I must confess that I didn’t follow my laundry rule of one load, start to finish and only start to finish, earlier this week. There were a couple of loads to do on Monday and I thought, “Oh, I’ll just fold them while we watch the presidential debate.” That would have been fine, except it gave me the freedom to forget about it until evening and of course by that time, I needed to wash, dry, and fold during the debate. And perhaps you thought the debates were long enough, but they aren’t long enough to do two loads of laundry from start to finish.
So, yesterday I ended up with three loads of laundry to do, but I’m happy to report that I did do them to completion and I started with a clean laundry slate on Wednesday.
Oh, except that I realized halfway through my three loads that the washer was set on Rinse/Spin. Oops. I’m not sure how many loads I didn’t “wash” but I’m hoping there was only the one. (And no, I didn’t run it through the wash cycle – it was already in the dryer when I discovered it and it wasn’t anything particular dirty.)
Yesterday, we had Pioneer Woman’s Meatloaf with some of the twice-baked potatoes I’d prepped on Monday, a big Caesar salad, and freshly-baked pumpkin muffins from the freezer. The only thing I actually had to really fix was the salad, which was a cinch since everything else was pulled from the freezer or refrigerator. We were eating by 5:45. Yeehaw!
My 7yo and 5yo helped me dry the dishes last night. I’ve been trying to have them help me, and man, it’s a lot easier to have them do it when I’m actually getting supper on the table more than 30 minutes before their bedtime. They do pretty well at drying everything except knives. Of course, they do require some encouragement to stay on task: I’ve learned that my All-Clad pot lid works as a great shield and my mixer bowl is a fantastic helmet. Thankfully, the war equipment they create while doing dishes is limited to defensive vestments.
After the dishes were done, I toasted two cups of steel-cut oats and left them on the stove, ready to add water and cook this morning. That worked well – it only saves about ten minutes but in the scheme of breakfast, that’s a lot of time! I’ve tried several crockpot steel cut oats recipes and they all turned to mush, so I’m testing out this so we can have oats we’ll actually eat.
What’s happening in your world? What did you have for supper yesterday (or today)?