Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Menu Monday on Tuesday

I can most certainly say I've never had a weekend that I didn't look forward to. Except for maybe when I worked weekends at the paper. But since the weekend was actually my week, I don't think that counts when considering weekends that I didn't look forward to. Confused yet?

I say all that to say, I did not look forward to this past weekend. I'll even be as bold as to say I dreaded it.


We had a garage sale.

It's such a horrible, dirty, exhausting thing that I'd like to say I'd never do it again. But we did make more than $700, and if I ever end up with this much crap again, I'd probably endure one dreadful Saturday morning for the extra cash.

Ty and I each had our separate complete sets of everything from our single years. Then we got all new stuff when we got married last year. And it all combined into the perfect storm of household items. Some items for sale included:
  • 5 utensil sets
  • 20-plus unmatched pots and pans
  • 2 sets of dishes
  • 1 Orbis ring and necklace with about 30 interchangeable colored balls
  • Several pair of size 2 Abercrombie & Fitch jeans (I could have cried over this)
  • A love seat from when my parents moved into my childhood home ... I was around two years old at the time, which makes the couch roughly 28.
I was glad to purge the boxes we stacked in our garage a year and a half ago. But I wish there was an easier way.

After such an eventful weekend, I imagine this week will be extremely low key around our house. I'm cooking all week with the hope that we can eat and be in bed by 9:30 each evening. It's something we aspire to most evenings!

Here's what's on the menu:

Monday: Pork Tenderloin with Squash and Fairfield Grocery's Best of the Bayou (go pick this up for dinner ... amazing!) 
Tuesday: Chicken Dorito Casserole (made by Jill Dephillips at our Frozen Dinner Swap) and Refried Beans
Wednesday: Red and White Tortellini with Caesar Salad and Garlic Bread