Tuesday, February 28, 2012
Day 2 - Progress so far.....this could get tough.....
Destin started Day 1 off by throwing his stew meat into the crock pot before running out the door to catch his ride to school at 7:10am.
(If you're new to the blog.....you can read how this started here: http://leah-imjustsayin.blogspot.com/2012/02/it-all-started.html )
And I'm not a huge fan of beef stew, but it simmered all day and smelled pretty tasty. He came in from school ready to dive into it....and that he did. He got busy right away cutting his carrots....
He even got adventurous and decided to use red potatoes and leave the peeling on, and sprinkled in some cayenne pepper!
Dinner is served.....over a couple slices of bread...it's a southern thang!!!
But don't let that big ole' pot of stew fool you....that was only Day 1....
But before we move on, I thought you might enjoy some things I have overheard.....
“Mom….do you think I could trade you some regular potatoes for some red potatoes that you have?” “Do you think red potatoes would work?” “Now….how big do I cut these pieces of potatoes?”
“How much Cayenne Pepper do you think I could put in here?”
With arms wrapped lovingly around me…..”You think I could have a piece of that garlic toast?”
While putting his leftover stew into a container for the fridge, “Hey, uh….mom…..I don’t think I’m gonna be burning out on this stew….I’ll be running out of it!!” (and that would be after he ate four slices of bread and two large helpings of stew, and a rationed honey bun)
“Mom….since I didn’t get to eat any of the pop-tarts before my “week” started….do you think I could buy a package from you?” (And he did…for 30cents)
“Man…..does making a meal make THIS much of a mess??” And he ALWAYS has to unload/reload dishwasher, but this time, he had dirtied cutting board, knife, colander, crock pot, bowl, another pot……a wee bit more of a mess.
Now here we are...nearing the end of Day 2, and I regret to inform you that the big pot of stew you saw earlier? Ummm.....that would be gone. He has eaten four large bowls since he got home from school today, and now there is just a tiny bit at the bottom of the storage container.
Perhaps $40 for the week wasn't enough for a boy who has grown 12 inches in one year, is only 12 years old and is now 5' 8" and wears a men's size 13 shoe.....
No. I'm not kidding or exaggerating. I think I know why my money isn't going as far as it used to!!
Suffice it to say he is now thawing out his package of chicken legs and planning for the next couple of days. So much for that pot of stew!!!
More to come....
I'm just sayin'.