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Thursday, January 8, 2009

Meal of Champs

Why after my long break from blogging am I starting off with a picture of an eaten casserole? It is because even after two days thinking about this picture makes me fume! I will start from the beginning...

There are a few things that I feel Mommy guilt about. One is that if Murray I do not eat with the kids, they often end up getting not the best food. Usually grilled cheese, rotisserie chicken or turkey dog and some sort of vegetable. And if it is a special night end the meal with cheese or mandarin oranges. (This is also usually what is on the menu for lunch most days). Last weekend Murray was in a wedding and we had something every night, so the kids had the usual all weekend.

Murray went out of town on Tuesday. Most of the time when Murray is gone I do not cook. But, because I was already feeling bad about what the kids had been eating, I decided to make a dish that could last us Tuesday and Wednesday night. That way we would have a real meal and I would only have to cook one night.

Tuesday afternoon during naptime I fixed dinner I decided to do it during naptime so that when the kids got up I could play with them and would not have to cook while they were holding onto my leg crying (mostly Miller). When they woke up it was all ready. I was so proud of myself. We had to run to gymnastics before dinner to pay for Ella and I was going to pop it in the oven right when we got home. It was all too easy!

I knew when I pulled down in the driveway after going to the gym that something was not right. From the windows in the garage door, I saw a light. This might be normal for some houses, but not for ours because the the crazy wiring we have no lights in our garage right now. So I knew this light had to be coming from inside the house. My first thought, was 'oh no, the breaks-ins from Homewood and Mountain Brook have moved to Cahaba Heights.' But I realized there would probably be more doors open than just the inside garage door. So I quickly realized that I must not have pulled the door all the way shut when we rushed out the door. I did not give it much more thought until I got upstairs to put dinner in the oven and saw this! Sage had come in the house and eaten our entire dinner!!! I was so mad and still am when I start thinking about.

So guess what the kids had to eat? Grilled Cheese, frozen broccoli and mandarin oranges. Meal of champions!


  1. At least you fed them protein and fiber. It could be much worse.

  2. Oh man! That bites! My family's dog did that one time ... but he ate my brothers birthday cake! My mom was so mad! It's funny to think about now!

  3. luuv that you had enough steam to take a picture. Glad to say our Ella isn't much into eating people food. you get major points for cooking!! hope you feel better !

  4. Oh Sage! Sounds like something my dogs would have done :) And what you fed them sounds just fine.

  5. oh courtney, i think you win. i cannot imagine how mad i would be if sage ate miller's birthday cake!