Monday, March 12, 2012

Quiet days and a big Thank You

With everything that's been going on lately I decided to have a quiet Sunday with Husband and DD. Well that quiet Sunday led to me forgetting to blog for my slice and forgetting my Sunday slice led to me being upset about missing a day and forgetting pictures of lunch today, which wasn't all that special anyway. But all that led me to me missing my Monday slice too! UGH!!! Quick someone build me a time machine so I can jot down the funny things DD and husband did Sunday and not get myself into a small blogging rut.

Today's lunch:
Sandwiches. Nephew had grilled cheese, DD had bologna.
Pickle spear.

Husband got to spend the day with us and he enjoyed a sandwich too, so it took me less than 10 minutes to fix and plate lunch for 4. I wish every day was this easy.

When Nephew's mommy and old brother got home from work/school we all had dinner together. I made meatloaf for the first time since meeting Husband. But I didn't actually make a meatloaf. I took my sister-in-law's recipe and made the meatloaf mixture and filled muffin tins with it. Baked for 50 minutes and voila! single sized servings just right for all three kids with enough for the grown-ups to have a couple muffins. Round off the meal with mashed potatoes and gravy and it was delish.

I'm happy to say that, Husband has the best sister ever. While she gets a home cooked meal a lot of the week after a long day, I'm getting to eat healthier and serve the kids healthier meals by using her kitchen. It's got infinitely more counter space/prep room than mine does which makes cooking and cleaning up easier. Not to mention my kitchen is lacking a dishwasher. That won't always be the case, God willing, but in the meantime I'm getting to hone my cooking skills and finding out what my family at least will eat.

So, thank you, Elizabeth. Thank you for being the very best sister-in-law I could have asked for. Thank you for being my friend. Someone I can confide in, laugh with, share my favorite books and music. Thank you for being the type of mother who I can go to for advice because I trust your child raising judgement as well as that of both of our mothers. Thank you most of all, for letting me take over your kitchen and step all over your dinner plans, whatever they may be!


  1. Oh sweetie, you are welcome to stomp on my dinner plans any time. It's been nice to come home to dinner and great company. Glad to add a new recipe to your arsenal. Love ya!

  2. Oh I got the "goosies"..friendship between two women be it a sister, or sister-in-law or what ever is the BEST!!!!! So sweet of you to share this..I'm sure you made Elizabeth's day!

  3. What a gift to have a sister-in-law that you love so much. Sounds like she's a treasured friend too!

  4. Kara or Elizabeth, I want the meatloaf muffins recipe! Sounds easy and fun to make. It's great when you can extend your family with sweet people!

  5. Donna~ it's 1lb ground beef, 1/2 cup breadcrumbs or crushed crackers (I used ritz), 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese, 1 egg, 1 tbsp Worcester sauce, 1 tbsp A1 sauce, salt and pepper to taste.

    I mixed everything in a big bowl with my hands, because that's how my Italian grandma taught me how to mix everything. Fill greased muffin tins to about 3/4 full and bake for 50 minutes at 350.