My husband has had major medical issues again and has finally been allowed home today after a few days in hospital. He will be on bed rest, apart from bathroom breaks, for a week. I wasn't planning on going back to nursing quite so soon! He'll need dressings changed, help with showering/bathing, medication dispensed, and all the food and drink he needs delivered to either our bed or the sofa. At the end of his bed rest I think I will need a week in bed to recover.
All this means I will be basically solo parenting 4 children for another week, as I did last week whilst he was in hospital. I have always respected and recognised how hard it is for single parents but have an entirely new level of admiration after all of this. I will of course need a low faff, low stress meal plan this week.
Breakfasts will be porridge or Weetabix with warm milk. There's fruit compote to go with both breakfast options. On the weekend we may have pancakes or crumpets, depending on how tired I am by then.
My daughters are having packed lunches which will be Wholemeal Savoury Swirls with crudites, herbed yoghurt dip, a piece of fruit and a baked treat for afters. I had thought about giving them flasks of soup again but they said it was OK to save that until a less busy week and I wasn't about to argue.
Weekend lunches will be Twice Baked Potatoes and Slow Cooker French Onion Soup with Quick Bread Rolls.
Homemade Fish and Chips
Macaroni Cheese with Vegetables
Apologies as once again there's no shopping list. I don't have the time or energy this week with all that is going on. Thank you so much for understanding.