Phew. I feel like I just crammed about a week's worth of stuff into one single day!
I was parent helper in Offspring #2's class this morning and that's always exhausting. Lots of fun, but exhausting. Then off to do the food shopping, home to unpack it and get dinner into the slow cooker (curried sausages, for those who are interested) then back to collect the kids. The kids and I raced back to the shop to pick up the all important ice-cream Freddo birthday cake that I'd forgotten earlier. Then home again to get on with a few of my regular Monday chores - vacuum, tidy up, washing, etc - as well as bake #2's birthday cake for her to take to school and cook the spaghetti sauce for tomorrow's birthday dinner (as per the birthday girl's request). We had one of the neighbours in for dinner as her partner is away for work at the moment and I dished up the aforementioned curried sausages with rice and steamed vegies as well as a (bought) apple pie, custard and cream. The neighbour headed home to feed her dogs and do her own chores and I got on with the dishes, icing of the birthday cake, folding of washing and wrapping of birthday presents.
The craziness of the week will continue for a few days yet and I fear I'm not nearly as organised as I really need to be. I'm thinking there's going to be beans on toast for dinner at some point. But if I do manage to hold it all together this is what I hope we'll be eating:
Slow Cooker Curried Sausages
Meat pie and steamed vegies
Crunchy Parmesan Crumbed Chicken
Roast Rolled Chicken and roasted vegies
As for baking? Well, I'm kinda feeling like I've baked myself silly the last few days and we have enough cakes, lollies, chocolates and general junk to last for several weeks. Though it might only last for one.