I decided this past week, while I was still recovering, that I'd like to change up the format a little bit. So the title of this post each week will simply be "This Week In My Home". I'll divide the post into meals, jobs, plans (not work but appointments, etc) and play.
I did very slightly better in using planned menus this week, but not as well as I ought. This was partly due to creatively using leftovers and partly due to a sandwich we bought for our lunch that proved so hefty it served us supper as well. My appetite is off. I get plenty hungry and then I want something to eat nearly immediately but I could have cared less about making meals overall, so that too threw me off. However, I am feeling better and mean to get back on the better path of making and following menu plans.
I've just been over at A Tray of Bliss to read this post on menu planning. I love the format she's used for her form and that it has a separate block solely for prepping for the next day. Love that bit of time savings she plans into her day. I was duly impressed, and I'd say I've pretty much seen every form of planner/planning available out there over my years as a homemaker. This is just genius as far as I'm concerned, right up there with planning twice a week (to insure you use up all the leftovers).
So here we go with our new version of "This Week In My Home"...
I Plan Meals:
Roast Beef, Rosemary roasted potatoes, Green Beans with Mushrooms, Apple Waldorf Salad
Philly Cheese steak Sandwich, Butternut Soup, Grapes
Oven Fried Chicken, Black Eyed Peas, Mashed Rutabaga, Fruit Salad
Kielbasa with Cabbage and Potatoes, Baked Apples, Corn Muffins
Special Breakfast: Pumpkin Muffins, Sausage Omelet Muffins, Fruit Salad
I Plan Jobs:
All jobs I'll do this week are not listed. These are over and above the usual routine tasks.
Mop Kitchen and baths.
Get Christmas stock tagged and ready to place in booth this week.
I Plan Fun
We've been talking for a couple of weeks of having a picnic somewhere. No clue where at the moment but weather is suitable and I think we're both feeling a bit antsy to do something fun. We'll discuss it the early part of this week and make our plans while we have no pending appointments. If we do this I'll replan a menu for this week to be more picnic friendly.