Monthly Archives: January 2013

New Menu

Weekly Menu: Week 3

I was slowly figuring out the process of menu planning still–this was only my second week of trying to ensure that my kid was fed 3 meals and 2 snacks per day. I wish someone told reminded me that I was eventually going to have to FEED her! I kid. Since we did Baby Led Weaning, she has been “eating” since around 5.5 months, but when she started daycare (at 9.5 months old), she was a full-on ‘3 meals a day’ girl already. I couldn’t just send her with baby food and call it a day–she needed real, healthy food!

[insert ‘overwhelmed, first-time mom’ expression here]

Tuna noodle casserole was a major fail in terms of feeding it to the baby. She was not a fan of the taste or texture of tuna, and every time she would put a piece in her mouth, she proceeded to promptly spit it directly out. It was entertaining at home, but I didn’t realize that I should have been sending a backup for her daycare meals in case she hated something that I sent for her. I learned that fairly quickly…but not without a few days of grumpy baby-ness.

Here’s the menu:

For this menu, I added the recipes into the pdf, so if you click print, you’ll actually get all of the recipes printed out as well.

If you want to see all of January’s menus at once, they’re on the January Page.

Recipe links are as follows:

You’ll probably notice that I started to add little instructions to myself within the menu so that I could have little reminders of when thing were supposed to happen throughout the week. This was what I did before I typed up an actual plan–now put notes on the menu AND type up a plan.

Again, no grocery list and no plan…because I just wasn’t there yet.

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New Menu

Weekly Menu: Week 2

I’d say this wasn’t a terrible effort for my first week of meal planning! We learned some foods that baby girl absolutely won’t touch when they’re presented together (sweet potatoes and pork, for example), and some that she loves (this was the original week of putting mandarin oranges on daily repeat, FTW).

I hadn’t really figured out my mojo yet, so this is very basic and a little fragmented, but hey…I was working out the kinks I guess.

Some of the obvious stuff doesn’t have a recipe (I figured that tacos, cheese on toast, almond butter & jelly sandwich are pretty self-explanatory), and the butternut squash ravioli was store bought.

I put all of the January menus together on the January Page, but here’s this week’s menu:


If you click on the recipe name below, a new window will open with a pdf of the recipe that you can print out. Recipe credit will show up on the pdf when it prints. If it’s my recipe, it’ll either say “Joggerslife” somewhere, or just look like a Word document. Otherwise, someone else is the genius behind it.

I didn’t really have my crap together at this point, so nothing was organized, and I had no game plan. That said, I don’t have a grocery list or a plan to add here…I didn’t figure that out until a few weeks later!

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