What's Cookin' #5 {or just a moment monday}

What's Cookin' and Just a Moment Monday are going to be one in the same this week. I'll take a moment to wax poetically about my life and then share a not so interesting menu for the week.

I'm really quite spoiled. My husband works 9/80s. It means he works nine hours Monday through Friday but has every other Friday off. His schedule is mostly predictable. It means every other week we have three day weekends to spend time as a family and take care of all those pesky chores that go along with living in a house {stupid lawn!}.

Well the union at my husband's job is striking. Brad isn't apart of the union. He's a professional engineer and the union is made up of the skilled laborers. Since they still have contractual deadlines to meet, the professional engineers are tasked with doing their job and the jobs of the skilled laborers {who outnumber them four to one}. Now please don't take this as a commentary on the merriest of unions and/or strikes or really any kind of political statement. I am just saying this as selfishly as possible. I am sick of this strike and really ready for it to be over!

Brad has been working 11 to 12 hour days and six days a week. He's getting home two hours later than normal and he's exhausted. Its hard on him, Emma misses him, and I miss him. My poor little baby doesn't understand why she's seeing so much less of him. 

So many have so much more difficult circumstances. That's just my petty whine. So, enough of that. Here's the menu for the week:

Monday: Chicken Enchiladas Verde al la Not Everything I Make is Pretty

Tuesday: Burgers, zucchini sauté, and homemade French Fries

Wednesday: Marinated chicken, corn, and biscuits

Thursday: Soup, Salad, and Breadsticks @ home!

Friday: Parmesan Ranch Chicken with corn 

Saturday: Tomato and Sausage Risotto by Smitten Kitchen with crusty bread


  1. Ugh.. dont get me started on unions! Boooo!! I hope the strike ends soon. Emma needs some daddy time! :)

    HOOOORAY for Verde enchiladas! Nom nom nom :)

    1. Isn't it awesome. I found the recipe, sent it to Liz, and then totally forgot about it until she decided to make it. I'm so glad she did!