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  • What’s Going On + Menu Plan Monday: Week of Sept 8, 2014

    I’m still waiting for our fall schedule to be finalized, and in the meantime, I’ve been thinking hard about the way we eat (I’ve got a book review coming that will show you why). I try to get a lot done while the kids are in school, but lately I’ve also been thinking about make-ahead and easy/fast meals. Both would make my life easier.

    I’ve also been feeling a bit overwhelmed by all that’s going on. My life seems to go in the same cycle – first I get super busy and that stresses me out, so then I diligently cut back and create breathing room, which makes me feel like I can take on more, so then I get busy again, and then overwhelmed … and so on. It’s a natural cycle, but I don’t really love it. I’d really like to find a happy medium that I can live in most of the time, where I’ve got a lot going on but it feels manageable. Unfortunately, I’m not there yet!

    In the meantime, here’s what I’ve got planned for dinners this week:

    Monday – Rice, Salmon Furikake, Sauteed Broccoli, Miso Eggplant

    Tuesday – Slow Cooker Shredded Beef Sandwiches, Broccoli Slaw, Edamame

    Wednesday – Shrimp, Potato & Spinach Frittata, Garlic Bread, Salad

    Thursday – Farfalle Smoked Salmon Salad

    Friday – Cheesy Mashed White Beans With Kale, Parmesan, and a Fried Egg

    Saturday – Chicken Enchiladas, Salad, Guacamole

    Sunday – Leftovers

    Even though it’s still quite hot, I’d really like to get some baking done: chocolate chip cookies, banana bread, and maybe one or two other things.

    See more weekly menus at I’m an Organizing Junkie.

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