Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Today is Monday

There is a book Eric Carle illustrated called, Today is Monday. The book was part of the curriculum I used  to teach literacy to kindergartners. So, for the last 4 years I have read this book every fall.  It is a fun read aloud, or sing aloud, if you know how to sing.  The book is all about the different food you eat each day of the week.

Today is Monday --- string beans
Today is Tuesday --- spaghetti
Today is Wednesday --- soup
Today is Thursday --- roast beef
Today is Friday --- fresh fish
Today is Saturday --- chicken
Today is Sunday --- ice cream
All you hungry children, come and eat it up!

On Monday my mom came and brought with her, her traditional soup.  She started bringing me soup 2 years ago when she would come down every other week to watch the boys. Last year, she came on my work day and coming home to soup was the highlight at the end of a long day.  My boys LOVE my mom's soup, not so much my soup, but that's okay.

In my head I have been chanting, "Today is Monday --- soup!"

But my mom brought me a surprise. In addition to the soup for my family, she brought roast beef for me.  I love a good pot roast dinner and had been craving it as the weather changed to cooler temperatures.  So for me, Monday meant roast beef.

Then came Tuesday. My mom left me hoagie rolls and a can of beef consume. So, Tuesday became french dip.

Now it is Wednesday and I am contemplating reheating some of the roast, potatoes, and carrots. Because that would be a good mid-afternoon snack, right? 3:10 and time for roast beef. Yep, I think so.

Today is Monday --- roast beef
Today is Tuesday --- french dip
Today is Wednesday --- roast beef
Today is Thursday --- french dip (I think I still have some rolls!)

That sounds about right.

1 comment:

Michelle said...

I agree! Anytime is the right time for a little left over roast beef....