Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Sometimes I just need to leave the cooking to Arby's

What is working for me on this Wednesday night? Arby's coupons, that's what.

It's been a fussy, whiny week here at the Moore house. I am blaming one year molars that have yet to appear in Ada's 16 month old mouth. She has been clingy, clingy not wanting me out of her sight, even to cook dinner. In fact, tonight I had her on one hip while I cooked the hamburger meat needed for the smothered enchiladas we ate (not originally on this week's menu, but I was in the mood for them).

Anyway...back to the coupons.

Because of the week we have had, Arby's coupons have been quite the lifesaver.

Yesterday I had big plans to make spaghetti and home made foccacia bread. I had all of the ingredients needed except for yeast, so at about ten yesterday morning, Ada and I were dressed and ready to go when I realized that the car seat was in Scott's car, 30 miles away at Fresh Express. Ada and I desperately needed to get out of the house yesterday morning, so I called Scott and begged him to have mercy on us and bring the car seat to us on his lunch break. So, bless him, he did, and when Ada woke up from her afternoon nap, off we went to the store to pick up the yeast. Again, a slight change of plans happened when I realized that Scott also had my debit card, so we couldn't buy the yeast. Back to my house we go, and because I am now tired and frustrated, and the dinner hour is fast approaching, I decided spaghetti was too much of an effort, and I pulled a box of hamburger helper out of the pantry. I got the hamburger meat out of the fridge to begin throwing dinner together, and I realized that the meat was still frozen. At this point, with my eyes filling up with tears, I decided that Arby's could cook dinner for us, and I stuck the hamburger meat back in the fridge to be used for tonight's dinner.

And after the day we had yesterday, someone cooking dinner for me was just what I needed. That roast beef sandwich and curly fries hit the spot.

Let me just say though, that this cutie patootie sure does make it all worth it. Every single bit of it.


Lindsay said...

Is she already picking out her own clothes? She's too cute!

Lynn said...

We all have days like this. It is just part of mothering. :)

John, Jessica, Hannah, and Grant Harman said...

oh my goodness...she is too cute in that little ballerina outfit!! Glad the Arby's came in handy yesterday! Isn't it nice to not have to cook?