I had the meat loaf mixed and pressed in the pan, I had the oven preheated on time, I even had the meat loaf in the oven at the right time. After an hourish, I went and checked on what should have been our feast. It was a pool of mushy, gushy, nasty, something. It looked nasty and it smelled even nastier and when things look and smell that bad, there is no way I am going to attempt to have us eat it. To make it worse the stuffing I was making ended up too dry and then ended up too moist. Tonight’s supper was not going to be salvageable and I needed a plan B!
To add to it Mark had a meeting tonight, so it’s not like I could just whip up something else quick. Usually we would have made quesadillas or at least whipped up pb&j, but I have been sick all week and still do not feel all that great. The money for groceries this week is still sitting in my wallet, so even our go to staples are sparse.
So, our plan B looked like me driving to the closest grocery store to buy 6 chicken legs at the deli (2 chicken legs per kid) and mashed potatoes from the same deli. It looked like grabbing quick salad fixings and bread sticks for Mark and I, with grapes all around for everyone.
Why do I share this story with you? To share with you that as much as I love whole
foods and as fresh and organic as we try to make our lifestyle, there are nights were deli chicken and mashed potatoes are just the way it’s going to be and a quick thrown together salad is what quickly gets put on the menu.
Moral of the story, do the best you can and if some times deli chicken is what gets it done, then by all means, let it be.