In an effort to be a whole lot more organized this year, and because everyone is always posting what delicious food they make, here is what I have been serving my family for the past week. I also envision this being a detailed account of how I fail miserably at meal planning when life gets too busy. But hey, it’s real life. Speaking of real life, I am not and never will be a food blogger. If I ever were to post food pictures for you, I apologize in advance for how awful they are.
- Saturday: Saturday ended up being a lot busier than any of us planned. As such, by dinner time, no one was interested in anything terribly fancy or time-consuming. So, I made the old stand-by, potato chip casserole, sans the cheese listed among the ingredients. (Honestly, I am shocked I was able to find a recipe online for it.) This is one of those meals you never quite want to admit to eating, but it is too damn good to ignore.
- Sunday: It must be childhood food week because tonight, Jim made sloppy joes for the family. Even the kids were commenting how long it had been since we last had them. Regardless, they were tasty.
- Monday: These are one of the two most difficult days of the week to plan dinners. With Holly gone until 9 PM, it just does not seem worth the effort. That’s why tonight, by unspoken agreement, we all agreed to eat leftovers or whatever else struck our fancy. This is also known as “fend for yourself” night by the kids.
- Tuesday: Holly and I had a simple dinner of a homemade breakfast sandwich. You can never go wrong with a fried egg and melted cheese on a toasted English muffin. The boys decided they were too good to eat.
- Wednesday: Jim left for another quick business trip, and no one was all that interested in eating anything fancy. I worked late, so my kids threw in a frozen pizza. Totally not sexy but it did the trick.
- Thursday: There was a crisis of the heart in the family tonight, so I was too busy consoling the forlorn to make anything substantial. I kept dinner simple yet again with ravioli and marinara. Honestly, I was impressed I was able to get him to eat even that.
- Friday: Jim came home tonight. Unfortunately, he had a late lunch, which threw my plans up in the air. Instead, he came to the rescue by picking up Noodles and Company for dinner for the rest of us. Yay Jim!
This was not the most impressive week for feeding my family. The meals I did prepare were nothing special, and we seem to have stuck with total comfort foods. I suspect it is the weather. I hope to do better next week, that is if I can pull together some semblance of a menu and actually hit the grocery store.
What was for dinner at your house this week?