Monday, December 5, 2016

Menu Plan Monday -5 December 2016

MPM-Winter
We’re getting a bit of snow this morning.  Don’t think it’s supposed to add up to much, but it’s nice to cover the grass and mud.
It’s a good thing we went to church in Ottawa again yesterday.  They made some significant changes to the pageant.   Ella was frustrated with the changes, it would have been worse if she hadn’t been there to see how they worked.  My girl doesn’t like change.  Pageant is next week, so not much time for practice.  Luckily, the narrator (Ella) doesn’t have to memorize, just practice so she can read it smoothly.
Monday:
ham sandwiches
hot beef
Tuesday:
chicken vegetable soup
steak
Wednesday:
pizza
perogies
Thursday:
Caesar salad
turkey chili (new recipe)
Friday:
tuna sandwiches
Swedish cakes (if I have beef leftover)
Saturday:
Sunday:
roast chicken
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Friday, December 2, 2016

Farm Girl Friday -2 December 2016

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Wow, December already!  How are your Advent/Christmas plans coming?  To be honest, our living room still looks a wreck.  Just can't seem to get it cleaned up.   At least I'm done my Christmas and grocery shopping.  Now I can avoid the stores until the craziness is done.


We've had a bit of rain the last few days and Colin got the last of the carrots dug up.  I canned some carrots and potatoes.  I've never done this before, so I only did a few of each to make sure we like them.   I'm trying a new soup recipe today to use up a few more of the carrots.  Then it's time to put the pressure canner away until after Christmas.

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Yarn Along -30 November 2016

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Some Christmas knitting to share this week.
Faux Isle fingerless gloves for Ella’s skating coach.
No extra reading going on this week.  Busy getting some custom sewing done and finishing up cleaning the house.

Monday, November 28, 2016

Menu Plan Monday -28 November 2016

MPM-Winter
We were in the city yesterday for the first Sunday of Advent.  I wish Ottawa was closer so we could go more often.  They are so welcoming and Father Murray actually remembers us.
We also stopped by the mall to visit with Santa.  I forgot how long the line-ups can be.  We’ll have to make sure we remember to go mid-week next year.
We were an hour!
Ella had a good visit with Santa.  Not sure what was with the weird reindeer with feathers.
Monday:
pizza
leftover goulash
Tuesday:
corn chowder
pork chop dinner -crock pot
Wednesday:
pizza
Mc D’s because it’s groceries
Thursday:
French onion soup
sloppy Joe’s
Friday:
hot dogs
baked ziti (new Pioneer Woman Dinner book)
Saturday:
leftover ziti
beef stroganoff (new Pioneer Woman Dinner book)
Sunday:
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Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Yarn Along -23 November 2016

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Yarn Along is a little late today.  Had to wait until Ella went to bed since everything is Christmas related.


First up are these fingerless gloves for Ella.  She loves wearing these even in the house.  I saw the foxes and they were too cute not to knit.  I might even make Ella a pair of fox socks (but not right now).


Look what I made!


Santa costume for the Calico critters.  The only problem is that it only fits Nurse Bunny, not one of the Daddies.   Hopefully that won't bug Ella too much. 

Monday, November 21, 2016

Menu Plan Monday -21 November 2016

Thanksgiving
Yesterday was Stir-Up Sunday.  So while it snowed and blowed outside I stirred up our Christmas pudding.  Ella usually helps, but I was on my own this year.  She's staying an extra day at Grandma's house because she missed her so much last week.

The Christmas cleaning and planning continues.  I hope to be done shopping and out of the stores by the first of December.  Week Four finds us in the master bedroom.  That means the flannel sheets make their appearance.  That will make Colin very happy.  He hates cold sheets.  I got some cute new pillow cases for the season.

I need to find some kitchen time.  I have all the carrots in the garden still to can.  I've never done carrots, but don't have any other way to preserve them.  I've also found a recipe for freezing mashed potatoes that I'd like to try.  I also have to make an apple pie.  Colin needs one to thank our neighbour for use of his grain wagons this fall.  I made 2 yesterday, but my lard has gone off and my tummy has felt weird all day.

I've got some custom sewing to get finished and I have nothing to wear for Christmas, besides the special things I was wanting to do for Ella for Christmas too.  I need more time.

Monday:
chicken Caesar salad
tomato French onion soup
Tuesday:
pancakes
casserole roasted pork with potatoes and onions (Julia Child)
Wednesday:
skewered Italian chicken
hamburger casserole (new crock pot recipe)
Thursday:
leftover casserole
leftover roast pork
Friday:
tuna sandwiches
leftover pork
Saturday:
pizza
baked honey garlic chicken
Sunday:  Advent!!!
chicken paprikash (new crock pot recipe)

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Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Yarn Along -16 November 2016

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Yarn Along this week is a 'play' toque for Ella.  Now all she needs is some snow.  It's currently 16C so I think she'll be waiting for a while.  I love this pattern.  It's a double layer around the ears and forehead.  It's done all in one piece, no seams; that means it's stretchy and comfy.


I'm not reading anything right now, but I do have a book to suggest.  My new SCA friend Michelle (or Lucia as I know her) is releasing her second medieval cook book.  I can't wait to get a good look at it!