Monday, March 16, 2009

This Week The Plan


I have a LOT of major stuff going on in my head these days. I've been thinking a lot about convenience and entitlement. I've been thinking about how much has changed in regard to these two things in my lifetime. I'll be writing about this or talking about it this week. The whole decision about whether or not to replace Mr F's car is falling smack in the middle of all these thoughts. I'm down with challenging the notion that we have the right to as little inconvenience in our life as possible. Mr F?... well... he's not exactly there yet.


Menu:
A lot of my meals got bumped up from last week since Kid was sick.

Monday - Salmon Noodle Casserole

Tuesday - Ginger & Scallion Shrimp w/ Noodles

Wednesday - Tomato & Meatball Soup

Thursday - Turkey & Black Bean Tacos

Friday - Pizza & Salad

Saturday - Quesadillas

Sunday - Turkey Meat Pasta w/ broccoli & cauliflower



Turns out I've got the stomach virus Kid had last week... so... I'm not making any plans until I feel better

8 comments:

gooddog said...

looking forward to hearing more... this season of Lent always leads me to thinking about things like that too. hey, maybe Mr.F could give up a car for lent? ;)

Renee said...

Sounds like the car sale is not a done deal for this week then? I like the idea gooddog has...tell Mr. F that's his sacrifice for lent!

Good grief-everyone I know is sick-there's some nasty stuff going around Asheville right now-strep, stomach viruses....I need to go replenish my stock of Lysol!

Feel better soon!

Mrs Furious said...

Gooddog,
I put a little bit up in the video about it... now I'm dying so a real post will have to wait.


Renee,
Oh I've got the stomach virus... I feel like death.

The car sale should be a done deal... end of the week. I just don't want Mr F to go right out and but another car right away. We'll see.

Haley said...

Oooo...fantastic tip on the yeast. I'm going to look for it in bulk around here.

Glad you liked the card!

wootini said...

oh yuck, I hope you feel better soon. I always think that those who endured endless months of 'morning' (haha) sickness should get a free pass on stomach illnesses for the rest of our lives!

I think the food variety issue is a really interesting aspect of the consumer culture, and you make some great points that I hadn't really thought about before. When I was a kid we really did have about 6-7 different, inexpensive dinners and my mom rotated among them.

I've recently started doing most of the cooking again, and I never realized how much easier (and cheaper) it is to shop and stay on a plan if you're not trying to recreate the wheel every week. I have cut our monthly food spending considerably by planning more carefully and limiting menu choice. And making meals that have leftovers for the next day. And now wondering why and how we have come to expect something different at the societal level. Celebrity chefs? Do we blame Emeril and Rachel Ray? : )

Kiki said...

I definitely grew up in a home that you describe but I was a VERY picky eater and hardly ate anything but cereal for the first 18 years of my life.

I am excited to see what you have to say....but hope that you are feeling better soon, feeling yucky is no good, especially when you have Baby running around. Take it easy and get well soon!!!

michelline said...

I hope you feel better.

Mrs Furious said...

Michelline,
thank you... I'm miserable


Haley,
I loved it!


Kiki,
"hardly ate anything but cereal for the first 18 years of my life."
I love to hear stuff like that... it makes me less worried about Baby!


Emily,
I kind of think it is pre- Food TV... maybe more falling in line with the plethora of big box mass marketed restaurants? When people could afford to eat out more... and so that selection infiltrated their home food ideas? I don't know. I think it might be easier for an older generation to pin point when things changed.

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