Bill’s trip is starting to seem really long. When you can’t really eat out the weekend gets kind of long! I hadn’t realized how I look forward to that. I know we COULD find something to eat but it seems like a big challenge.

Before I get to today’s menu, some news. I now have a Paleo/Whole30 Pinterest Board! You can go there for all of the recipe links in my blog posts, in one place. I’ll make a note if a pinned recipe there is one that I haven’t tried yet.

So breakfast was hash, of course, with the meat of choice for each kid and potatoes, and eggs if they wanted them. It sounds like a hassle, but I timed myself and breakfast for five was totally made in five minutes. That is pretty quick.

The kids love drumsticks, so I cooked some more to have for lunch and then also on hand for later. This is such a quick and easy recipe. We also made some zucchini “noodles” with the Microplane spiral cutter. That is one under-whelming tool. The amount of waste is phenomenal, so I may look for a different one tomorrow. The idea is cute but the execution was terrible. I also cooked some spaghetti squash because it was just sitting in the fridge, and I had mostly vegetables for lunch. That’s pretty much forbidden on Whole30–I needed to eat a protein–but I couldn’t come up with anything I wanted to eat!

Dinner was…popcorn. We decided to go to the movies before I could get dinner made, and the kids all agreed that they would eat after we got home. I wasn’t going to buy popcorn, but after our first-pick movie sold out just as we were going to buy our tickets we found ourselves with a little wait. Also, we never, ever go to the movies. So those are my excuses and I’m sticking to them. (Just for the record, the popcorn was for the kids only. I’m still going strong.)

I did fix the Whole30 salmon cakes tonight, and since most of them are left, we have those for lunch tomorrow. Hooray! (I’ll post a link to a recipe if I can find one on-line. It’s in It Starts with Food (the Whole30 Bible) and of course there’s a slightly different one in the NomNom Paleo cookbook, but I don’t want to infringe on their copyright.)

And completely unrelated: We saw the new Night at the Museum movie tonight. It was very cute, of course, but I was surprised at how teary I got at the end when Ben Stiller tells Robin Williams’ character goodbye. Seeing him there on the screen and knowing what kind of pain he was in, and hearing him give the sweetest farewell–it was really sad. So yes, I was the mom with red eyes coming out of Night at the Museum. Awesome.