I’m so, SO much more excited for Thanksgiving this year than usual! It’s all for lame, selfish reasons, too. But hey, I’d rather be excited than not!
First of all, I’ve been cleared by my doctor to make some rolls for myself. Granted, they have to be gluten/dairy free, but there are still tons more ingredients that I haven’t been previously allowed! Yay for sometimes foods!!
Second, Thanksgiving week equals a 2-day work week. I’m absolutely thrilled!
Lastly, we’ve got some family from out of town coming in to spend the holiday. It will be so awesome to see them all! Especially my cute little nieces. I just love ‘em.
With this excitement mounding, I’m actually feeling motivated enough to create a menu plan for the week. Like always, I keep all of MY personal meals gluten free, and therefore, most of the family’s. I’ll sometimes give them a gluten-filled option, like a side of toast or something, but for dinner we’re usually pretty strict. Here’s the plan:
Tuesday: Homemade Taco Bowls (use leftover beans and toppings from Monday)
Wednesday: Fried Rice with Veggies (use leftover rice from Tuesday)
Thursday: Thanksgiving meal
Friday: Leftover night (probably turkey, potatoes and pie, right?)
Saturday: Creamy White Chicken Chili (with leftover turkey instead of chicken)
Sunday: Quinoa-Crusted Chicken
As for the goals, well, I was able to get everything done last time I set some weekly goals. The plan for this week isn’t anything grand, but I’m thinking baby steps are the best way to achieve the big stuff anyway:
- Start new blog – My daughter wants to start a review site with me, where we’ll share our thoughts on fun, girly stuff: hairstyles, beauty treatments, and products…you know, that type of stuff!
- Post a movie review and giveaway (keep your eyes peeled!)
- Go over November budget numbers.
Have a great week, everyone, and have a safe and happy holiday weekend for those in the U.S.!