My CMD (Calendar Mismanagement Disorder) has been flaring up this week. Plagued by this relentless disease (disability, disorder… whatever), it’s amazing I get anything done. Monday was Teen Take-Out’s orthodontist appointment. When I’ve said before that I’m surprised they haven’t kicked us out of the practice, I’m sadly not kidding. We have two tinsel-teeth kids, with three in the wings, and I can’t seem to remember either of their appointments. The office staff is so nice and patient. But I’m fairly certain our chart has a big fat red “L” on it – the scarlet letter for “Loser”. I’m hoping our frequent flier status will keep us around Case in point, the kids’ last appoint just might have been in July. I haven’t
“Where’s Dad?” “He went to the pet store”, Sister Save-A-Lot said, trying to nonchalantly repress a giggle. Jon going to a pet store is definitely a funny idea. Dick’s, Academy, Fry’s, Golf Smith … those I’d believe. But the pet store? Not so much. The kids & I have all but given up our quest for a dog. So, I must say I was surprised to discover that he did in fact drive to Petco and purchase a pet item. Although, I soon learned that “pet” might not have been the operative word. Let’s just say, I’ve seen this before. “Cuddly” doesn’t normally describe its inhabitant. Oh, well. I guess we’re headed down the lizard road. Or maybe those cute fire-belly toads. You know, if you have two, they’ll sing to each other.
Tuesdays are our days where Sweet Jane Jarrell, the meal maven shares her secrets. Check our janejarrell.com for more recipes and other great info. Thanks Jane!! … and thanks for walking the road with me. -Kay The Prepared Pantry Canned Meats like tuna, chicken and salmon offer more than just a mayo-and-relish sandwich. A cheap source of protein to make fish burgers, fold into omelets, quiches or add to chowders. Toss with noodles and veggies for a pasta course. Mix with lettuce, potatoes, and olives for a Nicoise salad. Think outside the can! Salmon Patties 1 (15 oz.) can pink salmon, 1 egg, 1/3 cup minced onion, 5 saltine crackers, crushed, ½ teaspoon Old Bay seasoning. Drain salmon; in a medium mixing bowl, mix salmon, egg, seasoning and onion until sticky. Stir in crackers. Form into small patties
Hi. My name is Kay. I’m a recovering enabler, grammar hacker, procrastinator and calendar mismanger (along with SO many other things). I’m on a journey to move my kids from enabled to empowered, one month at a time. September is our month to learn hospitality. It’s hitting me in every one of my “recovering” areas. 1) It’s taking every ounce of effort I have to not step in and do it all for them! There’s nothing I like more than throwing a party. An intimate dinner party, a neighborhood coffee, a huge fundraiser… It makes no difference – people gatherings jazz me. In fact, in a former life (before marriage, before kids), one of my jobs basically centered on hosting huge parties. I hopped from state to state, country to country leading advance teams for Dan and Marilyn Quayle