menu plan monday ~ january 22, 2018

It is hard to believe we are heading into the last days of January, 2018. The passing of time always catches me off guard. Life happens a moment at a time. And those moments seem to last forever sometimes. But they keep marching on and suddenly, time has passed!

Who’s into minimalism? Living with less? Decluttering? I think I caught that bug. I have always been a keeper rather than one who likes to get rid of stuff. But in the past year or two, the desire to have less has been gnawing at me. I started in my craft room. It was cluttered. The counter was piled. I didn’t have the space I wanted to work. I couldn’t find supplies I knew I had. After watching videos on minimalism, listening to audio books about decluttering, etc., I found the motivation to get to work. I’ve been boxing donation items and bagging trash! And it feels good! I’ll write another post about that.

We had the twins here for a long weekend over New Year’s. They wanted to make Putz houses, so we worked on that project Saturday afternoon.

They chose the patterns they wanted to make, copied them onto card stock, and cut them out.

Making Putz Houses

They needed a little help with gluing the pieces together. They managed the painting part by themselves.

Making Putz Houses

Making Putz Houses

The paint had to dry before I could glue the Putz houses to the bases the girls chose.

Making Putz Houses

That’s as far as we got that weekend. They will finish them with a fence and embellishments when they come back to visit.

Making Putz Houses

This week’s menu is as follows.

Fridge Food

Roast Chicken Thighs
Roast Brussels Sprouts with Bacon
Garden Salad

Cheesy Burgers
Sauteed Zucchini and Summer Squash

Pork Chops
Green Beans with Mushrooms
Garden Salad

Stir-Fry Broccoli Beef

Baby Back Ribs in the Instant Pot
Cole Slaw

Pork Steaks in the oven
Stir-Fried Cabbage, Arugula and Spinach

Do you have your menu ready for the week? If you aren’t in the habit of preparing a menu, try it! What a time saver!


One Comment

  1. Posted January 22, 2018 at 9:57 pm | Permalink

    Oh how sweet! I’m sure you had fun with the girls making houses!

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