Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Dinner for April 5

We had a glorious dinner of steak, steamed green beans, and Betty Crocker Scalloped Potatoes. The box of potatoes again did not have microwave directions, and since I recalled how I prepared them the night before, I went off memory.

At dinner, I mentioned that I had a blog where I posted what we talked about and what we ate the night before. I said that the blog is called 'Dinnertime Talk' and my oldest son, who is 14, said, "You should call it 'Supper Socializing.'" I just laughed and moved on. I like the title I picked.

Sadly, I can't remember what we talked about.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Dinner for April 4, 2011

Yes, it has been a while since I've posted. If you follow my other blogs, you'll know why. If you don't, I'll let you know that I broke my ankle back in January and am still recovering.

So, let's see... last night the boys and I had leftovers while hubby had Betty Crocker Cheesy Potatoes. The leftovers were my made-up recipe of Italian Mac & Beef, but we used Penne instead of mac. The original batch was made with a two-pound lump of ground beef, and this made A LOT of food. I think we'll still be eating the leftovers into next week!

I have a comment in regards to the Betty Crocker potatoes. Did you know that they've taken the microwave directions off the box? Now it's just stovetop and/or oven. Do they not think people nuke food anymore? Luckily, I photocopied the microwave directions off another box of a different variety of potatoes. That thing is stuck via magnet on the side of my fridge - right next to important phone numbers!

Anway, the boys and I ate at the table while my very tired hubby sat on the couch to eat his potatoes. My eldest child was at his friend's house all day, so I asked what they did. All I really wanted was a brief summary. Instead, I was told what happened from the moment he stood on the friend's doorstep. Sigh. I learned what videos the kids watched on YouTube. Stuff that is funny to 14-year-old boys and not necessarily to moms. Sigh.

Hopefully tonight's meal will result in the entire family at the table! Both my kids have been home all day and I know what they've done all day, so I won't need a play-by-play of their activities.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Dinner for September 9

Ok, where to start? First of all, I typed this big huge thing and POOF! It went away. I'm using the family laptop instead of my own PC, and the keyboard here is all flat you know, like a laptop is. This is why I refuse to buy a laptop for my own personal use.

So. We had taco salad for dinner. Yum! It was delish! It was my idea this morning as hubby and I were trying to figure out what to have. I saw this bag of taco strips on the counter and... OH NO!! I completely forgot to add them to the salads! They were the whole reason for having the things in the first place! Ugh! Oh well... I'll just have to make taco salad again or taco soup so I can use them.

Our conversation centered on J's martial arts class, or to be more exact, his uniform. I found his uniform in a crumpled ball at the bottom of his closet in a pile of clothes. I figured these clothes to either be:

a) dirty
b) just a pile of clothes he didn't want to hang up

I really am not sure which category any of them fall into, but the uniform was there as well as his jammies. So we know this:

a) he pulls his jammies out of the dirty clothes pile each night - EWWWW!!!!
b) he pulls his martial arts uniform out of the dirty clothes pile to wear twice a week (unless, of course, I wash things first) and irritates the heck out of his instructor

So. That's where we stand and my hubby and I tried to pound into his head that he needs to take care of himself and his clothes. He needs to respect the fact that we buy him his clothes and he needs to take care of them - or they will disappear and he can buy them himself! Ha!! But seriously, to be in martial arts means you have to follow certain rules and abide by guidelines. Right now, he is not. He seemed to be more agreeable to hanging up his clean clothes, however, because one of the consequences was to pull him out of martial arts.

And this was by far more than you bargained for, right? Not a simple "we talked about the weather tonight" conversation.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Dinner for August 17, 2010

Yes, it's true! I'm writing the same evening as the dinner! Ok. Here we go:

Ham, Gouda, Muenster... need I say more?

How about deli-sliced ham, thinly sliced; sliced cheddar, thinly sliced whole wheat bread (a loaf, not the kind you use for sandwiches); bruschetta; rosemary & garlic infused olive oil; sundried tomato & basil infused olive oil. YUM! Bread, cheese, meat, EVOO (inser Rachael Ray's Yumm-o!" here) - what more could you ask?? Perhaps, maybe, a Fume' Blanc? Got it!

