Monday, January 27, 2014

Menu Plan



I was so naive to think that this year our family would slow down.  I had visions of the evenings of 2014 being spent playing games, working on our garden, or watching Hallmark movies while Diva and I knit.  The reality has been far less romantic.  >sigh...<

What has changed though this year is a sense of urgency in this Momma's heart.  I am repeatedly reminded painfully aware that Diva is not going to be under my watchful eye for too much longer.

Already this year, we have shirked our responsibilities in order to go play and this week, we did it again.  Instead of catching up with laundry and chores, we went to see a movie that she was desperate to see.  Engineer and I both are feeling this little twinge that makes us feel like if we have the opportunity to just let loose with Diva, we had better take it or forever hold our peace.

Monday morning, Diva and I helped served a formal breakfast for a school group.  I'm glad Diva thinks it's fun so shhh...don't tell her it's actually hard work or that she is learning a skill.

Piano professor at East Texas Baptist University and Engineer's fellow church choir member, Dr. Sulton, had a faculty recital on Tuesday.  It was a great experience for Diva to see a professional pianist in concert, it was a nice way to support our friend, and it was a wonderful recital.

We had a surprise out of left field on Wednesday.  I got a call before 7AM from Engineer saying that he was stranded on the interstate when his car was billowing smoke.  Fabulous.  After I had gotten dressed and taken Diva to school, I headed to Engineer's office, passing his sad little car on the off ramp.

That hoo-ha led us to buy my parents' old car...that is too big for our garage...which led to a frantic, but much needed, garage clear out.

Diva participated in a swim-a-thon Saturday in aid of her school's pool that needs some extensive repairs.

Engineer and I attended Supper Club where the theme was Italian-esque via Pioneer Woman recipes.  Everything was delicious and buttery and/or cheesy and/or bacon-y so really, how could it not be wonderful?

EMeals, as much as I like them, is going to be put on hold for a couple of weeks since I need to eat  down what's in the freezer.  Why?  Because we're moving the deep freeze to a different location to fit the new-to-us car in the garage and since it's full up to the gills (y'all say that?) we have to do a little excavation and extraction.

Here's what we will be eating:

Sunday - Finger Food Buffet at Church
Monday - Black Beans w/ Pico de Gallo & Pepper Jelly Cornbread Muffins
Tuesday - Spinach, Mozzarella, & Sun Dried Tomato Pasta w/Salad
Wednesday - Something Quick & Easy
Thursday - Steak Salad
Friday - Date Night
Saturday - Leftovers

This is part of MPM.

12 comments:

  1. This weekend, Boy and his little family visited, and you are right: time with our babies goes by so quickly. Enjoy it!

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    1. I plan to Ms. Patti! Thanks for stopping by!

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  2. That *is* busy!! I keep thinking all the busyness will make retirement that much sweeter. But I do try to enjoy all the Life around me. Too much silence is actually unsettling now. But sometimes, just sometimes, it would be nice to have time to knit quietly before my brain has been emptied from the day.

    I would have loved to see the piano recital with you! It sounds fabulous!

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    1. It really was fabulous Ms. Marie. I'm not sure retirement gets any less busy. The retired folks I know say they were less busy when they had jobs! Ha! :)

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    2. Noooooooo! Please say it isn't so! Well, I hope they are just busy enjoying life :)

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    1. It is pretty yummy if I do say so myself. ;)

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  4. oh a dinner club! I would love to go to one of those!! I do emeals sometimes too but I use them a guide more than anything. Sounds like a yummy menu plan for your week, have a great one!

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    1. Supper Club is a fabulous, fabulous, FABULOUS institution! We were a part of one in England and were keen to get one started when we moved to the States. It is such fun. Maybe you could get one started. :)

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  5. I'm impressed you already have the week's meals semi-planned!

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    1. If I don't, I play the stand-in-front-of-the-fridge-for-5-minutes game which is not fun. :)

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