Did everyone have a nice Mother’s Day? We’re not big into the “Hallmark holidays,” but I had one request — a day off from the kitchen. And sure nuff, I barely lifted a finger yesterday. My kids convinced my husband to bring me breakfast in bed, so I lay in bed and read The Omnivore’s Dilemma* while my husband brewed coffee and poured me a bowl of granola (my request; it’s my favorite, and besides, I thought a warm breakfast might be pushing my luck). It was a nice, leisurely start to the day.
After church we went to one of our favorite local restaurants where, surprisingly, there was an open table, Mother’s Day and all. I had requested a dining experience that did NOT include a buffet. Buffet + 3 kids = not a relaxing Mother’s Day. (Yes, I realize that I said I had one request, and now I’m up to 3. It’s a woman’s prerogative…) It was great, and I even splurged on dessert – Bourbon Pecan Pie a la mode. YUM.
Then I came home and napped all afternoon, so I can pretty much say that Mother’s Day doesn’t get much better than that. How about you? Did you get to relax and rejuvenate?
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So now it’s Monday, and I’m faced with an empty breadbox and a menu plan to make and a grocery list to make and a grocery shopping extravaganza to accomplish and 152 errands to run to get ready to go out of town for the weekend. It’s gonna be a light week on the menu planning front because I’ll be trying to get the house in order. But without further ado, here you go:
MONDAY: lasagna, salad
(I actually made this on Saturday, so it’s all ready to pop in the oven!)
TUESDAY: buffalo chicken dip with tortilla chips and raw veggies
(what can I say, it’s baseball game night and I need something easy and fast)
WEDNESDAY: spaghetti and meatballs
(sauce is leftover from lasagna, meatballs are the ready-made from Trader Joes)
THURSDAY: pot roast, potatoes, carrots
FRIDAY: I’m officially on vaca! WOOT!!!
This post is linked up with 5 Minutes For Mom’s Mother’s Day carnival as well as Menu Plan Monday at Organizing Junkie and Mindful Menus at Chive Talkin’.