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Meal plan for March 24th – March 30th

I had to go to Joann Fabrics today to get a few pieces of fabric to finish up a quilt I am working on (photos hopefully in a week or so).  I was walking towards the front door, enjoying the crisp spring air, and all of the sudden the dun dun dun music from the Wizards of Oz started playing.  The music that plays any time the flying monkeys were on screen.

I couldn’t figure out why evil music was blaring in the parking lot, and then I looked up.

And saw her.

My Joann’s nemesis.

My fabric store equivalent of Bill in Kill Bill.  For the record, I am of course Beatrix Kiddo in this scenario.  I have weird feet and am freakishly tall.  And I am pretty sure that Quentin Tarantino has a thing for me.

And I actually look pretty fabulous in yellow.

I don’t think the whosebeast of snuggle fabric remembered me, and the weather was too gorgeous and my shoes were too cute to lose them up a skank’s meerkat, so I held the door open, and sent her on her merry way.  She got in to a Taurus.

Apparently the broomstick was the in the shop.

Ugh, now I need to find a new fabric store.

I was out running errands, while Troy and Jack were having “Boy Day”.  Troy has been busy with training lately, and they hadn’t had too much 1on1 time (read as: time without mom yelling to stop shooting Nerf darts in to each others crotches).  They went off and played, ate at McDonald’s (not my choice), and just did weird boy stuff.  Like, this, at Costco.

It’s a Jack in the box.  Get it?  Har har.

While the boys were off having fun, I was getting a haircut, refinancing my car loan to a lower interest rate, grocery shopping, and up-potting my seedlings in to their new, roomier yogurt container locations.

While I was grocery shopping, I saw a beautiful woman in her 50’s.  She had the most amazing skin, and I thought she probably had the world on the string being so beautiful.  But, just in case, I told her.  And then I told her husband who was there that he clearly must be wonderful to her because she was smiling and was so beautiful.

Then, I headed off to the bakery to eye hump some donuts deli to get some fancy lunchmeat and cheese for dinner this week.  While I was there, a man was ordering some havarti, so I talked him in to trying the harvarti with dill.  I basically then gave him a gentle lecture about how EVERYTHING is better with dill, like eggs, skillet potatoes, etc.  In a very non-sarcastic way, he thanked me for my help, and told me to have a lovely day.

I went to the checkout, only to find a man buying a big bottle of Dr. Bronner’s soap.  That stuff is expensive, and he was quite tickled when I told him he could grate two bars of the same soap, combine it with a gallon of water, bring to a boil and then let cool overnight all for the same product at one-fifth the cost.  He said he was a long-haul trucker and never was surprised at anything, but that I blew him away with my information.

Thinking I was on a “bringing joy to people’s Saturday” kick, I brought the chickens some treats when I got home, and then they promptly pooped on my boot and brought me back to reality.  Thanks for keeping me grounded ladies.

I was off on Friday, so J Bone and myself headed to Olympia to see some good friends.  We went to the Hands on Children Museum, and boy howdy their new location is amazeballs.  It is such a cool museum, and I pretty much want to live there and play, assuming of course the little snot nosed booger flickers can’t come and play in my sweet fort.

Troy and I lived in Olympia when we were first married, and the Hands on Children Museum used to be in a different, smaller location.  Troy and I would drive by it on the daily, and always said “which moron let a pedophile name that place”.  HANDS ON CHILDREN?  I mean, come on!

The good news is, no creepers were in there, and the place was just amazing.  I can’t wait to go back, and then hit up some of my favorite Oly haunts like Old School Pizza, and Archibald Sisters.

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:: working late.  :sarcastic confetti:

Tuesday::  I forced Troy to pick one meal for the week, since all that crap is usually on me.  He selected pancakes, spicy sausage (sausage we get from our local butcher), and eggs.  Sounds good to me!  But, since I am working late on Monday, and am not planning on making pancakes today, I’ll likely change that to “french toast”.

Wednesday::  Panini sandwiches, grilled asparagus, and tomato soup canned from last year’s garden.

Thursday:: In-laws are going out of town this week, so we’ll have to feed ourselves.  I hope this does NOT become a habit.  We’re having spicy Asian pork meatballs, rice, and roasted broccoli (sans cheese sauce).  I can’t believe I have become a person who eats broccoli willingly.  I disgust myself.

Friday:: THIS is the day we’re going to our neighbor’s house.  I thought it was last week.  Whoops.  Thankfully that was cleared up before we showed up on their front porch, looking hungry.

Saturday:: We’re switching our popcorn dinner from Friday to Saturday.  I bought Frozen a few weeks ago to stream on Amazon, and my little punk of a kid doesn’t want to watch it because it’s a “girl movie”.  Ugh, hoping we can watch that, instead of week 35 in a row of Despicable Me.

Sunday:: Family dinner at my parent’s!

This week I spent $44 at the grocery store (they were closing out my favorite canned salsa for $.42 so, I bought the WHOLE shelf.  This stuff, in the green can.), $3.50 at the local farm for raw milk, and $22.05 at our local butcher, but some of that was for a coworker who loves their pork.

That’s what she said.

