Monday, April 22, 2019

Menu Plan Monday -22 April 2019


Well, what to say about last week?  It's definitely wet.  Colin thinks the water is up further in the field than any other year.  But it also seems to be going down in other places (like around the house -hurray!).  There is lots of flooding in Renfrew County this year.  The Trans Canada Highway west of Pembroke is even closed.  That means everyone (i.e., all the transports heading to Western Canada) is being re-directed all the way over to Eganville and up hwy 60 through Algonquin Park!  Glad we aren't going that way.

Nothing too crazy planned this week.  Ella would like to hang out with her friends again, and Amanda needs some knitting help.  We're also going to see a Shakespeare play at the local high school (the one Daddy attended).  Did I tell you that lately book club has been doing "A Mid-Summer Night's Dream"?  Well, it just so happens that Opeongo High School is doing that play.  That should be fun.

I need to change my menu plan a bit from what I wrote down in March.  Belinda and Stefan are coming on the weekend for Mom's birthday (71!).  Mom asked for roast beef and Yorkshire pudding, so that's what I'm making on Saturday.  If they don't go home on Sunday, I'll be making another big supper.

Monday:
hot chicken
Tuesday:
chicken pot pie with garlic biscuits
Wednesday:
pork chops
Thursday:
leftover pot pie
Friday:
Chip Pit -oh yeah, I forgot to tell you the chip 'truck' in Cobden is finally open!!!!  Happy Daddy!
Saturday:
prime rib, mashed potatoes, corn, Yorkshire pudding (though it will be popovers), and cake
Sunday:
baked meatballs

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Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Yarn Along/Crafting On -16 April 2019


Finished project this week for Yarn Along/Crafting On.



New fingerless gloves for Ella.  The picture doesn't show how fluorescent the yarn is, it nearly glows in the dark!

Monday, April 15, 2019

Menu Plan Monday -15 April 2019

Why or why can’t Mother Nature figure out that it’s supposed to be spring.  We still have snow.  It’s snowing this morning.  I am so ‘done’ with winter.
I have snowdrops flowering, crocuses are literally sprouting up through the snow, and even the bluebells are poking up.
The barn cats say it’s time for spring too.
Not too much planned this week.  Book club is moved to Tuesday evening, they are starting to work on their play now.  Ella’s “Hermia” from “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”.  They are doing a very short version that only needs 9 actors.

Monday:
Tuesday:
Wednesday:
Thursday:
no peak chicken
Friday:   Good Friday
leftovers??
Saturday:
bacon and eggs and potato cakes
Sunday:
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Monday, April 8, 2019

Menu Plan Monday -8 April 2019


Well, what a difference from last Monday.  It's raining today.  The water is starting to pile up in the yard.  Especially in the corner where the snow plow has been driving all over the grass all winter.  Colin figures he's crushed the culvert -boo!  The basement is starting to get wet.  Must be spring.
Pretty quiet week planned here.  Need to get out Lenten garden set up (I know better late than never).  Maybe I can even start hanging the laundry outside??

Oh my goodness, the chicken pot pie from last week was delicious!  It was so good that Colin has asked for it to be on the 'regular rotation'!!  You all know what a big deal that is, Colin and Ella never request food!

Monday:
?? -I need to pick something up when we're in town for book club
Tuesday:
Salisbury steak meatballs
Wednesday:
chicken souvlaki
Thursday:
leftover meat balls
Friday:
smothered pork chops
Saturday:
venison steaks
Sunday:  Archery tournament
Pizza Hut

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Monday, April 1, 2019

Menu Plan Monday -1 April 2019

No, this is NOT an April’s Fools day trick.  This is what we woke up to Sunday morning!  Actually, Sunday morning started at 5:30 when we woke up and realized the power had been off.  A look outside and Colin hurried out and had to shovel 2 feet of snow off the machine shed roof.  The power went out again which left him shoveling in the dark.  There’s about a foot of snow on the ground.  He then had to spend the afternoon blowing out everyone else’s driveways.  I sure wish some of Mom’s neighbours over in Beachburg would help out and do her driveway once in a while.
No real plans this week.  I’d like to get Ella together with her friend Landon in town because they might be moving very, very far away.  That’s going to break Ella’s heart because Landon is her best friend and her ‘knight in shining armour’ when the other kids suck.  They weren’t military so I didn’t see this coming.
I usually do my menu planning/grocery list for the month.  For some reason this weekend I just wasn’t ‘in the mood’.  I’ve only got about a week and a half worth of meals on the calendar.  Oh well, I’ll get in the usual sort of supplies and I’m sure we won’t starve.  I did make the roast chicken yesterday, though I managed to burn the dressing in the crock pot.
Monday:
beef dip -Ella really enjoyed these (so did I)
Tuesday:
hot chicken sandwiches
Wednesday:
chicken enchiladas -Pioneer Woman
Thursday:
Friday:
leftover enchiladas
Saturday:
leftover pot pie
Sunday:

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Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Yarn Along/Crafting On -27 March 2019

We had a crazy busy day yesterday, but it also included a nice long visit with my friend Chantal and her boys.  Ella had so much fun, even if her part of the home school fair is turning into a much bigger thing than she expected.
Did I show Ella’s socks?  The blue ankle socks are hers, she says that’s the way she likes her socks.  Also working on some Christmas presents.  Some thick socksfor Grandma and a pair of cozy socks for her too.
Ella found a really cool book series when we were in the city last weekend.  It’s classic books re-done in manga -Ella’s favourite.  She bought Romeo and Juliet.  She’s eager to get the Tom Sawyer too.  I’d love to get her the whole series.
Does any one out there know anything about talking with people over the internet (like a phone call)?  Ella chats with all her gamer friends on Discord  but just by chat.  How much internet does a voice call take?  Right now Ella can only talk with friends in person when she’s at the library because we only have 100G a month and I’m afraid a call will put us over the limit.

Monday, March 25, 2019

Menu Plan Monday -25 March 2019

March continues to fly by, but winter refuses to leave.  Colin actually cancelled a cleaning job last week because it was too cold.  It’s still -10C today but that’s not so bad.  We even had snow yesterday.  Not much on the ground, but it snowed all. day. long!
I don’t think there’s anything too exciting this week.  There’s the homeschool fair on Friday, we might go to that if I can arrange a ride.  The menu got a little mixed up last week.  I was craving roast beef, so I made it earlier in the week than planned.  That means we have a few leftovers to get finished up.  I’ve got a couple of new recipes to try at the end of the week.
Monday:
leftover beef
Tuesday:
shepherd’s pie (with the leftover beef and gravy)
Wednesday:
Thursday:
hot chicken
Friday:
shake n bake‘ pork chops
Saturday:
Sunday:
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