While I'm sad to have him out of the house longer (still a short day by Korean standards) I'm really looking forward to settling into a nice, new routine. We've also just returned from a month in Canada and are trying to adjust to the time change ~ which I imagine will actually help us to start a new schedule rather than try to change an existing one.
The beginning of this contract year allows me to indulge some of my inner "crazy." I love making lists, so let me share some of what's on my mind today...
Some of my goals for this year are:
-getting on a better sleep/ wake cycle (going to bed earlier, waking earlier)
-getting more exercise and getting PH outdoors to explore more
To eat healthier, I'm planning to write a dinner menu for the month, then a grocery list according to the planned menu. This will help me to prepare healthier meals because there won't be any last minute "hmmm and haas" about what to make, resulting in last minute, bad food choices. I'm also happy to be more prudent with money and not waste food. For breakfasts, we already have our routines ~ I eat cereal, hubs eats toast. Everyday. Simple, eh? And for lunch, hubs has lunch prepared at his new school's cafeteria (SO jealous!!) and I can make simple things or leftovers.
Now I've just got to prepare a menu. Having PH starting to eat what we eat is a real wake up call. I knew we didn't always have well balanced meals, but I'm a little surprised at how many things we eat that I'd never dream of giving him... I want to model healthy habits, so time to start them! But what to make?!?!?!
Off hand, here are some options:
-Roast chicken, hot chicken sandwiches, chicken soup...
-couscous with feta and tomato
-lazy beth's cabbage rolls (ground pork cooked in V8 with large chunks of cabbage, onion and carrots over rice)
-curry and rice
-spaghetti and meatballs
I also am stealing an idea from my MIL ~ cheeseburger casserole: seasoned ground meat, mushroom soup, grated cheese and potatoes served with a veggie. She uses tater tots, so I think I'll try small "hashbrown" sized potato cubes instead.
Hmmmm, what else???? Anyone have any other ideas??