Monday, September 27, 2010

Monday Planning

Well, Monday is here and its pouring rain in North Carolina!

I worked on three sewing projects this weekend: 1. made the quilt label for Maddox's quilt (see previous post); 2. continued hand quilting the Grandma quilt; and 3. Made myself a Fall pocketbook. (picture to come)

It was a busy weekend with at least one near crisis. My mother fell while trying to get into a vehicle, but doesn't seem to have done any permanent damage. Her shoulder is extremely sore, so we are hoping that will work itself out in a few days.

I have made a discovery. Even though it has been said that its a "no no" to go to the grocery store hungry, being hungry while at the grocery store helps you to come up with ideas for menus, especially when one is in a slump when it comes to menu planning. I was really hungry while at the grocery store Saturday and came up with these meal ideas:

Baked Beans with ground beef, tortilla chips for dipping

Asian London Broil (broiled in the oven with Soy Sauce, garlic, etc.)
Small garden peas, baked potatoes

Lasagna, green beans, garlic toast

Honey baked chicken, left over veggies

Clam Chowder (finally having a week lower than the 90s!)

Hotdogs with the works

The down side of being hungry at the grocery store: A large container of candy corn came home with us!

So if you are struggling to come up with some meal ideas, go to the store hungry. I promise you will come up with some great meal ideas.

Since I am not a stay at home Mom/Housewife, lots of times homemaking ideas are hard for me to implement, since I must do them in the odd time I have in the morning, at night or on the weekend, which seriously cuts into my sewing time. But after reading THIS POST on the Like Mother, Like Daughter Blog, I think I can follow the advice to do at least three things before 10:00 A.M., each day. 1. Know what's for dinner; 2. start one load of laundry (if needed); and 3. Make the bed. I can do these things before leaving for work and most of the time do them already anyway. But, if these three things are done it takes off some of the pressure.

I also love the part about saving money at the grocery store without "store hopping" to catch all the deals at each store.


Anonymous said...

Hi Debbie,
Great menu plan. I can't wait to see your fall purse.
It was cooler this morning here. It was so nice.

Becca's Dirt said...

I am usually hungry at the store and come home with stuff I know I shouldn't. Actually I do make lists most of the time. It's when I go into the store without a list that I do one of two things. I either buy nothing to eat but basics or I buy a lot of stuff I hadn't planned on. I am single and buying for one well it can be challenging sometime especially if I don't intend on eating those frozen dinners. Yuk.

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