This weekend had a bit of a mixed up feel to it. It's funny how I don't realize how easily I fall into a routine and not even know it until something happens to shake it up and all of a sudden I'm totally lost. My days have such an easy, flowing routine to them. The dayhome children thrive in a routine based day and one day melds into another. We do different things and have lots of activites but they sort of follow a basic time routine. The weekends were sort of becoming the same for me. With no children of my own in sports or drama or weekend sceduled activites there was a sameness going on there too. Hubby works every Saturday so housecoat, coffee and blogging or reading was always my morning followed by housecleaning or errands. That routine was shaken as hubby had Saturday off this weekend. For the first time in almost forever. I was totally lost. My routine world was put into a spin. Funny how that is.
But I can be spontaneous. I actually had a couple days of spontaneous, what with the hair and all. And then Hubby and I went on a spontaneous date. That's a nice result of him getting an odd Saturday off. He took me to my fave restaurant. Not the fancy-dancy kind of super expensive restaurant, nice and casual, but my fave non the less. It was so nice to have that time with him. And I got my favorite dinner there. He tried to get me to shake it up a bit and get something different. But I so rarely get this dish anymore that I invariably end up ordering it. I grew up on it and my mom made the best in the world. Alas I don't cook it 'cause no one else wants to eat it. So this restaurant makes it almost as good as my mom. Almost. And I just can't pass up a very well made liver, bacon and onion entree. I know, I know I'm losing most of you now. Don't leave. Will it make it better if I end on what I had for dessert. My favorite. Okay, get the liver and onions out of your mind and put this in. A dish of hot, steaming apple crisp with tender apples and cinnamon topping. Add two scoops of vanilla ice cream drizzled with caramel and a shake of nutmeg slowly melting over the top. Serve with two big spoons to share with a handsome hubby. Heaven. How's that? Better now?
Now that you're drooling, I'll move onto Meal Plan Monday and I promise the dinner from above is not on the meal plan for the week.
Monday: Crockpot Chicken Creole (didn't happen last week), Rice, sauteed carrots
Wednesday: Apple Dijon Pork roast, whipped potatoes, brocolli/cauliflower
Thursday: Chicken fingers, celery/cheese, home fries
Friday: scrounge day
Saturday: Laurel's Sticky Chicken, herbed noodles, bean mix
Sunday: Bbq steak (Yipee! grilling weather!), baked potatoes, marinated veggies
For lots of menu ideas go to I'm An Organizing Junkie .