Monday, January 25, 2010

menu planning monday: BigGirl's birthday

my BigGirl's birthday is Thursday. she's turning 5.

pause. deep breath. choke back tears. shake it off. don't cry don't cry don't cry.

i asked her what she wanted for her birthday dinner. she could have anything she wants, i said. it took her no time to answer. this girl knows exactly what she wants.

"cottage cheese, in a bowl in the middle of the table. and carrots. the little cut up circle ones. steamed carrots, you know. and, um, meatloaf. with lots of ketchup on the side."

this makes me smile. i did not remind her that it's her Birthday Dinner and she could have chosen Chuck E Cheese or Rainforest Cafe or Disney World and i would have obliged. but. meatloaf it is.

here is my menu plan for the BIG week of celebrating my BigGirl:
monday: pasta bake
tuesday: Topsy Turvey Taco bake (never had it last week)
wednesday: French Dip sandwiches in the Crockpot
thursday: meatloaf with steamed carrots and cottage cheese in a bowl in the middle of the table
friday: dining out

what's cookin' at your house this week? what do you do for birthday dinners? do you get any *odd* requests?

i'm linking my menu at because that's where all the cool moms go for recipes and menus.

that amazing photo of my BigGirl was taken by Shannon at SPG Photography.