My life is going to change a bit this week. I used to be the director/teacher at our church preschool. I quit over a year ago so that I could stay at home with my then 2 1/2 year old and 10 month old girls. I have since had another child, a boy, and have still been at home with them. Out of a financial necessity, I will be going back to work this week as the kindergarten teacher at the same school. I am kinda excited, though I do have some feelings of sadness and disappointment that I will not be with my kids as much (then again, maybe that will be a good thing). The baby will be with my husband, Ben, while I work. I know and trust that God has a perfect plan laid out for us, and I am okay not exactly knowing what that looks like yet. I do know that right now I am to work outside of my home. And so...Change.
I do a lot with my kids during the week. I am feeling a little bit of pressure to reorganize and better prepare my weekly plans so that everything runs smoother. Afterall, I will have 20 less hours to do what I normally do. So, here is this weeks dinner menu, as well as our afternoon baking schedule. I am aiming for easy dinners (crock pot). I will provide recipe links either here, or later this week when I make the different items.
Monday: *Dinner: Stuffed Bell Peppers (using leftover "stuffing" frozen from last week)
* Make Chocolate Chip Banana Muffins for breakfasts
*Make homemade granola bars
*Bake 2 pumpkins for pumpkin puree
Tuesday: *Crockpot: Black Bean & Salsa Chicken-use in tacos
*Bake Pumpkin Dog Treats
Wednesday: *Crockpot: Chili, cornbread
*Make homemade nutrigrain bars
Thursday: We eat at youth group on Thursdays
Friday: *Taco Salads
*Make avacado puree for babyfood (avacados are on sale at SaveMart through Tuesday for $.50. Since I plan on this being Aaron's first food, and I make all of my own baby food, I figured I'd make and freeze it while it's cheap-ish. I'll have more on making your own baby food at a later date)
Lists and plans make me feel happy. Do you have any special recipes you are going to be trying this week?