I know I must be going crazy...

I am actually thinking of hitting the grocery store with Lil O and Baby M ALONE! Not taking my MIL or Superdad to help. Yes, I have gone alone many times with both girls. Even all four kids. Lately it has become more difficult. Lil O has started the "Stop. Drop and Cry." routine. I cannot handle that with Baby M strapped to me. After I have my 2nd cup of coffee I might grow a pair and TAKE CHARGE AGAIN! In the mean time here's the menu I whipped up yesterday.

Monte Cristo Sandwiches ~ Superdad has been craving one so I am going to make them for everyone! I found a recipe I can use in one of the new cookbooks! Let the comment cards begin.

Quiche with ham, english muffins and hashbrowns ~ Thanks to Jennifer this has been added to the rotation two nights a month. Sometimes three. Everyone loves it!

Veggie night ~ Usually sweet potatoes, corn and something green. Maybe even some mac & cheese for the pickier eaters. IE: B2!!

Chicken Stroganoff ~ A new recipe that looks tasty!

Pork Chops ~ A crock pot recipe I found in the new cookbooks! I have always loved a good chop! I hope this recipe doesn't let me down.

BBQ Roast ~ Everyone loves this so I cannot lose with this meal. Thought I'd make some potato salad as well.

Tuna Pasta ~ My favorite comfort food is on the menu for sometime over the weekend.

BONUS: I am going to make bread pudding for Superdad! It's a surprise. Well, it won't be after he reads this. :)

Sounds pretty good. I have made my list and nothing goes in the cart unless it's on the list. I am doing rather well with this compacting and cutting back at the grocery store has been pretty easy.

Okay, let me go get my second cup of coffee and find some clothes.


Debbie said…
I am the same way with grocery shopping. First the menu, then the list, then stick to the list!
Jennifer Saylor said…
I am so glad y'all like my quiche recipe! It's good with summer veggies, too. Here's my latest winter recipe:

wash and chop a bunch of winter veggies,whatever of these you can find:

sweet potatoes
winter squash (acorn, butternut, delicata...)

Just get whatever looks good and is cheap.

You can also add chopped onions and apples.

Preheat oven to 375.

Shake chopped veg in a sealed tupperware container with salt, pepper, olive oil to coat and dried sage or fresh rosemary. Maybe a little honey.

Put in greased baking pan. Bake for 60 minutes or until veggies are soft and starting to caramelize.

Super easy and a great winter side dish.
Katie Mae said…
Hopefully I can catch you before you leave!

In my book Have a New Kid by Friday, he goes over the fits!

He says to walk away LOL! Just leave them be. He makes note that us parents worry about the child getting lost and whatnot, but children don't have fits and want to get lost... they have fits to get attention and what they want from their parents.

It's worth a try? Good luck!
Supermom said…
I went this morning and was home by 11:15.
Lil O was wonderful. She sat in the buggy helping me with the list.
WKRP-yeah, I usually just walk away as well.

I am glad I was able to get everything and get home. Everything is put up. I vacuumed. Superdad brought home Thai for lunch. Now I am snuggled up with Baby M.
Renee said…
Would you be willing to share the quiche recipe? I've been struggling w/ new and exciting menu ideas and think this sounds great!
Supermom said…
Renee~ It's super dooper easy! I use frozen pie crusts to make it quick.

I cook up onion and whatever veggies you want in some olive oil. IE: zucchini, squash...

I take 2 eggs, 2 cups shredded cheese, a pack of honey ham cut up (you can use any meat), cooked veggies and spices. I throw in garlic, salt and pepper.

Spread some mustard on the crust first then...

Mix the above and pour in frozen crust. Cook at 375 for 22-25 minutes.

You can use whatever you have in the fridge!!! Great for leftovers!
Renee said…
Thanks Supermom...it sounds yummy-would not have thought of the mustard but I love me some mustard so I'll definitely be giving this a try. Thanks again for sharing...