Monday, February 11, 2008

Meals and Monday Musings--what goes around, comes around

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.

Thanks Mom!


Anonymous said...

little did I know that "Rats" would be famous! Hope it helps other busy moms!
love and hugs,

Deep in the Heart said...

I need one of those. I bumped my head one Rachel's old tricycle that's hanging from the rafters of the garage and responded with a choice word of my own. The kids were sitting in the car with windows down. I'm pretty sure they heard me. I'm also pretty sure that if they ever chose to imitate me it would be while they were at preschool or Sunday School.

Slacker Mama said...

This would have been helpful about a year ago...E's a lost cause at this point. Maybe we can shield A from the potty mouth that her mama (and daddy and grandparents) have!

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Steel Magnolia said...

I definitely need one of those!

Sweet Pea Chef said...

I'd loan you all mine, but I *definitely* need to keep it. Maybe there is a market for them? Hmm...