Monday, March 28, 2011

Busy Saturdays

  Although you're reading this on Monday, I'm typing it on Saturday :o)  Saturday is often my day to catch up with... everything!  Although Sunday is suppose to be a day of rest it's usually not unless I do a lot of planning ahead!  In the last few years I have some things perfected for our family.  Notice I say "some"!  We still run in circles often but it's gotten better.

  As I shared before Saturday morning is Pop Tart morning at our house and a chance for Mom and Dad to sleep in.  This Saturday the two older boys returned home around 9am from an all night gaming party with their buddy Asher.  They were exhausted and headed to bed quickly!  I joined my girlies for Pop Tarts and sat for a few minutes and decided it was time to get busy.

   I tried a new homemade sweet and sour sauce because Sundays are generally a crock-pot day here.  I found a recipe for sweet and sour chicken but didn't have the store bought sauce nor the desire to go to the store.  You gotta love the Internet when it comes to finding recipes for EVERYTHING!  I made that (minus the suggested food coloring!), chopped the veggies for the chicken and popped them into a baggie for tomorrow morning.  I then decided to chop and spin some lettuce since I was already making a mess and that way there's lettuce ready if anyone wants a salad.

  Then I put together our usual Sunday breakfast, a make ahead yummy coffee cake.  With that in the fridge I then popped ingredients in my bread machine for pizza dough for tonight's dinner and decided while I was at it I might as well make a dessert for the day.  I tend to be a lot like the kids book, "If You Give a Mouse a Cookie" in the kitchen... well in every area of my life really.  I get started with one think and it makes me think of another.  I often start cooking and end with a fridge or oven full, start cleaning and end with a mountain for Goodwill or start school and end up on the Internet searching for some strange thing that popped up.

Coffee Cake ready to go.

  After all of that I cleaned up the kitchen and chilled out, oh, wait... I first started laundry because Saturday is also my catch up with laundry day!  THEN I sat down to write to all of you.  I don't feel like I really ever get a whole day to take a break but I try to have part of Saturday and part of Sunday add up to a whole day!  If I cook ahead on Saturday the only work I do on Sunday is get us all out to church and if we're lucky get back up there for Carter's youth group in the evening.  That is no small feat especially when dear hubby is working but that's a different story for a different day!

 Hope you found sometime in your weekend to relax!

1 comment:

Lisa said...

Wow! You got a lot done! Hope you had a fun girl's night! Avy ended up having a friend over too, so I actually read an entire book!

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