Saturday, May 28, 2016

Weekly menu

I went to the store this morning before the Memorial weekend crowd. I had to get some things for Mike's meals.  His menu for the week is as follows:

Lunch:  Bagel and ham sandwich, pork n beans, chips
Dinner:  Salisbury  steak, mashed potatoes, asparagus

Lunch:  Mike goes to Whata Burger for his free meal :)
Dinner:  Pinto beans and ham

Lunch: Bacon Cheeseburger, chips, fruit cup
Dinner:  Beef Tips over noodles, spinach

Lunch:  Mike goes to the Golden Coral for fish
Dinner:  Pork Egg Rolls 


Lunch:  Mike goes to lunch with brother
Dinner:  Ham Steak, sweet potatoes, Brussels sprouts

Lunch:  Bagel ham sandwich, chips
Dinner:  Pepperoni Pizza

Lunch:  Bacon Cheeseburger, Chips
Dinner:  Roast, Mashed Potatoes, Honey Carrots

I take his meals over twice a week, on Sunday and Wednesday.  I label each one with the day of the week, contents and heating directions.  

The biggest challenge I have is keeping a variety of meals and working around his allergies and disdain for chicken.  If he'd just eat chicken I could really expand his menu.  But you can't fool a schizophrenic.  I know, because I've tried.

Thank goodness I found the cheese substitute because that opened up a lot of things he couldn't eat before.

I've been wondering lately how I managed to escape the cycle of depression that seems to have plagued my family members.  I can honestly say I'm a very happy person by nature but so was my dad.  I have never suffered from anxiety, worry or depression.  Oh, there have been situations in my life that brought anxiety such as Ron's cancer but it has never been the all consuming kind of thing that kept me from functioning.  I honestly attribute some of it to the fact that I just don't have time to think about myself.  Because I am so blessed to have so many people in my life that I love and care about I'm way too busy thinking about how I can make their lives happy I just make myself happy along the way.


kenju said...

You are very lucky!! and so is Mike, to have you to take care of his needs.

Florence said...

"I'm way too busy thinking about how I can make their lives happy I just make myself happy along the way. " I think that is the key to happiness, loving others and making them happy.