13 January 2009


Perhaps it's because we've been a bit under the weather around here, but I'm feeling rather uninspired in the kitchen these days. I've been getting less sleep thanks to that crazy little man of mine, and all the sleepiness makes me want to crawl onto the couch with a warm blanket and a cup of hot cocoa. Not make dinner.

And then trying to be creative and budget-wise. It's just feeling a bit more like a chore than I'd like. Perhaps I'm also feeling a bit sorry for myself because we've just started watching Mad Men, and I just can't get over how beautiful Betty keeps her house clean, her kids looking just as beautiful as she and the meals hitting the table. She is in therapy, though, right?

This week I cooked a pot of beans, and now we're playing the how-many-meals-can-be-based-on-beans game. Don't tell Seth. I'm hoping he won't notice.

Until next week, send me your quick and easy dinner recipes. Please. I can't even keep my kid and house clean, so dinner will sink without some inspiration.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Well, if you're into a little "fire" and some pasta w/ Alfredo Sauce I've got one for you. Quick and easy and it's a filler! LOL

Firehouse Pasta

Spiral noodles (cooked of course)

Then take a can of chicken (drained) or some chicken off that 99 cent bird you bought and mix it w/ store bought Alfredo sauce and 1 can of Rotel. Heat the Rotel--chicken--Alfredo all together and pour it over the noodles. Hot--warming and very filling.

I know it's not the healthiest of meals--but it's pretty good. My kiddo goes to Janet's everyday and we hear all about Jasper. I went to school w/ Seth also.

Don't get too down on yourself--all mom's go thru this feeling of not being able to "get it all done". I have two boys and I know I sure did. But there's one thing I've learned--nothing lasts forever and your life as you once knew it will return to "normal" one day.

Hang in there---Amy P. of Norman, OK