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Meal plan for March 17th – 23rd

Saturday was a battlefield in my house.  There was a Nerf takeover happening, and I was just a hapless bystander.

Please don’t adjust your monitors.  There is nothing wrong with the contrast on your computer.  My child is just that pasty.

Troy, ever the incredibly handy man, created a nerf blow dart gun out of a PVC pipe.  To demonstrate its effectiveness to Jack, he showed how it could shoot from the living room to the kitchen and right in to my face at 50 mph.  Ouch.

It is one hell of a dart gun though.

Yesterday morning, Jack and I met my sister, brother-in-law, and nephew at an amazing breakfast place where I ate the meerkats out of some smoked salmon eggs benedict.  Great scotts, it was delicious!  After that, we went to a paint your own pottery place.  Jack wanted to make something for Troy’s dad’s upcoming birthday, and a picture frame for his best friend at church.

His Lutheran bestie is a 75 year old man name Richard who has MS.  Jack invited him to his birthday party last year.  Later this morning, I am taking a photo of Jack and Richard before the service, and then Jack will give him the framed photo next weekend on Richard’s birthday.

Between you and me, I hope Richard’s eye sight is kinda shot, because the picture frame looks like a pile of meerkats.  It was a work of love, but man it is not a work of art.

Also, there was this.

Yep, I’m a twelve year old boy.

Last night while cooking up a storm, I grabbed a hot cast iron skillet out of the oven with a pot holder that apparently has seen better days, because I got this weird burn through the pot holder.  So strange, right?  That crazy line at the bottom of my palm?  I wonder if some stroke and coat might soothe that burn….

Meal plan time!  Reminder, I only plan dinners.  My breakfast of choice has changed, and I’m now obsessed with homemade Greek yogurt with tons of cut up fresh fruit (or fruit I froze in the summer), and a homemade granola bar crumbled on top.  It’s delicious and keeps me completely full and satisfied until lunch. Lunches are always leftovers.  We rarely eat dessert during the week, and our dinner drink of choice is water kefir soda.

Monday:: Homemade reuben wraps, salad, and fruit.

Tuesday::  Frittata, salad, and tomato soup canned from last year’s garden.  Yes, we did have frittata last week, thanks for noticing.  I hadn’t made it in a while, and it tasted so good, and was so easy, that I’m calling re-do.

Wednesday:: A family member is marking a big milestone, and we’re all going out to dinner.

Thursday:: Typically, we eat at my in-laws, but since Troy and Jack are having boy day, we have to eat dinner at home.  Troy is going to make some of his amazing burgers, and I’ll make sweet potato fries, salad, and fruit.

Friday:: We’re eating dinner over at our neighbor’s house.

Saturday:: Since Friday is our traditional popcorn day, we’ll have popcorn dinner a day late.

Sunday:: Jack is going to a private showing of Mr. Peabody and Sherman at a movie theater for the birthday of a preschool friend.  I know.  Birthdays have gotten big, haven’t they?  The party will be later afternoon, so we’re going to bail on Sunday dinner, and will have peanut satay, rice, and salad at home.

This week I spent $3.50 at the farm for raw milk, $37.10 at the grocery store, and $15,98 at Costco for apples and super food salad.

What are you all having this week?

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5 comments on “Meal plan for March 17th – 23rd”

  1. Took me a second on the paint thing. Then I too laughed like a 12 year old boy :0)

  2. Did I not tell you what to do if you get a meercattin’ burn in the kitchen? The next time you do that grab some real vanilla and pour it on, or yellow mustard works too, depends on which smell you can live with! Just leave it on for awhile, put a bandage over it if necessary. Really, truly, cross-my-heart-and-hope-to-die it works. I am the queen of kitchen burns and this works!

  3. That was a mean burn. I am going to try mamafrog’s suggestions (I’m going with mustard) next time I grab something hot (happens too often). Ouch.

    • It’s amazing how much they help–especially as many run-ins as I have with my electric oven! The pain doesn’t completely go away, but it’s far more tolerable. The vanilla will make you smell good, too, just make sure it’s really vanilla and not the cheap fake stuff. It also cuts down on the scarring. I had three burns on my hand in one week (did I mention electric stove) and two I put something on and one I didn’t. That one hurt longer and scarred.

  4. ok ok ok! for your cast iron skillets, MAKE THESE

    as long as they are 100% wool (and you dont have a gas stove) you can leave them on all the time! i do. the incidents of cursing like a sailor and dancing around the kitchen with burns on my hands is now down to 0%. good luck!