Well, the kids and I survived a whole week without my husband here! He works with a competitive marching band during the summer/fall and every summer, he goes away for a week way far away for band camp. We managed to stay extremely busy (the way I like it!)! This week starts my first week back to work. No kids yet, just professional development stuff and I have to get into my classroom and get some things set up. I'm not gonna lie, it's going to be very difficult to go back after having almost an entire year off! (For those of you who haven't been with me that long, I was on bed rest from 12 1/2 weeks with Gavin and home. I only worked the first 6 days of the school year last year). So, back to the grind this week!
I've been spending my last few days making baby food and freezing it into ice cube trays! I've even managed to use my Slow Cooker to help in the process! So far, I cooked my sweet potatoes and butternut squash in there! I will post how I did it. It's SUPER simple! One of the things I'm most proud of that I did for Ella (well besides nursing her of course) was making all of her baby food. She still LOVES veggies and fruits and I really think it's because she ate homemade baby food! (At least that's what I'm going to believe!) If you've never tried it, I urge you to give it a go! You don't have to get fancy or follow any recipes (I don't!), all you have to do is cook some fruit or veggies (or not cook things like avocados or bananas), puree it, then freeze it in ice cube trays. Gavin will begin eating my tasty treats in about 2 more weeks!
I have LOTS of leftovers from last week, so I won't have to do a lot of cooking this week. I'm going to use some of that turkey I had leftover and freeze the rest for some soup or something else later.
Here's This Week's Plan:
Monday: Leftover Mac N' Cheese
Tuesday: Turkey and Dumplings
Wednesday: (First day back to work!) Leftover Turkey and Dumplings (because it will be a miracle if I get us all out of the house on time the first day back!!!!)
Thursday: Slow Cooker Carbonara (I'm gonna give this a go! We shall see if it works!)
Friday: Leftover Carbonara
Saturday: Not sure yet. We may grab something out of the freezer!