I was pretty impressed with myself for showing restraint this afternoon. My daughter called after school and said she needed a ride home, as her field hockey game was canceled. Then she wanted to know if she could visit a friend. This meant that she wouldn't be home for dinner--a dinner that she had requested this morning and that I had rearranged the menu plan to accommodate. (GRRRR!)
Fortunately I hadn't yet done any cooking, just defrosting. I figured I'd refrigerate those ingredients for later this week, and shuffle around my menu plan.
Also fortunately, the ham steak that was on sale at Shop Rite today and that I had a great coupon for turned out to be a very small slice of ham steak. It'll feed 1 1/2 people (or my husband and younger son). They can have that tonight. I have some leftovers I'll be happy to eat.
The moral of this story is: always write your menu plan in pencil! You never know when someone's going to make you shuffle it!