Wow it’s been a scorching second since I’ve printed a weblog submit…nearly 5 months to be precise!
It’s onerous to imagine it’s been that a lot time since I’ve sat down to write down, but right here we’re and a lot has occurred since then. Should you subscribe to my e-newsletter, you’ve been stored extra within the loop, but when not…right here’s a fast rundown bullet-point fashion of what I’ve been as much as these days:
- We purchased a brand new home in late spring! We now have an enormous yard and stay in a neighborhood with tons of children operating round, which has been a blast for Little Miss who turned 3 in June!
- That very same little girl begins preschool subsequent week, which we’re all so enthusiastic about. In all probability Mama greater than anybody 😉
- My candy child boy is popping 1 in just a few weeks and I can’t fairly imagine that we gained’t have a child anymore. We’ve determined our household is now full and we really feel complete with the 2 superior kiddos we have now, and though I’ve zero child fever….there’s positively one thing bittersweet about solely having a child in our home for just a few weeks longer! I’m mentally getting ready myself for having two toddlers, haha!
I understand that fast little replace appears like there’s loads of enjoyable issues taking place round right here, and whereas there are, this previous 12 months has been a really robust one for me if I’m being completely trustworthy.
I’ve struggled with postpartum despair and coping with some robust private struggles that felt overwhelming to deal with whereas additionally adjusting to life with two youngsters in tow.
Because of this, I retreated from loads of issues I normally actually get pleasure from. Each from lack of time and lack of need. Running a blog sadly occurred to be a type of issues.
I really feel myself popping out of the thick of all of it although and really feel like a extra content material, extra humble, and far more resilient model of myself 🙂 . I’m able to get again to doing the issues I get pleasure from and that make me blissful, and running a blog is definitely a type of! I’ve missed you all and attending to share with you (and also you sharing with me as effectively).
I’m planning on leaping again into running a blog by sharing new posts a couple of times every week, and hope you’ll proceed to affix me again right here on this house we’ve all created collectively.
With that being mentioned, let’s dive into my first actual submit in what looks like perpetually!
Does anybody else really feel just like the onset of fall and back-to-school makes you need to get your act collectively extra and really feel extra organized?
I’ve at all times felt like fall was a contemporary begin and have a tendency to need to overhaul a few of my habits and routines this time of 12 months. One of many largest modifications I’m hoping to make this 12 months is to start out truly meal planning once more.
Our meal plans the previous six months or so have been principally non-existent and we’ve been consuming out manner an excessive amount of. Principally as a result of I haven’t deliberate forward and 5 p.m. rolls round and we have now nothing to make. I made a decision I must get my act collectively within the kitchen and get again into meal planning like I used to do.
It makes our weeknights a lot extra pleasurable when we have now a plan in place and I do know that our household goes to have a considerably wholesome dinner to eat collectively.
I additionally wrestle a bit with feeling impressed to provide you with new dinner concepts and discover myself continually asking different individuals what they’re making for dinner as a result of I’m at all times in search of new concepts for what I could make for my family! I figured I positively can’t be the one one, and thought it might be enjoyable if each Sunday all of us share what dinners we’re planning on making for the upcoming week – aka our personal little Meal Plan Sunday right here on Embracing Easy.
I’m going to share what I’m planning on making for dinner this week, and would love for you all to share within the feedback under both what you’re planning on making this week or some yummy dishes you loved this previous week so we will all present one another with some meal planning inspiration! Sound enjoyable?
I’m under no circumstances a meals blogger, a recipe creator, and even somebody who eats tremendous wholesome on a regular basis. Only a Mother attempting to feed her household one thing decently nutritious and pleasurable to eat for dinner. So simply hold that in thoughts in the event you see bizarre combos of issues on right here or random sides of steamed veggies, haha!
I’m certain a few of these meals may find yourself being made on a special night time than we deliberate based mostly on what we’re within the temper to eat, however that is my unfastened meal plan for our dinners this week….
Our meal plan for this week:
Sunday – Pizza spaghetti squash pie
I’m planning on attempting this recipe from paleOMG and it will get nice evaluations!
Monday – Sloppy Joe’s on complete wheat buns + facet of steamed broccoli
I’ve been utilizing this recipe for my sloppy joe’s for awhile now and it’s a fan favourite over right here…even my 3-year-old devours it. I simply use a purple pepper as an alternative of inexperienced and add a little bit of worcestershire sauce and crushed purple pepper flakes to it. We additionally toast the buns which I believe provides a pleasant texture to the sandwich!
Tuesday – Candy potato tortilla soup (freezer meal) + facet of steamed cauliflower
We’ve been loving this recipe for candy potato soup for awhile in our home. I truly had fairly a bit leftover from once I made it two weeks in the past and froze it so I’m simply going to thaw and warmth it up for dinner this night time. I prefer it with some shredded cheddar cheese on prime!
Wednesday – Crockpot rooster tikka masala over brown rice + facet of steamed carrots
I discovered this recipe that I’m excited to check out this week. I don’t at all times love crockpot meals, so I’m hoping this one seems!
Thursday – Leftovers from the remainder of the week
We’ll simply make a hodge podge of a dinner with no matter is leftover from different meals and I’ll fill within the gaps with any random veggies, and so on. we’d have within the fridge that we need to burn up too.
Friday & Saturday – That is type of a pleasant week to start out meal planning as a result of we have now plans for Labor Day weekend and can be consuming dinner with household each these nights, so I gained’t need to make dinner these nights. Most weeks we’ll in all probability get takeout one or each of those nights anyway although 🙂
Now it’s your flip – what are you planning on making for dinners this week?
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