Last weekend I visited my mom & dad. Where does the time go? I looked up one day & realized I hadn’t seen them since before Christmas. No bueno. So I made a call to see if they could find some time for me in their busy schedule. And – phew! – they could fit me in. It have been a tad awkward if they couldn’t...
I got to leave work a little early & was on the road before rush hour. Which meant I arrived in time for dinner. Aka the seafood buffet!
There’s a nice home cookin’ buffet restaurant back home. They have TEE-riffic greens. (And I know me some greens.) Well, on Friday, they also have seafood in addition to their usual land-fare. So shrimp, you say? Shrimp, INDEED!! And with that, you’re speaking the Roberts’ family love language. Lots of peel & eat shrimp, salmon, greens, salad bar and all things fried – catfish, shrimp, oysters, & chicken (which is not seafood but just plain good). We were off to a great start!
~Sidenote, I saw a kid so stuffed with crab legs that his eyes rolled back in his head. A) That is a LOT of crabs & B) Hope the car ride home wasn’t bumpy.
Over the weekend we visited, ate another fave (Mexican), little shopping, some movie watching (the Maltese Falcon is GOOD), had hilarious* conversations (*according to who you ask) and then it was over all too soon. And back to Memphis I went. Fuller, better dressed, filled with hugs, and a little sad at how fast the time went. But all around, a wonderful trip!
So while I was gone, I got on my laptop & did my usual nerdy menu planning. But at home, I failed to execute. I got some groceries. But after being out of town, I realized I had bitten off more than I could chew. (I spit it out you might say.) So I unpacked. Did a little of this and a little of that to get ready for the upcoming week. Hugged the dogs. And hoped I could find some time to cook on Monday.
I didn’t. We ordered pizza.
So week #4 of menu planning was a fail. Dinners have been off the cuff and lunches sad. (It had been a really long time since I’d had a microwave meal. Yeah. They’re still blech.) So I learned my lesson – if you don’t cook the food, you can’t eat the food. Oh, well. As Scarlett would say, tomorrow is... Another week!