I had the best night Friday! J and I got to go do mother/son bowling, sponsored through our church. We had a great time and I know Brian and C got some bonding time in too.
See those monster trucks he’s holding? We went to the arcade after bowling, and happened upon a machine that gave out tickets like crazy. Can I admit that I totally felt giddy like I was 10 again? We ended up with over 700 tickets, and J used them to get a truck for him and one for C.
We’ve decided to make this a regular thing, maybe once a month – we’ll pick a night and each of us will take one of the boys to do something one-on-one, letting them pick (within reason, ha) what we go do. Then the next time we’ll swap who goes with which of the boys. We love our family outings but I think it’ll be fun to let the boys have some individual time with us too.
Monday: Did I tell you my brother almost always comes over on Monday nights to eat with us (and do laundry – he is a college student, after all)? Last week he braved some new pizza recipes with us, but this week I’m going to cook a meal I know he likes a lot – Crunchy Chicken Crescents. <– The recipe is posted here if you’d like to try it too! We only make this a couple of times a year – it’s kind of a special treat. I wish I could give you a sample right now, but you’ll just have to take my word for it or try it yourself. :) If you do make them, let me know what you think!
Tuesday: Chick Fil A! We went and had breakfast there Saturday before going out to run errands, and I got a coupon on my receipt for a free sandwich, so that’ll make dinner even cheaper – nice!
Wednesday: Lunch for dinner. This, people, is my cop out meal plan. I couldn’t think of another good idea, and something simple in the middle of the week sounded like a good idea. We’ll do sandwiches, chips, and fruit. Maybe we’ll turn it into a picnic if the weather cooperates.
Thursday: Beef stew – I didn’t end up making it last week, so we’ll have this slow-cooker meal this week.
Friday: Leftover stew. Exciting finish to the week, I know!
Saturday: Breakfast for dinner! We’ll do omelets and we’re going to try making waffles. Our panini press also has a waffle plate that we’ve never used, so we’ll see how it goes.
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Have a GREAT week, everyone!