Mr H tackled the dinner menu for the week Little Cowboy was born, and I was so grateful that I had already shopped, created a menu, and had everything ready to cook! It made life easy as we didn't need to hunt up grub or go to the grocery store.
I sat in the kitchen nursing the baby, and Mr H would chop this and that while I directed (if needed) from my perch. Despite the fact that the kitchen was usually over 100 degrees with 90% humidity (it was 105 outside the day after our son was born!), we had a good time.
Most of the menu devolves into just a listing of main dishes, but it will hopefully still help you to generate ideas for your own menus.
Banana Cream Pudding
Tuesday (I put together the menu for the week forward, did the grocery shopping, and light contractions started this night ...)
I was in labor and do not recall any interest in food :D Although I did eat some incredibly good chocolate that Mr H brought me, and at the urging of the midwives, around 2AM I had some tapioca pudding that I had made on Tuesday. I had other things on my mind!
Thursday - the day little cowboy was born!
I cannot remember what we ate for dinner!
Thai Peanut Chicken Salad
Chopped Cobb Salad
Creamy Chicken Fettuccini and Peas
Braised Turnips and Beets
Sauteed Turnip Greens
Chocolate Chip Cookies
Chicken Runsas (Mr H's first experience making yeast dough!)
Enchiladas* and Sour Cream
Thursday (My first time back in the kitchen since Tuesday! Yes, Mr H made all those meals! He continued to make many of the following dinners, as well.)
Orange Fizzy Drink
Bratwursts with Trader Joe's Brat Buns
Baked Beans with Bacon
Spinach-Beef Macaroni Bake
Italian Pasta Salad
Crazy Quesadillas and Sour Cream
Baked Macaroni & Kale
Buffalo and Blue Cheese Chicken Salad Wraps
Blueberry-Peach Crumble with Ice Cream
*These meals came from the freezer - we prepared multiple batches of them in advance!
|These quesadillas, cooked by Mr H, were loaded down with everything from|
chicken to mushrooms, turnips to onions, cheese to beans - and they were
GOOD! The best I've ever had!!
|Must have salad in this heat!|
|The baked beans cooked outside on the porch in the slow-cooker,|
as a friend had suggested - since temps were in the 100s!
|I can eat this borscht by the gallon!!|
This lovely fruit bowl, composed by Mr H, was the
perfect snacking material for us while I was in labor
|What happens when you leave a popsicle on the counter and get distracted|
by changing diapers ...
And so, we head into another week!