The title is kind of an oxymoron.
If you saw my pretty chalkboard menu on Instagram this week, I’ll have you know that I only made TWO of the items planned. Life happens. This week was more exhausting than I thought it would be. Emotionally. Physically. I’m toast! At 3pm today, I literally hit a wall. The kids played pirate, dressed up and used safety scissors to chop up boobie traps (an entire roll of yarn) all over the house. They kept busy and I watched. It’s just yarn, easy enough to clean up.
Here’s what I “cooked” tonight.
Deluxe Ramen

  • Two packages ramen
  • 2 cups chopped broccoli
  • 1 red bell pepper, chopped small
  • 1 cup of chopped mushrooms
  • 4 cup water
  • 1 cup of protein, we had leftover steak. Chicken, tofu, chicken sausage would all work.


  1. After chopping your veggies, sautee them in medium sauce pan with a tbsp of olive oil for about 5 minutes or until soft.
  2. Add 4 cups of water. Bring to boil
  3. Add the noddles, protein and Season packets.
  4. Bring to a boil for 3 minutes.
  5. Garnish with chives, yield 4.

This meal took me 10 minutes to make and the kids finished their plates.
To celebrate the first week of school, they got to pick a treat, over processed Hostess Cupcakes and Ding-Dongs. Chloe said she’d have a Ding-Dong, Carter followed up with,”who’s there?” These two are cracking me up lately!!!
Cheers to the weekend!