Menu Plan Monday & some Random Thoughts

And a Happy Monday to all of you!

I am FINALLY starting to feel a little more like my usual self again. Two long weeks of coughing, sneezing and sniffling and I hope I am over it. I hate feeling bad. Sad smile

We have a fun week planned – well, I guess you’d call it fun. SuperMan is home this week (in between contracts) and I’ve got the humdinger of a honey-do list for him. Not sure it’ll all get done, but even if he gets just a couple things off the list, I’ll be a happy girl. 

Like getting my bedroom painted. It’s a dark navy blue and I haven’t liked it since we moved in. I’ve had other, more important things to worry about, though and I figured since all we do in there is sleep, it really didn’t matter. But, I’m so tired of it and ready for a change. I think we’re going to go with a nice neutral in there – something light enough to brighten up the room and yet not a boring white or off-white. Maybe a light caramel or something. I’ll be sure to share pictures…

And then we’re off to the North Carolina mountains to do some leaf peeping this weekend. I can’t wait. It will be a much-needed respite from the hectic lives we’ve been leading since the first of September. I am looking forward to spending some quality time on the porch with my Nook and my knitting.

I’m working on a really pretty scarf – I’ll share pictures later this week – and I have some yarn that I got a few weeks ago that I’m in search of the perfect pattern for… I have some great projects to work on this fall and I’m back into the swing of knitting again. 

As for menus for the week (is that why you’re really here? not to listen to me ramble?) here’s what I have planned (roughly) – since we’ll be in a cabin in the mountains with little nearby for food or eating out, I’ve had to plan the weekend pretty carefully.  This week will be a little more loosey-goosey since SuperMan is home and there is no telling what that will do to my schedule in the evenings!

  • Monday: leftover chili, served with baked potatoesThanksgiving
  • Tuesday: Pizza braid served with salad. I want to make some lasagna, too, so that I can take some to my mom in the mountains this weekend.
  • Wednesday: probably eat on the run as we have plans that evening. Either leftovers or something quick like sandwiches.
  • Thursday: Baked ham, macaroni & cheese, veggies.
  • Friday: Baked chicken, rice & gravy
  • Saturday: grilled steaks, corn & veggies
  • Sunday: Chicken & dumplings from the leftover baked chicken (or we may eat at the Dillard House on our way home)

It’s going to be interesting packing to go to the cabin – I’m trying to anticipate everything that I will need (including cookware) but I’m sure I will forget something. Oh well, I guess that is why it is called “roughing it!?!”

Hop on over to for some more menu ideas!

And we’ll end this Monday post with a little silliness compliments of Bill Cosby:


Chocolate Cake for Breakfast! Sounds good to me!

7 thoughts on “Menu Plan Monday & some Random Thoughts

  1. Love your “Thoughts”. Kids just enjoyed the Cosby video over breakfast & thought it hilarious! Hope you have a great week!


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