Monday, December 31, 2018

Happy New Year! MPM (December 30-January 5)

Another year come and gone. It's hard to believe. It really is true that the older you get, the faster time goes. There were a lot of changes this past year and more to come as the children get older and come into being their own persons. This year my oldest will be 19! There will also be a 17 year old, 15 year old, and 14 year old. I myself am edging ever closer to 50. My style is changing. *I* am changing. And it isn't bad at all. I will be making more of an effort to blog this year. I read an entry from last year (well, 2018) from the beginning of the year, where we had a major snowfall. I really want to capture those moments and find the best way is to record them here. I tried a pen and paper journal, but that failed more miserably than the blog did. lol! Another thing I will be doing is going back to a vegan diet. I had transitioned to one around the middle of the summer and *loved* it. I had lost a little weight (which was my main reason for transitioning), but more importantly, I felt so good! I was happy more often than not (I have depression), things that hurt (knee, leg, feet) didn't, and I had a ton of energy. For one reason or another, I slipped into old eating habits around October and have been struggling with returning to vegan eating. As with any change in an eating lifestyle, the key is to be prepared and I was seriously lacking in that department. Tomorrow I plan to make a few things ahead to have them at the ready! Now on to this weeks menu:

Sunday- City chicken (made with leftover pork), rice, steamed broccoli

Monday- Snack foods

Tuesday- Pork chops, sauerkraut, Hoppin' John, mashed potatoes, corn

Wednesday- Beef stew, biscuits

Thursday- Turkey and rice casserole, steamed broccoli

Friday- Out

Saturday- Ham fried rice

I have a few other plans for the new year, too, but I hesitate to call them resolutions. How about you? For more menu ideas, head to!