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Sunday, March 2, 2014

Menu for 3/3/14-3/9/14

Some days all I want to do is sleep and Bailey decides that she is going to wake up crying two hours earlier than usual. I find that incredibly frustrating. I know that she is just a little girl and she doesn't understand that I have hardly slept and I'm cranky and tired. Knowing that doesn't make it any easier to drag myself out of bed and be pleasant while feeding her breakfast two hours early.

At least once this week I was awake early (as in before Bailey) and I had breakfast ready by the time she was stirring in her bed. Also at least once this week I had a bout of insomnia and didn't fall asleep until early morning. About three hours later I heard Bailey whining in her room. I had to go rescue her from her bed which had attempted to eat her, or so she thought. She had shoved her foot through the bars of the frame and couldn't get it back through.

That morning instead of making a delicious and healthy breakfast of pancakes and fruit I handed her a nutri-grain bar and turned on a Tinkerbell movie so that I could nap in the recliner. I'm curious, why do I feel okay feeding Bailey sugary cereals (Apple Jacks and Trix) as snacks, but the thought of feeding her a nutri-grain bar instead of pancakes and fruit makes me feel like a horrible mother?

Sleep issues aside this has been a wonderful week. Bailey could not have behaved any better at Aaron's parents' house this weekend. My beautiful little girl was an angel. She played with her cousins until she was about to fall over from exhaustion. She is such a sweet, loving child. I'm so proud of her. More than once this week dinner turned out better than I had expected, including Saturday night when I attempted to feed eight people with five chicken breasts and a box of pasta. They ate almost everything I cooked and seemed to really enjoy it. That tomato and mozzarella pasta florentine is definitely a hit with this family.

This is the plan for the week ahead.

Breakfast- breakfast burritos
Lunch- tuna salad on honey yeast knots
Dinner- Yaya

Breakfast- yogurt and berries
Lunch- tuna salad on honey yeast knots
Dinner- brown sugar spiced baked chicken, baked beans, salad, and cheesy garlic toast

Breakfast- cranberry and brown sugar oatmeal
Lunch- leftover chicken and cranberry salad
Dinner- chicken noodle soup, grilled cheese, and salad

Breakfast- waffles with chocolate chips and strawberries
Lunch- leftover soup and salad
Dinner- coconut apricot chicken, rice, and steamed vegetables

Breakfast- cheesy eggs and toast
Lunch- leftover chicken and salad
Dinner- chicken taco casserole, black beans, and salad

Breakfast- bacon and pancakes
Lunch- chicken taco ranch salad
Dinner- loaded potato and buffalo chicken casserole, salad, and Hawaiian rolls

Breakfast- sausage, gravy, and biscuits
Lunch- leftovers and salad
Dinner- Admiral

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