Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Menu Monday & To Do's - Yes On Tuesday

Well here it is Menu Monday  --  Yes on Tuesday. But having a holiday on Monday always makes my week slightly off. So today really feels like Monday.   It has already started being a kind of crazy week, but here we go anyways.

This Week MENU

Monday - Caribbean Pork Chops with Mango Salsa from Our Best Bites
Tuesday - Rice & Sausage Casserole
Wednesday - Hunts Tomato & Pesto Chicken from HERE , this is the meal they show on a commercial for Hunts tomatoes. Every time we watch it my husband comments on doesn't that look so good. So I finally decided to give into his wishes (even though it doesn't to me)
Thursday -- Clam Chowder w/ Homemade Bread sticks
Friday -- Swiss Steak w/ Rice 
Saturday -- Steak & Grilled Veggies
Sunday -- Roast & Potatoes

Breakfast Ideas:  Scrambled Eggs, Fruit & Muffins, Biscuits & Gravy, Hot Cereal, Creamed Egg on Toast,  German Pancakes  & Waffles

Baking: I didn't get any baking done last week so this week I am just trying for Bread, because we are out.  Maybe No Bake Cookies too. They sound simple enough. 

As for a review of last week menu.  The pork was pretty yummy & I would probably make again. The ChickenTortilla soup, had good flavor, but I must have messed up because there was a lot of liquid for little substance, so probably not.  I did try some copycat recipes for Bajio Sweet Rice & Shrimp Tacos. They weren't perfectly Bajio, but they were close enough to curb my craving. I will try getting those posted later this week.

Linking up as well to Menu Plan Monday on Org Junkie.  

Since it seems to be my planning day & I am also posting this week TO Do list on Here. Maybe if someone else knows what I am trying to get done I will be able to accomplish more of it. Now this is above & beyond the regular  home  & school to do's that everyone has.

This Weeks TO DO LIST
  • Sewing for the Robyn done. (Has to be done my Wednesday) I am sewing a pair of  Pajamas for one of her children along with matching doll pajamas. Here is what the doll pattern looks like: 
  • Simplicity Sewing Pattern 4268 Doll Clothes, One Size
I am sewing the Pajamas in the bottom right corner.  The boys pajamas are all done & the girl is 3/4 done. Then I just have the child pajamas to do. I am hoping with another 2 hours or less into it today I will be finished.
  • Edit & Post Pictures from Blain Reception
  • Edit & Post pictures from Reed Baby Photo Shoot 
  • Finish Painting my sewing Table
  • Clean & Organize my messy office
  • Get my sewing tutorial posted on here. 
  • My pajama's Made
  • Start Costley Baby Quilt (Needs to be designed, sewed & quilted by February).
  • Laundry room needs some Organization

I am sure it won't all get done, but there are my to do's for the week. We are also for home school co-op going on a field trip to the Post Office, so that should be fun. We haven't been on a field trip for co-op since before all the holidays hit. 

     Well, I know it isn't a fancy posts today, but it is a post none the less. I will hopefully have pictures to show of my finished sewing projects this week to you. I do have a basic tutorial to put on here. It isn't fancy but it's my 1st sewing tutorial so I am excited to share.  But for now, I have better get moving. I have some chores to do, school to start & sewing to finish today. Happy Tuesday to you all. 


  1. So excited to see the PJs - I'm sure they are cute!

  2. Wow! You have such a busy week ahead!