Saturday, April 15, 2017

A menu plan, & Saturday happenings

I'm taking my parents to the airport shortly, and then we will be back to just four again. We will miss all of the laughs, the tremendous help, & the exceptionally clean house! :-)

I typically start my Saturday by planning our menu, which then informs my shopping list for the week.

Menu plan:

  • Saturday - leftover chicken pasta florentine that my dad made earlier in the week
  • Sunday - M will grill beef kebabs & make Persian rice. Hopefully the weather will be nice enough to eat outside.
  • Monday - Oven baked chicken risotto
  • Tuesday - Leftover kebabs & rice
  • Wednesday - Leftover risotto
  • Thursday - I'm out of town. I'm guessing M & the boys will go out to dinner
  • Friday - I'm out of town. M & the boys will have pizza (freezer)

I'm actually out of town (for work) after my girls weekend, so I need to plan the menu for next week as well. I'm not quite there yet, so need to give that more thought. 

Here's what is on the agenda for today:

  1. Make a Costco list
  2. Go to Costco
  3. Produce stand
  4. Library
  5. Take my parents to the airport
  6. Mail tax payment
  7. Price out how much one of our cars is worth. Considering trading it in for an electrical car, if the price is right.
  8. Go for a run
  9. Take the boys to get passport photos taken. (We are considering a ski trip to Whistler next year, to see M's cousin who lives in Vancouver).
  10. Sort out plans for next week, including car pooling, work schedule, M's schedule & my travel plans
  11. Figure out boy scouts for next week
  12. Determine when Nick can use his free month of art classes, and add to the calendar.

That should do it! How about you? Are you in preparation mode for Easter, or up to something else this weekend? It's pretty great going into the weekend with an already clean house! 


  1. So happy you had a good week with your folks! A little (Lot of) extra help is nice too. Have a good week and great travels.

  2. It sure is nice having a clean house. Your menu sounds scrumptious. Especially your Easter dinner. I hope it is nice so that you can grill outside. I hope you have a safe work trip.

  3. Lazy in bed but will get up and clean fruit for holiday brunch at sisters. We got back from my daughter's around 5:00, a lovely day and 1/2. Menu planning tonight.