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Fresh Start

It’s the night before trash day.  That means it’s time to go through the fridge.

I love this task.  It’s my own version of food rescue.  Not because I typically find unidentifiable objects – but more because I find leftovers that got pushed to the back and will narrowly miss the garbage can.

There is usually the squishy peach or the nearly moldy strawberries.  Both of these items can be salvaged.  Cut off the bad (if moldy) and keep all the squishy. Throw in a container into the freezer and I’m going to save on next week’s smoothie ingredients.

Saving almost gone fruits

Fruit Smoothie

There is typically a leftover protein – anything from a random pork chop (less than 5 days old – health rule!) or even boiled eggs – that I can turn into tomorrow’s lunch.

And my favorite part is quite possibly throwing out last week’s mistakes.  Those leftover cheese tortellini that no one liked – trash.  The end of the loaves of bread – now moldy – feed the ducks out back.  The two leftover pancakes that no one ever ate – garbage.

It’s a fresh start.  It’s making right the past week’s wrongs.  It’s the impetous to start a grocery list for the following week.  A chance to reward the kid who complained the least this week about meals – ‘hey, what would you like next week for dinner one night’.

Here’s what I’ve learned: Every week brings a fresh start.

 

 

 
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Posted by on September 27, 2012 in Uncategorized

 

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Waffle Wednesday

Summer is here.  

There are the most obvious signs – it’s much louder around here than normal and I’m making trips to the grocery store every other day.  

Usually there is the hot weather – but that isn’t cooperating.  So, it kinda feels like an extended spring break.  

But, the best way to tell that it’s summer is because I have NO IDEA what day of the week it is, let alone the DATE!  Honestly, it could as easily be the 16th or the 26th, as the 6th of June.

The ONLY way for me to keep track of the day of the week is by following the breakfast pattern.  During the school year, we have a set routine.  

Monday – Pancakes

Tuesday – You’re on your own – Mom has coffee group

Waffle Wednesday

Thursday – cinnamon rolls and scrambled eggs

French Toast Friday

Saturday – this is the only day that changes

Sunday – sausage with biscuits and gravy

As long as I keep to this morning routine, I’ll be able to keep track of what day it is.

Here’s what I’ve learned:  Today was Wednesday.  We had waffles.

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Posted by on June 7, 2012 in Uncategorized

 

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