Week 16 Dinner Score

Mistakes were made. The plan was a good one (that chicken on Monday? the leftovers were supposed to turn into the chicken fried rice for Wednesday. smart!), and was manageable. 

But it was cold here this week. Texas cold, to be sure, but still cold. I was tired and cranky.  So we wound up eating what was in the fridge and having less-than-composed meals.

Which is okay.  Sometimes that happens.  I still followed through with Thursday being Boy’s night to fix dinner, and Friday is Tiny’s.  They both stuck with the whole meal all the way to clean up, and are both still daydreaming of being on Master Chef Jr.

The plan:

  • Mon:  roasted chicken thighs, green beans, spinach salad, raspberries.
  • Tues: salmon, asparagus, blackberries,
  • Wed: chicken fried rice, egg drop soup, steamed spinach, fruit & vegphoto 1
  • Thurs: clam chowder, potato soup, fresh bread, fruit, cheese
  • Fri: tuna noodle casserole, salad

The actual:

  • Mon: roasted chicken thighs, green beans, spinach salad, raspberries. 3 points.
  • Tues:   leftover pork, cantelope, mashed potatoes, peas. 1 point.
  • Wed: Chinese takeout. 0 points.photo 2
  • Thurs: soup & sandwiches, salad, blackberries. 2 points.
  • Fri:  pasta, meatballs, tomato sauce, Caesar salad. 2 points.

So I’m on the very low end of respectable at 8 points.Two meals got 2 points for being basically on the plan and nutritious, just on the wrong day.  The one point meal was a solid meal but not the plan. 

The take out is no points, but we were all really happy–we hadn’t had anything from First Wok in a while. Turns out it’s been so long that the kids have added a whole section of the menu to the list of things they’ll eat.  Chicken lo mein, welcome to Rancho del Cheepie!  It was also lunch the next day, and the good kind of leftovers (meaning the kids can all fix themselves plates without needing an assist from me). So even though it was a no point night, I can’t really bring myself to be upset about it.

You’ll have noticed that the tuna noodle casserole is missing.  I’d forgotten that Friday was Tiny’s night, and since she hates tuna I couldn’t really have her be the one that cooked it.  Plus, she might have messed it up, and then I’d be eating terrible lunch all week! Can’t have that.  This week though, it’s a casserole whose time has come, and you can look forward to hearing how well-received it was.

Or who wound up eating cereal for dinner.

Cheep Cheep!


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