Yup, I've finally caught it. I was so hopeful that it would skip me, too.
I came to the realization last night that because I am so good at what I do, when I get sick no one else knows what to do to give me a break. From meal planning to grocery shopping to household scheduling, I'm that girl. I guess this week is forcing me to have to accept my own limitations and teach my family what to do when I can't do it. It's always been my intent to teach my kids how to cook, and my husband can cook if he needs to, but I've been lax about really getting them involved. I like cooking. It's like free therapy for me.
But last night, I was in bed at 5:30. Yes, that early. I just couldn't stay upright any more.
This week's meals look pretty non-threatening because I'm not physically capable of doing anything grandiose or exciting. I have great ideas simmering in my head, but they're going to have to stay there until after I feel considerably better. And I refuse to let my family eat take-out all week. I know they'd enjoy it for a change, but I would not, and neither would our budget.
Last night's dinner was thrown together because it involved no prep work on my part. Step one: buy some whole grain wraps and bagged coleslaw. Step two: pull leftover turkey from the freezer and thaw. Step three: let them serve themselves. This tastes terrific with sweet thai chili sauce, which we always have in the fridge. Step four: go to bed.
Tonight is a variation of this pita recipe. Husband gets to handle this one. In fact, I'm telling him to add it all into the Actifry at the same, just to make it even easier. The actifry does most of the work (aside from slicing vegetables, and he can handle that), and he gets to be my hero.
Tomorrow I'm going to let my boys learn how to make pancakes.
The day after that, my first son can learn all about how to make tacos. He's been asking for ages for a taco night, so his wish is my command,
Friday will be roasted vegetables (easiest thing ever, because nothing special is required), macaroni and cheese from a box (gasp! I know, I'm sorry to let you down), and some leftover pork pulled from the freezer. My first son gets to learn how to do that too.
So here's my plan for my sick week. Unfortunately, I can't take a complete break from my life and just recover, but having dinner basically taken care of is huge. I have minimal grocery shopping to prep for this week, which I'll take care of when the second son goes to school today. And then- yes, you guessed it- I'll go back to bed.
Much joy and health to you!