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Sunday Meal Plan – Week 15 – Mother’s Day Edition

Happy Mother’s Day to all the moms, grandmas, and aunts out there!

Can you believe it’s mother’s day already? I swear we just rang in the new year! I know it’s so cliche to talk about the passage of time and how fast or slow it goes, but seriously, May? Already!?

We’re finally getting some phenomenal weather here in WNY, which makes me a happier person, plus it gives us the opportunity to get out and play, or RUN, which has become Emmett’s favorite. 🙂 He must get that from his dad, because even when I’m in shape to run, it’s never my favorite workout, whereas Seamus truly enjoys running, AND looks forward to it.

Alright, so you’re probably checking in to see what we have on the menu for this week. We had a few carry-overs (again) because we just didn’t feel like cooking one day so we ordered pizza, and then on Friday my mom and sister came up for Mother’s Day tea at Emmett’s day care, so we all ordered in.

mother's day meal plan - Baby Doodah!

So let me stop babbling and get to the menu…

Sunday: Hot Dogs (on the grill) & fries (one of my fave meals, for my special mother’s day)

Monday: Marinated Chicken & Zucchini

Tuesday: BBQ Pork Loin & Baked Potatoes

Wednesday: Spaghetti (with GF noodles – it’s our first time trying them, so I’ll let you know how they go) & Meatballs

Thursday: Homemade Pizza (carry-over)

Friday: Salmon Teriyaki & Asparagus (carry-over)

Saturday: Steak, with Chickpea & Tomato salad (again, I CANNOT get enough)

Seamus and I had a pretty easy time pulling our menu together this week, and we shopped on Saturday so that we didn’t have to worry about it on Sunday (because it’s Mother’s Day and I’m hoping to get spoiled). 😉 And the added bonus is that it’s a menu I’m pretty excited for! Woohoo!

As usual, I’m linking-up with Laura from Mommy, Run Fast! and Jill from jillconyers.com.

Your turn!

What fun things are you doing for Mother’s Day?

Anything new and exciting on your menu?

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Sunday Meal Plan – Week 11

Hi everyone! I apologize for this being a few days late, things haven’t been going so well with our apartment and the noise and when one part of my life is sucking, I often let it spill into other areas. In this case, just the thought of putting any effort into blogging sounded awful. What makes this the most sad, is that I love blogging, I know I do, but when things start to overwhelm me I just lose any joy I felt in everything. 🙁

Likewise, since I was feeling so down, my Sunday meal plan was lacking. Seamus and I just barely pulled together enough ideas to fill the week, and it’s a pretty easy week. We went to my parent’s for dinner Sunday, and my birthday is Wednesday, we needed 5 meals and it took forever to create our menu. Oh well, we’re finding we don’t have a lot we can do to get them to stop the noise, which makes the whole situation even worse. However, if anyone is a lawyer or specializes in this sort of thing, and can offer some advice, please email me.

I really am sorry for being so depressing, I know most people don’t come to someone’s blog to read the negative crap, they come to be lifted up, but I’m feeling really lost and wanted to be real with my readers. I hope you can all understand.


Now… Here’s our Sunday Meal Plan

Breakfast for the Week: GF bagel with Egg and Cheese

Lunch: Romaine lettuce leaves wrapped with Ham and Cheese, Grapes, Watermelon and Baby Carrots

Sunday: Mom and dad’s house

Monday: Leftover Chicken Fried Rice with Veggies

Tuesday: Steak with chick pea and tomato salad

Wednesday: Out to celebrate my birthday!

Thursday: Marinated Chicken and Zucchini

Friday: Hot Dogs and Fries

Saturday: Leftover Pulled Pork and Mac ‘n Cheese

Certainly not the healthiest menu we’ve ever created, but at least we made a menu, shopped and are sticking to it. You have to focus your happiness on something, I’m going to focus on the fact that we still made a menu and that we’re not just eating our emotions.

And for the fun of it, because he’s just so darn cute – here’s a little picture of my Emmett, playing at grandma’s.


As usual, I’m linking up with Mommy Run Fast and JillConyers.com. Check them out, and link-up!

Your turn!

Do you struggle to find focus for the things you enjoy, when other parts of your life are a little bleak?

What are some of your fun eats for this week?


Sunday Meal Plan – Week 10

Hey everyone! Happy Sunday! It’s time to share my Sunday Meal Plan with you.


I wish I was in better spirits, because I really do enjoy linking up my meal plan, but we’ve had a rough week, and an especially rough weekend. You’re probably wondering what’s going on, or maybe you’re not, either way I’m going to share.

Over the last week, the tenants below us have had the volume on their TV / stereo up very high. The bass is completely audible through the floors and is quite disturbing when we’re trying to watch TV, or focus on something else. We tried to work with them, asking them on 2 separate occasions if they minded turning down the bass. We have absolutely no issue with talking, or other ambient noise that is caused by living above someone. After dealing with the noise for an additional few days, we reached out to our landlord, who was absolutely no help, and quite honestly made us feel much worse about the situation.

