I'm behind. Big surprise! I feel behind a lot lately. I really struggled with a menu this week. I'm just tired of being in the kitchen. Don't get me wrong, normally I LOVE being in the kitchen, but this small house is challenging to do holiday baking and cooking.
I baked/made candy a LOT on Sunday. I still have more to do :::sigh::: First, I have to figure out what to feed my family this week.
Yesterday Nick didn't work. What is up with that? He gets two weeks off at Christmas because he's a "student" already. I just don't get much done around the house when he's here. However, we did mail four out of 6 packages yesterday. He was a huge help hauling them to the post office.
I had nothing planned for dinner last night. The commissary here is closed on Monday so I couldn't do heavy shopping. I was going to run down to the closest store and grab something when Nick suggested Hamburger Helper. YUCK! I ate plenty of hamburger helper in my day and I never want to again. He bought the lovely box the last time he accompanied me to the commissary. I wondered then why! He said, "Oh my kids love it" Blech.
So, he is digging around the kitchen and says, "Hey, I'll make that Cheeseburger Mac" I said ok then, I'll have left over potato soup. You and Alex can have the HH.
That's what happened. He cooked up the stuff, opened a can of beans and they had their manly dinner.
The rest of the week is almost as easy. I was going to make a meatloaf tonight, but Alex asked for spaghetti. Why not? It's easier anyway, at least the way I make it with a jar sauce!
Tuesday: Spaghetti, salad, and rolls
Wednesday: Chicken Tacos/Nachos
Thursday: Meatloaf, Mashed Potatoes and Roasted Asparagus
Friday: Callie flies in! She doesn't arrive until around 7:30 PM so we'll probably eat on the way home.
I'm so excited to see her. She's been stuck in a tiny dorm room for a whole semester without home cooking, without real TV (other than what she can find on her laptap) and without her momma. I think I'll spoil her. She also wants to wrap Christmas gifts. She feels left out of the festivities this year. I am saving them all for her :)
Saturday or Sunday we'll have the Italian Hoagies again. J.D. and his fiance, Meghan, arrive Sunday evening. I think a crockpot full of beefy goodness will be a nice welcome :)
I'm off to the commissary, well, after I shower, clean the kitchen, etc, so my family won't starve tonight or have to suffer through another boxed meal.
The Helicopter Parent
16 hours ago