Wow! We had an exhausting weekend. Mid-week the mother of one of the 8 year old's friends asked if I would keep her two daughters Friday night and all day Saturday. We had a good time and they behaved themselves as much as two 8 year olds and a 4 year old could manage, but keeping up with 3 children all day is so much different than keeping up with just one.
|The 8 year old and his friend walking to through the village, yes, holding hands.|
This week also proves to be busy. I've agreed to keep an extra boy on Monday in addition to the boy I keep on Tuesdays and Thursdays, so every day this week has something extra going on. Hopefully we'll have a quiet weekend next week to recover from all the additional children.
Sunday - Rice Topped with Tomatoes, Zucchini, and White Beans, Salad with Homemade Ranch Dressing, Bread
Carry over from last week. The salad dressing turned out delicious, but a tiny bit thin. I need to remember not to add quite so much buttermilk next time.
Monday - Avocado Chicken Parmigiana, Salad, Cornbread
I saw a recipe on Pinterest that looked yummy, but rather than putting avocado on something with primarily "Italian" flavors, I'm going to adapt it to use more "Tex-Mex" flavors.
Tuesday - Cheesy Chicken and Wild Rice Casserole, Green Beans
I love that this casserole calls for a real cheese sauce and not cream of something soup. I just made a fresh batch of shredded chicken today, so I can make this in no time while the 8 year old and his friend play.
Wednesday - Winter Minestrone, Salad, French Bread
Can you say YUM? Although I did get funny looks at the grocery store deli when I asked for 1/4 pound of pancetta "as one slice."
Thursday - Stuffed Peppers in the Slow Cooker, Salad
My mom's recipe. It's wholesome, simple, and good.
Friday - Leftovers
Saturday - Out