Sunday, April 2, 2017

Menu Plan: April 2 - April 8 {and a Gender Reveal}

Sharing our Menu Plan for April 2 - April 8.

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Leg cramps. Aching back and hips. Braxton Hicks contractions. Fits of insatiable hunger followed by absolute disgust over everything food-related. Insomnia... All in the same week.

I had forgotten about the joys of the second trimester.

But the real joys make the discomfort worth it. Like making the decision to find out the baby's gender and then sharing the news with family and friends. (Click on "Read More" below to find out whether we're expecting a boy or a girl!) And feeling the baby's increasing movements... even if they do involve kicking my bladder non-stop. And having the energy to spend several hours completing a task that's been on my to-do list forever.

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It's a BOY! Baby BOY Rittler is due this August!

The insomnia, in particular, has been frustrating me. I know I should be sleeping and recharging. Especially now because the upcoming week at work is going to be insane. But I do like how it's allowed me to catch up a bit on life while the rest of the family sleeps and the house is quiet.

With any luck, I'll get to start writing another blog post after sharing this week's menu plan. So... are you ready to see what's on deck for dinner at our house this week?

Menu Plan: April 2 - April 8

Sunday

Rotisserie Chicken Skillet (from A Family Feast | see recipe)

Monday

Toasted Gnocchi with Mushrooms, Basil, and Parmesan (from Gimme Some Oven | see recipe)

Tuesday

One-Pot Cheesy Taco Pasta (from Mother Thyme | see recipe)

Wednesday

Stephen's Choice

Thursday

Leftovers

Friday

Margherita Pizza

Saturday

Stephen's Choice, Part 2 (I have a work event all day, so Stephen's in charge of making/ordering dinner again.)

What's for dinner at YOUR house this week?

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One year ago: A Month of Dinners: Menu Plan for April {and Some Honesty about Doing It All} {MENU PLAN}
Two years ago: Fill Your Easter Basket with NestlĂ©'s 2015 Collection of Easter Treats {FUN}
Three years ago: Baked Pasta with Sausage, Mushrooms, and Mascarpone {RECIPE}
Four years ago: A Taste of Napa {TRAVEL}
Five years ago: Chicken with Tarragon and White Wine {RECIPE}
Six years ago: Brunching in Brooklyn at DuMont {REVIEW}
Seven years ago: Featured Friday, Volume 1.2 {FUN}
Eight years ago: Asparagus with Honey and Curry Butter {RECIPE}

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