Gentle Readers, what a week it has been. First, apologies for the lateness of the post, between birthday preparations for the Eldest (raising a foodie is NOT easy during this time of year) and recovering from an ill-timed stomach bug, The Practical Cook has had her hands full. Special thanks to The Practical Cook’s Mom, who stepped in and ran the show. However painful it was personally, it does make for excellent blog fodder.
Lessons learned this week:
1. Keep the house stocked with some bland things, crackers, soup, bread, etc.
2. Teach your children how to prepare their own breakfast. You never know when you’ll need to ask them to do it.
3. Have a back-up plan. Always, always have Plans B through D in mind.
So happy birthday Eldest! The Birthday Carrot Cake is baked, and we’re getting ready to frost it for your decorating pleasure. Food is that much more fun for me because of you.
Another busy week ahead, so here are the Weekly Menus:
And the Four-Square Grocery Shopping List:
Which translates into:
Sunday: Dine Out!
The birthday girl will choose the establishment, stay tuned.
Monday: Frozen pizza and broccoli
Simple, simple, simple
Tuesday: Sammies and Soup
Wednesday: Breakfast for Dinner
I feel the need for pancakes in the near future.
Thursday: Sausage and Greens
More freezer clean-up, prepping for the start of the CSA soon.
Friday: Fridge Surprise
Perhaps we’ll just eat leftover birthday cake, as if there will be any.
Saturday: Dine Out!
And for Snack Week:
Monday: Mandarin oranges and crackers
Tuesday: Parfaits with the letter “V” written on the top
Thursday: Trail Mix
Friday: Blueberry Muffins, milk, and grapes
What are you cooking this week? What is your emergency plan for food when things go awry? Post a comment below!
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Coming up Wednesday, How to Find the Best Restaurants in Town.