Feed Me {Seymour}

There’s been quite the debate in our household.  As you may recall, a few years back, when both my parents retired and started travelling for part/most of the year, they asked that I moved back in with them.  

It’s a GREAT arrangement to be honest.  Mom and I have a great relationship.  That helps.  We also share the load so things like laundry and making dinner, well, neither of us has to tackle it solo. And we split the cost to have someone clean the house which preserves our sanity.

Lately though, we’ve both been struggling with trying to figure out what to make for dinner… The boys in our world need bulk – fuel to keep them going.  Potatoes, pasta and rice often show up in the menu because the headaches of the boys complaining about salads is just too much to bear.  But mom and I?  We love those things… as evidenced by their constant appearance on our thighs and stomachs long after the meal has been enjoyed.

Where’s the balance?  I know that one night this week, I’m making two dinners.  Spaghetti for the boys and seared Tuna for mom and I.  Less than ideal of course… No one likes to make TWO meals for one dinner right?  

This is one of those weeks where I’m having to plan/cook meals for 6 of the seven days.  I both love and dread these weeks.  

But in an effort to try to find a balance, here’s my meal plan for the week.  And as with most of the best laid plans… I fully know that things could change…

Monday – Leftover soup and Roast beef sandwiches (The soup is actually 3 different soups we poured together.  It worked remarkably well!)

Tuesday –Zesty Lime Shrimp and Avocado Salad with quesadillas


Wednesday – Mom’s Cooking so I don’t have to!

Thursday – “Mexican Breakfast” (This is a family favorite that my dad makes.  I should totally blog this…)

Friday – Parmesan Crusted Tilapia with veggies

Saturday -Double meal – Spaghetti & Meatballs for the boys, Seared Tuna Salads for mom and me.


Sunday –Roasted Lemon Chicken with Rosemary and Potatoes

  So that’s the plan… for now… I’d love to know what you’re cooking this week.  Anything good?  Please share… so that next week I can pull from your brilliance 🙂

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  1. My husband found an easy recipe for boneless, skinless chicken breasts:
    Place 4-6 breasts in oiled pyrex dish. Mix the following and spread over chicken:
    1 1/2 cups Mayonnaise
    1 1/2 cups shredded Parmeasan Cheese (one package)
    2 cans thoroughly drained and chopped artichokes

    Bake 375 for 30-40 minutes

    So yummy!

  2. You know I’m no help with food but it looks yummy especially Tuesday (wish I could crash!)

    Please, please, please blog Mexican breakfast. PLEASE

  3. We eat a LOT of fish at our house… Mom and I LOVE it. Dad, well, less so but hey – if we’re cooking, we get to decide, right!?! Biggest mistake a lot of people make when cooking fish is they tend to OVER-cook it. No one wants dry fish.

  4. Looks very tasty! 🙂 I need to get over my fear of cooking fish.

  5. We have a friend’s 17 year old son staying with us this week. Yesterday I made the Pioneer Woman’s pot roast (love the rosemary & thyme in it, and it’s soooo easy) but I added mushrooms to the pot. Served it with rice that I cooked using up the unsalted beef stock from the pot roast, and clover-leaf rolls. My menu plan is this:
    Monday – Philly cheese steaks, french fries (salad for me, and probably a veggie sandwich)
    Tuesday – meatloaf, mashers, corn (prep the lasagna for the next night)
    Wednesday – lasagna, salad, garlic bread
    Thursday – out to dinner, i.e., Jaime’s night to cook
    Friday – cheese enchiladas and beef enchiladas, rice & beans
    It’s not going to be an easy on my waistline week, but the husband, son and temporary son will be full and content.

    • You’ve got so many of our comfort foods on here. I almost added a crock pot enchilada recipe to the mix but… Time. Enchiladas will probably be on next week’s plan.

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