(sigh and yawn)
It’s the Little Lady’s final week of preschool, Barney Kneeknuckles has decided sleep is for the weak (and taken to waking every hour), and Mr. Boy is STILL potty-training and STILL amused by all potty-training related physical functions and is STILL grossing me out with his love of potty-training humor.
(FYI, “son,” I want to be proud of your accomplishments but it is hard to do so when you yell across the room, sharing with EVERYONE, that you made “meatballs” in the potty.
Double Triple sigh)
And, Friday, the Kidlets and I are heading to Oklahoma for a family visit…. by ourselves. This means I have the joy of taking all three Kidlets to the airport, navigating the security checkpoints and terminal, and trying to keep all three entertained and QUIET on the airplane.
By. My. Self.
I am really, really, really ready for this week to be over.
Of course, in the midst of all of this, the little people and my husband will still expect food — nourishment — from me. Because that’s what I do for them … I keep their tummies happy.
This week, I’m trying a few new recipes from various recipe/cooking ebooks I have purchased over the past year. They should be easy, fuss-free meals. Woo hoo!
One is the Everything Beans Book, which I have used several times.
If you are new to cooking with beans, it is a GREAT resource. Not only does Katie (of Kitchen Stewardship) provide some very versatile recipes highlighting beans, she has spent a lot of time researching and sharing the nutritional benefits of beans and how to make use of these frugal pantry staples.
Great book to have on hand!
Feast In 15
This ebook focuses on tips and recipes for creating week-night dinners in fifteen minutes. Yes, fifteen minutes. Her book is practical and another good resource, especially if quick meals are something you struggle with.
(p.s. On her blog, Tiffany not only shares great and easy recipes, she also posts a weekly meal plan, complete with a grocery list. A FREE meal plan and grocery list. You definitely need to hop over!)
The Meal Plan: Easy Meals for a Stressed Out Mama
Monday — Rotisserie Chicken, Salad Homemade Rice A Roni (from Everything Beans)
Tuesday — Mexican Stuffed Peppers (from Everything Beans)
Wednesday — Italian Nachos (from Feast in 15)
Thursday — Eggs in a Basket, Bacon, Fresh Fruit
Friday through Sunday — Daddy is on his OWN.
When it comes to recipes, are you digital person, using online resources . . . or a paper person, opening up your tried and true, paper cookbook for meals?
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