That’s what Rob said when he saw that I actually SET THE TABLE, with the fancy dishes. Our apartment has been a disaster area recently. Simon was 11 weeks yesterday, so it’s been approximately 12 weeks since we had a good deep clean. I’ve slowly gotten back into a normal routine, one that includes menu planning. Since we have so many CSA veggies and it’s getting colder, I thought a roast would be nice. So this morning before church, and after probably the crappiest night of sleep to date, I put the roast and potatoes, onions, and beans in the crock pot. Even I can put together a meal that simple on almost no sleep.
After church Simon took a real nap and Rob and I cleaned. Then Rob kept cleaning between naps, and Simon took a SECOND nap. This is almost unheard of, but after reading a blog post on sleep, I thought that daytime swaddling may be in order, and it worked! Once the house was clean I put on REAL CLOTHES (and clean ones!), as opposed to the yoga pants and tanks I usually wear when it’s just us. I asked Rob to put on a clean shirt. He wanted to know if it had to be fancy. Nope, but clean with no spit-up would be nice 🙂
Then I set the table, and “Wow, you’re really playing house today.” What’s really sad is tat I can’t remember the last time I made a nice meal for just us. I pull out the china a few times a year for just us, usually and I know that it’s been a long time since that. But I can’t remember the last time we planned a meal beyond it being dinner time and throwing something together.
So here is our dinner. Beef roast with potatoes, onions, and beans, crescent rolls, and a bottle of wine.
Here we are in our clean clothes.
Simon napped (again!) during dinner.
And just to show how awesome I am I even made dessert. Using the CSA pears. Pear tarts, which are pears in brown sugar on biscuits with cream. Rob did whip the cream. And what I like about this dessert is even if you screw it up, it’s just fruit and sugar, so still tastes good.
The best part – we have breakfast and lunch out of the leftovers. Oh, and the clean living room, that’s pretty awesome too.