Monday, March 27, 2017

Menu Plan Monday -27 March 2017

Busy last week getting everything back to normal after being in Toronto/Scarborough.  Now we have to go back again this weekend.  We need to hit Auntie B’s office to deliver Ella’s Girl Guide cookies.  Wasn’t planning on a trip down so quickly.  Oh well, maybe we’ll get a chance to hit up some of the fabric stores downtown to search for linen for my new medieval garb.
Today is the last day of skating, so our weeks will be a lot less busy.  Swimming started last week.  Ella loves swimming, she’s in swim kids 5.  Not bad for just starting lessons last year.
Monday:
grilled cheese
spaghetti
Tuesday:
pizza
roast pork
Wednesday:
pizza
beef noodle
Thursday:
??
stew
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Monday, March 13, 2017

Menu Plan Monday -13 March 2017

We're back in the deep freeze again.  Temperatures are about -20 C with the wind chill (since Thursday!).  Colin has some cleaning jobs coming up but needs the weather to warm up some first.

Look what was wandering around the house yesterday:

What's cooking this week?

Monday:
hot dogs
leftover Paprikash
Tuesday:
Asian steak salad
slow cooker enchiladas
Wednesday:
hearty chowder (from Make a Mix)
leftover enchiladas
Thursday:
sandwiches
meatloaf
Friday:
off to Comic-Con in Toronto so Daddy's on his own

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Monday, March 6, 2017

Menu Plan Monday -6 March 2017

MPM-Winter
Looks like a miserable day in Renfrew County -well not for the school kids.  Supposed to be freezing rain all day so buses are cancelled.  Skating will likely be cancelled too (by me or the club), especially since I do the driving on Monday and I hate driving in any kind of bad weather.
Bit of a quiet week, Ella’s done swimming till after March break and Guides is cancelled because my other leader is away. If skating is cancelled today too, then we’ve only got one outing this week.  Maybe I should set up a play date with her friends in Arnprior.  I wish my friend Teresa lived a little closer to Arnprior, then I could drop Ella off and head over to Teresa’s.  I miss seeing her every week since she moved from Douglas.  But she’s in such a much better place I have to be happy.
Well, what’s cooking this week?  Oh yeah, to be honest I chickened out of making the cauliflower chicken chili last week.  I didn’t think any one would even try it and I didn’t feel like making 2 meals.  Maybe next time.
Monday:
pizza
leftover chicken
Tuesday:
honey mustard chicken  -I used honey mustard instead of the Dijon because that’s what was in the fridge
Wednesday:
pizza
beef stew
Thursday:  Colin’s Birthday
mac & cheese
tenderloin and French fries
Friday:
leftover stew
Salisbury steak (new from More Don’t Panic Dinner is in the Freezer)
Saturday:
Sunday:
breaded pork chops
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Monday, February 27, 2017

Menu Plan Monday -27 February 2017

MPM-Winter
Finally starting to feel a lot more human.  Must be feeling better, I’ve started knitting again.  Not too much planned this week.  Back to school after our illness break.  Hard to do school when the teacher is sick too.  Ella’s so happy today, her big LEGO set arrived in the mail today.  She used the last of her Christmas/birthday money.  It’s from the Friends collection and has the cutest little goblin.
Monday:
lunch meat sandwiches
Tuesday:  Shrove Tuesday
pancakes
cauliflower chicken chili (fingers crossed this will slip by the picky people)
Wednesday:   Ash Wednesday  St. David’s Day
pizza (making Welsh cakes too)
leftover roast
Thursday:
sandwiches
roast chicken
Friday:
leftover roast beef
Saturday:
Sunday:
sesame chicken and chow mein
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Monday, February 20, 2017

Menu Plan Monday -20 February 2017

MPM-Winter
Happy Birthday to my Baby sister!  Hard to believe she’s 43.
We had a great birthday party!  Everyone loved the tea party.  It’s going to be a quiet week ahead.  I’m still trying to get over the cold that swept through the house last week.  Ella and Daddy are mostly ok, I still sound like I’m coughing up a lung.  If I don’t sound better soon, I’m going to have to head over to the clinic and see someone.
Monday:
sandwiches
tacos
Tuesday:
calico corn chowder
sloppy Joe’s
Wednesday:
pizza
spaghetti
Thursday:
tomato soup
steak Caesar salad
Friday:
pizza
roast chicken
Saturday:
leftover chicken
Sunday:
chicken biscuit pie (new recipe)
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Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Yarn Along -15 February 2017

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A few things to share this week for Yarn Along.  First I'm happy to say our new neighbour came over to help Colin again with shoveling the barn roofs.  He is so tired this week with all the snow moving and fighting off a cold (I'm losing that battle -blech).
Last month for my A&S meeting with the SCA group I needed a project.  I needed something to last all day, that would look impressive enough, but wouldn't take a massive amount of concentration so I could chat too.  So I started some petticoat lace.
The pattern is called Esquivel Lace and is from the book The Lacy Knitting of Mary Schiffmann (so much lace so little time).  It is based on a bobbin lace example from 1842.  It's  very easy pattern to remember.  I need about 3 yds.
I have a friend who is obsessed with gnomes.  I happened upon a pattern for gnome mittens so of course I shared it with her.  No surprise, she loved them.  But she's a newer knitter and doesn't feel confident to do fair isle.  She is also an amazing photographer.  Remember when I won the free photo shoot?  Maureen is the one who did all the fabulous pictures.
I wanted to get some new pictures done of Ella but as usual cash is hard to find some days.  Luckily, Maureen loves to trade.  So I'm making her some gnome mittens and she's going to take pictures of my beautiful girl.
I also finally got a picture of Ella wearing her new scarf, though not outside because she 'didn't need it'.

Monday, February 13, 2017

Menu Plan Monday -13 February 2017

MPM-Winter
Wow, more snow!  After cleaning up the snow around here Colin headed over to Beachburg to dig out Ella and Grandma.  Colin even was up on the house roof to shovel snow.  At least it’s a shorter fall than the barns and I know Grandma doesn’t have sharp and pointy farm implements around the base of her house.
Busy this week getting the house ready for Ella’s birthday party on Saturday.  A couple of her friends are staying over too.
Monday:
sandwiches
spaghetti
Tuesday:
chili con carne
Aegeon beef -new crock-pot recipe
Wednesday:
pancakes
stew
Thursday:
French onion soup
pork chop casserole -also new crock-pot
Friday:
??
chicken fricassee
Saturday:
tea sandwiches
breaded pork chops
Sunday:
roast beef
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