I've been too lazy to sit down at the computer and write up our menu plan, but don't worry, we have have still been eating. :) I've found it's hard to sit at the computer when I'm off doing other things around the house. A lot of it is hanging out with our new dog Zipper. We spend a lot of time gated into the kitchen to ensure there aren't any accidents or eating things he shouldn't. I'm working on figuring out his potty schedule so I'm not taking him out every two hours, but we're still having accidents.
|Zipper modeling the latest winter jacket.|
I've been continuing my taste training for work. The lowest point has been the day we tasted liver, the highest day is any day we have bacon (has happened a couple times). The whole thing is all about experiencing things, so it's neat to sit down and taste and smell things like "brown spice" (spices like cinnamon, allspice, nutmeg) or "sweet brown" (sweeteners like brown sugar, molasses, agave, honey, etc.) And we're all doing better at narrowing our estimates of intensity of the basic tastes, which means we're getting closer answers in the same range.
|My setup at the tasting panel.|
|My dinner last week had a head. And eyeballs, teeth, fins, etc. Whole fried tilapia Veracruz.|
Sonny D's fourth birthday is on Monday and we've been celebrating all weekend. This past Saturday we went to play time at a gymnastics place with some of his little friends and we all had a great time. Several kids didn't want to leave, but that's understandable when you're having so much fun. And on Sunday morning we went to JC Penney's for his birthday photos and hit McDonald's afterwards for a chocolate shake. Then had a family birthday dinner on Sunday evening. It has been several days straight of pizza and we're sick of it.
|Sonny D's birthday, construction dress-up clothes so he can be just like Daddy.|
This WeekOur freezers are so full! I'm trying to plan that our dinners will come from the freezer, but I don't think we'll end up eating much of it because of other plans.
- Monday - Sonny D's birthday! In the morning I'm going to visit his preschool and read a book and bring treats. Dinner is tacos.
- Tuesday - Our little dog Zipper has a follow-up vet visit to ensure he's doing good after coming to us with fleas, tapeworm, and an intestinal parasite. He also needs his final distemper shot so he's all caught up on immunizations. I wasn't planning dinner since Grandma & Grandpa pick him up and I've got Zumba class, but that might change.
- Wednesday - Husband Jeff is riding the train up to Minneapolis to visit his office up there so we'll be on our own for dinner of swai fish and broccoli bites.
- Thursday - Sonny D has his four-year checkup visit at the pediatrician, he'll be getting a flu shot, so it's not going to be the most fun day of newly-being 4. Maybe we'll go out to lunch together afterwards. I've got taste training in the afternoon. We'll have home-frozen waffles and pancakes and chamchi kimbop (tuna Korean sushi rolls).
- Friday - My big taste training day of 5 hours. We'll have a quick dinner of meatballs or hot dogs along with gnocchi or wontons and then find something to do for Me & D night.
- Saturday & Sunday - We're hanging out all weekend with Jeff's brother's family so we tend to go with the flow of whatever ends up happening.