A mom of all boys...the joys and the challenges of being the only woman in the bunch!
Monday, January 12, 2015
What we're eating during the Pantry Challenge - week two
January 12 - Breakfast: we woke up late. Hubs had eggs & bacon. Ds#3 had a glass of milk & a brownie. I had a bottle of water. Lunch: Hubs had tossed salad topped with leftover steak. Ds#3 had salad topped with leftover chicken. I had some chicken salad (diced chicken, carrots, celery, pecans). Dinner: I got home late.... yeah, it's been that kind of day... I had a roast in the crock pot so we ate that and I reheated the Swiss beans. Everyone is fed. Whew.
Tomorrow I leave for the rest of the week - meals are prepped for the guys, and I'll be eating mostly on the road. We'll see how it goes...
January 13 - Breakfast: I hit the road today. I made everyone's breakfast before school - eggs & bacon for Hubs, and an egg-bake with bacon & broccoli and chocolate milk.
Lunch: Hubs took leftover roast from last night and leftover Swiss beans in his lunch. Ds#3 had a turkey sandwich on a mini-roll, tortilla chips w/salsa, and a homemade brownie. I had dinner on the road - we stopped at a gas station that had a Subway inside, so I spent $6 on a salad for lunch. Dinner: The guys had nachos for dinner at home (I made a bunch of taco meat for them and they had all the fixin's to go with it). I ate dinner on the road with my co-worker; we went to Chipotle which was a treat because we don't have one at home! I spent $10 on a salad bowl with chicken and all the toppings. Snack: I left the guys a plate of chocolate chip cookies before I left and I was told that they enjoyed them when they came in from school. Score one for mom.
January 14 -
Day Two on the road. Breakfast: I had a Clif Bar for breakfast (I brought a stash with me because breakfast tends to be pricey and I'm not much of an egg person). Hubs had eggs & sausage at home, and he made pancakes for ds#3. What a guy! :) Lunch: I had lunch on the road with my co-worker - we stopped at Greek restaurant and I spent $10 on Greek chicken and a Greek salad and it was delish!!! Hubs had ham slices and Swiss beans in his lunchbox, and ds#3 had the same lunch as yesterday (I packed them in Ziploc bags before I left so they were already put together to make life easy). Dinner: Out for dinner - I spent $15 on a burger including the tip. Hubs & ds#3 went to Panera for their planned meal out before bowling. I can't believe it's going according to the plan.... that NEVER happens!!!
January 15 -
Day Three on the road. Breakfast: Clif Bar for me. Hubs & ds#3 ate at home. Lunch: Lunch on the road for me - a nuts & berries salad for $8. Hubs had leftovers and ds#3 had lunchbox stuff I prepped for him. Dinner: Dinner with colleagues - a bunless portobella & manchego cheeseburger for $11.76. Hubs had a rough day at work so he & ds#3 went out to eat.
January 16 -
Day Four on the road. This is getting old. Breakfast: Clif Bar for me. Hubs & ds#3 ate at home. Lunch: for me today - a bunless burger at the Convention with lettuce, tomato, bacon, cheese and mushrooms for $10. Finding good food is getting difficult and it's crazy expensive. Hubs & ds#3 had lunchbox stuff that I prepped for them. Dinner: I fudged and had nachos for dinner' I spent $18 including the tip. But there was a lot of veg on them. Hubs & ds#3 went out to eat again.
January 17 -
Heading home today. Woo hoo!!! Breakfast: Apple for me. Hubs & ds#3 slept late, then headed to bowling. Lunch: Hubs & ds#3 went out to a fave local BBQ spot. My co-worker and I had a late lunch at Zoe's Kitchen - totally yummy! I had Greek chicken with coleslaw - it was made with an oil & vinegar dressing, and they added feta cheese. I am going to make it at home! Spent $8. Dinner: I think the guys' lunch was late, so they didn't eat dinner. My friend & I were anxious to get home, so we didn't stop for dinner either. I've got my work cut out for me in the coming week - stay tuned!