Bring back dinner

As you may or may not have noticed the sidebar menu hasn’t changed in a while.? I’d like to say it’s because I’m lazy.? Ok, I’m lazy.? No really, I have cooked exactly 1 meal in the last 2 weeks.? Honest to God.? And that one meal took me all day and I did it at the trusty in-laws house.? Each year, at Christmas, the trusty sis-in-laws and I take turns making dinner one night during their stay.? My selection was Russian.? I made a fine Borscht (my own special made up recipe), pelmeni (bought frozen from the Russian market) and made a poor attempt at potato/cheese pirogies.? Seeing as it is the only meal I’ve made in the past two weeks it turned out quite well.

I did make a fruit salad for this afternoon’s girlfriend’s soir?e, but the trusty husband will take most of the credit for it.? Why?? I don’t know… maybe because he’s the one who went to the store to pick out the fruit, cut half of it and helped clean up the mess.? I’m sick!? Give me a break.

Gawd, I’m rambling.? Stupid “healthy living.”? Why can’t I take the cold medicine and be done with it?

So back to my original point…? What was my original point?? Dinner.? Right.

Starting next Monday (or possibly this Wednesday) I have to start cooking again.? Those boys, they want to eat or something.? With any luck the weekly menu will return.? At least that’s the goal.

So why do the weekly menu and do you really take me seriously.? I’ve had people look at my menu and think I’m nuts.? Not the expired cheese sticks and parsley nuts, but the Morrocan Chicken nuts.? Or the myriad of other things I cook on a weekly basis.? Most moms look at me and think there is no way in hell I have the time to cook like that.? To be honest… I do.? I really do cook the things I put up on the weekly menu.

I do it to give us a variety in our diet.? I do it because we are a foodie family.? All 3 of us.? However, at the current time the boy’s selections have been limited to mac n’ cheese, plain chicken, steamed rice and steamed carrots.? All else is targeted at my head.

I love to cook.? I love to give my family good food to eat.? And if that isn’t enough to put you over the edge of my Marthaness I bake fresh bread every week for toast and sandwiches.? In fact, all bread products in my house are homemade.? So is pasta.

I don’t do it to show off.? Believe me.? I am extremely adept at time management.? The fact that I don’t sleep helps.? I lay in bed at night (it’s cold outside of the bed, I don’t get up)… I lay in bed at night and think of how to make my life more efficient.? It is sick and wrong.? It is the complete opposite version of my mother’s OCD.

So stay tuned for more weekly menus, posts about “Project Get all of this Shit out of my House,” and a few new features on this here blog.? 2008 is going to be a good one.

Happy New Year to all!

6 Comment

  1. Wendy says: Reply

    I think it’s a good thing I don’t post what I cook for dinner most nights. I couldn’t handle the laughter and finger pointing…. Hey, I grew up in the midwest where every recipe starts with a can of cream-of-something soup, there are only 3 spices (salt, pepper and garlic powder) and jello is served with everything.

  2. DebiP says: Reply

    I am so inspired by may of the things that you do…meal plan is a biggie…I am at MPM at Organized Junkie and I love it. I look forward to all the things Life of Elle has to bring in 2008…Happy New Year friend

  3. Lena says: Reply

    Are you sure that since it’s a new year, we have to start cooking again? Oh wait, I don’t do dinners, I’ve outsourced that to my version of trusty husband … but we should have a pirogie making date soon!

    Happy New Year to you!

  4. Tricia says: Reply

    I’ve been checking back on the menu bar for options because like you, our house has been eating some weird things lately due to my laziness (well trying to get some stuff done for Trip #2 and Ms arrival). I made a huge pot of pasta and we had that for four days. Then we had turkey and that lasted three meals. I cooked lasagna on Friday and we are still eating it for lunch today. We had waffles for dinner last night. I can’t wait to get back into the groove again!

    Happy New Year!

  5. Jenny2 says: Reply

    please post new menus. I’m hungry.

  6. Lauri says: Reply

    Happy New Year

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