In My Home This Week: Fresh Inspiration

The cooler mornings rolled in this morning and I've lovely memories associated with the second weekend in September and the subsequent second Sunday cooling day period from my childhood years.  It felt just right to go out in that cool air this morning, wearing a sweater and going off to church.  After church let out today we sat in the car in the parking lot and waited for the traffic to dissipate before we headed home.  We had the windows down and John must have mentioned 90 times how much he wished he could drive down the street, cross a bridge and be at the ocean...Oh how I longed to tell him let's just pack up and go!  

Well alas, alack and all those words which means a sorrowful acceptance of fact.  We might have been tempted say a week ago but this week there is no way, no how we could do any such thing.  As it happens we've helped out a child, we've no time, and the week ahead is already appointed.  No beach get away for us.  No get away period, for us.    No problem.  I've lots to do!

Breakfasts:  Oatmeal, Peanut Butter Toast
Apple Pancakes, Turkey Sausage
Spamwiches (Turkey Spam with eggs and Cheese on toast)
Cheesy Grits, Fried Eggs
Bagels and Cream Cheese
Peanut Butter Toast with Bananas
Fried Eggs and Toast

Dinners:  Tangy Pot Roast, Potato casserole, Steamed Broccoli, Green Salad
Texas Ranch Style Stew, Cornbread, Green Salad, Coconut Macaroons
(This is really just a dressed up Chili Mac)
Shredded Beef Sandwiches, Crudites with Dilly Dip, Coleslaw
(This will be a good use of leftover Roast beef)
Fried Chicken, Green Beans, Mashed Potatoes, SF Lemon Pudding
(leftovers of chicken)  Just that quick a menu change...John ate chicken for supper tonight
Meat Sauce with Spaghetti Squash, Italian Green Beans with Mushrooms, Salad, Mock Ice Cream Sandwiches 
BBQ Chicken, Corn on Cob, Steamed Brussels Sprouts, Corn Muffins
Meatloaf leftovers and whatever else I find

Suppers:  Tomato Soup and Toasted Cheese Sandwiches
Omelets, Toast
Vegetable Soup
Roast Beef and Swiss Sandwiches
Turkey Club Sandwiches
Apples, Cheese and Crackers

Jobs This Week

It's supposed to be sunny this week, I think.  The rain and damp kept me from painting the porch last week but perhaps I can get to it this week.

Mop kitchen floor and baths.

Bills, groceries.

Doctor appointment, pick up prescriptions and lab work.

Plan my next bulk purchase of beef and chicken and then do the shopping.


Lana said...

Oh so often we just want to pack up and go to the lake! I get it!

The rain and damp kept us from outside chores on Saturday but we had to get things shifted around for the wallpaper to come down this week anyway so it was okay. We will be camping out in the guest room til next weekend.

My menus are planned and I made a run to Aldi on Saturday so we are all set.

Karla Neese said...

Funny I mentioned the ocean and its draw yesterday at church. Having grown up in land-locked Oklahoma, the ocean has always been a wonder and a dream for me. You look at it and just sigh - feeling everything just float away on the water.

Jamie Jeffers said...

My husband often says the same thing! Let's just keep driving to the beach. Wouldn't that be nice? Your meal plan looks delicious. What's in your tangy pot roast?

Lana said...

I grew up 60 miles from Daytona Beach. When I was in high school and in my senior year so I finished up at noon, friends and I would go to the beach for the afternoon on a pretty regular basis. Gas was 49 cents a gallon and we always kept bathing suits, towels and Hawaiian Tropic oil in our cars. It was just an hour over to the beach and we were home in time for supper so Moms were fine with it as long as we told them we were going. It seems crazy now but I think we got in way less trouble than we might have if the beach had not been so near. We actually changed into our bathing suits behind a held up towel. I cannot imagine such a thing now! Crazy kids!

vickie morgan said...

I wonder what he would do if you just said let's do it. Would he go you think? I guess you had better be ready in case! Sounds like a wonderful menu! Have a great day!

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