Scarlett of Suburbia

Field Notes from The Motherhood


June 2010

I’m glad I’m younger than you. When I’m a teenager, my technology is gonna be sooo much better that the stuff you had….

The 8 y.o. to her older sister, the 11 y.o.


Menu Plan for Week of 6/20/10 – 6/26/10

Sunday June 20th


Breakfast: French Toast Old-School, Bacon

Lunch: Storebought Roast Chicken and Grilled Veggies

Snack: Cheese and Apple

Dinner: Grilled Flat Iron Steak and Corn, Sundae Bar


Monday June 21st


Breakfast: Tropical Shake, Frozen Mini-Waffles

Lunch: Hot Dogs, Carrot & Raisin Salad

Snack: Graham Crackers, P’nut Butter, Honey (or Nutella)

Dinner: Mac & Cheese, Steamed Broccoli, Chocolate Pudding


Tuesday June 22nd


Breakfast: Carmel Apple Sticky Buns

Lunch: Annies O’s (in a tin)

Snack: Milk & Fake Oreos 

Dinner: BBQ Chicken Drumsticks, Baby Carrots with Dill Butter


Wednesday June 23rd


Breakfast: Panera Bagels & Cream Cheese

Lunch: Lunch Box Pizza, Fruit Salad

Snack: Popcorn

Dinner: Brisket, Mashed Potatoes, Tossed Green Salad


Thursday June 24th


Breakfast: Apple Crunch Bread, Hot Chocolate Milk

Lunch: Egg Salad Sandwiches, Sliced Tomatoes

Snack: Orange Jewel Milk Shake

Dinner: Spaghetti Carbonara and Garlic Bread, Tossed Salad


Friday June 25th


Breakfast: Scrambled Eggs, Whole Wheat Toast, Melon Slices

Lunch: Leftover Buffet

Snack: Fruit Skewers

Dinner: Cowboy Nachos & Beans


Saturday June 26th


Breakfast: Apple Dumplings, Milk

Lunch: Subway

Snack: Chips and Salsa

Dinner: BBQ Country Ribs, Coleslaw

Menu Plan for the Week 6/13/10 – 6/19/10

Sunday, June 13th

Breakfast: Peachy French Toast, Turkey Sausage

Lunch: Minestrone Soup, Crusty French Bread

Snack: Veggies & Ranch Dressing

Dinner: Crockpot Maple Ham, Broccoli Rice Casserole (make 2, freeze 1)

Monday, June 14th (Flag Day)

Breakfast: Muffins, Cantelope, Vanilla Yogurt

Lunch: Leftover Soup, Ham, Cheese, Tomatoes, Pita Chips

Snack: Fake S’mores (graham cracker, nutella and fluff)

Dinner: Cheeseburgers, Parmesan Baked Potatoes

Tuesday, June 15th

Breakfast: Mallow Oats & Milk

Lunch: Turkey Roll-ups, drinkable applesauce, choc chip cookies

Snack: Apples & Cheese Cubes (or p’nut butter)

Dinner: Paper Salmon (*note comments, pls adapt), Green Beans, Rice

Wednesday, June 16th

Breakfast: Cinnabon Clones and strawberries.

Lunch: Restaurant (Cezanne’s choice) – 6th Grade Graduation!

Snack: Honey Nut O’s

Dinner: Vegetarian Lasgne, tossed salad, garlic bread

Thursday,  June 17th

Breakfast: Scrambled Eggs, Toast, OJ

Lunch: Pesto Spaghetti with Toasted Pine Nuts & Garlic Bread

Snack: Cookies & Milk

Dinner: Turkey & Stuffing Bake (make 2, freeze 1)

Friday, June 18th

Breakfast: Blueberry buttermilk pancakes, turkey sausage

Lunch: Cobb salad

Snack: Popcorn

Dinner: Make-your-own pizza bar (pizza dough balls in freezer at Plum)

Saturday, June 19th

Cereal, Milk

Lunch: Sandwiches made from leftover pizza bar

Snack: Chips & Salsa (or guacamole – whichever is cheaper!)

Dinner: Chicken Korma, mashed potatoes, mixed veg

DING! DING! DING! Give the man a prize!

The 4 y.o. whenever anyone gets something right (as judged by her)

On Names

The Mom to the 4 y.o.: “C — could you pls stop calling me by my first name and call me Mummy?”

The Dad: “And can you pls call me Daddy…instead of Big Boy!!!”

I thank thee for the, um…um…food placed before me. Please don’t let it be too yucky. And please bless that mummy will put the tv back on so I can watch Veggie Tales. In Jesus’ name, amen.

The 4 y.o. blessing the family’s breakfast

Menu Plan for the Week of 6/7/10 – 6/12/10

Monday June 7th

Dinner: Roasted chicken, carrot & raisin salad, farm loaf bread and butter, milk

Tuesday June 8th
Breakfast: Stuffed French toast w/berries, milk
Lunch: (Leftover) Chicken & Sliced Mozarella Sandwiches, drinkable applesauce, fruit
Snack: Rice cake w/ PB or Nutella, juice
Dinner: Pulled pork sandwiches, peas, coleslaw
Wednesday June 9th
Breakfast: Summer veggie frittata
Lunch: Hummus, Proscuitto, Mozarella Cheese Slices, Whole Wheat Crackers, Chocolate Pudding
Snack: Yogurt & fruit, juice
Dinner: Spaghetti & meatballs, breadsticks, salad, milk
Thursday June 10th
Breakfast: (Frozen) Waffles, Berries, Milk
Lunch: Mediterranean Wrap, fruit, cookie
Snack: Carrot cake, milk
Dinner: Easy chicken enchiladas, black beans, tortilla chips
Friday June 11th
Breakfast: Scrambled eggs, toast, milk
Lunch: Cranberry Spinach Salad, breadsticks, juice
Snack: Cheese & crackers
Dinner: Pizza from Plum
Saturday June 12th
Breakfast: Buttermilk Pancakes & turkey sausage, cantaloupe, milk
Lunch: Leftovers/sandwiches; Ham & potato soup (if needed)
Snack: Yogurt & fruit, water
Dinner: Grilled salmon kebabs, grilled corn-on-the-cobb, sliced tomatoes sprinkled with balsamic vinegarette and Maytag blue cheese

On Taking Orders

The 4 y.o.: “MomI!!! C wants water, M wants OJ and I want milk.”

The Mom: “What am I — a waitress? What do you say when you are asking for something?”

The 4 y.o.: “Didja get that or do I have to say it again?”

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