Today is my crazy busy day – for work and for the girls. Both of them have dance class and I have an afternoon of back-to-back conference calls. It makes for one tired mommy in the evening, that’s for sure.
To combat that, I try to do a little prep work ahead of time in the morning – preparing something yummy & healthy for dinner and planning out whatever else I need to for the rest of the day. It just saves my sanity and helps me to enjoy being with my kids more rather than stressing out and being cranky.
Today, I changed up my planned dinner. Usually, Thursdays are leftover nights (because it is easier to warm things up than cook from scratch when you’re running back and forth between school & the dance studio. can I get an amen?)
But today, I was thinking about the jumbo pack of mini-sub rolls I got at the warehouse store the other day… the same mini-sub rolls I just knew the girls would love for cute little sandwiches for lunch. And the very same mini-sub rolls they most definitely do not like for their lunches – as evidenced by the returned, uneaten sandwiches two days this week. Sigh.
So, I was trying to figure out how I was going to use those rolls before they became a science experiment on my counter. I don’t eat (much) bread and SuperMan is trying to cut back… which leaves quite the dilemma. Until you start to think about things like… garlic bread!
So, once my mind went to garlic bread, I decided to try out this new recipe I’d found on Pinterest – it’s for a crock pot ravioli casserole. Perfect! And because I’m-a good-a little-a Italian girl, I have all the ingredients on hand. (wink, wink)
With dinner planned out, I decided to tackle another looming kitchen problem. Bread. I have gotten back on the wagon of making my own bread; partly to help Big Girl’s tummy issues and partly because it’s just so darn good. But the problem is that Little Bit doesn’t like it and SuperMan isn’t wild about it (he’ll eat it, but I think he only does it because he doesn’t want to hurt my feelings). They say it is too dense. Which, ironically, is what Big Girl and I love about it.
ANYWAY – I rummaged around and found an old bread recipe and decided to whip up another batch to see if I could make a lighter loaf.
They sure SMELL GOOD – between the garlic and the bread, my house smells SO GOOD right now.
I am going to have to start counting how many of these I go through in a year. I think I open a new one about every 2 months.
No vampire problems here, that’s for sure.
So, what’s going on in your kitchen this week?