With the change of name on the blog, I also mean to change the address...I'll wait until Sunday to do so, in the hopes that any who normally stop by and don't subscribe will see it. The new address will be
www.BlueHouseJournal.blogspot.com Please jot it down somewhere so you'll have it when I change it over, won't you? And should you forget, I'll post it on the PennyAnnPoundwise blog as well.
I'm afraid the blooms came and went rather quickly this year, but I've no regrets at spending the money on these bulbs!
Saturday: John left a sizeable portion of roast beef uneaten this week. I had a few potatoes that were sprouting pretty quickly. I trimmed them well. Thawed the beef juices I'd cooked the roast in and then made a lovely pot of roast beef hash. We're rather low on groceries overall at the moment so I opened a can of green beans and sliced oranges. It felt a little bit like a challenge menu, lol, but it was good and it filled us up.
I made chicken salad from about 1 1/2 cups of the chicken I pulled from the carcasses I boiled yesterday. I'm sorry to say that the rotisserie chicken that was strongly herbal was still strongly herbal but it was masked well enough in the salad. I made enough for sandwiches two times more.
I took a nap, lying down on the bed in a pool of sunshine. On a cooler, blustery day, I felt much like a cat with all that lov…
Saturday: Made a roasted chicken for dinner. I kept the seasoning on it simple and cooked it in a slow oven. The warmth very appreciated this morning as it was quite cool.
We took morning coffee on the front porch. The air was crisp, the breeze slightly chilly. I wore a sweatshirt and jeans. Maddie seemed right at home in her fur coat. The sun shone brightly and the sky was clear and blue. It was absolutely lovely.
I mixed leftover baked sweet potatoes with the leftover roasted butternut squash and made a Sunday Sweet Potato/Squash casserole to have with our roast chicken dinner. It was delicious!
We had enough leftovers for a second meal from the casserole and chicken.
Ran a very full load of dishes. Shorter wash and air dried.
Sunday: I made French Toast this morning. I just thawed and reheated. With an egg and sausage each it was an ample breakfast.
Took water and a granola bar with me for after church since we planned to go by Lowes. It's always Lowes or Home Depo…
The other morning, I got up and wrote out a list of things to do. "Strain yogurt to make Greek yogurt, make egg noodles for soup...". Then I went out to sit on the front porch with Maddie so she'd eat her food (she's a very spoiled doggy. She likes company at mealtimes. The cat doesn't seem to count). It was cold and blustery and suddenly that chicken noodle soup seemed like the absolutely only fitting meal for the day. So when I came in, I put the yogurt in a lined strainer over a bowl, covered it and shoved it back in the fridge. And then I forgot for a little bit about dinner and worked at other things.
One thing I am surely learning as I go about these challenges. It takes time. It makes work. It's not quick. At 10:30 I finally sat down with the cookbook and scanned the recipe for egg noodles. 3 egg yolks and 1 whole egg! Wow. I hadn't counted on that. Note to self, look at recipes next time when planning meals. But, being the substi…