Another week has flown by - and I've earned another "dollar". (Do you remember the old saying 'another day, another dollar'? - No? Well, my dad used to say it all the time - am I telling how old I am?) The work week really is playing havoc on my life. It is amazing how used you get to a certain schedule and then when something comes along that throws a wrench in it, well it just messes everything up. (I know, I know, another old saying - "throwing a wrench in something" when things get messed up - I'm just full of them today!).
Anyway, what I am trying to say is, I'm still having problems getting it together with the dinner menu and me working again. I just don't know what it is (yes, I do but I refuse to say it!). I'm so tired when I get home that I don't want to do anything but "vegetate" in my chair. I keep thinking that things will get better, but it hasn't so far - and with my luck about the time I get used to this working thing again, the school year will be over. I mean, I only have six more weeks to go. Sometimes that seems like such a LONG time - but I'm sure it will just fly by.
I will say that Friday night, after I got home from work and after we had dinner Mountain Man and I went out and got in the pool - awwwww! It was heaven on earth -the pool temperature was a balmy 98 degrees! It felt soooo good - I just floated on my back and let the warm water soothe the savage beast. (You gotta love solar heat panels and a solar blanket!) I haven't been back in the pool the rest of the weekend - it has been raining off and on - but I am NOT complaining about the rain - we need it desperately!
Now on to the menu plan. Let me let you know right up front that I have switched up some things on the menu plan for next week - I'm going to try and do some Crock pot meals - getting them ready the night before and seeing if that doesn't help with getting a real supper on the table at night. So, I will give you the original plan first and then give you the "new" plan. Okay?
Here we go -
The Original Plan:
Monday, April 30 - Jambayala, Cornbread
Tuesday, May 1 - Chicken Salad
Wednesday, May 2 - Hamburger Casserole, Salad, French Bread
Thursday, May 3 - Slow Cooker Fajitas
Friday, May 4 - Homemade Pizza Night
Saturday, May 5 - Chef's Choice
Sunday, May 6 - Hot Dogs w/Cheese, French Fries
The New Plan:
Monday, April 30 - Jambalaya, Cornbread
Tuesday, May 1 - Asian Chicken, Noodles, Stir Fry Vegetables
Wednesday, May 2 - Magic Meatloaf, Mashed Potatoes, Green Beans
Thursday, May 3 - Slow Cooker Fajitas
Friday, May 4 - Pizza (Movie Night)
Saturday, May 5 - Chef's Choice (Dinner out if we stick to the plan all week!)
Sunday, May 6 - Country Ribs, Potato Salad, Baked Beans
You will notice that Monday and Thursday have not changed. We will have what I planned on having because both of these meals are quick and easy and don't take a lot of preparation (and Thursday meal is a Crock pot meal anyway!). Friday we will probably have pizza, I just don't think it will be homemade - it might be Pizza Hut or it might be out of the freezer section at WalMart.) We won't have the hot dogs on Sunday because we had hot dogs one night this past week (one of the nights I didn't stick with "the plan" but at least we ate at home).
I'm going to be honest here - I haven't made homemade pizza in over a month! Don't ask me why - there just seems to be something that comes up and I don't get it made. No, that isn't exactly true - partly but not completely. I think part of the problem is, I really haven't found a reliable homemade pizza crust - I have tried several and even thought I had found one (remember an earlier post?), but the next week when I fixed the same recipe it was HORRIBLE! So, we have had WAY more bad pizza (so bad Mountain Man wouldn't eat it, and he eats anything) than good that I am almost afraid to try and fix it homemade anymore. And let's get honest - when you can buy a pizza from Pizza Hut for $10 and you know that it is going to be good - why fix your own??? So, I am probably gonna drop the "Homemade" part off the menu plan and just put "Pizza" - and just forget the headache of trying to make that "perfect" thin and crispy pizza crust - Pizza Hut you are my "go to" recipe.
Well, that is what I have planned for this next week - we will see if this change up in the "plan" works better than it has for the last two weeks. How have you handled a change in your schedule? Has it thrown you for a loop and how long did it take you to "get back with the plan"? (I certainly hope I am not the only one that is struggling to get it together!)
Have a great week ya'll and I'll see you Wednesday with another "room redo"!