3 Moms ~ Weekend Update

I don’t have a lot of pictures of our meals from the weekend, things got crazy and I forgot to take pictures.


Breakfast: French toast, I was so excited about this recipe because I made 2 gorgeous loaves of egg bread the night before. I just knew this would be an awesome breakfast! Well, I found out Friday morning that I don’t really like egg bread. The kids seemed to like it, but I won’t be making it again.

egg bread

French toast

Lunch: Sandwiches and peanut butter apples. My four year old LOVES peanut butter apples and would eat them for every meal if I would let her.

peanut butter apples

Dinner: Shepherd’s pie, a family favorite that was scarfed down before I could get a single picture.


Breakfast: I was gone all day Saturday, but I was told that everyone at leftover French toast and the free sample cereal I received in the mail the day before.


Lunch: Sandwiches were reported, but I found an empty ice cream container in the sink and popcorn bags in the garbage, hmmmm.

Dinner: I had planned for dh to pick me up from the conference with the kids and then head to Bruster’s for our free ice cream. He arrived six extra kids all in pajamas. It wasn’t until we were on our way that I found out our local area isn’t doing the promotion until March 20th. The kids were all good sports about it and since I felt terrible that I hadn’t called before they all rode around town in their pajamas we took them to McDonald’s for ice cream. I wish I would have taken a picture of the looks on all the other patrons faces when my husband and I walked into McDonalds with 13 kids! I don’t know if they were staring because of the amount of kids, or because everyone was still wearing their pajamas!

mcdonald's ice cream


Breakfast: Leftover pancakes

Lunch: We had a family over after church and ate: whole wheat pizza, Cesar salad, carrot sticks, grapes, chips, cookies and brownies. It was great and since we ate late we called that dinner too.

Monday update: My turkey is still frozen solid! I am considering placing it on the basement floor so that we can actually eat it this week.

Don’t forget to visit Jen who has been eating from her fridge, pantry and freezer, and Kate who shared her grocery trip. I loved her before and after photos.


  1. Stick that turkey in a sink full of cold water. Put a dishtowel over it to keep the whole thing wet and cold. This will speed up the thawing process and not hurt the turkey.

  2. Michelle Moran Machado says:

    Thaw the turkey in a cooler of water for a few hours. Works wonders in a pinch.

  3. Cherrill Hartsfield says:

    Such wonderful thawing suggestions that is exactly what we do draining the very cold water and replacing it with fresh water to help it along. What a wonderful treat and they will still get there Brusters ours is on the 20th also.

  4. That picture made me laugh, especially of your husband in his pj’s! I’m sure people must have thought you were chaperones of some youth retreat 🙂 I had to share this with my husband. He said you should have gone to Bruster’s anyway to see if the manager would still give it to you free 🙂 I wish we had places around here that gave out free food and ice cream for dressing up (or down)!

  5. This was a great post. It made me smile. I can just imagine what people thought of all of you in your PJ’s. Too cute.

  6. I enjoyed this post! You eat a lot like my family. About that Turkey… You need to pull the bag of frozen parts out of the cavity and he’ll thaw in no time! Like the others said, it may need to soak in some water before you can get it out if it’s frozen stuck in there!

  7. Your bread does look gorgeous!!! Do you have a recipe for it that you can share, or did I miss it in your post?

    McD’s & Pajama’s!! That reminds me of what we used to do with the kids when they were little. We would get them bathed, in their jammies and all tucked into bed; and a few minutes after they “thought” they were supposed to go to sleep, we would rush in, flip the lights on and yell “PAJAMA RUN”!!!! The first time, of course, they had no idea what that meant….so they were a bit confused. But we hurried them out of their beds, got their shoes on and out to the car we went. They kept asking, “What are we doing?” We just said “We’re going on a Pajama Ride!” The ride always ended up somewhere fun….especially someplace that served ice cream!!! 🙂

    The rule for Pajama Ride is you never knew when it would take place. So when it was bedtime, you had to go to bed and try to go to sleep! 🙂 For the first few nights after the first ride, I must admit, it was a little difficult for them to sleep, they were too excited for the next ride!! 🙂

  8. Oh, I can totally relate to your four year old! I LOVE peanut butter apples! mmmm…. fruit, juicyness, peanut butter, crunchiness, oh yum….

    And I turned out just fine. 🙂

  9. Everyone in their pj’s… how fun is that?!

  10. Oh, that just cracks me up about the pj’s. Yes, that must have been a sight. Thanks for sharing this story!

  11. your turkey will probably never thaw in the fridge, it has never done that for me. I usually will set it on the counter for a few hours to get it started in the thawing process. Once it gets going it will thaw quicker in the fridge.

  12. Hahahaha! My hubby has the same PJ’s! We missed ours as we had the wrong week too, but it was already passed. BOOHOO! Our kids are all grown or at college so we wanted to take a Suburban load of adults!

  13. How fun for you all eating ice cream in your pjs at McDonalds!!
    I finally made lasagne on Sat. after not getting it made 2x last week. It was yummy and I used the no boil lasagne noodles and it worked great! Hope the turkey of a turkey thaws! HA! Have a good week!

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