Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Menu Plan Tuesday 5/25-5/31

Since Monday was Memorial Day, and we were traveling home from a visit with family, this week's menu plan is a day late.

Our holiday weekend was definitely memorable. It was our first time meeting our new nephew and Hubby's family's first time meeting our baby girl, which was definitely the highlight of our visit.

Unfortunately, at our family picnic on Saturday, our 18-month-old niece had a seizure and was admitted to the hospital overnight. It was a terrifying experience, but thankfully she is appears to be back to her normal, adorable self. The night she was discharged from the hospital she had a great time playing with Kiddo, and except for the hospital bracelet and a few marks from the IV and EEG, you would never know she spent about 24 hours in the hospital. There are still follow-up appointments to be made now that she's home, hopefully to determine exactly why she had the seizure as the doctors were not able to confirm the cause. We are praying for completely restored health and no more seizures.

It was all very scary, but we are so blessed to have supportive family and friends. Between caring for our niece while waiting for the ambulance, cleaning up from the picnic, helping with the kids (Kiddo, baby girl, and our 4-month-old nephew), making phone calls, sitting with my sister-in-law in the hospital, and many, many prayers, everyone chipped in so every need was met. God is good! And I am so grateful to have married into this special family.

To top off the weekend, a stomach bug passed through the family. My mother-in-law started with it after she came home from the hospital late Saturday/early Sunday morning. And by early Monday morning, Hubby had gotten it too. As of tonight, over 10 family members and friends have gotten sick. Since Hubby and I took the majority of the responsibility for the kids during the time that our niece was in the hospital, we are thankful that he didn't fall ill until after everyone returned. I'm also thankful that he was feeling well enough to travel home yesterday and that no one else got sick in the car. We're praying that we continue to stay healthy, especially the kids.

Obviously, this was not the weekend any of us would have wanted, but there are so many things to be grateful for, so I choose to focus on that.

This Week's Menu Plan: 5/25-5/31

Monday:  Savory Crescent Chicken Pockets*, Chicken & Rice Soup*

Tuesday: Venison Steaks, Easy Oven Roasted Potatoes, Salad

Wednesday: Cranberry-Orange Pork* (courtesy of my mom), Rice, Salad

Thursday: A variation of these Ham & Cheese Spirals, Baby Carrots

Friday: Simple Roast Chicken in the Crock Pot

Saturday: Spaghetti & Meatballs*, Salad

Sunday: Creamed Chicken, Biscuits, Green Beans


So, Tell Me...

What do you have planned for the week ahead? I'd love to hear from you in the comments below!

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