A mom of all boys...the joys and the challenges of being the only woman in the bunch!
Saturday, August 16, 2008
Time for Menu Plan!
If you could see all the arrows on my calendar pointing to rearranged dinners, you would laugh. Out loud. Flexibility is the name of the game... and having everything on hand to prepare meals without having to dash to the store has helped me watch our pennies as we wait for the first payday since June! Hubby and I went back to work this week, and our youngest son resumed his routine at his daycare. They had several field trips this week, so that made it a little more palatable. We, however, dealt with numerous stressors as we prepare for students to arrive on Monday. Deep breath. Our school hours have changed this year because the school district says it can save big $$ this way. We will now be getting home around 5 p.m. I'm not EVEN going to get started on my feelings here, but I will say that being prepared for dinner will be ESSENTIAL if I am going to keep my lovely family from going into a meltdown in the evenings. Sunday~ Red beans and rice with sausage (did not get cooked on Saturday - we had leftovers instead) Monday~ Spaghetti with meatballs, caesar salad, garlic bread - the sauce will cook in the crock pot while we're at school (this is true comfort food in our house, and we will need it, as it is the first day back to school with students) Tuesday~ Chicken in mushroom gravy, egg noodles, broccoli, crescent rolls Wednesday~ Our old standby of breakfast for dinner Thursday~ Marinated flank steak, twice baked potatoes from the freezer, salad Friday~ I'm not sure... if we're living and breathing by then, we may just have pizza. Saturday~ TBA