Thursday, August 23, 2012

Menu-Plan Thursday: Daddy's-Not-Here Edition

Shannon left today on business for a week, so it's just going to be me and the girlies here again for a bit. I always try to plan a bit ahead when he's going to be gone so that I don't have to lug a bunch of stuff home from the store along with both girls.

That being said, Shannon's been on a diet of sorts for the past couple months. High cholesterol runs in his family, and when he last got bloodwork done they wanted to put him on medication. He asked for a few months to try to get it under control with diet and exercise. So, diet it's been. Less cheese, less butter, less sweets, and I'm working on expanding my gluten-free repertoire, because I think we'll try a gluten-free diet for a month this fall and see if it helps some of his stomach problems. That being said, he's going to be gone for a whole week. Which means we'll be enjoying some things I haven't been making much of:

Chicken Dijon

And maybe we'll eat a bit extra ice cream. I've also been trying to cut back on the junk food so that Shannon's not "suffering" alone (but believe me, he's not suffering. We did have enchiladas for dinner yesterday), and I've been missing some foods! Is it bad that I'm looking forward to him being gone so I can eat more?


  1. This post was too funny. My husband leaves on Monday for yet another trip too, but our menu doesn't look nearly as yummy. I might have to pick up some ice cream to make it more bearable! ;)

  2. When husbands travel as much as ours do, we have to find little things to look forward to that makes their absence more bearable. Not having to cook as much and, when I do, getting to cook things that I love but Michael doesn't are 2 of the 3 things I look forward to when Michael is gone (#3 being that I can watch whatever I want to on TV at night). :)


Thanks for commenting!