Welcome to another week! Things have been pretty quiet around here. Mike has been doing a lot of training so he’s been home quite a bit at night. Cooking dinner is so much more enjoyable when he’s around! Unlike when the kids were small and I seemed to be in the kitchen by myself, we’ve found that cooking together (well, I do most of the cooking while he helps with the prep and cleans up after me) is a great way to spend time together.
This weekend we are suppose to be doing our annual “Friendsgiving” so I bought a huge turkey (25 lbs) and started defrosting it for the event only to have my oven quit on me. A couple of weeks ago there was a big pop and spark but we couldn’t figure out what it was. Since most of my cooking is stovetop, it took a while to see that the oven wasn’t quite getting to temp. Sunday while I was cooking bacon it totally shut off. We’re kind of bummed because the next opportunity for our big turkey dinner is April. Oh well, I guess you gotta do what you gotta do! I’m hoping to get the repair people in this week and I’m crossing my fingers that the oven isn’t shot. It’s not that old and we splurged for the nicer model. I really would prefer not to have to replace it!
Here’s our menu for the week.
Grilled Steak w/Italian Street Corn
Pan Roasted Chicken and Kale Salad
Brie Hamburgers (this is a new recipe I’m trying from the Bob’s Hamburger cookbook)
White Chicken Chili
Banana Pancakes (this is also a new recipe that I’m trying)
I’ll be linking up at I’m an Organizing Junkie