Suppers seem to be the most consistent as to what we are going to have on what day. Probably because I have to put more planning and effort into these meals. The variety comes with what recipe I choose and with what meat I have bought. Some weeks I might buy a beef roast, other times maybe pork.
Sunday - Crockpot Roast with Potatoes/Carrots/Onions
Monday - Pasta & Veggies
Tuesday - Stew or Casserole and Bread
Wednesday - Homemade Soup and Bread
Thursday - Hamburger Dish such as Meatloaf or Chili
Friday - Pizza night
Saturday - Leftovers or Ham or Chicken

Next is a plan to get the house in order...