Monday, July 21, 2008


Well, the little get-together for my sister turned out really well. We had an additional 5 people at the last minute, but we somehow pulled it off with just enough food to not have any left to nibble on later! Which was a *good* thing.

I've found that it's super important for me to have good healthy foods here to eat, because when I get really hungry, if there is nothing else, I'll go for the junk. So I'm working on that this week.

We've also started to walk/jog. I hesitate to even mention this because I feel silly at my age/fitness level trying to start to be a runner. But it's something that I did years ago and something that I want to do again. We've been at it for a couple of weeks and we are doing 2 miles a night now. It takes a little over 40 minutes.

I hope to get my sidebar updated at some point, but it's been (as usual) busy here. Last week BOTH of my younger girls got braces. They put them on in "phases" at this particular orthodontist so we go back tomorrow for "phase 2". So the updating may take a little longer.

Anyway, on to the menu. Still no prices, though I'm working on it.

Monday - Leftover whole wheat homemade pizza, a big salad

Tuesday - Grilled chicken breast and sauteed vegetables over brown rice

Wednesday - Quinoa and Black Beans (didn't get to it last week), salad

Thursday - Youth Advisory Council Meeting and they always bring food. I have no idea.

Friday - Leftover chicken/vegetables in a whole-wheat wrap. Salad

For more menu ideas, be sure to check out Laura's Blog!


Nancy said...

Our youngest just got braces and our oldest just got out of them. Seems like the week we get the braces on we have to have "soft" foods. Do you find that to be the case w/your girls?

Have a good week.

My name is Michelle. said...

Hi Nancy, good question! Actually the ortho told us specifically to NOT eat soft foods. They said that the teeth are going to be sore anyway and it would actually help to just go ahead and eat normally (within reason of course). So that's what we did. I did give them Advil for the first couple of days though.

Ours may be different too though because they only put on the top braces last week. And they'll do (I suppose) the bottom ones this week. So maybe we were only half as sore?

I did break down and make them mashed potatoes though, which is a real treat here. Just because they'd been looking forward to it. :)

April said...

Wow, everything sounds healthy and yummy!

My name is Michelle. said...

Thanks April! Your blog (and menu) looks great as well. I'm gonna have to try some of your recipes.

Anonymous said...

Michelle, I know you are just starting to come back, but as you are one of my favorite bloggers, I wanted to invite you to join in a little game. :)