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Thursday, May 8, 2014

A couple days late and more than a dollar short

Well, it's Thursday, but I'm posting my menu plan for "On the Table Tuesday" anyway. I didn't get around to posting last week at all. I'm sorry. We had a great week of food, and I wish I had a good enough memory to share our menu with you, but I don't. I erased our sweet little menu board, and it's lost forever. Actually part of it found it's home on each of my thighs, but otherwise, it's gone. You should know, I didn't get around to making dinner last night. I worked on Cora's big closet switcheroo, and I was too pooped. So, we had sandwiches from Schlotzskys, and I might have devoured mine in less than 2 minutes flat...well, maybe 3, but who's counting?  Anyway, here it is...

Monday- Sausage and Tomato Rigatoni. It was a huge hit!
Basil from my basil plant. Isn't it pretty? I just love herbs.

What's not to love with ingredients like garlic, basil, mozzarella, tomatoes, and pasta? Target didn't have rigatoni (and I didn't have time to go to Kroger,) so I got the cutest chubby, twirly noodles instead. They made me smile. 

See what I mean? I forgot what they're called. Bottom line, any noodle will do. Don't sweat the small stuff. AND, if you don't have Italian sausage on hand but do have another kind, just add some oregano and fennel, and voilah! you have Italian sausage. 

We had dinner al fresco and were all transported straight to Italy! This is definitely a keeper.

Tuesday- Taco Tuesday! I know Monday was Cinco de Mayo and all, but I had to stick with Taco Tuesday. I used Edie's suggestion for guacamole, Kelvin browned some meat while the kids and I were at gymnastics, I added some chili powder, garlic powder, coriander, cumin, a handful of chopped onion and bell pepper when I got home, grated some cheese, warmed the tortillas, and we were good to go, amigo! Kelvin and I topped ours with some yummy green chili salsa, but the kids were wimps. The older I get, the more I like it HOT! ;)

Wednesday- was supposed to be Brown Fried Rice with Chicken and Vegetables (because sometimes you need a meat free day,) but like I said, I was too pooped to cook. Let me know what you think if you make this recipe. The photo from The Lemon Bowl looks awesome don't you think?


Thursday- Thai Chicken Enchiladas OH.MY.GAWSH!! These are so good. I wish I had the energy to make a quadruple batch. You'll want to eat them all and lick the dish. One of these days I'll remember to take photos of my food before we devour it, but until then, aren't these yummy looking?

Thai Chicken Enchiladas I
Friday- Date night. The kids are staying with my MIL!! Whoo Hoo! Yeah baby! That's what I'M talking about! Oh, I'm sorry, I got sidetracked. Anyway, I'm not cooking tomorrow night. 

Saturday- I haven't nailed it down, but I'm thinking steak and peppers on the grill with a nice big side salad. mmmm!

Sunday- Happy Mother's Day! I'm not cooking again. I don't know if this is even legal! ;) It's up to the man of the house and our offspring. They never disappoint, so I'm sure it will be great. 

So, I FINALLY got Cora's closets switched. Her bedroom was previously our office and the closet in the office was Kelvin's hunting closet. There are two closets in Luke's room, so instead of doing the big switch when we moved Cora from our room to her own room, I just put all of her clothes in Luke's extra closet. It worked kinda of well, but recently it's been a huge pain. Luke doesn't necessarily like for his younger sister to come tromping through his room to get to her clothes, and frankly, I was tired of hearing them bicker. The big switcheroo has been on the books for quite some time now, and I'm so glad to report, it's completely done. It's SO nice to have all of her things in one space. And now, she can reach everything because I bagged and bagged and bagged all of the size 4T to make room for the 5s. It was kinda of crazy how many clothes that little girl had (I sure do appreciate my friend who gives us hand-me-downs, 'cause this mama is NOT a shopper.) Anyway, I'm happy to have that chore checked off my mental list. Talk about a load lifted...whew!

So, what have you been doing? What's on your menu this week/weekend? Hope it's awesome! Share something in the comments below. 

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