On the Menu
I had no ideas, so I got out my Fix It and Forget It Lightly cookbook and planned all of my meals around it. The kids will be rebelling, but that's okay. I only have two weeks left and I am trying to get my house in order, so I don't want to spend lots of time in the kitchen. I also want to start incorporating more beans in our meals for health and frugality.
Monday - pasta with lentil sauce, salad, garlic bread
Tuesday - bean soup, bread and butter
Wednesday - chicken chowder, rolls
Thursday - beef and cabbage casserole
Friday - baked chicken breasts, stuffing, veggies
Saturday - leftovers or pizza or both (or maybe dinner out with my husband???)
Sunday - beef stew, broccoli salad
Covered that already!
No crafts, but I may make a chocolate chip crumb cake later.
I often wondered how I can expect my family to pick up their things when I don't do the same. While most were away this weekend, I got the kitchen, mudroom, bathroom, and foyer cleaned really well. This is the main hub of our home. I made it a point to put EVERYTHING away, and also leave a note for the returning campers, so that when I came home from church I would not find their stuff all over the place. And it worked. I think it is harder to dump your stuff on the counter without guilt when the counter is completely empty rather than when there is already stuff on it. So I will be making a concerted effort to keep the place neat, because with six people in the house, it can get messy really, really fast. Was there a tip in there?
Looking Around the House
I see clean, shiny counters, my youngest drawing maps at the table where I sit, a little snow from last Wednesday on the deck, my oldest sitting on the couch with his laptop.
From My Camera
The maker and his map
On My Prayer List
My kids, father, friend's son.
"Thou hast made known to me the ways of life; thou shalt make me full of joy with thy countenance."