Friday, September 11, 2009

Dinner Is Sacked

I've left the men in my house so that I can spend some quality time with my daughter. I'm so excited to have some girl time! But I do fear that the boys at home will eat nothing but sandwiches and ramen noodles while I'm away. So I prepared a basket of sack dinners. 

Each sack contains a few basic items and I've written directions on the front.

 The meals are far from gourmet, more like a step above camp-out food. But I thought that if the decision of what to have for dinner was already made it would make dinner time a little easier. 

Now hopefully three of the four males will actually follow the directions and prepare a few dinners while I'm a,way. 

38 comments:

Carisa said...

Wow, that is such a fabulous idea! I never know what to leave for my husband when I go out of town. I like how the directions are SO obvious it would be hard to ignore them.
Mrs. Petrie @ casapetrie.com/blog/

NicNacManiac said...

You are the best mom and wife. Love the idea of the bags and the directions in plain sight!!

Patricia@nmyfreetime.blogspot.com said...

What a fabulous idea! I would love to do this for my hubby one day!
Enjoy your trip!

Sue said...

Great idea!!! I say moms can do thies even when they are home- just to get a break every once in a while! Love it!

Gwynie Pie said...

Great idea ! I'm going to remember this next time I'm away.

Gwyn Rosser
gwynrosser.blogspot.com
The Pink Tractor

laskuh said...

Wow! You want to come do this at my house? LOL. You are amazing.

Jennifer said...

That is so cute... what a great idea! Reminds me when my mom was going to be gone, she would make all kinds of stuff... into tupperwares they went... ready for anyone at anytime! It was great!!

Nikki Cogg said...

That chili cornbread dinner sounds yummy!! I have class every thursday night and my husband is left to his own devices... he always finds his way to Portillo's for a chopped salad. This is a GREAT idea!! I will definitely be doing this for him so he eats a well-balanced meal for dinner.

Darlene said...

Well Joy you always think of everything!!! WHAT a fantastic idea!!! Now, hopefully they will follow your directions and have some home cooked food.

Enjoy your girl time!!!♥

PamperingBeki said...

That is such a sweet idea!

notthatkindofgirlblog said...

Aww, you're so cute! What a considerate thing to do.

(And those meals sound good. I could so go for chili & cornbread now!)

Laryssa Herbert said...

Great idea! That's really sweet of you to take care of your guys.

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Wow ~ you're good! It would work out great if they each took on a night's dinner. If I did something like that I'd come home to find it just as I left it and Wendy's, chinese, and pizza containers in the garbage!

Missy in Texas said...

I am a total control freak... So I LOVE this idea. lol

Grits414 said...

Great idea!!! Although my DH would totally laugh at it/me.

Kris said...

Aren't you clever! Love this idea! Hope you enjoyed your girl time!

christy said...

Great idea Joy!

We make a similar chili recipe in a dutch oven when camping. It is so good & tasty! I have not attempted it at home, now I will! Thanks!

Mrs. Ohtobe said...

Wonderful idea - although...the males in your house read directions??

rachel said...

Ha Ha I love this! If you need me to check in on them to see if they're still alive and conditions are livable I will ;) BTW I told Parker he should blog while he is in China and that I will miss him and he told me I worry too much.

Kari @ Ucreate said...

I LOVE THIS IDEA!!!

Stephanie said...

I love how you even describe the "rectangle dish", so that there's no confusion, my husband would need the same thing! =)

Mary said...

I'm anxious to find out if they actually make the meals. (Hope they do.) No matter what I've tried for meal preparations when I leave, they (four boys) opt to subsist on cold cereal and lunch meat sandwiches.

Jackie said...

LOL! Great, no FABLOUS idea! Men! I swear! LOL!

Brenda said...

Can you drop that off at my house!
Great idea!

Mickelson Family said...

You are brave. I made meals and froze them when I went away one time and they were so sick of eating the ginormous amounts of leftovers that I vowed I would just let them eat ramen and mac & cheese next time. This is such a good idea though.

Maggie Reno said...

That's a great idea. I'm actually thinking it might be a really good to do this to prepare for our baby's arrival in the next few weeks! That and a few of my favorite freezer dinners.

Amber said...

That is awesome!! I would love to have some of these in my pantry for those "what in the world will I cook for dinner nights". I love this idea!

Mandy said...

Great idea, but if your guys are like mine, it'll be still sitting there when you get home along with some pizza trays and take out chinese!

Mandi @ Finding Home said...

I just left my hubby for an extended stay with my family. I am helping my sister set up her babies nursery. I fear that my hubby will eat nothing but hotdogs while I'm away! I did leave him a sheet of paper with ideas for breakfast and lunch/dinner ideas. I'm planning on coming back after the baby is born and DEFINATLY plan to implement your idea. I think my hubby's tummy will thank you. :) Hope you have a great time wtih your daughter!!

Sandy said...

Just stopping by for the first time. I enjoyed both of your blogs. Nice to find another lds blogger!

Mimi Sue said...

Brilliant! Love your tissue paper flowers. I might steal that idea for an enrichment night we'll be having. Mimi

Austin and Ashtyn said...

Hi, I have never posted before but I just wanted to let you know I LOVE your blog! You give me so much inspiration to keep fixing and tweeking my home, I love it! I also was in charge of our super saturday for our ward and we are making your FALL sign you did. Did some ideas of my own to change it a little, but thanks for giving me the idea! Keep the fun stuff coming! :)

Halle@HouseCapated said...

Love this idea! You are so smart!

Bianca said...

I saw your blog on 'Southern Hospitality' and wanted to tell you that I loved it! I added your blog to my google reader and can't wait to read more! Thank you for the inspiration :D

Laura said...

What a great and thoughtful idea!

I enjoyed visiting and learned a new idea too!

Laura

Tracy @ comfortandluxury said...

How cute! This would be a fun way to help kids learn to cook and plan meals too. Your family is so lucky to have such a thoughtful mom and wife.
Visiting you for the first time after reading you over at Rhoda's. I'll be back for more!

Lynn said...

You should instruct the local pizza place not to deliver to them if they call! :oP

My best, Lynn

Katie said...

Great idea looks like you have some great receipes I would love all of those. I get bored with the same old same old. What a great mom you are.

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