Sunday, February 16, 2020

What's for Dinner: February 16 - February 22

Looking for dinner inspiration? Here's what I've planned for dinner at our house this week!

Ume Flower | Photo by Takemaru Hirai via Unsplash


I had such high hopes for this weekend. Even though I had another long week at work, I added an important appointment to my calendar on Saturday.

Our sweet boy has been super clingy lately. Some days, he won't let me leave his classroom after I drop the kids off at school. Most nights, he follows me around the house, chatting a mile a minute. And some nights, he'll wake up a handful of times and insist on snuggling with me on the couch.

The signs were there. He wanted more time with me. Not wanting to disappoint him, I decided it was time to focus on carrying out a specific item on my 40 Before 40 list. It was time to plan a special mother-son outing with J.

When we woke up this morning, I told him that we were going out, just the two of us... That I couldn't wait to show him where we were going. But then the stream of "no"s started, and my excitement started shrinking. Thank goodness his mood changed once we got in the car and we wound up having a great time together.

Then we got home and the wheels came off. Neither kid wanted to nap and they couldn't figure out how to play in the same room without arguing. I did my best to show them patience and understanding, but even I have my limits... and I wound up losing my temper. More than once.

Things managed to stabilize by the time bedtime rolled around, but, wow... I hated myself for losing my cool earlier. I just hope today goes more smoothly.

While I practice my deep-breathing, why don't you check out what I've planned for dinner at our house this week?

A Week of Dinners: February 16 - February 22


Sunday: Chicken Pot Pie

Monday: Pasta with Eggplant and Tomato Sauce

Tuesday: Ridiculously Easy Macaroni and Cheese with Broccoli

Wednesday: Leftovers

Thursday: Stephen's Choice

Friday: Pizza with Mushrooms and Caramelized Onions

Saturday: Date Night (for the adults) / Hot Dogs and Tater Tots (for the kids)


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