Menu for June 28th – July 5th

This is going to be a VERY busy week for me.  All kinds of STUFF going on and because of that I’m throwing caution to the wind and not making a weekly menu.  (you can’t see, but I just crossed myself Catholic-style)

Menu June 28th - July 5th

I’m going to … gulp … wing it.  Which is the exact opposite of what a person should do when they’re very busy.  When you’re very busy is the exact time that you should plan your meals carefully and down to the T so no time is wasted standing in front of the open fridge, mouth agape wondering if olives rolled in cornflake crumbs covers all the basic food groups.

My niece recently had yet ANOTHER baby (she’s like 12 years old and is married with 3 kids already) and when she got home from the hospital she hadn’t planned for any meals.  Truth be told, I made her family meals for the first week she was home ’cause I’m a star like that.  Plus now I never have to do anything for her ever again.

The first night I didn’t make dinner for them she was obviously VERY busy and hadn’t planned any of her meals.  Hence the shining example of nutrition she laid out that took the form of grilled cheese sandwiches made out of Cheez Whiz on hamburger buns, with cut up hot dogs floating in some kind of sauce if I remember correctly.

This no planning of the menu when you’re busy, is the kind of reckless behaviour that leads to evening meals of spoonfuls of strawberry jam chased by forkfuls of peanut butter.  Which actually sounds kindda Cordon Bleu compared to my niece’s meal.

O.K.  I’m back.  I was just in the fridge grabbing the jam.  So, as I said no menu this week.  Which I can assure you is going to be a total disaster the likes of which have never been seen.  G-20 in Toronto disaster.  No more clean underwear and already wore them all inside-out disaster.  Seeing a spider run by and having nothing but the paperback book you’re reading to squish it with disaster.  I know.  Serious shit.

SHhhhhhhh  … Oh my God.  As I sit here typing, I’m sure I can hear a mouse in my kitchen garbage.  Uch.  I’m going to choose to ignore it.  So long as it stays away from my jam, what do I care?  In fact if it gets rid of some of the garbage in my garbage so I don’t have to change it as much I’m all FOR the mouse.  Go nuts little rodent … eat up.

So wish me luck.  And if someone could send some bread for the jam and peanut butter, that’d be great.  ‘Cause as it stands now all I have are  hamburger buns.  And to be perfectly honest with you, I’m quickly running out of jam.


  1. says:

    this is precisely why everyone’s freezer should be stocked with a months worth of soup & a couple of good french sticks, in case of business, babies or an alien invasion (because if mars does invade, a bowl of pumpkin soup might just smooth things over)

  2. Lisa says:

    G-20 in Toronto disaster, oh yeah. I can’t wait for the whole mess to get out of town…

    I spent the weekend in my basement building a desk.

  3. Karen B says:

    Love it. I thought I was the only one who stood at the counter eating Peanut Butter and Jelly right out of the jar. Good luck on winging it, post what you actually ate!

  4. Langela says:

    Woohoo! You’re gonna live like some of the rest of us for the week. Are you going to let us know what you end up eating? And I don’t want to hear that you had peanut butter and jam sandwiches all week. You are more creative than that. They would probably be cut into animal shapes with villages made out of your side dishes. And served on platters you made yourself from a dead tree in your backyard that you carved to look like a jungle. (Yes, I have kids so my food creativity revolves around animal shapes.) Have a fun, busy week! :0)

  5. Kathy Jones says:

    This menu will be great for my diet!!!

  6. sera says:

    Do you really plan your meals a week in advance???? Insanity! So how long does that actually take? Every time I try to plan a few meals in advance, I end up spending six hours with the cookbooks and grocery lists and the shopping and somehow still overlook something and end up at the store again three times during the week. How do you do all of this?

    • Karen says:

      Yes m’am I do plan all of my meals a week in advance. But I’m not what anyone would call completelyl sane. I’ve been doing it for years, and I know it seems like a lot of work but it’s a lot less work than trying to figure out what to eat every night. Sunday night I do my shopping list based on the meals I want to have and Monday I get the groceries. I look through the fliers to see what’s on sale and that sometimes dictates what we’re eating. I mean seriously, who can pass up shrimp on sale? All in all it takes about 30 – 45 minutes to come up with the menu and make the grocery list for the week. Then it’s done and I don’t have to think of it again until next Sunday. IT’S GREAT! Highly recommend it. – karen!

    • Pam'a says:

      You just come over here and sit by me, Sera.

      I, too, inhabit that special cookbook/grocery hell of which you speak. I blame my mother, whose weekly menu was a stack of take-out menus.

      So, you can’t help it. It’s genetic. I recommend the family-sized Stouffer’s Chicken Broccoli Pasta, and a big bulldog clip–for take-out menus.

  7. taryn says:

    Meal planning is most excellent. I cannot survive a week without it it so I feel your pain Karen.
    The thought of the nightly ‘what do you want to eat?’ ‘I dunno what do you want?’ ‘I dunno what do you want?’ (you get the picture) conversation drives me to the edge of insanity so one must spend the time to meal plan.

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