We woke up to another rainy Monday for our first official day of spring break. Rain is great sleeping music so not too many complaints about it today.
Still need a weekly plan even for a slower paced week (maybe even more). Linking up with Sandra, our host, over at Diary Of A Stay At Home Mom. Be sure and check out her site, lots of good stuff over there.
On to the categories…
Breakfast Time…What Is On The Plate This Morning
Coffee. Wait, did I say coffee? I meant COFFEE! And a bowl of low-sugar apples and cinnamon instant oatmeal made with almond milk.
On Today’s To Do List
Not very much! I’m on spring break as well and plan to do just that: take a break!
- Pay the straggler bills (just 2 that of course, arrive after the others)
- Prepare a few Easter brunch dishes: caramelized bacon twists and ham and cheese Quiche
- Plan the actual Easter brunch menu
- Clean bathrooms
- Read and finish my library book (If I get ambitious, return the books and get new ones)
Still struggling my way through The Sentient Machine: The Coming Age of Artificial Intelligence by Amir Husain. And the March magazines. Also, went ahead and borrowed an e-book copy of The Magicians by Lev Grossman from the library.
On The TV This Week
Not sure. The Voice tonight. The Flash if it is new but I think it’s on a mid-season hiatus.
Maybe some movies with the boys (there are few both in the theater and on video, we need to see).
The Weather Outside Is
Rainy and a chilly 46 degrees. At least not as cold as yesterday. A good sleepy start to spring break but I do hope the sun breaks out for the rest of the week. Looks like I might get my wish on Wednesday.
On The Menu This Week
This is always a tricky one to plan, the week before a holiday and spring break. I’ll probably throw lunches in there as well. Who knows what we’ll actually eat though.
First, let’s see how the menu worked (or didn’t) last week…
Spaghetti and meatballs I picked up a Rotisserie chicken at the store
Roast in Crock Pot We had spaghetti and meatballs
WEDNESDAY: Bacon wrapped chicken, rice, salad
Ham Steaks On Their Own (J had chicken noodle soup, sore throat), (G and my husband had frozen pizza), I can’t remember what I found….everyone had watermelon *I worked 7:15-1:00*
FRIDAY: G went out with friends, The rest of us had take-out tacos from a local restaurant (G ate at I-Hop and then, later, Chili’s. Teenage Boys!)
SATURDAY: The boys spent the night with their cousin. We had Backyard Burger. (We’re exciting like that)
SUNDAY: We had ham steaks, watermelon slices, and cornbread
AND (drum roll) now for this week’s plan:
MONDAY: Mongolian BBQ beef (I’m just going to use a sauce packet from the grocery store) and rice (LUNCH: I told J we’d have chili)
TUESDAY: Soft tacos (LUNCH: maybe mozzarella sticks and salad)
WEDNESDAY: Hotdogs and hamburgers on the grill (LUNCH: PBJ’s, Leftovers, Freezer Clean Out)
THURSDAY: Pork chops, maybe sweet potatoes (LUNCH: Chicken nuggets (the frozen kind), mac & cheese)
FRIDAY: Maybe Fish (Crappie from freezer) or frozen shrimp and baked potatoes (LUNCH: Order Pizza, might be dinner with lunch out as well…)
*All subject to change depending on our activities this week
If I Have A Few Minutes To Myself, I Will
Read, watch a movie, sleep, go shopping, blog, take photos, relax….
What I’m Knitting, Sewing, Or Creating
My Easter Brunch Menu for Sunday.
New Recipe I Tried Or Want To Try This Week
Nothing new last week but I want to try this one out for Easter Brunch:
The Fluffiest Strawberry Mousse
I’m thinking it would work great as a compliment to the lemon curd pastry shells I’ll be serving.
Favorite Photo From The Camera
I didn’t do a great job of taking photos this weekend. Most my favorites from last week are in my previous post . There’s one taken through the fence in that post, here’s my first photo where the fence is more visible but I still like it.
My husband’s grandfather has been in the hospitalized since Friday with severe stomach pain. They still haven’t figured out the issue. If you have an extra prayer, we’d appreciate it.
Quote For The Week
Children are human beings to whom respect is due; superior to us by reason of their innocence and of the greater possibilities for their future. (Maria Montessori)