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Monday, June 28, 2010

Menu (and chores) - June 27 - July 3


Last week's menu went a little awry around Tuesday. The chicken with honey-orange sauce never got made. Neither did the beans, rice, tuna patties, or hoe cakes. We only resorted to eating take-out once, though, so I still count the week as a win. Sometimes life just gets a little hay-wirey.

The husband left town yesterday morning and won't be back until Thursday morning so Girl and I are happily eating leftovers and not having to put much effort into the feed of ourselves until later in the week. Even then, it's not going to be much effort. It's summer, after all.

So... menu... but first... I'm adding chores and activities to my menu this week as a trial to see how it works out. I'm not adding my daily To Do List; no one has the time (or desire) to see that mayhem. I'm just adding...highlights.

As always, much gratitude for Laura at I'm an Organizing Junkie for hosting Menu Plan Monday.



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Breakfasts
choice of:
     cold cereal
     oatmeal
     cheesy eggs (actually egg beaters, but whatever)
     banana and peanut butter
     hard boiled egg and cheese
     toast
     biscuits

NOTE: We still have corn on the cob and peaches in the refrigerator, so all meals will be added to (or not) as desired (or needed). There's also a fairly good chance of me baking some bread this week.

Sunday
lunch: leftovers (oven-fried chicken #2, potato salad)
dinner: leftovers (oven-fried picnic chicken #2, potato salad) warm brownies and milk

chores: none
activity: take Husband to airport in morning, Unnatural History (8pm - Cartoon Network)

Monday
lunch: leftovers (oven-fried picnic chicken #2, potato salad)
dinner: leftovers (oven-fried picnic chicken #2, potato salad), corn on the cob

chores - me: wipe down master bath, clean kitchen (wash small appliances, clear counters, clean oven hood, etc.), work on Emergency Notebook forms, laundry (sheets)
chores - Girl: wipe down main bath, clean all cabinet doors (kitchen & bath), 30 minutes on bedroom
activity: latch hook lesson, mom writing time

Tuesday
lunch: leftovers (oven-fried picnic chicken #2, potato salad)
dinner: ground turkey burgers, baked beans, corn on the cob
baking (maybe): bread

chores - me: sweep and mop tile floors, work on Emergency Notebook forms, laundry (towels)
chores - Girl: clean light switches and door knobs, shake door rugs, sweep outside front door, 30 minutes on bedroom
activity: latch hook lesson, mom writing time

Wednesday
lunch: --OUT--
dinner: leftovers (turkey burgers, baked beans)

chores - me: wipe down master bath, balance budget, vacuum, laundry (light clothes)
chores - Girl: wipe down main bath, straighten bedroom closet, 30 minutes on bedroom
activity: GROCERY DAY

Thursday
lunch: leftovers, fruit
dinner: lemon chicken stir-fry, rice, salad

chores - me: dust, work on next week's menu, laundry (gentle cycle load, dark clothes)
chores - Girl: clean bedroom, dust bedroom, vacuum bedroom
activity: pick up Husband at airport (930am), pick up library book(s) on hold

Friday
lunch: grilled cheese sandwiches, fruit
dinner: black bean tostados, salad
cooking for weekend: shepherd's pie

chores - me: clean master bathroom, sweep tile floors, laundry (Girl's clothes, bleach, towels)
chores - Girl: clean main bathroom, sweep and mop main bath, clean toothbrush holder
activity: cook-a-thon (with reading during down times), Merlin (10pm - SyFy)

Saturday
lunch: leftovers OR sandwiches, fruit
dinner: shepherd's pie

chores - me: laundry (jeans)
chores - Girl: clean out car (w/dad)
activity: nothing planned yet


I do believe those are the highlights. I left everything that appears on my daily list out, so there's no mention of my washing dishes (something I do several times a day) or clutter pick-up or exercise or arguing with Girl when she has a Teen Moment or so many other things. You'll just have to trust that it's all part of my day.

Blue skies, world.

2 comments:

FoodontheTable said...

Good luck with all the chores!

Debbie said...

I spent the day getting chores done. It was great:) Come join me for What's On the Menu Wednesday this week. I'd love to see you there