The Defrost Button is my Nemesis

Here's a little cooking update for you! Sorry folks, but it takes too friggen long to put together those nice little week by week snapshots for you. I do pencil in what we are going to have on a printed out calendar but that's really the extent of it. I use pencil because it changes frequently based on what we have in stock at our house and sometimes I just get lazy.

So last week I'm pretty sure Harvey ate a whole wheat tortilla with refried beans and cheese on it almost every day for lunch. That kid likes his beans. Refried, black and baked. All of them. 

No idea where he gets that from because Turner and I hate them. Oh well, they are easy so I'll take advantage of it while I can! 

We have had the following meals for dinners and usually some sort of leftover for lunch: Pulled Pork Sandwiches with Potato Salad, Taco Salads, Brats with Grilled Veggies, Jambalaya, Chicken Patty with Sweet Potatoes, Burgers with Cheesy Noodles and Broccoli, Whole Wheat Spaghetti with Homemade Meatballs. Which brings me to my nemesis...
You would think me being home, I could have a pound of hamburger defrosted by taking it out in plenty of time.  Aw, hell no. It was a bit frozen in the middle yet so I utilized that helpful "defrost" button on the microwave. Helpful my ass. 
Sure enough, not even 30 seconds and it started cooking the meat. Thank goodness Turner isn't here when I cook because I feel he's always over my shoulder, judging (he's not but, ugh!) Go away and let momma make a mess! Despite being defrost button challenged, I do rock at these meatballs and Turner has dubbed me as the Meatball Master. You know it's good when he shakes his head while he eats. :-)  Thank you, Galchutt cookbook yet again! 
Meatballs are messy and you have to get both hands dirty. I needed some light and discovered that you can't turn on your microwave light with your nose. (This picture was a reenactment).
Hahaha.. Ok now I'm sitting here laughing out loud at this ridiculousness. Here is how my conversation with Turner is going.
Me: "Why don't you think I'm funny?"

T: "You are." (saying it with no inflection or even a smile)

Me: "Well you have a crappy way of showing it!"
T: Chuckle--Chuckle
Me: "You know, you did tell everyone at our marriage prep that I was "funny" as your term of endearment for me.."
T: "I'm going to go make a chocolate banana shake"
End Scene.
Sidenote: Harvey also loved Spaghetti and Meatballs! Such a messy child. :-)

Anyway, lesson learned with the defrost button. Just take your meat out a day in advance no matter if you are home or not! Happy Friday everyone! Hope you find some sunshine this weekend!