Ok. Never mind. It's just all those crazy ideas and things to do and appointments to keep that are clunking around in my head.
Thanks to my menu planning last week things went much more smoothly, all because I took the time to make a plan, jot it down and post it in a handy place.
The family was happier, too. They had half-way healthy and filling meals to enjoy!
The high light meal last week was not one of my home-cooked meals, though. It had to be Dad's birthday dinner at one of our favorite restaurants.
A real treat because:
- It was Dad's birthday
- We rarely eat out, especially at a nice wait-to-be-seated-let-me-take-your-order kind of restaurant
- All our (nearby) children were able to join us (though we missed our not nearby children!)
As for this week's menu, after taking inventory of what's available in the pantry and freezer, I see we still have sufficient resources to put together meals for the 8 of us. Yay!
Monday -- Enchiladas
Tuesday -- Scalloped Potatoes w/ Ham
Wednesday -- Venison Stew
Thursday -- KOTO (Kids On Their Own, Date Night!)
Friday -- Chicken Sandwiches (Mom is shopping all day, not going to be up to making big pizzas for everyone)
Saturday -- Black Beans w/ Tortilla Chips and Fixin's (Mom will be cooking all day, not going to be up to making a big meal for everyone)
Sunday -- Potato/Sausage Bake (in CrockPot)
And before I sign off, I'll share a couple of snapshots from our big birthday dinner.
|me and the birthday boy|
|our little 'party' took up nearly half the dining room!|