You remember those days when you had a newborn in the house waking up every three or four hours, a few other little punks around 2 and 4 beating the crap out of each other every waking minute and you literally felt like all you did was move from kitchen counter to changing table to dishwasher and back to kitchen counter?? If you didn't have a kid hooked up to your boob (or a bottle - hey, I ain't judging, been there, done that, both ways), a bottle brush in one hand and a fork shoving frozen chicken fingers into your toddlers with the other, it just wasn't a day?? Eyes half shut, hair matted with ketchup and what was that?? - poo?? diaper cream?? - and all you wanted was for your husband to walk through that door so you could run SCREAMING for the hills for an hour to feel like a human again??
Well, while I will never, and I mean NEVER ever have kids that age again (tie 'em up folks - TIE THEM UP) making me want to stick knitting needles my eye sockets if only so I could close them for a while (sorry, but that's just not a phase I want to relive again, EVER), that exhaustion, that sheer level of "I-can't-keep-my-freaking-eyes-open-another-minute" tiredness is feeling oh-so-familiar to me these days.
I am cracking at the seams. I am beaten. I have met my match and his name is HOUSE UNDER CONSTRUCTION. I can do a lot. I mean, you know me, I can manage the sh*t out of a lot of stuff. Four kids. Communion season in full force with five events this week. Weekend sports schedule & Alumni Day at Princeton all in the last 48 hours; scoop of vanilla, scoop of chocolate, I got it. But give me a week with all that PLUS HVAC guys, electricians, plumbers and contractors all giving me lists with questions and demands that I just don't have the answers to and I am feeling like I would love to locate those knitting needles and stick them in someone else's eye sockets and his name begins with Hus and ends with Band.
So I'm just gonna pretend my phone doesn't work. Sorry Mr. Builder but my cell doesn't get service in the kitchen so call my hubbie and let me focus on the FOOD!!!
Because scroll down folks and see that this week we have a long list of our GREATEST HITS!! These are our TOP SELLERS over the past six months. Every time we make 'em, we sell out of them so we figured why not put them all on the same menu?? I know, wily little buggers we are. And we are selling in TWO places!! Regular MNO at my kitchen (The Community Church of HHK) AND at the Spring Boutique at the United Methodist Church on Thursday from 9-3pm!! Food! Accessories! Clothes! House wares! Desserts! SPRING BOUTIQUE is selling it ALL!!!
So dinner now. Go do a little shop. And then pick up at the church or oh, the other church!!
Do it now.
We ran CLEAR OUT last week.
1) GINGER MARINATED SHRIMP with THAI SESAME NOODLES WITH CUCUMBERS, CARROTS & RED PEPPER ($14.50/DINNER)
2) GINGER MARINATED CHICKEN WITH THAI SESAME NOODLES WITH CUCUMBERS, CARROTS & RED PEPPER ($14.50/DINNER)
3) WHEATBERRIES WITH DRIED CRANBERRIES, FUJI APPLES, TOASTED PECANS, SHREDDED KALE & GORGONZOLA IN MAPLE ORANGE VINAIGRETTE ($12.50/SALAD)
4) BAJA CHICKEN SALAD WITH GRILLED CHICKEN, ROASTED CORN, QUESO FRESCA, CHERRY TOMATOES, CREAMY GUACAMOLE & CRISPY TORTILLA CHIPS IN CITRUS LIME VINAIGRETTE ($12.50/SALAD)
5) GRILLED FLANK STEAK OVER ARUGULA WITH MINI MOZZARELLA BALLS, CHERRY TOMATOES, ROASTED RED PEPPERS IN A LIGHT BALSAMIC VINAIGRETTE ($12.50/salad)
6) CHOPPED THAI SHRIMP SALAD OVER NAPA CABBAGE WITH EDAMAME, CHOPPED SNOW PEAS, GRATED CARROTS, ROASTED CASHEWS IN A RED CHILI PEANUT DRESSING ($12.50/salad)
7) GAZPACHO with DICED AVOCADO ($11/quart)
8) PASTA FAGIOLE ($11/quart)
11) CRISPY PANKO CRUSTED CHICKEN FINGERS WITH HOMEMADE HONEY MUSTARD ($9/1/2lb order)
12) BUFFALO STYLE PANKO CRUSTED CHICKEN FINGERS ($9/1/2lb order)
13) CRUNCHIFIEDS OR WHITE CHOCOLATE PRETZEL BARK ($4/bag)
Order Now. PICK UP at THE COMMUNITY CHURCH OF HOHOKUS (enter through the blue doors by the playground)