I'm so pathetic

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

I'm enjoying the look of this blog so much it's ignited a desire to actually make an effort to cook good things and post them here. (as opposed to having the kids throw chicken nuggets into the microwave. It's also renewed my interest in other foodblogs around the net. I've always loved food porn! (just haven't learned the art of creating it) but to actually read the recipes and think about making things...that's different...and I like it! I'm considering starting a running, "I'd like to try" post on here. A place where I can list links and/or recipes to new dishes I'd like to try. Still trying to think of the logistics of it though.

So the propane man came yesterday afternoon and I gleefully ran into the cellar and through the cobwebs to the hot water tank. Kissing the basement floor I got the burner churning and the water heating. For those few minutes I was a goddess! lol

If you read my menu below you'll know we were suppse to have pizza for dinner last night. Let's just say I procrastinated on making the dough a bit too long. Then my kids decided to go for a bike ride and run with a stopover at Drew's and Allison's house. They attacked his Rock Band game with vigor and ended up getting themselves invited to dinner...woohooo! Thanks Drew and Allison! So the few of here had leftovers, no major cooking involved. :o)

With a 5 pound bag of shredded mozz in the fridge waiting to go bad, I pushed homemade pizza to today (Wednesday). Not sure how I'll do the rest of the week (moving things or just forgetting the shrimp alfredo for now or until I need an easy quick meal)

I did a lunkhead thing today. I almost sliced the tip of my right pinky off. I was trying to pick up a can lid off the counter but it was cemented down (I left it it's entirely my fault). Well the lid stayed put but my finger didn't and it traveled around the edge of the lid. I thought it was going to need stitches for sure (and for all I know it still might be a good idea). Fortunately I managed to put enough pressure on it to seal it up and end the bleeding. So I'm trying not to use it because if I bump it, it'll open up and start bleeding profusely again. We'll see how long that lasts.

I was in the middle of making the 2nd batch of pizza dough when it happened. I ended up trying to not to bleed all over and barf while instructing the kids on what still needed to be done. They all pitched in to help put the pizzas together. They didn't do too bad and we all had fun. We made 4 16inch pizzas...bacon and pineapple, pepperoni, cheese, and chicken wing (which no one was really crazy about).

I didn't get my banana banana bread done. :o( Hopefully in the morning I'll be able to do it. Otherwise the bananas will become compost (hmmm wonder if the chickens would like them?) I also want to try to make french bread but that might have to wait a few days.

Menu... August 17 - 23...A gliltch in the system (sorry a rant included)

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

We are out of propane! I'm getting so sick of this! I paid them last week and told them we were almost out. I ran out in the middle of cooking dinner on Sunday. So I called them Monday morning and specifically said...I was wondering if we were scheduled to be delivered today. She asked what our tank gauge read and when I said we're totally out her response was...We'll get someone there as soon as possible. GREAT! Until 5pm and there was still no delivery. I called again...the owner, no you'll get it tomorrow, we didn't have anyone driving out your way today. WHY didn't she tell me that in the morning!!!

My whole day would've been different! I would've thrown something in the crockpot instead of having to buy something that was easy to cook on the griddle and microwave, taken the kids somewhere to take showers, done laundry and hung it out to dry or taken it to the laundromat to use their dryers. BUT NOOOOO! I've been waiting for the gas man all day instead!!! GRRRRRRRRRR! I'm seriously considering changing companies. Just have to do the legwork to get it done. (which I stink at)

Sorry, back to the matter at hand...the menu

Saturday... Mu Shu chicken was switched to BBQ chicken on the grill after UB decided it's what he wanted for dinner and bought it.
Sunday... Chicken tenders, stuffing, fried zucchini, and salad
Monday... Hofmann hotdogs, corn on the cob, leftover salt potatoes
Tuesday... Pizza, (IF the propane guy comes today!) salad
Wednesday... Shrimp Alfredo, garlic breadsticks, green beans
Thursday... Meatball subs, sides TBD
Friday... Grilled pork roast, garlic egg noodles, peas
Saturday... Spaghetti with italian sausage, bread

Update...I called the propane company in the middle of writing this. They're suppose to be here...any second. I asked her if she could do me a favor...tell me the truth when I call and ask if I'm getting a delivery that day! That doing so allows me to make appropriate plans. I explained how things are here (not that I expect special treatment because of my family size, but it does make things a bit more complicated for me). I also asked if there was SOME way I could get a delivery without having to call and say I'm out of propane. She said she'd look into it and see why it was happening and what she could do about it. So I guess they get a second chance, but not much of one!!