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The week ahead

February 9th, 2014 at 10:57 am

This is going to be a crazy week. We have parent conferences after school two nights. We were supposed to have one night last week and one night this week, but 7.5 inches of snow changed last week's date to this week.

Anyway, I'm trying to figure out some meals for this week.

For brunch today we had eggs, sausage, and pancakes. There was enough leftover for from lunches. Tonight's supper is sloppy chicks (sloppy joes made with ground chicken), a salad, and chips. I made a large fruit salad yesterday that we will have at meals this week.

Monday night will be pork tenderloin roast with mashed potatoes, cottage cheese, and a salad. I will use the leftover pork to make a pork stew for lunches. We had vegetable soup last week and I saved enough so DH can have it for supper Tuesday night while I'm at school.

A friend of mine gave me some ground beef, so I'm going to use some of that and make goulash. That will be supper Wednesday night, then DH can have it again Thursday night when I'm at work and I can heat it up for a meal when I get home.

Friday night is Valentine's Day so we have reservations.

Our pastor is a very kind person. He started his sermon with a reminder to all the men in the congregation...Valentine's Day is coming up this week so don't forget...and card selection is pretty slim on the actual day. He said the reason he knows all this...he forgot one year and didn't get a card and had an unhappy wife, and one year he waited until the day of. It certainly got a chuckle from the congregation.

So, what are your plans for Valentine's Day?

6 Responses to “The week ahead”

  1. creditcardfree Says:

    I actually get annoyed at my husband for buying a $5 or $6 Valentine's Day card. He writes two very nice lines and signs it. I read it and then recycle. I really appreciate the intention, but if he skipped it one year I would not be upset.

    My daughter has to play for pep band that night, so Valentine's Day will be a quick meal at home, I might make manicotti. No reservations and no extraneous spending. I think a bag of Valentine's candy would likely make everyone happy. That's it.

  2. PauletteGoddard Says:

    I like your meal plan for the week, love goulash! We had pancakes for breakfast today, perfect for snowy days (must be the maple syrup).

  3. snafu Says:

    I'm planning a dinner emphasizing DH's favourites, marinated salad .

    I've not worked out the table decor yet, 1st idea was those flowers, sculpted from fruit until I saw the price OMG. 2nd, I was thinking having special photos copied to paper placemats until I discovered they sell those in packages of a thousand! Any ideas for 'tablescape' is much appreciated.

  4. creditcardfree Says:

    @snafu, candlelight and several short vases of cut flowers. Or lights on something reflective like clear glass or mirrors.

  5. snafu Says:

    oops, main is Wild Salmon with a Sweet Thai Chilli sauce. Sides likely Chinese style fried rice, and DH's preferred vegetables parsnips and carrots. Our neighbours are joining us for liqueur, coffee, dessert and a movie {DVD]

  6. rob62521 Says:

    Wow, snafu...you are far better than I...I guess I am lousy in table decor.

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