What's for Dinner? How about a nice dish of exasperation. - Page 2
I also didn't want to take the kid with me because I wind up with things in my cart like My Little Pony fruit chews (oh my god they are so gross) and Sponge Bob mac 'n cheese, and, for some reason, pickles. She even tried to get me to buy her a magazine at checkout!
So I guess this post is more of a call to action for myself. I thought I had a plan when it comes to dealing with the feeding of the troops. But you know what? It's not working.
Or rather, it is working but I would like it to work better. Somehow. Maybe I am too ambitious. My friend called once on a week night when I was stressing out over a new quiche recipe that wasn't done yet. But since we hardly ever eat out, I cook all the time and I just don't want to eat the same things over and over. I have folders filled with torn out pages of recipes from magazines for inspiration.
Here are some of our recent meals:
Sunday - fish and greens
Monday - homemade Thai meatballs and rice
Tuesday - Fend For Yourself (FFY) - to be explained in another post
Wednesday - pork and squash
Thursday - risotto and peas
Friday - Pizza and salad
Saturday - Soup and bread and salad
And here are some other things I know we ate, but not on which days:
steaks with potatoes and zucchini
cauliflower and cheddar chowder (Yum!)
roast chicken with roasted veggies (parsnips, potatoes, carrots, turnips)
kale sauteed with garlic and onion and tomatoes and leftover chicken
hot turkey sandwiches with melted white cheddar, small bag of gourmet potato chips, fruit juice and seltzer
Here are some things I am planning to make:
more homemade chicken soup, salad, corn muffins
turkey breast with sage, yams
So why does it irritate me so much when my husband asks me "What were you thinking about dinner?" Ugh. I mean why ask unless you have pork loin you're bringing home. Consult the meal plan, bub! I have tried to get him involved in this process, even asking him to just tell me what he wants on the menu. But he doesn't. In his defense, he is a fantastic cook, regularly saves me - like with the risotto the other night when I thought my arm would fall off from all the stirring- and made the turkey sandwiches also mentioned above. Oh, and he does the dishes too. And a lot of the laundry.Continued on the next page