Sunday, May 3, 2015

Menu Plan: May 3 - May 9 {and Some Brief Thoughts about Writing}

Sharing our Menu Plan for May 3 - May 9

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I don't know how I did it, you guys, but April turned out to be one of the most productive blogging months I've had in a long time. I thought I'd have to take a step back from blogging as I got used to life with a newborn, but taking care of Caroline has motivated me to blog more regularly.

Even though I love spending time with the baby and watching her grow (way too quickly, if you ask me), it's extremely important to me that I make time to write. Writing allows me to create and to sort out the thoughts that are trapped inside my head. Writing also allows me to share those thoughts and to connect with others at a time that can often feel very isolating. (Yes, it is work getting out of the house with a newborn.)

At first, it felt selfish to me to continue devoting time to Taste As You Go, but I finally realized that doing so makes me happier and more complete. And when I'm happier and more complete, I'm a better person overall and a better mother for Caroline.

With all of that said, finding time to write today was hard. Caroline did not want to be put down. I was *this* close to scrapping the idea of sharing this week's menu plan with you because I had a really difficult time focusing through her crying. (And I felt guilty about trying to write when I should have been trying to calm her down for the umpteenth time.)

She finally went down for a nap about 45 minutes ago, leaving me a small window of time to stick to my blogging schedule, even if it means publishing the post much later than I originally intended. So... if you're curious to see what's on deck for dinner for us this week, then keep reading!

Menu Plan: May 3 - May 9, 2015

Sunday: Barbecued Beef with Pearl Onions and Carrots (from Quick Fix Meals) over Rice

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Quinoa Salad with Sourdough Croutons

MondayQuinoa Salad with Sourdough Croutons

Tuesday: Tomato, Fresh Mozzarella, and Avocado on Baguettes with Olive Oil and Sea Salt

Wednesday: Stephen's Choice

Thursday: Broiled Salmon and Broccoli Puree with Parmesan (from Quick Fix Meals)

Friday: Barbecue Chicken Pizza

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Spicy Sesame Noodles

SaturdaySpicy Sesame Noodles

What's on YOUR menu plan this week? Let me know in the comments below!

Also... do you have any tips to share about soothing a baby during the so-called witching hour? I'll take any advice I can get!

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