Menu for week of 9/20 - 9/26

Before we get on to the main event, I'll tattle on myself - I know, not like you need it or anything, but here is even more proof I'm a few fries short of a Happy Meal.

The joes were sloppying (simmering on the stovetop) and I realized the buns were missing.

Remember, one of our dogs, Kitteh, will take bags of bread and rolls off the shelves or counters- not to eat, but to carry around until she leaves them unattended and dude steals them so this isn't all that unusual in the loonyverse.

I may or may not have offered them on hot dog buns to the girls but we were a tad testy and not having any of it and I either didn't have a car or didn't want to drag the 4 of them out at rush hour (which at that point was a joke in our little town of Conway, my how we've grown in 10 years) so I got out a big platter and slapped it on half the slices of bread and folded them over then I set the platter down in the middle of our awesome round coffee table.

I put out plates for the girls and told them we were having a slop-eating contest to see who could eat the most without using their hands.  They had to sit on them or keep behind their backs except to grab another one to put on their plate when it was empty.

We had more fun with that, and I don't even remember whether Devii or Casey won, but I know it turned the cranky bugs into giggles and laughter and is a really good memory for us- you would be surprised how often one of them will bring it up...   Hey guys remember when mom had us...

Although I doubt she had this in mind or would approve, as Martha says, It's A Good Thing!

Sloppy joes served on kaiser rolls, corn  (The divas do not like the sauce in a can or the envie mix, so we were making up a really good one from All recipes, but one day I forget what we didn't have and I just dumped some Sweet Baby Ray's BBQ sauce (OMG try the new honey chipotle one you won't be disappointed- wait til Kroger has another 10 for $10 sale) and now we prefer it.)

 Easy lo mein, stir fry veggies

Butternut squash soup, grilled cheese or panini of choice

Pork chops and applesauce (our little homage to Peter Brady), green beans,  buttered egg noodles

Breakfast for dinner-  bacon, egg & cheese sammiches served on English muffins along with fruit, yogurt & granola parfaits

Slow cooker beef stew, dinner rolls

Oven baked *fake fried* chicken breasts coated in panko bread crumbs with sesame seeds and Asian spices, steamed Cali blend (broccoli, carrot and cauliflower) veggies.

I know most of these are really easy, but soooooo yummy and we're looking forward to another excellent week of eating.  And prolly adding another notch in the belt. ;)  What's cooking at your house?  Are you doing heavier foods now that the weather is turning cooler?  Or lighter if you live on the other side of the globe?


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