Day 4 – Big Dilemma

So my morning was good.  Started my day with oatmeal and apple.  My husband is back so he did breakfast for the kids (which is what happens most mornings) – cereal and fruit and OJ.  He didn’t take photos.  I’m sure they were glad for the break.  My kids keep saying “more pictures?!” as I make them wait another minute to eat.

son's lunch

I packed my son’s lunch.  Pretty standard.  I never mentioned their drink for lunch – it’s water.  Always has been.  I do have this great new water dispenser on the counter in the kitchen.  I ad citrus and/or mint for flavor.  The kids can reach and then help themselves all day long.

getting water

By lunch I was very hungry.  After taking the kids to school, I went paddle boarding with friends.  We went to Starbuck’s first so they could get coffee.  Nothing for me.  I feel didn’t like I was missing out.  I’m not a morning coffee gal, and was full from the oatmeal.

my lunch

My daughter and I came home and had left-overs from dinner.  I ate the rest of the minestrone from dinner with a veggie wrap and she had some some noodles from the night before, along with some veggies and crackers with sunflower butter.

snack

Later was snack.  Celery and crackers with sunflower butter and a bowl of frozen pineapple.  I’m a bit bored with some items.  But no one compalined.  We usually have lots of choose from – nuts, dried fruit, nut butters (almond, peanut, soy), crackers, tortilla chips, graham crackers etc.

Here’s the dilemma.  It’s my kids’ open house at school.  Only parents invited.  We were able to get a babysitter last minute, so my husband and I can both go.  We have the sitter for 3 – 4 hours – kind of a minimum.  So what do we do after?  Normally we would go to dinner – but I don’t have much money left and should keep it for the rest of the week.  My husband suggested a movie, but the times aren’t working out well.  Funny it’s ok to spend money on entertainment – although if you don’t have it for food, there’s not much of that either.  Perhaps out for coffee/tea?  Drinks would be more.  I have about $25 left….

pizza fixin's

For dinner we’re making pizza and a roasted veggie parmasean dish.  I bought premade dough from Trader Joe’s for $1.  I make my own dough 50% of the time – being that sometimes I just don’t have time to wait for dough to rise.  The pizza sauce was the reserved sauce from pureed tomatoes and the sauce for the veggie dish was left-over fondue.  Interesting right?  Well we’ll see.  We need to have some for the our friend babysitting too.  I didn’t tell her about the challenge.  She may already know as she is a caterer, baker extrodinaire and restaurant consultant.  We’ll see her reaction.  Hopefully she won’t be hungry here.  I’m so used to being a host with plenty to offer.

 

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