In “awwwwwwww” news, I drove by a farm near our house, and saw the first lamb of the season.  Adorable!

How about you?  What are you having this week?
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7 comments on “Meal plan for March 24th – March 30th”

  1. Great job making people happy! Those are some of the best days.

    Jack in the box- good one guys!

    Yeah, people should do more research before they name their stores. We had a bead shop in Tucson, AZ named ‘Backdoor Beads,” and we have a place in the town we live in now called “The Hookers Gallery.” Really, you couldn’t find better names?

    Ohhh- I am totally buying bread next grocery trip for french toast! We don’t buy our gluten free bread often because it’s expensive and we tend to eat it all in 2 days, but french toast sounds amazing. The kiddo was desperate for something other then deviled eggs last week, so she made her own pancakes. From scratch. For the first time. And they rocked! Yes, she is now the designated “Professional Pancake Maker” with a pin and everything.

    I try every week to get input on meals ideas for the week. I usually get “burgers and steamed veggies sound good,” every time I ask. So I don’t really ask anymore. I just make a list, read it to them, then ignore their complaints.

    Frozen is a cool movie. As the mama of a girl, I am loving Disney’s independent female characters from the last few years. I can’t wait till my kiddo is a little older so she can watch, “Ever After,” with Drew Barrymore. Love that move (and now need to find it so I can watch it again)!

    I am making Chocolate Chili (with added pumpkin puree) http://www.theclothesmakethegirl.com/2009/02/22/my-favorite-chili-recipe/, and I have no idea what else. Might just eat chili all week over a bed of mixed greens. Yum.

  2. We have a dog grooming business w their sign saying:
    Love your Dog
    In the Rear
    Because it’s in the back if the building.
    Makes me laugh every time I drive by.
    Really – the sign maker couldn’t call the dog groomer?!?

  3. What an inspiring day. I love it when I make connections with strangers. We have been doing boiled eggs and a banana every day for breakfast (Mon-Fri). It is easy for me when I’m trying to do a million other things in the morning. Lunches are always leftovers here as well. Our semi-formal plan is:

    Mon- Clean out the refrigerator. We do one day a week where we pull out everything. Eat whatever needs to be eaten. Throw away anything that has grown fuzzies on it. Then freeze whatever is freezable. We are pretty good about having minimal things to throw away.
    Tues- Thai Scallop Soup its a new recipe in my paleo cookbook. If it sucks that back up plan is freezer meal (probably Chili)
    Wed- Freezer meal if it wasn’t eaten on Tuesday or Breakfast for Dinner
    Thursday- Steaks & Loaded Sweet Potatoes
    Friday- I’m working late so hubs is on his own
    Sat- Baked Chicken of some sort with a vegetable of some sort
    Sun-??? We normally figure this out that morning because I cook a big breakfast. Normally by dinner we are barely hungry so its a fend for yourself kinda thing

  4. I’m going to have to check out your salsal brand there. I usually buy Pace because it comes in mild, tummy can’t handle something too spicy. I was reading about the company and they use Cascabel chiles, which the DH uses in his homemade chilli powder. You get a lot of flavor without it being so hot, yummy! Which reminds me I have to get him to make some more. I bought the store stuff and it’s pretty bland, which makes me use more of it. Mexican food here cracks me up, there’s so much seafood in it! That’s CalMex where I’m from and I’m used to eating TexMex, more beef, chicken and pork and hotter spices. Where we lived in Oklahoma City we were also getting and influx of regional Mexican restaurants, from different states in Mexico. I love Zapoteca style! We even had a favorite little restaurant that used got cheese in their enchiladas, my favorite place to eat. They weren’t sure how to take it the first time I ordered there, and they told me about the goat cheese. I told them that was fine by me as I liked goat cheese! Got a funny look, but great enchiladas.

    My mom and I and younger brothers and sisters went on a trip to California back in the late 60’s and came back through Colorado. We stopped at a farm and bought some goat cheese that was locally made. That was the best I’ve ever had, and I’ve never been able to find any like it because it was a hard dry cheese, wonderful in salads.

    Was the “beast” the old biddy who was so mean to you when you were standing in line? Something she probably lives for!

  5. I’m one of those people that knows I can make liquid soap with bar soap but buys Dr Bronners. I’m a huge fan of the tea tree and lavender ones and I use them for personal use, cleaning, and general household use.

    I need to figure out how to better plan my meals. Its just me and husband and he constantly travels so I have to plan meals on what reheats well. I frequently end up just eating things for a few days in a row until its gone.

  6. I love that you went around spread information. I almost went after someone in the store the other day to hand them a coupon on an item in their cart and I realized that I looked like a crazy person and walked the other way…ran into them in another aisle and had to fight the urge. I did tell someone I liked her hair cut that I didn’t even know. I always feel weird imparting my opinions but hopefully it makes them have a happier day 🙂 I have the week planned out for dinners starting with grilled asian chicken with garlic green beans and white rice tonight. Can’t believe it is the end of month and I need to start the process all over again! Have a good and yummy week.

  7. Dude, don’t let her ruin your fabric store. It’s tough when people are so ugly. All we can do is be compassionate & realize those with the ugliest souls suffer the most.