Menu for this week Menu for the beach house
- Budget update
- Wash all sheets
- Clean boys rooms (with them)
- Freezer clean out & inventory, so I can make sure I have enough stuff stocked for the rest of the year.
- Make soup for tomorrow
- Make meatloaf
- We have an appointment for an estimate with a solar company this afternoon
- Ride bike to produce stand, Rite Aid & grocery store (yeast, powdered sugar)
- Work out
- Decorate the house for Christmas
- Wrap gift for M
- Sam & I still need socks for our family's sock exchange (so much fun - highly recommend!), so we will likely go to Target and/or Ross
And, here's my proposed menu for the rest of the year! I always like to plan the last few weeks, as there's so much going on.
Saturday - 11/25 - meatloaf & (leftover) mashed potatoes
Sunday - 11/26 - turkey potato chowder (new recipe) with homemade rolls
Monday - 11/27 - leftover turkey enchiladas
Tuesday - 11/28 - leftover meatloaf
Wednesday - 11/29 - leftover turkey potato chowder
Thursday - 11/30 - eat up any remaining leftovers. If none remain, spaghetti with meatballs
Friday - 12/1 - chicken fajita skillet
Saturday - 12/2 (I fly to Tokyo). M + the boys will have pizza
Sunday - 12/3 (Tokyo) - M + the boys will have leftover chicken fajita skillet
Monday - 12/4 (Tokyo) - M + the boys will have pasta & meatballs
Tuesday - 12/5 (Seoul) - M + the boys will have leftovers
Wednesday - 12/6 (Seoul) - M + the boys will likely go out
Thursday - 12/7 (Seoul) - M + the boys will have grilled chicken & pasta
Friday - 12/8 (back from trip) - I will cobble together a chicken risotto
Saturday - 12/9 - M & I are going to a holiday party at our neighbor's house. I'll make quesadillas for the kids.
Sunday - 12/10 - Sam has his end of the season soccer party, so the kids will eat there. I'll make chicken pesto pasta for the adults
Monday - 12/11 - leftover chicken risotto
Tuesday - 12/12 - Soup (freezer) + rolls
Wednesday - 12/13 - pasta & meatballs
Thursday - 12/14 - I have a work team dinner. M + the boys will have tacos
Friday - 12/15 - Chicken pilaf
Saturday - 12/16 - M & I have our holiday date night. I'll make something kid friendly for the boys. Probably hot dogs wrapped in crescent rolls. :-)
Sunday - 12/17 - M will make kebabs & rice
Monday - 12/18 - Leftover pilaf
Tuesday - 12/19 - Leftover kebabs & rice
Wednesday - 12/20 - Eat any remaining leftovers. If none remain, pesto (freezer) + pasta
Thursday - 12/21 - White bean chili (freezer) + rolls
Friday - 12/22 - Scramble together something from the freezer before we leave.
Saturday - 12/23 - flying to Portland. We'll be eating out with my family.
Sunday - 12/24 - Christmas Eve! We are having pizza & pomegranate martinis
Monday - 12/25 - Christmas with the family. We have a microbrew tasting + appetizers, followed by soup & salad
Tuesday - 12/26 - We will be at our vacation house. I'll inventory the freezer, but we eat easy things while we're there. I'm going with pasta + meatballs for the first night.
Wednesday - 12/27 - Beach
Thursday - 12/28 - At the beach, and my parents will likely arrive. I'll probably make some sort of risotto
Friday - 12/29 - At the beach. I'm thinking soup + appetizers
Saturday - 12/30 - Beach (we'll have 6 additional house guests)
Sunday - 12/31 - Beach, NYE. I'm thinking we'll have goat cheese crostini + champagne, followed by steak & mashed potatoes.
Monday - 1/1 - fly back from the beach. We arrive at 5:30 pm, so I'll make sure there is pizza in the freezer for a quick meal.
What about you? What's on your agenda for today? Is anyone else decorating? And, inspiration for New Year's Eve? What are you thinking of making?