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People are forever asking how I manage everything with such a busy schedule. I love to cook, but I don’t always have time to do so in the manner I would like. This weekly journal is a way to keep it real and show that while my intentions are good, sometimes life and all of its activities get in the way of serving a delicious, home-cooked meal and that it is perfectly okay.

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  • Saturday: A day of chores meant no time to cook anything. Holly has been asking for Chipotle for a few days now, so she and I went and picked that up for dinner. Jim was not hungry at the time so later went back out and picked up his own dinner from Culver’s. He brought home custard for the three of us, so I was perfectly fine with this decision.
  • Sunday: After doing all the cooking last week because I was the only one who had time, I opted this week to assign cooking nights to each of the kids. Connor got tonight and made his dinner choice of potato chip casserole. Because it was easy and is one of my personal favorites, I let him make it. Next week, he will need to step up his game a bit.
  • Monday: It is Holly’s turn to cook this week, and she chose her favorite Lemon Risotto with roasted asparagus as a side. Risotto is easy to make but so time-consuming, so I am grateful that she stepped up to make it as it meant I did not have to sit at the stove for a good hour constantly stirring.
  • Tuesday: Tuesdays are a bit rough lately because we have Cletus’ obedience classes at 7 PM. It means making something quick and easy. I made this Mushroom and Garlic Spaghetti for all of us, which certainly was easy. There is something about the combination of mushrooms, garlic, and a good cheese like Pecorino Romano that makes this particularly tasty to me.
  • Wednesday: After a weird reaction to something, I was in no shape to cook tonight. The kids opted out of cooking as well, which is fine since they each had a turn. Jim’s cooking choice was to order pizza. I guess I am okay with that.
  • Thursday: Before the boys started grumbling about the lack of meat, I made a simple crispy Lemon Chicken with plenty of lemon zest mixed into the bread crumbs and lemon slices on top of the chicken. Easy, quick, and delicious – exactly what a meal should be and one that could be made because the girl was at a friend’s house for a sleepover.
  • Friday: It was Connor’s turn for a night away from home. Holly had a very late night and was feeling the effects of it in a lack of appetite. So Jim and I hit up Five Guys for a decadent meal. As a once-in-a-while meal, it’s pretty darn good.

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What was for dinner at your house this week?

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