After hearing countless times
"That's what we are having for dinner"
"But we had that a week ago"
"But I just ate that at dad's"
"Oh YUCK, can I have cereal?"
I got well
So each Monday thru Wednesday my girls have a night in which they are solely responsible for dinner. I still do the clean up, dishes etc... but they do the cooking. The menu, the prep, and the cooking. I am near by to help when they
But even the best laid plans don't always work when they are learning how to cook...
Such as tonight.
My Ari was making a beef steak in mushroom sauce with mashed potatoes.
Step 1.Out comes the crock
Step 2. In goes the meat with all the spices and soup
Step 3. Put it on the table and all is well...
Well ALMOST. It is 7:30 pm and the meat is still rare!
"Best laid plans of Mice and MEN"
Mom to the rescue... Hamburger helper it is! But not with my Mr. Murphy. He says, "You have been cleaning all day". (Redid my kitchen cabinets and Pantry...yeah ME!) Put his coat and boots back on to brave the storm and head to McDonalds for some Bacon Ranch Salads.
Mr. Murphy and our white SUV
Honestly I think he is starving! He didn't stop for his usual hamburger before dinner which he has been doing secretly while the girls are learning to cook. Now don't get me wrong they are getting a lot better and by the time they move out they will be excellent cooks and know how to make a LOT more then mac and cheese. But with instances like tonight, and Lizzie last week reading the recipe for baked chicken and setting the oven at 150(instead of 350) for an 45 mins.) Makes the hamburger a good idea (maybe I should start joining him)