Whatcha Want Wednesday :: Because Mama Is Not Cooking and It Is Time to Clean out the Fridge

One of my favorite parts of Quarantine has been getting a handle on my family’s favorite meals. I cooked a good bit, so I was able to determine what they like and what they LOVE. Between our HelloFresh meals and our takeout favorites, we usually cook one or two of the following from our favorites rotation depending on how many HelloFresh meals we have for that week:: Tacos, Christmas Morning Breakfast Casserole, Jambalaya Girl Jambalaya, Mississippi Pot Roast, and Monjuni’s Spaghetti and Meat Sauce.

About a month ago, it was a Wednesday at around 4 o’clock. I had not planned anything for supper and just did not feel like wrangling my kids while I tried to cook.

I gave them each a popsicle, poured myself a generous pour, and we went outside. When my husband got home, the kids and I were still outside. The kids were really sticky with various items from nature stuck to their sticky hands, and I was almost done with my glass of wine.

I told him that it was Whatcha Want Wednesday. On any given day of the week, we have a little bit of this, a serving of that, and a half of serving of a few things in our fridge. So that Wednesday, we pulled everything out of the fridge and made our plates with what we had leftover.

The next morning, I woke up to a cleaned out fridge and was excited to cook for my family that night.

Whatcha Want Wednesday was born, and I am never looking back.

You want a little bit of spaghetti and the rest of the rice and gravy from the Mississippi Pot Roast? SURE! You want some deli meat with a side of breakfast casserole? You got it! Are you not happy with these options? Not a problem. You are more than welcome to a PB&J or some cereal because those are things we always have in the pantry.

If we have it, you can eat it. And done. Because I am not cooking.

It’s Whatcha Want Wednesday.

Rebecca Autin
Rebecca is an attorney by day and a toddler wrangler by night. She is a product of divorced parents and grew up in both Thibodaux and Franklin, Louisiana. Rebecca attended Loyola University of New Orleans and Southern University Law Center. Rebecca married her high school bestie in 2012. Quinton and Rebecca went through months of infertility before giving birth to Maxwell Lincoln in 2015. In 2016, they were surprised by a baby boy due in June 2017. But, in February 2017, they suffered with incompetent cervix and delivered sweet Theodore Paul too soon. In October 2018, after an incredibly difficult pregnancy, a cerclage, and a whole bunch of bedrest, Fitzgerald Joseph was born -- a happy, healthy, and perfect rainbow. If you can't find Rebecca, you can summon her with pot of freshly brewed coffee or look for her in Target or behind the kitchen island where she is hiding from her kids with a very generous pour of red.


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here