30 January 2018
Tuesday (yes, today): Off to a strong start! Hubby is working his fun job tonight, so he doesn't come home til late. No cooking for me! The kids and I will eat. I'm having a Stouffers French Bread Pizza (does anyone else remember when they used to have pepperoni and mushroom? I swear they did, but I can't find them anymore).Maggie will most likely have buttered noodles, and Jack will opt for a peanut butter sandwich (if we have any peanut butter?) or pizza rolls.
Wednesday: Well, hubby will not be pleased with this, but I'm not sure if he's leaving me time to shop between other tasks tomorrow or not. So based on my current available ingredients, it'll be meatballs and gravy, with mashed potatoes, and corn.
Thursday: Hahahaha... with as seldom as I have to cook, you'd think this would be easier for me. Hubby works on Thursdays too, so the kids and I may get drive-thru of choice after swimming lessons.
Friday/Saturday: Well, this might be getting a little embarrassing. I think hubby may be heading out of town Friday afternoon to take Maggie skiing up north. Huh. So yeah, not cooking Friday or Saturday again.
Sunday: We have a neighbor's birthday party from 2 - 4, which will certainly include pizza. So really, do you think I'm gonna cook another meal between getting home and going to bed? Nope. Have some chips or something if you're hungry...
Monday: I already have half the stuff to make Smoked Sausage and Cheesy Rice again. Let's do it!
Tuesday: Yeah. Tuesday. You know the drill. Hubby's gone, and the kids and I don't eat enough for me to cook a real meal...
Wednesday: Since Maggie is at baton late on Wednesdays, I like to have something ready once we're all home. Crock pot, here I come! I can't find where I originally got this recipe, but my whole family enjoys chicken and dumplings! I put one can of chicken broth, two cans of cream of chicken, and about three chicken breasts (aren't they monstorously sized lately??) in the crock pot in the morning on low, then the last hour I shred the chicken, add four or so refrigerated biscuit dough (cut in quarters), and crank it up to high. I might try adding some VegAll or frozen peas/carrots this time...
Thursday: I think Thursday we'll be heading out to a coney island or something as a family. We have the fifth grade musical performance at 7pm.
Friday: February 9 is one of our community's much-anticipated daddy/daughter dances. So while they dance the night away, I bet Jack and I can go out for his favorite. Unless I can talk him into somewhere besides McDonalds.
That leaves Saturday, Sunday and Monday open before Maggie and I leave for the Twirlmania competition on Tuesday, but goodness! I feel like I've written a novel! No wonder I don't like cooking, if this much work goes in weeks in advance! LOL
What are your favorite, easy, go-to menu fillers? Since I obviously cook so much, I might be better off with keeping some ingredients around for easy meals. I don't 'Instapot,' (saw a scary anecdote about one exploding...I'm happy with my crock pot and don't watch This is Us...), but I do enjoy casseroles (more than hubby does), skillet meals (although I could use a bigger skillet!), and regular old stove-top and baking.