menu plan monday ~ october 29, 2012

On Saturday, our son and his wife came to help deep clean in prep for the Christmas Open House. They were a great help, and came back on Monday when my sister Genny was here to help, as well. They got a lot done.

While they cleaned on Saturday, I made Brownie Biscotti, Raspberry Truffles, Peanut Butter Cup Cookies, and Macadamia Nut Shortbread Cookies. Then I spray painted the new Christmas tree silver. Had to do that in the basement as it was too cold and windy to do it outside. Whoa. I do not recommend doing that inside. I had to have a fan to blow the fumes away and opened the doors to the upstairs and the outside to create some circulation of fresh air. But the tree looks great. I’ll get some pictures of it as soon as we have it in place. It spent Saturday evening through Monday on the front porch, getting a good airing out.

Today, Tuesday, my dear friend Marsha and her hubby, Paul, came to help Genny and me. We decorated the bubble light tree and I reworked the snow tree. Had to take all the lights off and begin again. Genny, Paul and Marsha also washed everything in the kitchen…pie plates, display shelves, window sill trinkets, etc. Now it sparkles!

Keeping the cleaning and decorating in mind, I decided on soups for Monday and Tuesday.

Chicken and Dumpling Soup

Hearty Lentil Soup with Ham Made this in the crock pot with a pork shank that cooked on low all night. Delicious!

Mongolian Beef with Broccoli

Creamy Bacon Crock Pot Chicken
Egg Noodles

Ham or Turkey Sandwiches
Seedless Grapes

Fridge Food

Pan-Roasted Chicken
Green Beans
Mashed Potatoes
Green Salad

You will find more menus and ideas at Menu Plan Monday.


One Comment

  1. Posted October 31, 2012 at 4:49 am | Permalink

    I love hearing how much you have accomplished so far!
    Going to have to check out your soup recipes! I LOVE soup! I eat it all year long! LOL!

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