This week.

Since the last time I blogged we've had quite a few changes around here. I have had problems with my blood pressure and I am now on a seriously restrictive no sodium diet. You would not believe the amount of sodium that is in food we eat every day. Needless to say this is a new adventure in cooking. On top of that Mr. C is now on weight watchers. We tried to apply for health insurance and if Mr. C can lose 30 lbs we can save $20 a month for the next 30 years. This is a HUGE incentive for weight loss. So, our menus have changed quite a bit. Because of this our grocery budget had a change too. I think this bummed both of us out. I was not too happy about going over for the month but we make sacrifices for our children right?

I'm also slowing down the cooking because i'm getting to that point of utter exhasution. I was going strong until the last week. I even diluted myself into thinking maybe it wasn't going to hit me. But hit me hard it did. I don't think it's as bad as the first trimester but it's close. The great thing is that the end is near. A month from yesterday my friend is supposed to be here. I honestly can't even wrap my mind around that fact. Mr. C and I are both doing what needs to get done to get ready for baby but I'm not sure either of us know what's in store. Needless to say these are not my best culinary efforts but it'll do.

Friday night: Tacos
Saturday breakfast: eggs and potatoes. Little J will be here to help with the nursery. it's almost done and it's super cute.
Saturday dinner: Date night. We have gotten into the pattern of date nights lately and I really look forward to them. I think it's knowing that these are very limited in our future that we both really dig them.
Sunday dinner: Jambalaya, Zataran's has a lower sodium one that i've never tried before but I'm looking forward to it.
Monday dinner: Little J bought me a no salt cookbook and from it I'm going to make a potato frittata
Crockpot day: Year of slow cooking green pepper chicken, although I'm making green pepper tofu. YUM!

what are you making?


http://fortunavirilis.blogspot.com/2010/01/crock-pot-curried-red-lentil-chickpea.htmlI fell off the blogon (blogging wagon) this week. We were very busy including having people over for the Superbowl. Obviously I didn't do well with meal planning since I didn't do it. I overspent at the grocery store. I even forgot to renew my library books and now owe $1.75, boo. It'll go better this week.

No progress was made in baby's room. We did the rest of the house cleaned and presentable. This weekend we are putting up these clouds that I LOVE.

So, I can now see how people fall off the resolution wagon in February. But not us, no this week we are getting back on it.

This week I can only spend $25 at the grocery store so we are mostly eating whatever we have around here.

Saturday: Chicken/tofu baked in the oven, mashed potatoes, salad using our free earthfare coupon!
Sunday: Tostadas
Monday: I have a special dinner planned but I don't want to tell you know because Mr. C reads the blog and I want to surprise him. But don't worry it's delicious and frugal.
Crockpot day: I am making indian. Never got around to it. I am using this recipe here.