Austen is sick. Still. He was the 2nd one of the boys to get the flu, but he just hadn't bounced back like his brother, even after a week. I realized just how cruddy he was feeling (and sounding) so I scheduled a doctor appointment last Friday. The verdict? Sinus infection. This is the 2nd year in a row he has had this happen after a lengthy bout of a nasty virus--and almost down to the exact same week both years--in fact, it may be going on 3 years that this has happened. Poor guy.
Because my weekend was so nutty, I don't have my groceries purchased for the week--and only the beginning of a meal plan!
But tomorrow we are trying a new recipe a co-worker shared with me. It smelled way better than it sounds--although it does sound hearty:
1 lb. hamburger
sliced carrots (as much as you like)
2 large onions
1/4 cup ketchup
1/4 cup brown sugar
1 (16 oz) can of tomatoes (I used petite diced)
1 can butter beans
Handful of celery
2 tablespoon vinegar
salt and pepper to taste
I may add a can of mushrooms
Fry hamburger. Slice carrots and onions and add to large pot. Add rest of ingredients and simmer until carrots are soft.
I think we are going to have Broccoli Cornbread with this, which is another new recipe:
5 eggs beaten
1 large onion chopped
10 oz pkg, frozen broccoli, thawed and drained
1.5 sticks of butter melted
2 cups cottage cheese
2 (each 7 oz) pkgs.cornbread mix
2 tablespoon sugar
Combine all ingredients and pour ijnt a 12x9 pan. Bake for 45 minutes at 350 degrees.
Note: good cold or split and toasted under broiler with a little slice of cheese.
Not sure what we will eat the rest of the week--hmmm...may spaghetti one night and sloppy- joes another. Thank goodness for that Wednesday night dinner at church every week. :)
Well--off to bed for me. After all, it IS 1:00 a.m.!