Socks don’t lie
Thing 2 and I were having a discussion the other day about the holes that seem to mysteriously appear in his socks. I thought I had fixed the problem by purchasing black socks so that I don’t have the urge to wash the stuffing out of them anymore. Also Hubby bought the thickest socks that could be found so they can take beating, tugging, stretching from their respective wearers. I just about threw away every other sock the two big boys own because there are never mates and a huge percentage of them have holes. Thing 2 had a couple pairs that got holes in them by the second wash! They are just like their dad that way. You might have heard how I feel about socks, so you can imagine how this “discussion” was going.
“You’ve got to be kidding me, why is there a huge hole in the heel of your new socks?”
“I don’t know mom!”
“Come on 2, you really need to be gentler when you put them on.”
He looked at me with blinking blue eyes, one little curl right in the middle of his forehead, and squeaked, “Mom?”
“Sometimes, when people lie, they get holes in their socks,” then, just as sincerely he contorted, “but I don’t think I lied!”
So there you have it, socks don’t lie!
I realized this week that I may have “lied” when I claimed I do not menu plan! Ha! I was going through paperwork on my kitchen table and came across one of my many “list’ notebooks- THANKS DAD- and discovered my menu plan, nicely written out in plain black and white! So, wether or not there are holes in MY socks here is the truth. I do menu plan but most of the time I don’t get around to following it despite my best efforts. It’s not for lack of trying or wanting (because I do love orginazation-again THANKS DAD). The problem is I’m a mom, the menu plan thing works out about once a week, so I much prefer the make ahead plan that way we have something to eat the other six days.
To keep my socks intact I will post my menu plans. Instead of re-creating the list each week or month I stick to the same 10 meals and vary them. When I’m ahead of the gang I throw it all out the window and do something fun or cook a huge load of food to freeze!
10 Day Lunch MENU:
- rice cake (or gf bread) tuna melt w/ fruit
- quesadillas or nachos w/ carrots and dip
- deli meat wrap w/fruit
- mac n’ cheese using white sauce (add cheese)
- fruit and cracker tray
- hot dogs
- soup (often Progresso)
- toasted cheese sandwiches (or rice cakes)
- pizza (on rice cakes or frozen crusts)
- ADDITIONAL IDEAS: breakfast for lunch, left over’s, egg salad sandwiches
SIDES: fruit or fruit cups, veggies and dip, pudding, chips, trail mix, apple sauce etc.
10 Day Dinner MENU:
- salmon and rice
- baked potatoes
- bbq chicken (easy to make ahead)
- spaghetti / or lasagna
- hamburgers/ steak/ or chops
- stroganov etc.
- asian stir fry
- tacos (beef, fish, chicken)
- salad and soup
SIDES: broccoli, green beans, asparagus, salad, potatoes, rice, chips, veggies and dip, soup, fruit etc.
There you have it, I’ve come “clean”! Hopefully my socks are free of holes.
Entry filed under: 10 Day Menu Plan, Hey What's Goin on Here?, Mom stuff, My Goofy Life and Motherhood Uncensored, What else is there to eat?. Tags: easy gluten free, family, food, fun, gluten-free-kids, kids, life, Moms, motherhood.