Monday, February 20, 2023

Menu Plan Monday 02/20/23

Hi everyone

Thank you for the kind messages of care & concern. I'm feeling better, but not 100%. I know why it's taking me so long to recover. It's because I can't find Wal-act anywhere. I don't know what's going on at Wags pharmacies, but some of them are closed half the time (I'm guessing they're short staffed) and some don't have Wal-act on the shelf. I don't know if it's due to shortages or if it's been discontinued. I sure hope it's not the latter. I've been using that stuff for years and it normally heals me within 2-3 days. That's how well it works. I've been using other stuff from Wags and CVS and nothing's really helping. I'm also not sleeping well. I try to nap when I feel run down (usually in the afternoon), but then I just lay in bed wide awake. There's definitely something going around, because DS has had a runny nose since last week too and he rarely gets sick. 

Today I did a bit of grocery shopping and by the time I got home, I was ready for bed again. I'm surprised I felt so rough after being out, because the fresh air normally helps. Well, I managed to cook 2 items yesterday, so here's the plan for the week. 

Monday : Roti & curry

Tuesday : Chicken stir fry & rice

Wednesday : Same as Monday

Thursday : Same as Tuesday

Friday : Nachos or quesadillas. I'm going to use some fajita chicken from the freezer, beans, guacamole, pico de gallo

Lunches : Leftovers

Breakfasts : Banana oatmeal muffins, french toast & fruit (blueberries, strawberries, kiwi, banana) omelets, cereal. Pick your own breakfast

There's always fresh fruit, vegetables and salad fixings. Pick your own

I made the roti/curry & muffins yesterday. I discovered I was out of raisins and remembered that I still have a small box of golden raisins that I used to make hot cross buns (traditional for me for Good Friday). Phew. I picked up a box of raisins today. I like to make stir fry fresh, that's why I haven't cooked that yet. 

Above is a pic of DS's favorite chocolate brioche bread from Aldi. It costs almost $5, but is totally worth it. It makes the Best french toast. I add vanilla extract to my egg mix (I don't call it custard, because custard is a totally different thing to me) to kick things up a notch. If you have kids, you can turn this into a french toast sandwich. Just use 2 cooked FT slices. Top one with fruit of choice, syrup, cinnamon and place the other slice on top. This is a great way to get them to eat a bunch of fruit, if you have picky eaters. I, thankfully, don't have that problem. DS eats just about everything. Can't say the same for his 

I'll probably only post at the end of the week again. I have lots of catching up to do.

Have a wonderful week peeps! 


  1. I do hope you begin to feel better. I know when I got my bad cold it took me two weeks to feel human, and then another week or so before I felt like I had energy enough to actually do things.

    I just bet that bread makes a wonderful french toast.

    God bless.

  2. I’m glad your feeling better, but hope you get to 100% quickly. Your menu sounds good and that brioche bread sounds delicious.

    1. Thank you Belinda! All of Aldi's brioche products are absolutely delicious. It's definitely worth trying. We love the brioche hamburger rolls too.

  3. I just made brioche hamburger rolls this weekend. Delicious!! I hope you're feeling 100% real soon.

    1. Thank you Lori! That sounds delicious! I never thought to make my own brioche rolls. I should give it a try.


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