Monday, April 28, 2014
Weekly Menu and Job Plans
I feel under the weather. Not a thing I can put my finger on, but I've decided to take it easy until I start to feel more energetic. There's plenty I want to do and plenty more than needs to be done, but I have learned the hard way that pushing often leads to a lingering illness rather than a day or two of just not feeling well. Fortunately the house has held up very well over the last few days and requires only minute attention.
This week's menus will start with the meal we had today, Monday. I will be shopping for groceries on Thursday and not a day too soon. I am still struggling with this short pay period at the end of each month and the reduced grocery funds. I am so grateful for my pantry as that has helped a good bit, and it surely a good indicator that a pantry's important in a household.
Turkey Fricassee, Salad, Broccoli rice Casserole, Biscuits
When I cooked the turkey breast Saturday, I put a whole apple and whole onion in the cavity of the breast, then poured over about 1 cup of apple juice. It adds a different taste to the turkey meat and a rich color to the broth and is a nice change. I used some of the broth to make the gravy today.
Leftovers for me
Beans and Sausage, Green Salad, Crusty Bread
I will not use as much hot pepper as this recipe calls for as we like things with a little noticeable heat but not hot. I don't have the fresh cherry tomatoes but will used canned ones for this once.
Pasta Alfredo, Three bean Salad, Crusty bread
I'll make this ahead and reheat as a casserole dish. It will be a handy meal to have when we come in from grocery shopping and can heat while I put away groceries.
Pigs in Blankets, Waldorf salad, Chips
This should be an easy meal to prepare and have for the grands and their parents when they come in this evening.
Take out Fried Chicken, Corn on Cob, Green Beans with potatoes, Corn Bread, Millionaire's Dessert
It is my great hopes that all my in state children will be at my home this day. I'd like to celebrate mother's day a little early since none of them will be here Mother's Day weekend. I can get the produce at Aldi on Thursday. I'll make the Millionaire's (layers of cream cheese, pudding, whipped topping, with a shortbread crust) on Friday. It can stay in the fridge overnight and will be even more tasty.
leftovers on my own
Jobs this week:
#1 Find and book vacation. I spent 7 hours researching yesterday evening. 7! It was more than enough to help us determine that we could not even begin to afford our planned destination or anywhere within 100 miles of it. On to plan 'B'.
#2 You already know what this one is don't you? Yeah, you do. Sew valances.
#3 Get guest room ready for company this weekend.
#4 Sit down and plan out grocery purchases. Must plan better for the short pay period.
#5 Rest until I can find my way to feeling better. Best done first part of this week...