3 Moms: The Turkey is STILL Frozen

Honestly, I think everyone is going to stop reading my weekly menu plan because lately I have been no good at sticking with it!

Monday morning I had planned to make pancakes but Cora woke up sick and I was able to get an appointment first thing in the morning. The kids ended up with cereal as I had no time to make the pancakes. By lunchtime I wasn’t feeling well, so I put out a bunch of food and the kids made their own lunch. I ended up laying down as I could feel a headache coming on and woke up in time to make dinner. Since my turkey was still frozen solid, we had pink pasta, green beans, and apple slices. I made dinner, but still felt pretty crummy so I headed back upstairs without eating.

pink pasta

Tuesday morning I made our new favorite whole wheat pancakes. My kids skip the syrup if I add chocolate chips.

whole wheat pancakes

After breakfast I started the BBQ pork roast in the crock pot.

It was a beautiful day, so I sent the kids outside to play after they finished school. My kids love eating lunch outside, so they were thrilled when I brought out plates of peanut butter crackers, cream cheese crackers, cheese slices, popcorn, and rice cakes. It wasn’t until after lunch I realized I forgot to slice any fruit!

Even Cora ate outside today, she loved it!

For dinner we had BBQ pork roast, southwestern potato salad, steamed broccoli, and corn. It was so good. At about 3:45 pm I realized I forgot to make the rolls, but the dinner was still delicious. All my kids love the pork BBQ, and we have a little leftover for lunch. I’ll post the recipe later this week.

BBQ Pork

I am so excited about the rest of my week. On Thursday, I will be hosting four of my favorite bloggers as we have a little pow-wow at the Happy House! I can’t wait to share the details.

Don’t forget to visit Jen’s and Kate’s blogs to see what they are eating this week. I made a batch of Jen’s make ahead mashed potatoes tonight, and they smelled so good I almost ate them for dessert!


  1. wow i can’t believe your turkey is STILL frozen!! that is crazy. have you tried letting it soak in cool water in your sink all day? that is what i do and mine is usually thawed by night.

  2. I like your menu posts, even when plans are derailed. It shows haw important it is to be flexible with kids 🙂

  3. Ok, seriously? It’s still frozen? Well, I need to dethaw mine so I better start now to plan for next week. Talk about derallying plans…my guys went outside to put things in our fridge/freezer and it had been upplugged. 2/3 of it was dethawed. 10:30 at night was NOT the news I wanted to find out…UGH. So, I threw all these amazing cuts of meat in the crock pot at 11pm last night. Pork and beef together. I didn’t even care. I just wanted to get it cooking. We’ll see how they taste. It may call for some serious concoctions.

    • Emily Metzger says:

      I love to put half of a beef roast and half of a pork tenderloin in the crockpot together. Give it some salt, pepper, onion powder & garlic powder, and it turns out sooo good! Just serve with whatever starch & veggies you like.

  4. I love reading your blog. When your plans get derailed it shows me that you are willing to share no matter what happens and I think that’s great. One of the reasons I love this blog is because it shows how normal your family is. I really enjoy reading it.

  5. Do you share a recipe somewhere for your BBQ pork roast? It looks delish.

  6. my menu has been derailed this week too…so you are not alone! hope the turkey thaws soon!

  7. We all have those days when Plan D (rather than A, B or C) gets on the table for dinner particularly when things get forgotten. We all forget ingredients. I made taco salad last week and when we were finished everyone loved it but said it would have been even better with refried beans (which were in the pantry!). 🙂

    • One time I made Hamburger Helper (I know, I know! It gets worse!) and actually forgot the hanburger! LOL! Everyone was a great sport about it(even the visiting neighbor child) but I don’t think I’ll ever live that one down!

  8. Wow everything looks so yummy and the kids are so adorable. Have a great day!

  9. Cherrill Hartsfield says:

    That pork roast looks delicious, I have pork loins marinating in the fridge. I’m so glad ya’ll had some good weather so the little ones could get outside. Praying for a speedy recovery for Cora poor baby.

  10. I think it’s good to know that other women don’t always get the meals out exactly as they’d planned. The kids look like they were having fun!

  11. I always defrost my turkey in the kitchen sink in cool water. It thaws pretty quickly that way.

  12. Mashed potatoes for dessert? Those taters must be seriously good or you need to eat more than just apples for dessert! 🙂

  13. Christina says:

    I have to chime in on the frozen turkey. I pulled mine out of our freezer on Monday morning (EARLY – like 6 a.m.) and 72 hours in the fridge haven’t even softened it. I’m worried that it won’t be thawed for Saturday! No big plans for it; just us and lots of leftovers for freezer cooking . . . but working during the week kinda limits the days when I have time to bake a turkey.

  14. Can I just say I love this post? Not because it shows what you ate…but because it shows you are human and you forget things too! Whew! I was beginning to think I’d never get the hang of this whole housewife thing 😉
    Thanks for sharing! I hope everyone is feeling better!!

  15. I agree with Kristi. I’m glad that you’re human and I’m not the only one that has a great plan, forgets a vital part and then gets to make do. 🙂

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