Sunday, July 12, 2015

Menu Plan: July 12 - July 18

Sharing our Menu Plan for July 12 - July 18, 2015

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I don't know who first suggested that new parents should "sleep when the baby sleeps", but I have yet to be able to pull that off.

Sleep when the baby sleeps? No way!

When the baby sleeps is when I get everything else done -- like doing laundry or spending quality time with the dog or quickly catching up with friends over all-too-short phone dates or... well... remembering to eat something.

When Caroline naps, I'm off and running being the most productive and efficient I've ever been in my entire life. That's when I can concentrate on something other than the baby... so I don't push myself down a shame spiral while she's awake because I'm thinking about all the things I haven't done yet rather than fully engaging with her during tummy time or encouraging her as she learns new skills or simply enjoying the quiet time when she's in my arms.

Since I'm writing, you may have deduced that Caroline is napping. My fingers are flying across the keyboard and I'm trying to set a personal record for how quickly I can publish a new blog post. Before she wakes up, here's our menu plan for the week (and a quick reminder to enter my latest giveaway)!

Menu Plan: July 12 - July 18, 2015


Sunday: Chilled Strawberry Soup and Spinach Salad with Strawberries, Goat Cheese, Pecans, and Balsamic Vinaigrette

Monday: Pasta Salad with Cucumbers, Tomatoes, Carrots, Bell Peppers, and Broccoli

Tuesday: BLT Sandwiches with Mom's Potato Salad

Wednesday: Monterrey Chicken Skillet from Budget Bytes

Thursday: Stephen's Choice

Friday: Pizza with Spinach and Grilled Eggplant

Saturday: Caprese Salad with Toasted Baguette Slices

If you menu plan, then I'd love to hear from you! What dishes are you planning to make for dinner this week? To the parents out there... Were YOU able to "sleep when the baby sleeps"? How did you pull it off?

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