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Our Family's Bitter/Sweet Life

Friday, September 17, 2010

Friday Fare!

Mrs. Nurse Boy here.

It is Friday.  Did you just hear me let out a sigh?  It has been one of those weeks.  This week has been bad, yucky, awful, wonderful, amazing, fun, and exhausting.  Most importantly, God has really helped me get through the week.  He has given me wisdom and encouragement when I have needed it the most. 

The beginning of every school year sparks a lot of change in our home.  This is probably the first year I have felt incredibly flexible.  My schedule looks NOTHING like I thought it would, and I am surprisingly OK with that.  The control freak in me would not have faired so well a few years back.  But, I won't take any of the credit. God gets all of the glory.  He has changed me.  He is directing me.  He has plans for me.  He has plans for my entire family.  Who am I to get in the way of that?!  I think I will just move over and let him work.

He makes everything so much easier.

Speaking of easier... Do you know what's for dinner?  I get that question from my kids several times every evening starting around 4 PM.  Truthfully, having 3 playing soccer this year, all of their after school activities, Nurse Boy's school, and my volunteer activities has made meal planning a bit frustrating.  I mean, we can heat up only so many frozen pizzas around here.

Hey, don't judge.  You, too, would resort to frozen pizza if you were living my life!

But, I have been on a mission for some SIMPLE meal ideas.  I am talking so simple, it is hardly considered a recipe.  Think:  Meal Prep.  No time or skill required.  May I introduce to you our new favorite (gotta be three different places in the next 30 minutes) meal?

MONKEY Sandwiches!

You will need:
Sliced bananas
Peanut butter (a staple in our home!)
Cinnamon Raisin Bread

1.  Toast the bread.
2.  Spread peanut butter on one side of each slice of toasted bread.
3.  Put one layer of slice bananas on the inside of the sandwich.

Add some fresh fruit and raw carrots to your plate and you have a hit on your hands!  I am not going to lie:  I enjoy this sandwich more than I care to admit.  Plus, I can have everyone fed in no time flat. 

I wonder just how many times a week they would be willing to eat this gooey goodness?

Have a wonderful weekend!


Kmama said...

That looks so yummy. We can't do the peanut butter in our house though, because of Buddy's allergies. But maybe I can sneak one in for me sometime!

Pam @ Kassie's Beach said...

Wow. You sound crazy busy. I would eat that meal. Maybe you can make some casseroles on the weekend and freeze them.

Mummy McTavish said...

oooh, I would have just that yummy bread toasted and then slathered with so much real butter that it can't melt...

but that's just me :-)

Hope you find some meals that work out with your busy schedule. Do you have a slow cooker? A lot of your friday fare recipes would be able to go in the slow cooker.

an encourager said...

yum!!! lucky kids! (and pizza, frozen, restaurant, or homemade is my favorite)

Lisa @ Boondock Ramblings said...

Jonathan will not eat banana peanut butter sandwiches with mommy. Daddy thinks I am nuts. If I put them on raisin bread my kid would probably scream "A BUG!" and run from the kitchen. Yeah..he is a bit picky at times. :-)

He & Me + 3 said...

I feel your pain on the busy schedule around dinner. Crock pot is my best friend these days.
That sandwich sounds so good but we have two nut allergic kids over here. Ugh. I hate that. But I will for sure try it :)

Boy Mom said...

Love it! I resort to cereal for dinner way too much.