So, I took the day off of work on Friday and Monday was a holiday. And, apparently, I took a blogging holiday, too. I hadn’t really planned it, but I did plan to disconnect digitally and that sort of included blogging as well. It was a much-needed break and I really enjoyed having the time with the girls. I also got some major cleaning projects taken care 0f – my closet, my office and a good, thorough dusting/cleaning of most of the house. After the hectic work schedule of the past few months the house had really been neglected so it felt really good to make some progress there. My office is gleaming this morning and it’s reconfigured in a way that I hope will help with my back pain. Too many hours hunched over a computer and I’m paying the price.
On to other things…
It’s cold here! Like REALLY cold. Of course, I’m a wimpy southern girl. If it’s below 40 degrees I think I’m going to freeze to death. My friends in the northeast and northern midwest get a kick out of my whining about temperatures.
What’s your high temperature today? It’s supposed to be 42 here. It was 29 when I took the girls to school – and it’s STILL 29 outside! Brrrr. And poor SuperMan is working out in this cold. Of course, I think he layers up like the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man when it is this cold. He comes home from work with his 47 layers of clothes and starts fussing about how hot the house is. We just tell him to take some clothes off 🙂
Since it is so chilly, I’m planning some good comfort food dinners this week. Last night I made a pot of spaghetti sauce. We had pasta with some homemade bread. (which I’ll be telling you more about later this week) The girls and SuperMan all had leftovers in their thermoses for lunch today. I’ve been on a tuna kick for lunch lately. It fills me up and the kitties are quite content to eat my leftovers.
So for the remainder of the week I will be cooking some other things that will go well in the thermoses so that everyone has a hot, hearty lunch the next day. Sandwiches are no fun when it’s cold. I’m going to try this new recipe I found on Pinterest – Pesto Ranch Crock Pot Chicken. It has rave reviews on the website and looks SO EASY. Probably serve with some pasta and some more of the homemade bread.
- Monday: Spaghetti with homemade bread
- Tuesday: Pesto Ranch Crock Pot Chicken with pasta and a salad
- Wednesday: Shepherd’s pie (Big Girl’s request)
- Thursday: leftovers
- Friday: Mexican or Chinese
- Saturday: Slow Cooker Pork Roast (it’s on sale this week)
- Sunday: dinner out/sandwiches for supper (BBQ from the pork roast)
- Monday: Chicken & Dumplings
Are you planning anything special for your family this week? Any new recipes you’re trying?