Archive for the dinner Tag

Welcome Home Honey!

My Husband was out-of-town last night for business. And I know it’s difficult to comprehend, but I think he actually dislikes being away from the kid and me. Granted it could be more fear of what he might return home to (we all know about my propensity to drink wine and glitter things), rather than affection that drives his dislike
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Reluctant Mother’s Culinary Give-A-Damn Has Apparently Left The Building

I don’t mind cooking but I’ve never LOVED it.  Over the years, I’ve become an acceptable cook.  However, if I’m rushed or busy, cooking is one thing that I’m willing to rapidly drop way down on my priority list. What parent isn’t hurried and busy? Couple this normally occurring chaos with an interesting fall bird migration heating up in our
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The Stay At Home Mom’s Version of Rush Hour Hell

It is true that a stay at home mom has a certain amount of discretionary time in her day. She does.  And it’s wonderful. . . But it sure as shit doesn’t happen around here between the hours of 4 and 6 PM. Let me give you a glimpse of what causes me to feel a knot in my stomach
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You Can Accomplish This Before Your Effing Head Explodes: Fast Chicken-less Cobb Salad

Yeah.  Another salad.  This one incorporates Chicken-less patties. We try not to eat too much “fake” meat.  They taste good but they have a decent amount of sodium and other unpronounceable ingredients.  However, once in a while, we’ll bust out a fake burger or dog. Here’s how you do this one: 1.  Start with a base of lettuce (and any
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You Can Accomplish This Before Your Effing Head Explodes: Menus for A Week, Dinner 3

We were supposed to have fish and roasted vegetables this evening.  But then Mac pulled some kinda’ schedule crushing sleep tricks on us.  So I decided to prepare the Shrimp rolls this evening, make the sweet potato fries into chips and pack it all up picnic style for a hike in the early evening. But it didn’t quite work out.
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You Can Accomplish This Before Your Effing Head Explodes: Menus for a Week -Dinner 2

So today was a little hectic.  We went to Philadelphia to visit my college roommate and his family. . .Including their month old son.  So stinking cute!  Then we raced home to get to church on time.   We can never seem to make to church on time. . .Another week where I couldn’t understand a blessed word of the
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You Can Accomplish This Before You Effing Head Explodes: Menu for a Week

I think I sufficiently bitched about my boredom with our dinners in this post.  Refreshed from that super-fab trip err vacation, and shamed into the hard-core realization that we ate mostly things that weren’t green or all that healthful, I returned home with a renewed interest in keeping our food fresh, interesting, simple, and fast. So I sat down and
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The Highly Unanticipated What’s For Dinner?

At about 2:30 every afternoon, I start thinking about booze. . .Ok. . .for the sake of candor, some days I think about that at 9:30AM. . .But really what I have to start focusing on every day about this time is dinner. When we were without child and with large amounts of disposable income, I’d plan out every meal.
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Short, Sweet, and Ugly. . .

The Scene:  Rainy/Sleety/Snowy Saturday afternoon waiting for Penn State to kick off.  Texting with my Sister in PA. D (sister):  What are you doing today? DL (me):  We have a huge Saturday planned!  We are going for an early dinner with my in-laws followed by a stop at Walmart for baby food.  You? D:  I’m snowed in, having happy hour:
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