You know how when you’re sick the house kinda falls apart?
And the kids are lucky they get more than 2 clean diapers on their butts and they and the hubby are fed leftovers?
Yeah. Cleaning up the aftermath isn’t all that fun. Too many dishes. Huge backlog of laundry (although, really, most of it’s from before I got sick). Piles accumulated on the dining table and kitchen counters again. Argh.
I’m still coughing up those yummy phlegm nuggets, but my throat doesn’t feel as raw. Totally wish I had a Starbucks a block away from me though (closest one is 1.5mi away – right across the street from dh’s work which really isn’t fair).
Moving on. Doing frugal meal planning and pantry challenge still.
Turns out the 3yo really likes instant oatmeal. Luckily we’re still just on the very first (and possibly only!) box we’ve ever bought. Today I think I’m going to try mixing up some homemade Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal Mix for the boy, I just need to track down some diced, dried apples (or figure out how to do it myself). Now I’m totally kicking myself for not stocking up on more Quaker Instant Oatmeal when it was on sale at Albertson’s. I got a handful of the 42oz canisters for $1/each (normally $2.89, or $1.98 for the generic). No coupons, just on sale with the Albertson’s card. So I may be tracking down some coupons and praying for a sale in the next few weeks.
Because when a 3yo asks for oatmeal and applesauce for lunch? I’m not saying no.
I also want to try to mix up and bake some granola bars. Was going to just toss the rolled oats from the basement because I got them for some random reason years ago, but never got around to it. Well, now I found a use for them. Yay! Now if I can find a use for all my stewed tomatoes and the random cous-cous, I’ll be super proud of myself.