Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Wednesday 11/28/2012

Good morning!!

Yesterday was a run errand kind of day so not a whole lot got done around here so today is catch up day!!

I've already had the washer and dryer working out, and they will continue through out the day till I get the laundry caught up, hopefully I'll have it all done by the time the boys get home from school and then they can help me put it all away, well at least their piles :)

The dishwasher has been emptied and reloaded just waiting for little miss to finish up her late breakfast then I'll get it running as well.

I need to straighten the bathroom, living room, hall and kitchen.

I need to do a wee bit of baking today,  just snacky type stuff and for lunches. I might go ahead and work on some of my christmas gift basket goodies and get them frozen so I can be ahead of the game for a change.

Thats about it for me today, in between folding laundry and all the chores I listed I'll try to sneak in a few crochet stitches on the gift I am making dh.

Have a wonderful day!!!

Monday, November 26, 2012

Menu plan Monday

Ok so here's my menu for this week:

Tonight we have scouts so it will be a heat and eat of Thanksgiving leftovers. Easy Peasy on a rushed and crazy night!! The only thing I need to make fresh is a pot of mashed potatoes, and some rice,  I've got leftovers of everything else

Tuesday: I'll be using leftover Ham from Dh's grams and leftover mashed potatoes to make
Ham, eggs and potato cakes for dinner- Breakfast for dinner is a fave around here
Wednesday:  I have leftover meatballs on purpose, made from last nights "Bill Jerome" subs night.
*Funny story, when I was a kid every once in a while my daddy would want subs, so he and mom would go to the store to get EVERYTHING you can imagine for Build Your Own Sub night. And that is just what we did, most of the time the subs were cold cut subs and sometimes they were steak and cheese kind of subs but either way it was build your own meaning you could put on it whatever you liked. My daddy was cool long before there was ever a subway, lol
Anyway we normally have company Sunday evenings and I suggested a month or so that one Sunday we have Build Your Own Sub Night, my friend said Oooh Sounds great..we love subs.  Then seriously said to me Who is Bill Jerome? At first I didn't get it, so I asked again what? And she says to me.. You said you were going to get Bill Jerome Subs, who is Bill Jerome, is that a new place, I've never heard of it?  To say I LOL would be an understatement, I explained and then we both had a big laugh!! So from here on out, Build your own sub night will be called Bill Jerome!!

So on Wednesday since I have leftover meatballs I think I will make spaghetti with meatballs and hopefully some homemade garlic bread

Thursday: will be another Bill Jerome night since I have lots of leftover meats and cheeses

Friday will probably be hm pizza

Saturday and Sunday are up in the air due to my monthly shopping trip.

Monday after Thanksgiving!!

Good morning!!
Today is back to the normal grind around here. The hubs has already left for work and the boys are already at school so that just leaves little miss and I at home today. Its a little quiet after having a houseful for those few days but there is lots to do to keep my busy!!

Today's agenda includes:
Dishes knew I was gonna say laundry didn't you? Of course, lol there are not many of my lists that don't include laundry!!!
Menu planning for this week as well as preparing my list for my upcoming monthly shopping trip!!
I'm hoping that during nap time I can work on some gifts for the boys!!! How's your christmas shopping/gift making coming along?? I am getting there, just a few more things to buy/make and then I'll be a wrapping/decorating/baking  fool!! I love christmas!! The part I love the most is just being with everyone. Really and truely, our lives are so busy that having a few days just to hang out and enjoy being in one place with those you love is just priceless to me!!!

I am also hoping that since there is only 1 month till christmas I can bake and freeze an item every day or so. That way when it comes time to building my gift baskets, the work is all done and all I have to do is put the items together!!! Oh and something new this year, I plan on making my "baskets" out of recycled materials, so stay tuned!! The baskets that is, not the items going into the baskets, lol

have a great day, hope its productive and cheerful!!!

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Happy Almost Turkey Day!!!

Today will be a busy day for alot of people I'm sure!! And I am no exception!!
My list of chores today include:

Running an errand for the hubs
baking..oh the baking!!! :) I've got a from scratch carrot cake planned, as well as a cherry and apple pies!!
I'll go ahead and make up all the drinks today ie Tea, and Kool-aid
I want to go ahead and chop up all the veggies I'll need for the stuffing and I'm seriously considering starting my Turkey tonight in the 18qt roaster. I've got a 23lb turkey, not real sure how that is gonna work out in the roaster but I'm going to give it a go just the same.
And I want to make a batch of overnight cinnamon rolls.
And if I get all that done and there is still time I might make some deviled eggs as well.

In the morning I'll pop the overnight cinnamon rolls into oven and make the stuffing and gravy. Then pack it all up to take to my brother's house, we do sort of a potluck Thanksgiving. We all decide what we are having then we each make a couple things from the list and bring them to his house. It works out great really. No one is really over worked and there is plenty to choose from so there's something everyone will like. Perfect!!!

Hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving!!!
Gobble til you Wobble :)