This is the week I've been looking forward to for almost two months. Ladies and gentlemen, for the first time in early 8 weeks, John and I have no weeknight obligations! No classes to teach, no late work meetings, no clubs or games or studies or parties. Best of all, we have no showings of our home…because we accepted an offer over the weekend! That's right, our home is SOLD!
You guys know this is a big deal, because selling a home is stressful. Selling a home that you love with your whole heart is even more stressful. It's more than just being gone for an hour while strangers dig in every nook and cranny of your sanctuary. It's the emotional baggage that comes with the idea of leaving this space that we've loved for almost 10 years.
Did you see last week's post with our other BIG NEWS? This is what makes the transition easier, folks.
I am so ready for things to be somewhat normal (while we wait for the appraisal and begin packing…) when it comes to our dinners this week. Since we listed our home we've had a lot of dinners out, and I haven't been going to the gym. Needless to say, I've gained a few pounds and am ready to cook more "real food" and start moving my body.
In this week's meal plan (which is sometimes a photo of our menu board in our kitchen, sometimes a screenshot of my Real Plans, sometimes a simple list with links to recipes), you'll find several homegrown or local item from our urban homestead. Of course, there will be a few repeats throughout the week since we try to eat in-season and lots of leftovers for lunch. Breakfast is usually a smoothie or steel cut oats; something that can be prepared quickly in the morning.
Monday - Chicken + veggie flatbread with brussels sprouts
Tuesday - Homemade chicken pot pie and steamed broccoli
Wednesday - Beef roast in the slow cooker and roasted sweet taters or a veg I pull from the freezer
Thursday - Leftover beef roast, a little seasoned couscous and steamed broccoli
Friday - Oven chicken drummies and roasted butternut squash
Saturday - Tomato soup and crackers
Sunday - Chili and homemade skillet cornbread
It might seem complicating to eat locally and in season, but we actually get the bulk of our meal plan ideas from Real Plans. You can go here to learn more!