OY yoy yoy! as my gramma would say. What a headache I've got! It's a hormonal thing, get it every month. Anybody else out there experience this? OY yoy yoy! I am working from home thanks to a very generous boss.
Despite this, it's a favorite time of year for me. Mac's birthday a few days ago, sister's reunion next week and our twenty sixth anniversary on October 25. I love the changing colors and the crisp cool air and the fires in the evenings. I love the cinnamon spice Scentsy!
Mac has a friend visiting from out of town and they are going to Halloweekends at Cedar Point. Friday is usually date night for us but that will depend upon my aching skull bones.
The Mr. and I are on week two of a new meal plan. We are both pooped at the end of the day resulting in more take-out and restaurant meals than we'd like. So we are taking the week, dividing it and each taking and equal number of days to plan, prep and clean up dinner. Last week was a rousing success, although every night was some version of crock pot cooking :) I made lazy chicken pot pie which I invented just this week...
Boneless/skinless chicken breast
Frozen mixed veggies
Spices (I used celery salt, Zehnder's seasoning, pepper and a pinch of sage)
Pillsbury croissants (in a can)
Throw chicken breast, veggies, broth and seasonings into...a crock pot!
At the end of the day, scoop out veggies and chicken and put them in a oven proof pan (I used a cast iron dutch oven.)
Ladle some of the broth over the chicken mixture, thicken with cornstarch.
Bake at 300 for about 20 minutes (you could probably skip this step)
Unroll croissants and separate, place over top of chicken mixture to form crust.
Increase oven to 350, bake for an additional 15-20 minutes checking after 15.
I've made chicken pot pie completely from scratch which is just a bit time consuming at the end of the work day. This was easy peasy and the croissants made a fabulous crust. The men folk were thoroughly impressed! Served with a green salad. Also, a great end of the week meal because I threw a few spoonfuls of left overs (like mashed potatoes and green beans) into the mix as well.