Menu Monday: 6-0!!

15 Oct

Have you ever enjoyed so many top notch, rip roaring good time weekends in a row, you finally find your body crying “Uncle!!” to the top of its little lungs?

That’s been my life for the past month or so. Not that I’d ever complain about too much fun, but I find myself drooling over an “off” weekend.

The feeling has much to do with parents in town and best friends visiting multiple weekends in a row, but it all seems to trace back to one thing.

6-0!! Considering this miracle hasn’t occurred since 2002, coupled with the fact that I’ve attended 3 out of 6 victories, makes for an exhausting first half of this year’s football season.

I’ve also been busy staying up on this fall’s current fashions. This just in: garbage bag ponchos.

After beer on top of beer and hot dogs/salty soft pretzels galore, I really center myself around my weekly menu planning. I’ve mentioned before that if calculating my every food-related move for the weekdays weren’t my ritual, I’d probably be living off of coffee, candy corn and take-out sushi. So for me, I write out my menu on Sundays, write up a grocery list and then hit the store — and I only purchase items on my list.

Okok, the occasional pumpkin-related goodie DOES sneak its way into the shopping cart here & there. Shh.

Here’s what I’m having this week!

  • Monday: Out to dinner
  • Tuesday: Mini Meatball Soup (a husband favorite in this household)
  • Wednesday: Grilled chicken with roasted eggplant, onions & peppers
  • Thursday: turkey pumpkin chili in the crockpot (new recipe – excited for this one!)
  • Friday: leftovers/fridge clean out
  • Saturday: Out to dinner
  • Breakfasts: pumpkin pie oats
  • Snacks: pumpkin amazeballs adapted from the fitnessista (Anyone noticing a disturbing trend?)

Who else planned for success this week? It’s not too late!

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