Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Menu Monday

Gonna have to start calling this Menu Tuesday since I can't seem to get it posted on time :(.
I made a wonderful sausage/spinach quiche for breakfast this morning. It's after one and I'm still full. Think I will keep these made up in the freezer so I can just pour them in my pie plate and bake, without all the prep that goes into them.

Steak and eggs with sauteed mushrooms

Tortilla Soup with low carb tortilla chips, shredded lettuce, cheese and sour cream

Apricot porkchops
Sugar snap peas and cream peas for the carbivores
Broccoli or salad

Chili with all the fixings

Grilled chicken
Spinach casserole (eggs, cheese, etc)
Tomato slices

Chicken Potpie

Not sure yet but I'm hoping left overs If not an impossible pie with Carbquik

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Late for Menu Monday...

Seems I can't get my menu's posted most of the time, even when I manage to get them written out. But I'm beginning to think there is something genetically wrong with my biological clock. Not only can I not sleep on a normal schedule but I just can't seem to start the week on a Monday either.
So here on Wednesday, I remember to post my menu's and this time I'm going to go ahead and post them even if it's not Monday.

Pork Fried Rice
Take out, not what I planned but what we did.
Hamburger steak
chili beans
stuffed zucchini
Monterey Chicken ( Marinaded then grilled, topped with bacon, lc bbq sauce monterey cheese)
sauteed squash
black beans
Pork with orange glaze (last 3rd of the pork loin from last week, that I froze)
green beans
dream field pasta with sour cream and green onions
Moist Chicken legs (kind of a bbq chicken cooked in the crockpot)
cole slaw
cauliflower salad
Beef and chicken Fajitas
with shredded lettuce, sour cream, cheese and lc tortilla

Friday, September 4, 2009

Cooking for the week

I just love foods that will easily do double duty. So this week I made lasagna roll ups for dinner one night and made three extra with just the cheese to go with Parmesan pork chops later in the week.
I thawed a pork loin roast and cut the three pork chops I need off it then split it in half, rubbed with a bit of sage and roasted it. Half went in the freezer for later and half got chopped, along with all the veggies needed for pork fried rice. I went ahead and made a cup of brown rice and the sauce too. So that all went in smaller bags and then in a large zipper back in the back of the fridge until needed.
Tomorrow I'll be pounding out chicken breast for Monterrey chicken so I'll go ahead and pound out the pork chops and get them breaded in Parmesan. I do like getting a foot a head on the next nights dinner.
What do you do to get ahead?

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Just a little something I've made for mom

With mom using a walker, she hasn't been able to carry anything. So I grabbed a bit of yarn, a set of needles and started knitting. This is what I came up with. So far it's worked very well for her. She can carry her meter, a book or two, a glass or most anything she needs.

I know it's not a great project as far as most knitters go, but it does the job and I think it's kinda cute too.

God Bless you and have a wonderful day,


What I've been up to

So I haven't posted in a while, but I wanted to give you a little update on life at my house. Cindy is working so many hours she's exhausted all the time, but other than that and some really achy legs she's doing great. Me, I'm trying to keep busy even with the kitchen in the state of hold it's in. Mom, well that depends on the day. Some are better than others. The shaking is as bad if not worse, the breathing is getting worse and now she's done something to her hip. But her spirits are pretty good and we pray alot for her to get better.

They came out Tuesday to start the reconstruction on the kitchen and finished up yesterday (Wed). It went very smoothly and they even removed some old paneling we hated from the laundry room for us. They were a fairly neat crew too, sweeping up and trying to put stuff back where it went when they were through. Nice bunch of guys too.

Today the floor guys is suppose to come out and let us pick the new flooring out. Not sure how long we will have to wait until they actually come out and put it in, but I hope it's pretty quick. It shouldn't take but a couple of hours to install and replace the little bit of padding under the carpet that needs it. Then the other group will come back out and put in the quarter round that goes over the flooring and touch up any paint that needs it and we will be all fixed up. They told us it could be up to two weeks until every thing was finished, including waiting on the flooring to be ordered, but I'm hoping they will have it in stock and we can get it all finished off by this time next week.

But even through all this I've managed to cook most nights and mom and I have eaten a lot of peanut butter. Couldn't get in the kitchen the last few days so had to be something shelf stable and peanut butter worked well.

I've also managed to get in a little extra cleaning while they've had things pulled out, mover and such. I mean I can't tell you the last time I cleaned under the microwave or the side of the stove that's next to the wall....Yeah! It's been a good time to weed out stuff we don't use too. Some things have gone in the trash and others are waiting for a new home somewhere else.

While I wouldn't willingly go through all this again, it has been good for us. We have a new paint job, cleaner kitchen and we have lots of really hot water ...giggle. The best part is we know there isn't any invisible mold growing under the surface making us all sick.

I hope all is well with you and your family, take care, have a wonderful day and may God bless you richly!