Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Dinner? What's that?

Wearing oneself out completely does not lead to effective meal planning. That's my piece of wisdom for the day.

Oh, and my other thought for the day is this: low iron leads to embarrassingly feral mood. I don't think I realised how unpleasant I was being and feeling until the iron supplements I started taking mid last week began to kick in. My apologies to anyone who was inadvertently on the receiving end!
Anyway, we have been eating the past couple of nights, just fly-by-the-seat-of-your-pants-dig-something-out-of-the-freezer-or-husband-stop-off-at-the-shops-on-the-way-home-from-work kind of meals. Not ideal but when your brain and body are as exhausted as mine have been after the last weekend, it's the best I can hope for! It doesn't bode well for the post-birth-breastfeeding-sleep-deprivation zone, but we'll think about that later...

This weeks' menu:
Monday: Pasta Bake
Tuesday: Beef Bourguignon (from freezer)
Wednesday: Fennel Soup (delicious Aug 10, p. 51)
Thursday: Polenta crusted chicken (FODMAP friendly, still working out the finer details!)
Friday: Homemade fish & chips
Saturday: Gary's Ribs (T cooking, recipe here)
Sunday: Cheese on toast (out for lunch)

P.S. If you're wondering how last week went, I can't remember. Brain got fried over weekend.


ange_moore said...

I'm about to give up on meal planning and cooking decent food for my family (especially on work nights)! Got home from work last night, cooked lamb rissoles with mint, pea and potato mash - and all the kids wanted were vegemite sandwiches.

Glad to hear that some iron in those veins is making you feel better.

LJ said...

Oh - your meals sound great!!!! YUM!

angelina said...

hey i agree. low iron does make one so cranky. i think ive got it ,again. i keep getting the tossup from my docs. low, take the pills. then i'm right back in with it low again. can one constantly stay on iron tabs?

Gina said...

Hmmm. Must get onto that iron thing.

Meanwhile, your post cracked me up! Funny lady. Funny, grumpy lady.