Oh, my crock pot died too. We've been noticing that it's cooking too hot for a while now. But when I had it on the "keep warm" setting and it was BOILING, I knew it had cooked it's last meal. I haven't gotten around to getting a new one yet....I better get one soon since it's the start of soup and stew season!
Also, Grace has been super-active lately. She's getting into everything. She can now reach stuff on the kitchen table and on the edges of the counter. I found that out the hard way about a week ago.
Grace was in the living room, while I emptied the dishwasher. I put my largest Pyrex mixing bowl on the kitchen table until I had a moment to get on the floor to try to fit it back into the cabinet. I went to check on Grace in the living room and completely forgot about the glass bowl. That is, until later, when I heard a crash in the kitchen.
My heart stopped. I ran into the kitchen and saw her standing there in the middle of all of that broken glass. I slowed down so I wouldn't scare her. I didn't want her to move, but she doesn't understand any of that yet. By some miracle I didn't cut my feet when I ran into the kitchen and scooped her up. She only had a few tiny scratches on the tops of her feet where the little pieces of glass bounced up at her. (Another miracle!)
She was only out of my sight for a few seconds! Now, I follow her everywhere she goes! And I don't empty the dishwasher until I know I have time to put everything away! Nothing can sit on the table or counter!
So, that pretty much explains why I skipped menu planning (and other posts) recently!
I have some new recipe posts to share with you in the near future. I'll be up late the next few weeks trying to get caught up on posting!
This week, I'm really in the mood for some really good comfort food. I don't want to do a whole lot of food shopping this week, so I'll be using what we have in the freezer or pantry to creat this week's meals.
Here's what I'm in the mood for this week:
- Monday: Shepherd's Pie
- Tuesday: leftover Chinese Food from the weekend
- Wednesday: Cowboy Stew
- Thursday: Roasted Chicken, mashed potatoes, veggies
- Friday: leftovers
- Saturday: tuna casserole ***
- Sunday: undecided
***I've never made tuna casserole before. I'm not sure if I'll like it. But we have a lot of tuna in our pantry, so I thought I'd make it and see how it goes. I'll keep you posted!
If you would like to share your Tuna Casserole Recipe or suggestions, just post a link (or the recipe) in the comments section.