Archives for: March 2005, 31
I can't help but feel happy when an unplanned dinner just happens to turn out right. Thursday is my errand day, and I travel from 8:00 A.M. until about 2:30 P.M. Today, my five year old tagged along, and I was pleasantly surprised that I enjoyed his company! We hit the grocery store, the library, the second hand store (kids clothes), the Goodwill Store, and Sam's club. He was quite the trooper.
Needless to say, I didn't have much energy for dinner. At 3 o'clock, I threw some defrosted homemade chicken soup in the crockpot. I added 1 cup of brown rice and set the crock pot to high. At about five o'clock, I pulled out baby carrots, applesauce and defrosted ground beef. I spiced the ground beef with roast beef seasoning and a little salt. I warmed up an Ezekiel hamburger bun on the grill and cooked up some tasty hamburgers. I also sauteed a little spinach, olive oil, salt and garlic. Throw in a block of mozerella cheese and waalaaaah -- it's a feast.
It sounds like a lot of work, but it didn't take much prep time. Everybody ended up with something beneficial and food from all traditional four food groups. Better yet, not one person COMPLAINED.
Life is good.