On the menu this week: November 17

What's on our meal plan this week?  Well, not much actually.  

Thursday evening we are heading to San Diego to stay with my mom for almost two weeks! We are quite excited, and there are some little children who are going to be having a hard time sleeping later this week.   We've got all kinds of big plans, my 7 year old daughter has even made her own list of everything she wants to do. 

I think even the cats and my adult stepson who lives with us are looking forward to us leaving, and to having the whole place to themselves for a little while.  

I am looking forward to some warmer weather, since we're already seeing temps in the 20's here.  And I am very much looking forward to having my mom cook some meals for me!  I love cooking for my family, but it does get a little exhausting sometimes, so I am very excited for a break from being the one who does it all, 3-4 meals a day, 7 days a week.  I'm sure I'll be doing some cooking at my mom's house, I always do, but not every meal, every day.

Since I'll be spending most of my week working hard to get things packed for 6 people to be gone for 2 weeks, the meals will be pretty simple.  First order of business though is a night out for me with a friend, so our kid food night will be Monday.  I'll get them all started with some soup and toast before I head out.

This evening for dinner I made a couple of big pork shoulder roasts, with a bunch of veggies and mashed potatoes and gravy - so you know that all of those things will make another appearance.  I will use some of the mashed potatoes to make potato pancakes for breakfast one morning. And I will shred up some of the meat and maybe season it up a bit more and we will have pork tacos on Tuesday.  

I'm keeping the lunches very simple - leftover pizza, quesadillas, some muffins from the freezer, and PB&J's on the last day - which will probably be packed in something disposable, so I don't have to wash lunch boxes right before we leave for the airport. 

And that's it.  Not much of a meal plan, but sometimes that's what you do, right?

Have a great week!