First, our meals for the week:
*Homemade Chicken Tenders, Pureed Cauliflower, Green Bean Casserole
*Pork Tenderloin with Mushroom Sauce (based loosely on this recipe, if I like my alterations, I will post it soon), Roasted Sweet Potatoes, Spinach Salad
*Baked Couscous and Sausage (also a big alteration of this recipe--will let you know what I think) with 3 Bean Salad
*Slow Cooker Light Jambalaya with Cheese Grits
*Chalupa or Carnitas (recipes for both are from last Monday's comments) for pork tacos
Now, Monday Musings...
My mom, who is no-where-near a potty mouth, had this pin on her apron when I was young-
I always sort of just accepted it and didn't really wonder why she wore it until I was older and she told me this story:
"When I was younger, I had a hard time not saying certain words in front of you. I knew it was an issue when we were at a restaurant and you dropped your french fries and you said, '$h!#' loud enough for people to hear. The button was to remind me to choose my words and say, 'rats' instead."
As I grew up and had Sweet Pea R, I realized that while I don't go around cussing like a sailor, occasionally I let an S-bomb or other choice word fall. So a couple years ago, I opened up gift box and my mom had wrapped up, you guessed it, the "Rats" button. Now I proudly wear it and count it as one of my most prized possessions.