Moving Forward

Last Friday I finished my 2nd year of medical school. After the exam, I was expecting to feel more excited than I’ve been in a while. What I actually felt – absolutely nothing. It is a strange thing to explain. A few of my friends and I went out for a celebratory beer and while walking we were pretty quiet. Yes, we were excited, but we were also in disbelief that two years came and went right before our eyes. Two years – think about how much a child grows and develops in just two years. It is amazing to think we are here now, about to start clinical rotations (well, after that little thing called boards).

Now that I have had a few days for it to sink in, the excitement is starting to grow. I moved out of my apartment at school and have moved back home with my husband (yeah!) to study for the next month. At the end of June I take one of the hardest exams of my life – USMLE Step One.

The medical school has graciously given me 8 months of rotations within driving distance from home, which means I won’t need to have two addresses and two monthly housing payments. This also means I will (hopefully) be able to get back to making regular meals and (maybe) blogging with pictures of what we eat…I am really, really going to try to do the latter. In the past it has been hard for me to remember to take pictures before rush into eating and move on to the next thing on the “To-Do” list. I am going to try my darndest to make sure I post original content more often. While I am sure you all love the pinterest ideas as much as I do, the original purpose of this blog is for me to share my recipes, advice, and life.

For today, I am going to share our menu plan for the week. We basically eat the same thing every day for breakfast, lunch, and snack, so dinner is where the menu planning comes in. Here is what I have in store for J this week:

Week of 5/19/13

Sunday and Monday
Traditional Hamburger Helper with Green Beans
(I will probably add a bunch of vegetables into the hamburger helper mix – I am thinking zucchini and green peppers for sure. I will also probably add some portabella mushrooms so I can cut back on the pasta)

Tuesday and Wednesday
Baked Salmon with Avocado-Mango Salsa and Caprese Corn Salad

Thursday and Friday
Honey-Lime Chicken Skewers with Grilled Asparagus and Chili-Orange Quinoa Spring Rolls

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