You know when you have about a gazillion things running through your head and you're trying to mentally organize all of them and figure out how and when to do them all or if they are even worth doing, ie meal planning, unpacking, laundry, cleaning, phone calls, showering...you know, the daily stuff? Well, that's where I'm at. We just returned from a 5 day trip to Virginia and it was quite an adventure, to say the least and the next 2 weeks are busy, busy, busy. So, right now, I'm trying to figure out everything I need to do to prepare. My husband has a new board member that is coming in to town with his family. At first I thougt "they can stay here" but, then after I thought about 7 people staying here, I figured it may get a little cramped so, we decided to have the ministry put them up in a hotel across the street from us and just have meals with them. So, I am in the process of trying to decide how to feed 11 people. They will be here for 2 dinners and a lunch. So, I figured the first night we could order a pizza or pizzas rather, and I'd make a salad because, who doesn't like pizza? I thought for the second night we could have chicken on the grill but, I'm not sure about that yet. I'd love any suggestions you have. If any of you are used to feeding large families...please help.
I currently have 3 loads of laundry waiting to be folded and two waiting to be washed. And they will probably continue to wait because I am just too tired to do it right now. My body is currently asking for caffeine via a slight headache which tells me I shouldn't have been drinking so much regular coffee on the trip. Should I or shouldn't I (have coffee)...another random thing running through my brain. I could make decaf but, it wouldn't have the same effect. Anyway, I digress. Or at least I will try.
Oh, and what to make for my family this week. Meal planning has become something that leaves me stumped week after week. I sit in front of mounds of cookbooks and the computer screen searching for meals my family will enjoy. I have this thing about cooking the same stuff all the time. I just don't like it. I enjoy variety. But, variety takes work. I usually save my weekly menus so I can go back to them but, none of them appeal to me at this moment in time. I know, I'm being a pain.
I also realized I haven't posted a recipe for Good Food Friday in awhile. I promise one will come soon. I also mentioned a giveaway a few weeks ago...that is also in the works and I'm making something very pretty for you to win!
Thank you for listening to my ramblings. And again, I welcome any ideas for the large family meals.