MPM 13 March -20 March Lent & Irish Week edition

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Yes I have an extra day added in… Partly because I’m starting Irish week on the 13th and partly because I haven’t been posting lately so that meal isn’t up anyway.  I really need to get back to posting too… I like the planner I’m using here, but they tear off weekly and I end up with no record of what we’ve been having:-/

Sunday – Dubblin Coddle

Monday – Bubble & Squeak

Tuesday – Bangers & Mash

Wednesday – Dubliner Cheese stuffed Chicken Breasts

Thursday – Bacon & Cabbage, Champ

Friday – Colcannon

Saturday – Stuffed Rabbit (may be changed…)

Sunday – Pork Chops

 

Where’d the Time Go?

Gah, I just realized how long it’s been since I posted ANYTHING…

Short version… Life with twins/5 kids is insanely crazy more often than not. I love it… and honestly, so far, it really hasn’t been bad. But still crazy and busy and exhausting. And we moved! Finally… So add in all that goes with that. I’m still not done unpacking (but getting closer and closer).

The kids are doing well in school, even if it’s been a bit of a mess. They were at one last semester and moved to another this. Noone was really happy about it, and we’re hoping to put them back at the other next semester. This one isn’t bad, it just doesn’t have all of the options the other has and ZJ needs.

ZJ… was tested for SPD and Austim at the first school.  He definately has SPD, but was just a few points shy of the cutoff for Autism.  Which on one hand is great (not to say it wouldn’t be either way – we just wanted to know), on the other means he doesn’t qualify for anything with the district. We worked out a plan to get him as much help as we can right now though, and the second school is (somewhat) attempting to follow it. He’s still making progress there at least and some of it is bigger than the progress he was making before even.

Kalila I feel worse for, just too many changes one after another. She’s still doing great… but she misses her friends and is going back over things they had already covered, so she’s a bit bored too.

Keiran I’m trying to work with at home, but that’s easier said than done right now… We signed up for a trial of reading eggs recently though, and he absolutely loves it. He’s right in the middle of his 3’s though and it shows. He is a handful lol.

Anisa & Leith… They’re 8 months old now. It has flown by… Both are crawling and cruising all over the place. Nici has 2 teeth fully in, and 2 more coming through. Leith is still toothless lol. Both eat everything in sight. They fight like mad, not all the time… they play just as often… but still over everything.  The worst bit is while nursing… I try to avoid tandem when possible because it never fails they decide they want the same side and start shoving, pinching, etc…

Charlie had to go stay with a friend. Noone is really thrilled about it, but there’s just no way she could stay in an apartment.

And I guess that’s it for now…

MPM 24 August – 30 August

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Before I post my menu, last weeks new recipe (the lemon butter chicken) was a huge hit. I had to adjust a bit, partly because I can’t/won’t use thyme (I don’t want to risk drying up… I’m sure the amount in it would be fine, but not a risk I’m willing to take with twins) and partly because  we only had drumsticks. I really thought we had the thighs, but oh well – it worked just fine!

Taking a break from our normal beans & rice Monday night this week too.  Today was the first day of school (not sure I’m ready to talk about that lol) and it’s one of the kids favorite meals… plus is always nice to have Baba cook!

Monday – Brinner

Tuesday – Carnitas

Wednesday – Creamy Mushroom Chicken

Thursday – Spaghetti

Friday – Tilapia

Saturday – Beef Fajitas

Sunday – Ranch Pork Chops

MPM 17 Aug – 23 Aug

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We ended up a bit off menu last week, but I did manage to try the new recipe that I snuck in… The beef & broccoli.  I’m really happy with it. Kalila was the only one who didn’t like it… which is saying something because Baba can’t stand cooked broccoli normally.  Is definitely going to be made again🙂

Monday – Beans & Rice

Tuesday – Lemon Butter Chicken

Wednesday – Beef Stroganoff

Thursday – Jalapeño Popper Chicken

Friday – Salmon & Asparagus 

Saturday – Philly Cheese Steak Stuffed Peppers (moved from last week…)

Sunday – Oven Fried Pork Chops

Our Week

No quick takes this week…

 Mom (Granny) came in on Sunday and stayed until Weds morning.  The kids had a blast of course…                                   11822853_10155893318940103_128878129158271071_n 11831778_10155893154900103_8715391180040375008_n 11866386_10155893674620103_2758531906695194758_n 11873414_10155902139675103_387781888234866059_n11817232_10155896611470103_6396199060530233365_n

Baba enrolled Kalila & ZJ in school… Sigh… I have mixed feelings honestly.  I liked homeschooling last year… I liked the Circle School the two years before… Not an option for us this year sadly, and I get that… but I hate the idea of where they’re at even if everyone else around me feels the exact opposite. But on the other hand, it does equal out to some kind of a break during the day… and I’m still doing school with Keiran (not nearly as involved, he’s only 3) and a good chance still doing Spanish with Kalila after school, unless by some chance she has it there… Trying to focus on that lol.

I’m sure there were other things that happened… but that’s about all I can think of at the moment.