We texted back and forth with her on Thursday evening (she requested that we text). She said she’d contact them, and I’m certain she did. However, the music continued to be loud all night, and then again Friday night it was bad. I went to bed at 8:30 because I just couldn’t handle the noise. Seamus texted the landlord again, asking that she contact us at her earliest convenience. She called the next morning (Saturday), and upon our complaints of the noise, said that she was not their mother and had no control over the volume of their music or what they did. Also, going on to say that they deserve to have people over and live. I agree. We’re not asking them to not live or not have people over, we’re asking for them to turn their bass down.

We explained all this to her, but she didn’t want to hear it and began repeating the same things over and over again, about their right to live. Her only suggestion was to call the police, which we really didn’t want to do. We really would rather just handle things peacefully, so we’re thinking that we may write them a letter explaining that we don’t want a feud and that we have no issue with the actual music or their gatherings, simply their bass. Our hope is that by putting it all out there, they will want to be respectful of us, as we want to be of them. I’ll keep you posted, but this has really put our whole exciting move in a really crudy spot.

Now for our meal plan

Sunday: Crock-pot Salsa Chicken

Monday: Leftover Pulled pork

Tuesday: Hot Dogs and fries

Wednesday: Marinated Chicken and Veggies

Thursday: Homemade Chicken Fried Rice

Friday: Cheeseburgers and veggies

Saturday: Scrounge around the house

Oh! And I did manage to find my menu planners, so I’m back to writing everything out, and it was so much easier to make our meal plan and shopping list this week. Woohoo!!

As usual, I’m linking up with Laura from Mommy Run Fast and Jill from jillconyers.com.

Your turn!

Have you ever had a difficult landlord, that was unwilling to help?

What are you eats for the week?


Sunday Meal Plan – Week 9

Yeah, I realize that it’s not Sunday, but we still needed to meal plan, so we did it today.

After a long weekend of packing, moving and now unpacking, I was ready to sit down and meal plan, unfortunately it didn’t quite happen that way because we still had plenty of unpacking to do. What ended up happening was us taking Emmett to day care, a quickly thrown together meal plan, and then a day full of unpacking (and it’s still not even close to being done).

For the past few weeks I’ve been using these great meal plan sheets, but in the move I lost them and haven’t found their box yet. Needless to say, planning wasn’t as fun as it has been, and we definitely forgot a few things. Either way, the shopping got done and we now have a fully stocked fridge with loads of yummy goodness.


 This Week’s “Thrown together” Meal Plan

Monday – Scrounge around house

Tuesday – Crock-post salsa chicken fajitas

Wednesday – Steak with chick pea, tomato & feta salad

Thursday – Homemade Hamburgers and Fries

Friday – Marinated Chicken and Brussel Sprouts

Saturday – Homemade Pizza with Veggies

That’s it, that’s my meal plan. It’s actually shaping up to be a yummy week, despite it being thrown together at the last minute.

Thankfully I am off tomorrow, and will be spending the day unpacking. There’s so much to do, but slowly but surely, box by box, we’re getting through it.

As usual, I’m linking up with Laura from Mommy Run Fast and Jill from Jill Conyers.

Your turn!

What’s on your menu for the week? I’d love to hear your plans, in the comments below.


Sunday Meal Plan – Week 8

Happy Sunday, friends!

This might be really weird to say, but I’m really looking forward to the start of the week. Believe it or not, the past month has flown by and our move is only 4 days away, the start of the week means Friday (and our move) is that much closer. I cannot wait!

Our weekend was busy busy busy, all day Saturday was spent back, and thankfully we got a lot done. Most of what is left, is odds and ends, clothes and our food. All stuff that should be fairly easy to throw into boxes Thursday night, or Friday morning. Honestly, I could probably pick 4 outfits out for the week, for myself and Emmett and throw the rest into our suitcases. I can’t wait for this move to be over, I could use a lazy weekend.

Today was spent helping the buyers of our armoire move it to their home, buying an adorable new outfit for Emmett from Carter’s (everything is 50% off right now), going out to lunch (with the money from our sale of the armoire), grocery shopping, visiting with my parents who were in Niagara Falls for the weekend and stopped here for a visit on their way home, making homemade bread and soup, and finally some packing. Yikes! Sounds like a busy day, right!? It was! Though, I don’t mind busy days like this.

The only negative point of this week was my sciatica / back pain / leg pain flared up big time last night. Probably from all the bending up and down yesterday while we packed, but I’m trying to not do anything that puts any unneeded stress on my lower back. I’ve worn my sneakers all day today, which really seems to be helping. I am beyond sick of this pain, it has brought me to tears on many occasions over the last 2 weeks and I am just so angry with myself for letting myself get to this point.


And now my Sunday Meal Plan

Sunday: Wegmans Kale & Mushroom Soup, Homemade gluten-free bread

Monday: Burgers on the grill & fries

Tuesday: Steak with Chickpea, Tomato and Feta Salad (This recipe was so amazing last week, that we’re making it again this week)

Wednesday: Chicken Tacos w/ Fresh Veggies

Thursday: Scrounge Around House (night before we move)

Friday: Moving day – We will likely have to grab something out since everything will still be in boxes

Saturday: Homemade Gluten-Free Pizza

Looks like a pretty good meal plan to me, let’s get the week started!

As usual, I’m linking up with Laura from Mommy Run Fast and Jill from Jill Conyers.

Your turn!

What’s on your meal plan for the week?

If you’ve moved, do you typically eat out on the actual move day, or do you find food around the house?


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