Monday, March 8, 2010

# menu planning monday # recipe link

Menu Plan Monday

Whew, what a weekend this turned out to be. Shopping, stopping at Habitat for Humanity and van repairs on Friday. Oh along with a trip to the post office and lunch at Mills Landing. I had a really delicious grilled ham and cheese sandwich along with super yummy french fries. It was kind of sad eating lunch all by myself in a crowded restaurant though. See? This is why I need a friend.

Let's see, Saturday was all about bookshelf assembly. I got one of the bookshelves done on Friday afternoon, but the other two went up on Saturday. I have to say that already they have made a huge difference. I have totally cleared out the giant stacks of books in the living room. I wish I had taken before pictures, but I didn't and I'm not recreating it just for blog prosperity. Saturday night was also the night of the Katie meltdown but we're past that and if you don't know about it, well, there's a post if you want to know.

Sunday was better. I wrote up the previously mentioned post and continued moving books around the house. I have a large bookshelf that got warped due to water damage in my last apartment. It bugs the tar out of me that so much of my furniture got damaged because my "friend" didn't believe me that the whole place leaked like a sieve. Anyway, let's not dwell on the negative, here. So, this one shelf totally refuses to stay put and keeps falling out. Of course, it's also the shelf that is at perfect kitty height so Byron likes to hang out on it from time to time. That didn't help. Yesterday, I got a hammer and some nails and I managed to get one of the nails from the outside of the frame into the shelf to help hold it in place. The umm...other nail, missed and I can't get it back out without prying it with a screwdriver. The shelf has managed to stay in place while 2/3 loaded for almost 24 hours now so I'm pleased.

Let's see, that brings us to Sunday night when a bag of popcorn tried to burn down my house. I foolishly believed that the company knew just how long that bag of microwave popcorn should remain in the microwave. Well, they didn't and with about 45 seconds left on it, I glanced into my kitchen to see thick dark smoke pouring from the microwave. In the amount of time it took me to go from living room to kitchen (let's say 15 seconds to pretend I'm really slow), the entire kitchen was filled with this smoke and more was billowing from the microwave. I managed to get the microwave open (and off) and a window open before having to vacate the room. It was bad, folks. Really bad. I did however learn 4 important things from it:

1. Do not trust companies when they say microwave popcorn should be in for 4 minutes. Trust your instincts.
2. Having the windows open when it's 27 outside makes the inside rather chilly.
3. That smell will just not go away.
4. Our smoke detector downstairs doesn't work.

Don't worry, I'll be looking into lesson 4 before the day is out. I suspect a dead battery is the culprit there.

Now, on to this week's menu:
Monday- Pasta
Tuesday- Steak w/ Tatos & Broccoli
Wednesday- Chicken & Dumplings
Thursday- Roast w/ carrots & tatos
Friday- Cheeseburgers
Saturday- Mac n Cheese w/ hamburger
Sunday- Leftovers

There we go. That looks like one yummy week of food.



Karen said...

You'll be days ahead with the smoke detector - time to change the batteries this weekend! The chicken and dumplings sound good! I wish I were a more imaginative cook, although tonight we had walking tacos (hubby is traveling!) Hope you have a good week!

Unknown said...

I'm looking forward to seeing what you have to say for Crock Pot Wednesday this week. Mister Linky is up and ready for your link. Thanks so much for joining me.

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