This week has started with a bang! It’s going to be a busy one. I decided I’d better jump in and get some menus planned right away to make it flow more smoothly.
Today we spent the entire day going to church and at my sister’s house, having a family birthday party with Rob (my husband), Alissa and Jake (niece and nephew). Rob and Alissa have celebrated together for the last 15 years, without missing a year. He has been dragged to Chuckie Cheese, an arcade, and many other memorable places by this little girl he adores. Even though she just turned 15, it was very touching when she started asking around to make sure she still got her birthday party with Uncle Rob. One year, my sister got them a Beauty and the Beast cake. One end had Beauty (for Alissa) and the other end had the Beast (for Rob).
8 years ago, little brother unexpectedly showed up at the group birthday party. Our niece’s birth mom had given birth to a little baby boy, and he needed a place to live. So, surprise! I still remember the looks of surprise and amazement as my sister and her husband came rushing into Chuckie Cheese and plunked Jake in the middle of the table in his carseat they had hastily purchased and introduced him to the family. So, there were now 3 birthdays to celebrate in January.
Today, we opted to celebrate at their house. We kept the same menu that we had before we postponed the party from last week, due to icy roads. It was a very nice day.
Here’s what we plan to eat:
Sunday: Sub sandwiches, French dip, soups, veggie tray, chips, and cake I brought gluten-free buns, and a platter of things like lettuce, tomatoes, onions, etc.
Monday: Roast in crock pot, potatoes, carrots
Tuesday: Pizza (make double–lots of pepperoni sent home with us today.) green beans, salad
Wednesday: French dip (with leftover dip from today and leftover meat from Monday), other sandwiches if not enough, cooked cauliflower or broccoli
Thursday: Leftover pizza from Tuesday after dance class
Friday: Soup in crock pot
Saturday: Foster Parents’ Night Out. They will give Patsy dinner and Rob and I get to go on a date for 3 hours. Ja’Ana will be gone for the weekend on a retreat, and Lovana can use leftovers. Rob and I will eat out and have a date. I can’t wait!