This week in my home...
Yes, it's a mess here just now and I'm not even apologizing for it exactly because I do love to switch things up to usher in a new season. We've certainly not had a horrid winter weather wise but what with our losses this month, and an anxious period of strained waiting for what's surely meant to be good news...well I'm about ready to pass this season off and begin a new one! And as always when I can't control changes elsewhere in my life, I take it out on my home and force it to change.
One of my current troubles is that I get ideas. They start small and sort of bloom into bigger ones. I start out in one direction and end up taking an unexpected turn in another. As I plundered my things Friday looking for stuff to use, I came to a conclusion I've been uneasily acknowledging subconsciously: I have a number of things but not quite enough of any one thing to carry out a full theme. So I end up with a lot of stuff overall and hardly anything I can use. It's the whole overstuffed closet syndrome all over only it's shed and drawers and stashes here and there. All of the things I have were gotten cheaply and are nice-ish but I change directions before I've finished up collecting to fulfill one idea and that is to my detriment.
I questioned myself long and hard Friday
Well, it's a work in progress, another unfinished project to add to all the others I've bemoaned having started. But I'll sort it out this week I hope and if not this week surely by next? Or the week after that? Oh dear...
...I plan meals:
Whole Wheat Spaghetti with Meat Sauce, Green Salad, Garlic Parm Toasts, Bess Famous Coconut Pie
Freezer cooking day of sorts. The meat sauce was a conglomeration of leftover tomatoes, tomato sauce and previously made spaghetti sauce with a half pound of ground meat browned and added in. Bess' pie was made at Christmas and I put it in the freezer. The bread used for toasts wasn't in the freezer but was dry enough to warrant a hurry up and use it attitude.
I have enough pasta and sauce left to make a small Poor Man's Lasagna. My friend Dawn makes this for her husband. She layers pasta, some ricotta or cottage cheese and the meat sauce in a baking dish, tops off with cheese and bakes until heated through. I don't have the ricotta or cottage cheese, but will try to remedy that this week. It's a nice easy meal to have in the freezer.
Chili Rice, Pineapple Salad, Warm Tortillas, SF Chocolate Pudding
Friday evening I heated up some leftover Taco Soup for my supper. There was a good bit left so I mixed in the rice and beans leftover from the meal I made earlier in the week. I'll heat it when we come in from church. The microwave will make fast work of that.
Teriyaki Chicken, Mixed Oriental Vegetable Stir fry, Cara Cara Oranges
Chicken Tenders (from the local place), Baked Sweet Potatoes, Green Beans
I have a hair appointment this day. I'll try to have the potatoes baked and beans ready to heat when I return and we should be able to eat in minutes. I'll likely buy the tenders from the grocery money (I'll have extra due to the upcoming meat purchase).
we'll eat out
I have a doctor's appointment, there will be that handful of groceries to purchase and maybe we'll go ahead and make that meat market run after.
Steaks, Scalloped Potatoes, Tossed Salad, Rolls
We always treat ourselves to nice steaks when we visit the meat market. No foul if we don't go as I sort of plan. I have a sirloin in the freezer I can thaw and the meal will be the same.
Leftovers or picnic?
I know my husband...he'll do what must be done but he's going to get antsy to get away from home. I have an idea of where I'd like to go and a couple of stops I'd like to make in the going. I hope he will do what I'd like...I'll plan a picnic meal to go with us.
Make a slipcover for the older ottoman.
All the usual housework, meals, etc.
Stop by the booth, settle up and fluff, adding at least 5 new items if I have enough tags.
Ordering printer ink...tags are needed!
There's a huge yard sale way out in the middle of nowhere. I've been before and still regret what I hadn't bought last time. This time I'm going loaded with cash. And yes, I do consider this sort of thing fun.
It's my hopes that I can talk John into going with me and then heading to the mountain. I'll pack a picnic lunch for us.
Meat Market...believe it or not I consider this fun since it's something we only do every four to five months.
Finish three books...yes, more of my unfinished stuff coming to light.* Finished one...