Sunday, June 29, 2014

Meal Plan

I have decided someone is out to get us. In the last 2 months, we have had several rashes of major things breaking. First there was the week where the dishwasher, washing machine, and the brakes in the van all went at once.  Then the dishwasher was installed wrong so it flooded the kitchen from under the flooring so now we need to add replacing the kitchen flooring to our to do list.  A few weeks later, there were two car accidents in two different cars and a broken pipe in the laundry room which flooded two levels of the house (and set off the smoke detectors causing the alarm company to send out of the fire trucks), causing over $5K in damage to the house. Reason number 3 to never have an upstairs laundry room. Then we had every single one of our lawn mowers and the lawn tractor die. The push mowers could not be fixed and were set out for the scrap collectors. The lawn tractor needed 2 new parts plus a new battery but the yard is finally mowed although I was starting to enjoy the meadow like look and the wild flowers.  Last night the oven died. And today is Liam's birthday (a bit hard to make a cake with no oven) and I'm scheduled to take dinner to another family. And the cameras are dead. Again, kink thrown into my plans. And the cow and pig were significantly larger than expected this year which is awesome (more meat this year) and a bummer because, well, it was more expensive than planned. Needless to say, our plans to fix the air conditioning in at least the van have been set aside until next summer and the other repairs around the house have been set aside as well. One day I will get another cabinet in the kitchen or a microwave over the stove but not this year. And eventually the boys will have a bathroom in the basement but also not this year. So all of that is to say that this week's meal plan assumes I am able to get the stove fixed early in the week. It is complicated by the fact that it runs on propane so only certain people will even touch it. Again, whoever planned that for the house was a moron.

S: Liam's birthday so his choice
M: danish, fruit (B), easy Mexican casserole (D)
T: eggs and toast (B), crock pot sweet n sour pork (D)
W: oatmeal (B), leftovers or pasta salad and fruit (D)
T: yogurt (B), something grillable, maybe steaks (D)
F: bagels (B), short rib sandwiches (D)
S: FFY (B), pizza/finger foods (D)

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