We see our son once a year, for a week. This is when I hold my annual cook-a-thon. Most of the time it's just Cliff and me here, and I've become lazy about cooking. Of course, the fact that we both fatten up like prize hogs when I cook the way I did when the kids were growing up takes a lot of fun out of cooking. But for this one week, I try my best to remember how to make all that carbohydrate-laden stuff the kids grew up on. This week I'm planning meals, making notes so I'll be sure and get the stuff I need at the store.
Here are some breakfast meals I have planned so far: Cinnamon rolls; rice-and-raisins (one of Jim's favorites that I'll probably make more than one morning); and biscuits and gravy.
Dinner meals planned: Home-made chicken pot pie; spaghetti and garlic bread; tenderloin sandwiches; Meat loaf, noodles, mashed potatoes and veggies of some sort.
Desserts: Oreo Dessert and brownie pudding with ice cream. Probably strawberry shortcake, but I'll be using strawberries from the freezer. The berries are almost done producing for this year. Cherries are starting to ripen, so I might make some kind of cherry cobbler... if I get in the mood to pick cherries and take the seeds out of each cherry, one at a time. Sticky business, that. And tedious.
I still have more meals to plan, but this is what I have in mind so far.
Oh, on Saturday, when other family members are coming to join us, we'll have brisket, pulled pork, potato salad, macaroni salad, etc. etc.
Any suggestions for my remaining meals?