Ah, well. Man plans, God laughs...we were supposed to have a rustic fall weekend in New England, visiting our niece at boarding school (first one in our family to go, though her grandmother on the other side went too). And we got there, and had a lovely tour on a blue sky day, and then the snowstorm chased us home. I am a driving weather wuss and preferred dry roads over wet...so we had an unexpected "extra" weekend at home. Not that I am any more prepared for Halloween, or the week...
Monday: chili, with noodles or rice for under and for kids. Gotta be quick so we can get out trick-or-treating!
Tuesday: Lego build, so boys and I will eat out, dad will fend for himself
Wednesday: the long awaited sausage vamp with pesto quinoa for kids
Thursday: Taco Thursday
Friday: Last football game! If it isn't eleventy-billion below zero. Brr.
Last week went well, though I didn't get to either the sausage or pork ribs, so this week, I know better than to try. One night I made chicken nuggets, another night it was apples with peanut butter and rice on the side for the kids and something for my husband and me from the freezer. So I am recalibrating my expectations here. I'm going to keep trying to keep it simple and figure out how to recapture my kitchen mojo, which has about abandoned me here.
The lunches continue to go well, except that my older son keeps taking things from the cabinet that I have earmarked for lunches. This drives me crazy when there are other things here besides the nut-free, prepackaged, easy to send along things. But that's not a lunch problem, that's a kitchen storage problem. I'm working on it.
For more inspiration--try I'm an Organizing Junkie! And come back next week when maybe I'll have figured out how to do it all in one day and get some sleep too. Happy Halloween, & happy November!