Monday, April 20, 2009

Let's get going!

Today is my first day "alone" with the three little ones. It's been a long time since I've had three kids at home, and one being a newborn! Naturally, one of the older ones is sick and naturally, I'm not doing the greatest with the palsy. If it's not one thing it's another.

I'm jumping right back in to routine today. I have to! As much as I love my husband and all the help he is for me, he has not been the best on keeping up with the housekeeping routine. The laundry is piled high. It's ridiculous. I'm already on my third load today and I'm nowhere close to being done. He kept up fairly well with everything except laundry...and the kitchen floor. Thankfully, the floor in the kitchen just needs a good mopping.

Meanwhile, I'm trying to figure out what to make for dinner using what we have in the house. I'm not cleared to drive (ridiculous. imo) which means D won't have a chance to take me to the store til Friday at the earliest. We made a couple quick trips last week for a few things, but not a full shop. I have enough food...I just need to be creative!

So far my menu looks like this:

Monday: Spaghetti
Tuesday: Chicken
Wednesday: Pancakes
Thursday: Beef
Friday: Pizza from Costco

Now exactly what I'm doing with the chicken and beef are up in the air. We have beans, spinach, potatoes, rice, etc. So I'm sure I'll come up with something :P We'll probably end up having taco salad on Thursday, now that I think about it.

So hit me with ideas for chicken thighs!


  1. Hey Micki-

    This is Susan from Cafe (LLL). I made a really easy recipe w/chicken thighs last week that was super easy and yummy. It's official title is Chicken Barbagallo, but all you do is layer the chicken thighs in the bottom of a casserole dish. Cut up some red (or whatever you have) potatoes and season them w/salt, pepper, garlic, rosemary, sage & italian seasonings. Pour about 1/2 cup of olive oil over the whole thing. Bake 450 degrees for 20 mins, then at 350 for an additional 40 mins. The whole thing only took a few minutes to throw in the oven. Hope this helps. BTW, I just had my 4th baby about 6 weeks ago. I TOTALLY understand the chaos. We are still there, too, though things are slowly getting easier.

  2. I meant to put "put the potatoes over the chicken." Sorry - does that make sense? I'm nursing at the moment w/kids crawling all over me....


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