Monday, February 22, 2010

On the Menu this week....

I really love menu planning! Not only does it keep me organized in my shopping, it has saved us a great deal of money. It's much easier to just go out to eat when you don't have a plan! That's why I participate in Organizing Junkie's Menu Planning Monday! And away we go!!! By the way, if you'd like the recipe for anything you see, just let me know and I'll post it!

Monday - Breakfast: Cereal (because I'm planning! LOL)
Lunch: Leftover Soup and Sammies
Dinner: Salmon croquettes, pinto beans, fried potatoes and cornbread.
Dessert: Strawberry Pretzel Salad

Tuesday - Breakfast: Apple/Cinnamon Muffins
Lunch: Homemade pizza & tossed salad
Dinner: At my son's Scout Blue and Gold banquet. He's bridging to big Boy Scouts!

Wednesday - Breakfast: Sausage/Egg Breakfast casserole
Lunch: Chicken Chunks, Mac & Cheese, Peas
Dinner: Meatloaf, mashed potatoes, corn pudding

Thursday - Breakfast: Blueberry Pancakes

Lunch: Ham & Cheese Hoagies, chips
Dinner: Lasagna, tossed salad & garlic butter biscuits (Red Lobster type)

Friday - Breakfast: Oatmeal & Toast

Lunch: Lasagna & Garlic Biscuits (IF there are any left!)
Dinner: Chili, grilled cheese sammies

Saturday - Breakfast: Ham/Cheese omlettes

Lunch: Chili dogs, twice baked potatoes, baked beans
Dinner: Fish, rice, steamed veggies

Sunday - Breakfast: at Church

Lunch: Out
Dinner: Stuffed Peppers, hashbrown casserole, glazed carrots
Dessert: Honeybun Cake

Friday, February 19, 2010

If I read every blog I love,

I would never get anything done! I've started adding some buttons to the right. I encourage you to visit Mad in Crafts...what a beautiful, informative blog! I spent a lot of time there today and will be posting some of my own Dollar Store makeover crafts in the near future. (Really! Like tomorrow! I promise!)

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Works for Me Wednesday!

Today is Works for Me Wednesday, hosted here. I'm participating this week with my tip for making those wonderful magic erasers last longer!

I don't know about you, but I am completely ADD when I have one of those wonderful little bits of foam in my hand. I clean and scrub one very grungy area only to notice a spot on the wall or woodwork. Without thinking, I swipe it and leave behind...a most decidedly NOT improved area of my home. The grunge on the exterior of the sponge has created another chore.

One day, after just such an experience I eyed the offending sponge. I just KNEW that there was clean, useable sponge under the grime. So, I grabbed a serrated knife and...

Suspicion confirmed! Look at that lovely, clean interior! I tried just peeling the top layer off to use the interior, but it crumbled in my hand.

So, I decided to cut the larger sponges into smaller ones first.

Worked like a charm, and now I make much better use of this valuable cleaning tool.

Works for me!

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

I'm finally on the road to wellness and organization...

and I will be updating this blog at least weekly. I'm sorry for the absence!

Todays entry is a semi-rant.

Dear Can Opener, It's not like I want you to fix the entire meal. Just open the stinkin' tomatoes. I'm already irritated that I'm out of home canned tomatoes, so don't push your luck. Signed, The Cook