Sunday. A day of rest. After our “shopping Saturday melee” you’d think I’d really take advantage of that….and the day started out innocently enough: Mass and donuts and then home for a “Teamwork” chores activity and by Noon, the house was clean, laundry was going, it was raining (again–thankfully!) and we were one kid down for a sleepover. Then I don’t know what happened.
I had to take our youngest to get shoes (shoes and supplies are essentially all that’s left on the school shopping list) for her and her sister, who told us what she wanted…we ran a couple of other errands (buttons to bling up her backpack and a new pillow for my awful, aching neck), somehow managed to drop her off at her friends (now down two kids to friends) and made it home.
Sitting for a few minutes I remembered I really wanted to cook a few meals ahead and freeze because we have an insane couple of weeks with practices nightly until 7:30 and it’s so much nicer if dinner is READY when we get home. So I began. Sometimes when I do stuff like this, it is utter chaos….controlled, mind you….but there is nothing anyone can do to help me because it would take WAY too long to explain the stream of consciousness going on in my head and here’s the breakdown that took place in the two hour period:
(It’s kind of like “If you give a mouse a cookie“….I am the mouse.)
- I fried up some bacon because bacon=yummy dinner to my kids
- I chopped and caramelized onions in the bacon drippings because kids don’t mind onions if they taste like bacon
- I browned some ground beef added the onions and split it up for two dinners
- I made some coffee and sweetened condensed milk ice cubes for my weekend iced coffees
- I hardboiled a dozen eggs because we had a ton in the fridge
- I had leftover SCMilk so I made a killer chocolate cake
- I made two shrimp quiches and had leftover cream so…..
- I made homemade whipped cream for the cake
- I finished dinner for that night which was SOOOOO easy and so delicious that my 9-year-old daughter’s friend said, “Let me know the next time you have this and I’ll drive myself over here!” Here’s that recipe:
Spray a 13X9 pan and place chicken breasts in pan
Pour a jar of Alfredo sauce over chicken
Sprinkle bacon crumbs over sauce
Grate Havarti cheese and sprinkle over bacon
Bake @ 375 for 20-30 minute (until chicken is done)….enjoy!
I ran out of steam and then had a mountain of a mess to clean up, but I am hoping that it helps our hellish evenings go a little smoother knowing that dinner is ready when we get home. How do YOU prepare for your crazy nights without Driving Through and killing your budget???
Now it didn’t go as planned on Monday….but that’s another post! Have a blessed day!