A Very Angry Wrist Pens a Menu Plan

I’ve done something to my wrist
something that made it very, very, angry.

Thankfully, it is my left hand
so my dominant right can do mostly what it needs to do
unless the left is needed to help.

You know,
I only need my left hand for things like picking up a baby
holding something while chopping
getting dressed
changing a diaper
or a million other things I need to do all day long.

Nothing of import has been completed today.
However, there is still time
so maybe I’ll lug around my useless hand and check off a few to-do boxes
counting myself lucky that my wrist is still attached to my arm.

I HAVE managed to make out my menu plan for this week.
One box checked.

On Saturday I watched snowflakes the size of dessert plates land in my backyard,
thankful I managed to save the bell peppers from the garden the night before.


some of the bell peppers

By the end of this week I may not be as thankful.
I’ve tried to wrangle green bell peppers into the menu without being too much at once
but I’ll know how well I did at the end of the week.

I think most of them will end up chopped and frozen
but we’ll eat a good amount fresh.

Like some other folks at OrgJunkie.com, I menu plan on Mondays, too:

Monday: Pepper Steak with steamed rice
Tuesday: Chicken Gumbo with Pickled Peaches
Wednesday: Stuffed Bell Peppers
Thursday: Curried Butternut Squash Soup with Spinach Quiche

Friday, Saturday, and Sunday are still up in the air
(so much for checking off this box)
as one of my dearest friends is coming to visit me for a long weekend
so we’ll cook together.

I will be glad to have another hand in the kitchen this week
especially since mine is such a dud
but moreover I’m thrilled that the hand belongs to such a lovely person.

I’m leaving the weekend open for cooking and eating together
something I’ve missed doing with her for a long time.

The more I think about it
the more I am happy that the weekend is unsketched.

It will be fun to nibble on new things
figure out what is missing a taste of something
laugh, laugh, laugh when something fails specTACularly
and cook with love.

Oh, I like this week’s menu plan very much,
green bell peppers be damned.