Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Meal Planning & Cleaning Rules (I'm backkk)

I decided to take a month break from facebooking and blogging, but I've since realized blogging is a great tool for me so I'm back. I'm keeping my promise on the facebook break though, I'm realizing more and more how unhealthy it really is. Also right now being positive is difficult for me with all that is going on, so deep posts for now will go into my private journal where I can vent and let loose without judgement.


So with me being pregnant, cooking and cleaning has went on the back burner. Every smell is making my stomach turn, I even had to unplug all of our glade plug-ins... anything that has a smell, is too much! Cleaning products (even natural like vinegar) makes me sick. The smells of food makes me sick. Somedays I wonder if I'm really just pregnant or if I have the flu.

To describe our house into a nutshell, it's a disaster.

So for the last two days I have willed myself to clean and cook, and things are slowly going back into order. I find I have to push myself to just breath out of my mouth and try, otherwise things will fall apart. It's hard being pregnant!

So in order to help myself, I have put into place a few new rules that I hope slowly will turn into habit...

Dishes, not a single one is allowed in the sink! Never. Ever. Ever! LOL...

It goes STRAIGHT into the dishwasher. This use to be my rule, but I got sick and tired and let things go... thinking Joel would pick up my slack. And he does help, occasionally, but in less cleaning and doing dishes are a habit, doing it occasionally will not cut it and soon I'll find myself with a pile of dishes to do. Also since I'm pregnant, I've been buying paper plates and plastic cups. As much as the hippy in me wants to NOT buy these things, I have since let go of the guilt and allowed myself the luxury.  Hopefully soon my new "no dishes in the sink" rule will help me get rid of the disposable plates and cups.

Cooking: This has been an absolute challenge! Just looking at a cook book, pinterest or anything with food makes me ehhh. But it needs to be done. Our eating habits have slowly turned to take-out or not eating at all (me) because I can't stomach it. It's not healthy and I have to bite the bullet and do it anyways. So, today I'm drawing up a new master list of meals to choose from that will weed out all of the gross foods I've had to stare at lately.

Here goes, our Master List for Meal Planning (edited frequently)...

Main Course:
Chicken Pot Pie Soup & Biscuits
kabobs in the oven
homemade pizza
French Toast casserole
orange chicken
whole wheat fettuccini alfredo & veggies (or chicken)
baked BBQ chicken
baked teriyaki chicken
chicken and dumplings
pineapple, bacon bbq burgers
chicken pot pie
grandma Geuy's chili
mexican casserole
fajitas
hamburgers
lasagna
meatloaf
pot roast & veggies in the crock pot
bbq pulled pork sandwiches in the crock pot
spaghetti
steak
stir fry
pancakes
light broccoli cheese soup
breakfast casserole
healthy homemade chicken tenders
sweet peas, sausage and potatoes
Kyle's Crap (my brother in law's recipe, cabbage, italian sausage, onion & potatoes)
Bahama Mama's sausage, potatoes & Sour Crowd (sp?)
pork chops
quiche

Sides:
mushrooms in butter
stuffed mushrooms
deviled eggs
rice
baked potato
baked sweet potato
mashed potatoes
cheesy potatoes
bacon
green bean casserole
cheese ball & crackers (catalina/onion)
baked sweet potato
steak fries

fruit:
strawberries
oranges
watermelon
bananas
apples
grapes
pineapple

veggies:
corn
zucchini
salad
green beans
sweet peas
avocado

breakfast:
homemade glazed donuts
homemade sinful cinnamon rolls
pancakes
waffles
eggs

desserts:
crock-pot baked apples
sinful banana pie


Photo Credit: Zdenek Pachl

3 comments:

  1. it's after 2am and i wasn't that hungry. then - i read your list! :)
    pineapple bbq bacon burgers...YUM!
    and sinful banana pie...hello!

    welcome back!!
    i can so relate to your dish dilemma! i feel like our kitchen is either a catastrophe or spic n' span. currently the counters are full of all types of crap.

    i hope you feel better and are able to enjoy some of your awesome recipes!
    happy thursday <3
    xoxo
    maria

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  2. i have had the same problem!! i am pregnant, due july 18th and it haas been so hard for me to get the energy to cook and clean. i love your recipe list!! when are you due?

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  3. I decided to take a month break from facebooking and blogging, but I've since realized blogging is a great tool for me so I'm back. I'm keeping my promise on the facebook break though, I'm realizing more and more how unhealthy it really is. Also right now being positive is difficult for me with all that is going on, so deep posts for now will go into my private journal where I can vent and let loose without judgement. electric pressure washer reviews

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