Friday, August 21, 2009

standard of living... and eating... and cleaning...

it's been one C-R-A-Z-Y week. I've gotten a lot done, the kids have all had a good week in school. They've only missed the bus ONCE (luckily on the day I'd scheduled myself to be home at that point!).

So here's the thing... Man Of The House is camping. He left Thursday. We ate frozen pizzas for dinner Thursday night. Frozen individual pizzas which were purchased specifically for hungry teenagers who come home from school when they've refused to pack a lunch (not cool) or eat the school food (not appealing). I ran to the store today and bought replacements. I also bought generic PopTarts... a dollar a box - usually PopTarts are a vacation luxury, but a dollar a box? yep, I gave in and the kids have already cracked open a box... following April's suggestion they also had some fruit and milk... and one of them had a bowl of cereal...

Lazy Dinners? How often are they acceptable? Daily? (please just say yes) I was chatting (in real life guys - my internet at work is out... it's killing me AND making me a little less dependent) with a friend who says that as long as the BRAND of pizza isn't the same there's no problem with serving pizza repeatedly during one week. I'm personally TOTALLY on board with this - of course... notice I don't pull the Uber-Lazy Dinner nights unless M.O.T.H. is out of town... :)

12 comments:

Kristina P. said...

This is my food life everyday.

Homer and Queen said...

I'm with KP...everyday is fast food day!!!

Megz said...

Funny--we too had pizza of several varieties this week as my kids pointed out. But since I didn't eat the school lunch pizza it didn't count and homemade pizza is like making a real live dinner, so it was totally different in my head to throw out some Tony's while hub's gone.

Barbaloot said...

Oh pop-tarts. Why is it that sugared glue and cardboard taste so good?!

If you're just going off brand pizzas, you could have that kind of dinner for nearly two weeks! :)

Nutty Hamster Chick said...

I am totally saying yes. Well balanced nutritional dinners are highly over rated. I hate the fact that children insist on eating every day. It is just SO DAILY! Come on people you ate yesterday, why, why I keep asking. Think of the money and time that could be saved not to mention the smaller waist sized if we could all just give up eating except for once a week. Of course there is the fact that hungry people seem to be grouchy and that is never fun to be around. I tell ya there is just no way to win.

And I sink to lazy dinners even when the hub is here. In fact I have probably only cooked 10 times this whole summer. I am a total slacker.

mariann and Tory said...

I think that is ok...it has to be because I do that all the time! Right?

just the five of us said...

My MOTH is gone this week, and we have already decided the meals: Corn dogs, pancakes, and mini pizzas. Life is great! I also do less house cleaning when he is gone, and laundry, GO FIGURE!!

Z said...

This weekend: An entire box of Honeycomb, an apple, several slices of wheat bread, some chocolate chip granola bars (say maybe 10?), a couple of pretzels and about 12-15 Twizzlers. ... And that's when I'm eating well. I think last weekend was all Papa John's... Chicken, sausage, extra cheese, and a nice dessert pizza as well. Seriously, you are not allowed to guilt trip over this junk food *exception* in your life when usually you are very health conscious. You don't have to be the poster child ALL the time. :)

LC said...

We have had way too much pizza this weekend. Tonight we're trying the California style. I'm sure I'll like it better than the kids.

Shelle-BlokThoughts said...

I think you guys are onto something... and I'm getting onboard. :)

Laurie said...

Why is it that when the husband is gone we feel like we shouldn't cook? I do the same thing. But the kids outnumber the husband. Weird. BTW, pizza everyday is A-OK with me. :)

SWIRL said...

I am so with nutty hamster-- why do we have to eat so much-- and every dang day! I hard boiled a bunch of eggs this morning and told the kids that was breakfast and bonus- we can eat them as we walk to school...

They thought that was worse than my usual punishments. Cold cereal. But what is up with kids these days-- my mom didn't make me breakfast lunch AND dinner.

I am lovin the 'rotate pizza brands' idea...