Oh wait! I forgot to say what we talked about! Well, tonight's conversation was very limited as we were watching "Wipeout" on t.v. The t.v. is rarely on during dinner but today was an exception since J didn't go to martial arts (he smashed his foot today during wood stacking) and hubby went to bed early.

Pudding is next, yet the boys don't know it. They are currently watching the tail end of the show and I made chocolate pudding (a Jell-o mix) as we have some Cool Whip in the fridge. Yumm-o!

Dinner of August 16

Yes, it's been a while since I last posted. It really is hard to do this every day, but I'll try to do better.

Last night we had a late dinner as hubby and I were discussing our upcoming camping trip and deciding on the menu. We were also waiting on the barbecue to get hot. And off topic - I'm starving!! I need food badly. It's 10 a.m. and I haven't eaten yet and here I am, blogging about food. Bad idea! Back to my story...

We ate our dinner out on the deck. It was divine! It's been really hot lately (in the 90s) but yesterday was in the upper 80s and by the time we ate dinner (8:30 p.m.), the bats were flying and it had cooled down quite a bit and was actually comfortable.

There was a leftover green salad (with some radishes and cucumber thrown in) from another day, and chicken kabobs. I don't know what hubby had rubbed onto them but they were out of this world! I know he buys the Weber seasonings, but I don't know if he used that on them or not. He also found some yummy seasonings at Dollar Tree - sheesh, don't buy expensive seasonings - they are not worth it a lot of the time unless you KNOW from experience. Try Dollar Tree out.

We talked about the camping trip and warned the boys not to go in the fast-moving river. We warned them about wildlife and not to feed the bears. Hubby said that all food must be kept in the truck when not in use so as not to attract wild animals. Watch my kids want to see a bear and leave out a Cheeto or something!

Anyway, we were outside until about 10 p.m. or so, just talking and eating and having a good time. And yes, the bats were out and eating the bugs and hopefully chomping away on the flying termites. We ate outside the previous night and a big termite landed on the napkin that was lying on my plate after I was finished eating. Eww!

Friday, April 16, 2010

Dinner for April 15

Tax Day! Do you know where your refund is?

We didn't have steak. We had the roasted veggies (leftovers) and that was it. Husband wasn't in the mood to cook and wasn't too terribly hungry. He said he was sick of cooking (coming from him, this is odd since he loves to cook). I was starving and had nibbled on celery sticks with Laughing Cow cheese shoved inside the little groove.

What did we talk about? I don't remember. How pathetic I am. I'll have to come back and edit this when I do recall it! We had butterscotch pudding for dessert.

Tonight we are having the steak that we were supposed to have last night. A salad on the side will probably be the accompaniment. Husband wants me to make more pudding, but I used the ramekins for raspberry Jell-o. I told him he could make banana splits once and for all.

Do you know that I post the following day for what was eaten and said the night before? Does that throw you off? Does anybody even read this blog?

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Dinner for April 14

Last night we did have barbecued chicken again, but it wasn't the same rub. It was a Mesquite-flavored marinade. I totally didn't like the smell of it when husband was preparing it, but after it was barbecued it tasted better...for a while. He made them in the form of shishkebabs like the night before. We also had a nice green salad with other veggies thrown in. You should have seen the mound of croutons my youngest son put on his salad. I told him, "Have a little salad with your croutons!"

My 13-year-old son brought up the Spanish Inquisition and how the king and queen killed everyone who they thought were Catholics so they could take over their businesses. Husband asked him why he would bring up something so miserable at the dinner table. Son said, "It's something I learned in school." My youngest son then went on to contemplate the story of the Catholics being killed and that erupted into a huge discussion about religion that I will not go into right now. I ended up putting a stop to it because my youngest child is 7 and was overwhelmed and confused and was arguing with his brother. Enough already!

Anyway, we did not have banana splits for dessert because dinner was late enough as it was (I looked at my watch halfway through the meal and it said 7:15). Later in the evening I asked husband when he planned on having those and he said, "Maybe never." I asked why he went out to buy bananas earlier in the day and he said, "To eat." Ugh!

Tonight's din-din is steak on the grill. We have leftover salad and also the roasted vegetables from the other day, so one of those will be our side dish.