Another Menu Plan Monday

I’m writing this on the last day of winter break. Our two weeks of family time, fun and relaxation is over now and as you’re reading this, the girls are back to school and life has gone back to normal.

It was an interesting Christmas season for us. I’ve been having some nagging, minor, health issues that have left me extremely exhausted and overly emotional. The weather this year was very mild and I just never managed to find my Christmas spirit at all. We pulled down the tree yesterday and I admit to not even feeling a pang of regret.  Slowly, Christmas will be removed this week.  I tried faking it until I felt it, but mostly I faked it.

Christmas break has been very difficult on Baby Bee.  On Friday, she confessed she was ready to go back to school and I had another moment where I was sad that home can’t always be the comfort she needs.  It also spoke to me about how important it will be for us to find a good routine, that we stick to, over the summertime to help her along.  We’ve had more meltdowns in the past week from Baby Bee than we had for the first half of the school year and more fights between she and Littlebit than we’ve ever had.

For the first time in my 12 years of sending children off to school, I’m ready for my children to go back to school and I’m looking forward to the month of January in  way that I never have before.

Monday Baked Cream Cheese Spaghetti Casserole with Garlic Bread

Tuesday Big Daddy and I have Blackhawks tickets and my Aunt and Uncle and Cousin are watching the girls.  I hear they may be having pizza.

Wednesday Parmigiano Panko Herb Encrusted Chicken  Parmesan Garlic Noodles and veggies

Thursday Pierogies with Smoked Sausage, onions and peppers

Friday Make your own pizza! (We have some great, pre-made crusts available locally that make this an easy option)