Monday, April 21, 2008

Rambling

The wingmen of mayhem ran me ragged all weekend. I am exhausted! LOL The eldest has been doing ok with potty training. Unless he is wearing a pullup or undies. I'm not sure how to get him to understand about pulling down his undies to pee. I will be trying some new ideas today... we'll see. As far as #2.... all over the house, not in the pot. aaarrrrgggghhhhh.... and the littlest wingman found some that I missed cleaning up. Oh, boy. Talk about gross! You don't even want to know....

I am experimenting with bread recipes. Yesterday I tried a new one for sandwich bread. I usually hate the texture of homemade bread in my bread maker for making sandwiches. THIS recipe.... I mixed it in the bread machine and baked it in loaf pans in the oven. So, the size is right and the texture... almost perfect. I am very excited. The test is when I give the boys' sandwichs for lunch using the homemade bread. If they eat it then I might have found my new recipe! We buy about 2 loaves of bread a week. If I could make my own it would definitely help with grocery expenses.

I went shopping Saturday without a list and without making me menus. Never again. I was in sticker shock. And I have spent the past 4 days without menus staring at my cabinets and freezer with no idea what to cook. I hate it. I will never skip making my menus again. I NEED to know what I am cooking so that I can defrost or plan ahead for grocery trips. I spent too much money and came away with not enough menu options. Very frustrating.

The littlest wingman of mayhem has followed in his brother's footsteps and is regularly getting into mischief now. He cannot stand it. He has to be where he is not supposed to be, doing what he is not supposed to do. I see a fun filled future ahead of me with the two of them!

All of the items in my garden have broken ground except for the carrots. Everything looks great! I now need to get my tomatoes and peppers in the ground. Also eggplant. And I am planting watermelon and pumpkin this week. And then... I may be done. It suddenly occurred to me that we will be going out of town for a week in June. My poor garden! I may have to see if I can find someone to come over and water a couple times that week. Otherwise I may come back to a dead garden.

I am rambling today. I can't seem to get my head in order. I have no ideas of anything interesting to write! LOL

I'll be back tomorrow. Hopefully with more interesting content and less rambling....

7 comments:

Bina said...

I can see how going by menus for so long, and then NOT having one would be tough. I used to write grocery lists, according to the isles, and it was so quick and easy! The last few months I've been slack and I feel like a lost puppy, and I always remember something ONCE I GET HOME! I've started doing lists again.

Boys. Stubborn. Pee. What is it about them??? LOL

Claudia said...

I have an addiction to bread. Especially homemade. Though, I confess, I don't have a bread machine and still roll out and bake by hand. Still, there isn't anything quite as satisfying as the scent of freshly baking bread or the way it tastes, straight from the oven slathered in sweet goat butter. Great, now I'm hungry. I must be feeling better. ;)

graceunderautism said...

for your garden, get a sprinkler with a tmer on it. :)

Good luck with the bread. I'm still trying to convince the boys that GF bread from the bread machine can taste good.

Laura ~Peach~ said...

i so need to learn to make lists... then remember to take the list... and stick to it! HELP

Nana The Nana said...

At lease you know what you need to do, now to just do it! I will think about your watering situation.

We are THAT Family said...

You just described my normal grocery shopping 'plan.' I use that word loosely.

Jessica said...

I must get my but in gear and get some things planted. I don't really have a good garden spot but I must have green. Lil' Bum wants to plant sunflowers.

Well Baby Bum is 10 months now and starting to take steps, and starting to scream when he gets tired of being told know.
Lord help us both!