Throwing everything in one blog post today… usual weekly menu planning and what else is going on this week. This is shaping up to be a busy week so I may have some hurried blog posts!
I was thinking last week when I wrote the Homemaking post that one thing I do enjoy about “housekeeping” is cooking. I was not at all a cook when I first got married and definitely relied on the newest Joy of Cooking to learn some basics. I have grown to love to cook, though I am no gourmet. One thing that I enjoy most about being a SAHM is having more time to cook and being able to make a variety of recipes. It seemed like when I was working full time I was always either throwing something together that could cook in a few minutes or using the crockpot. I still do those now too, but it is nice to have the option to cook something that takes a little more prep time. And I have more time to look for new recipes! 🙂 I am really trying to do better at eating healthier too so I am enjoying looking for different recipes for that. This week I am trying to focus on other areas of homemaking (such as clearing out a lot of junk!) so the menu is pretty simple.
I was blessed to have a friend come over this morning and help me clean out some junk. She has a little boy just a bit younger than mine so we got to experience another “j” word — jealousy — when the boys had a tough time sharing today. Thanks to her, my living room looks a little brighter and more organized so now it is time to turn to the other hurdle of the week… finishing taxes! (I’m jealous of everyone who is already finished… I never leave taxes this late but it has been a strange tax year for us!)
As for the menu… here it is! Heading out of town for the weekend so I’m only planning meals for Monday-Thursday. Add a day of leftovers in there and that’s only three days of cooking for the week! 🙂
- Slow Cooker Chicken and Dumplings (we didn’t make on Sunday)
- Blackened Tilapia — new recipe for us, I’m still figuring out cooking fish!
- Green Beans
- Roasted potatoes
- Tortellini with Homemade Pasta Sauce w/Ground Beef
- Leftovers… if there aren’t any I’ll figure something out!
Bonuses (apparently I’m cooking for lots of other people this week too:
- Poppyseed Chicken (for a MOPS potluck on Wednesday)
- No-Bake Peanut Butter Pie (for a book club meeting tonight!)
I’ve been trying to post recipes on here but am going to take the time right now to get back to those taxes… I’ll post them later if anyone is interested. 🙂 Looking forward to looking at some of the other A-to-Z participants blog posts later tonight as well.