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Meal plan for March 4th – 10th

Phew, there is a special kind of smell when it comes to tonsil surgery.  I’ve been sleeping in Jack’s bed with him since Wednesday, and once he falls asleep, I crank up the Kindle and get some reading done.  I recently finished Gone Girl (downloaded for free from our regional library).  Whoa.  Just whoa.  Crazy book!

Anyhoo, Jack is great during the day, but spikes a low-grade fever every night (normal after this surgery) and gets really clingy.  Friday night, he spent from 10 pm – 1 am sleeping on my chest crying on and off.  His breath is so stinking rank right now.  He is feeling up for brushing his teeth, but the scabs from the surgery smell like what I am assuming a diaper filled with rotting fish would smell like.  It ain’t pleasant.

We bought Jack’s big boy bed because it is a twin daybed.  The thinking that two twin beds would come in handy.  Somehow, with us each having our own twin bed, I still find myself on the very edge of the bed trying not to fall off.  How in the world do kids do that?  How do they sleep sideways??

The snoring has pretty much stopped, but the heavy breathing continues, and I’m guessing will continue until everything is healed up.

I think Jack will be in for a shock after he has recovered and is no longer allowed to lounge on the hide-a-bed couch and watch TV all day.

So you know how sometimes you wish something would happen, and then it does, and then you’re like “oh crap, I didn’t REALLY mean it”?  Yeah, that was me Saturday morning.  You may remember my rant about our piece of crap side by side fridge?

Thursday, I made some chocolate ice cream, and put it on our un-used ice shelf in our freezer to harden.  Two hours later, it was almost liquid.  Friday night, Jack’s throat was hurting, so I went to get him a popsicle.  I thought it was weird that it was so mushy.  Saturday morning, I put my candy thermometer in our milk, and was a bit dismayed to find it was 60 degrees.

Of course I wanted a new fridge.  But I didn’t want it on these terms.  We were saving for a potential fall purchase.  I wanted the time and luxury to pick out exactly what I wanted.  I wanted free delivery so that they would haul the beige beast away.  I did not want to find myself running in to Lowes saying “which ones do you have in stock RIGHT NOW” in panic mode.

I did NOT want to throw away $7 of raw milk, $15 of delicious Tillamook cheddar, and other miscellaneous items.  Balls.

I found a french door stainless steel fridge that was lovely and everything my dreams were made of.  It was waaaaaaay out of my price range.  However, I noticed a “discount” tag on it because of cosmetic damage.  A scratch on the side, and a ding in the back brought the price down $600.  For scratches.  Sheesh!  The local energy company threw in a $50 rebate, and Lowes is sending us a $120 giftcard.  Still not exactly how I wanted to do things, but it is what it is.  Some people may be able to live without a fridge, but I am not one of them.

Please meet Colette:


My meal plan this week isn’t much of a plan.  I’m only working one day this week, and I’m just kind of winging it.  Dangerous.  I’ve been eating quite a few dinners of scrambled eggs with a slice of toast.  Without having to plan for leftovers for lunch the next day, I’m not feeling creative.  Plus, Jack gets whatever he wants for any meal until he is 100%, so I’m left fending for myself.

I do know we’re going to have crockpot french onion soup (I could easily eat this twice a week for life and be a very very happy girl) with no knead dutch oven bread, and salad.

We’ll also clean out some soup in the freezer because I am pretty sure the quart jars are down there breeding.

We’re eating at my in-laws one night, and if Jack is up for it, we’ll try out the return of popcorn for dinner.  It’s popcorn, leftovers, cheese slices, fruit, and cut up veggies.  Everyone gets as much as they want, and no one leaves hungry.  I adore popcorn dinner because it is the easiest night of the week for making everyone happy!

Thanks to my 65,701 whole chickens in the freezer, we’ll be having a roasted chicken as well.

I also have grand plans to make a crockpot full of chili at some point this week.  Though, doesn’t that kind of counteract my desire to de-soup the freezer?

I don’t want to add up the groceries we have to replace during our Costco trip this afternoon.  Le sigh.  So much loss.

What are you guys having?

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11 comments on “Meal plan for March 4th – 10th”

  1. A) My two year old daughter’s name is Colette, so reading: “I’ve made out with Colette about 16 times already. And that was just in the last hour.” is super disturbing. Hahahaha. But yes, she is lovely. The fridge and the child.

    B) I’ve had an absolute terrible time with Homegrown Collective. I ordered from them in December and the sent my package to the wrong address. They never refunded me or sent me a new one. They won’t answer my emails. Only $50 down the drain, I don’t need that money for my bills or groceries or anything… This post is the only indication that I’ve seen that they are a legitimate company and not a huge scam. I’d be wary sending your readers in their direction in case they get super screwed over like I did.

    • Aubrey, send me your email address and I’ll put you in touch with Mitchell. I know they stand by their products and service, and he will make this right!

  2. Colette is lovely!

    But now I feel somewhat remiss in not naming my own refrigerator.

  3. I had the same thing happen to me once- the day after I went shopping! I came home on a hot summer day to find ice cream running out of the freezer. we ended up eating ramen all week since I had already used up the grocery budget. at least you were able to find an awesome fridge at a discount. that hopefully made it a little less painful!

  4. Sorry you had to bite the bullet, but Colette is the fridge of my dreams! Great that you planned what you wanted before you needed it (without making impulsive mistakes like most of us). Enjoy the ‘free range’ food while Jack recovers…I’m guessing he’ll eat you out of house and fridge once he heals.

    • I’m not gonna lie, I’ve made out with Colette about 16 times already. And that was just in the last hour.

      Jack has always had a huge appetite, so I’m terrified to see what happens when he is all recovered!

  5. We were gifted with some bear meat last week, so I am going to make it into meatloaf with a kick (salsa). Going to roast a chicken, cook up some mahi mahi, and attempt to make steak rolls. Also making up some of my newest favorite snack -grain free everything crackers and no browning guacamole from

    I hope Jack feels better soon. Sucks about the timing on the fridge, but score on the discounts!

    • I have to say, I’ve never thought about the possibility of gifted bear meat. So, you’re technically making bearloaf, right?

      Those crackers sound delicious!

    • Bearloaf sounds fun, but I guess if we wanted to get very technical, it would still be called meatloaf. Though, it would be fun to refer to the different loaves -beefloaf, turkeyloaf, porkloaf, lambloaf. What about combinations? Burfeyloaf, larkloaf, porkeyloaf. So much fun to be had there :0)

      The crackers are fantastic! I made them and the guac tonight. Such a wonderful supper!

      Off to read about water kefir as I think I might be ready to try it.

  6. Oh, man, that just SUCKS about your fridge! I do like the new one, though. I hope you’re happy with it.

    I absolutely know how it is when you have to make a “right now!” purchase that you intended to make at a later date. You know, after you researched and SAVED for it! That’s exactly how I ended up with my current vehicle. =( My car basically blew up, and it would have cost more to fix than the blue book value of the darn thing. I HAD to get a vehicle, which did not make me happy. It’s been about 3 1/2 years, and it STILL pisses me off! >:(

    • I’ve made out with it for at least 2 hours in the last 24 hours, so yes, I do like it! Just hate that my hand was forced in the purchase.

      Oh no, sorry about your car!!! I hate that it is still haunting you to this day.