It's days like these when the baby was up 4 times last night and Sister was dragging ass to school this morning, causing me to lose my mama-cool, and Husband is going out of town for the weekend to run a marathon (again) and I'll be stuck on my own with the baby and we're broke and there's still so much to do for Christmas and I somehow got roped into volunteering to make cookies and brownies for 100 teachers and staff members at Sister's elementary school for teacher appreciation...(gasp for breath)...yes, it's at times like these when I don't know what the hell is for dinner. It used to be that when I was working out with the grown-ups in what today I remember fondly as a lovely job in a cozy bakery, if I was at a loss about dinner I would ask loudly of the bustling room, "Okay, everyone, what's for dinner at your house tonight?" The bakers would all come forward with their families' meal plans and I would invariably find some idea to copycat. Since said bakery was situated within a natural foods grocery store, any ingredients I didn't have were just a lunch break's shopping trip away.
But I'm not in a room full of adults at the moment. I have to rely on all you out there in the blogosphere. Since it's only fair, I'll kick things off and tell you what we had last night. We had Sister's favorite, Build Your Own Tostadas Night, which involves preparing lots of little bowls of Mexican-themed ingredients (guacamole, refried beans from a can, sour cream, chopped tomatoes, grated cheese, you get the idea) and setting them out on the table along with some fried corn tortillas. Everyone puts whatever they want on them and chomp happily away. Lots of little bowls to wash, but that's what dishwashers and 7-year old table-clearers are for. Oh, and Thursday night is a noodle casserole with tomatoes, ground beef, and cheese. Husband's carbo-loading for his marathon and loves this stuff. That's it for my ideas for the week.
What's for dinner at your house?