Monday, July 30, 2012

Menu for week of July 30th

Monday:  Pork Roast with Gravy, Brussels Sprouts, Mashed Potatoes

Tuesday:  Grilled Chicken, Strawberry and Spinach Salad, Rice Pilaf

Wednesday:  Ham and Cheese Quiche (make another for freezer), Fruit Salad

Thursday:  Favorite Chinese Take-Out

Friday:  BBQ Chicken Kebabs, Green Bean Bundles, Salad, Pineapple

Saturday:  Salsa Chicken, Corn on the Cob, Roasted Asparagus

Sunday:  Chicken and Stuffing Casserole, Steamed Broccoli

That's my plan.  What's yours?  Go to  to see 100's of menu plans for this week.

Thanks for stopping by Chaos Cottage.


Monday, July 23, 2012

Menu for the week of July 23rd

Here is my plan for this week:

Monday:  Chicken and Stuffing Casserole, Steamed Broccoli

Tuesday:  Ham and Cheese Quiche, Fruit Salad

Wednesday:  Grilled Chicken Burgers, Green Bean Bundles, Salad

Thursday:  Hopefully, Lovely Leftovers

Friday:  CP BBQ Chicken, Grillin' Beans, Corn on the Cob

Saturday:  Hopefully, a long awaited Date Night!

Sunday:  Grilled Chicken, Strawberry and Spinach Salad, Rice Pilaf

That's my plan for this week. How about you?  You can go to to see 100's of menu plans.  Have a great week and thanks for stopping by!


Monday, July 16, 2012

Menu for week of July 16th

Haven't been in much of a cooking mood lately.  So some dinners out or take-out are on the menu.  Plus I will be busier than usual this week. So here goes with my plan for this week:

Monday:  Rotisserie Chicken, Baked Potato (Microwave) or Oven Fries, Strawberry and Spinach Salad

Tuesday:  Favorite Chinese Take-Out (taking daughter to grandparents for a couple of nights)

Wednesday:  Leftovers

Thursday:  Take-Out again (shopping with daughter, hopefully)

Friday:  Grilled Chicken, Sauteed Squash and Sweet Onions, Green Beans Wrapped in Bacon

Saturday:  Turkey Smoked Sausage, Sauteed Cabbage, Mashed Potatoes

Sunday:  BBQ Pulled Chicken (crock pot), Deviled Eggs (didn't make those last week), Baked Beans, Corn on the Cob

That's my plan.  Go to for hundreds of menu plans every week.

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Monday, July 9, 2012

Menu for the week of July 9th

Monday:  (freezer meal-I love pulling dinners from the freezer!), Chicken and Broccoli Casserole, Salad, Bread Sticks

Tuesday:  (freezer meal) Blackberry Jam Chicken, Rice Pilaf, Asparagus, possibly more Bread Sticks

Wednesday:  Pinto Beans, Paula Deen's Aunt Peggy's Cucumber, Tomato and Onion Salad, Cornbread Muffins

Thursday:  Lasagna Roll-ups, Salad, Garlic Bread

Friday:  (freezer meal)  BBQ Chicken (crock pot), Deviled Eggs, BLT Pasta Salad

Saturday:  Chicken Burgers, Oven Fries, Strawberry Jello Parfaits

Sunday:  I think dinner out would be nice!

I'm trying several new recipes this week.  The Cucumber, Tomato and Onion Salad, BLT Pasta Salad and the Strawberry Jello Parfaits will all be a first for me.  None of them are weird and I expect them to be delicious.  If so, look for the recipes later this week.

Have a terrific week and thank you for stopping by.


Trying Something New!

I'm going to try something new this week to see if I can be more productive.  It may sound silly, but I find that if I make a list I am more likely to do things.  To keep from misplacing the list and to hold myself more accountable, I thought I would put it on my blog for all the world (well, really my few regular viewers) to see!  Here are my plans for this week:


Daily Morning Routine *see below
Drugstore Run
Take daughter to Robyn Day (my friends and family know what this means)
Treadmill Time
Monday Chores of the Day (kitchen duty)
Compile Grocery List with Coupons
Wash Load of White Clothes
Daily Evening Routine *see below


Daily Morning Routine
Grocery Run
Treadmill Time
Tuesday Chores of the Day (dust, Windex glass and mirrored surfaces, wash misc.)
Additional Chores-(we've been working on daughter's bathroom)-thoroughly clean bathroom, hang new shower curtain and towels. (hubby painted, put up a new light fixture, towel rack and etagere in oil rubbed bronze).  I still need to buy new rugs.
Trash Day
Daily Evening Routine


Daily Morning Routine
Treadmill Time
Wednesday Chores of the Day (sweep and mop all hard floors, wash a load of dark clothes)

Daily Evening Routine


Daily Morning Routine
Treadmill Time
Thursday Chores of the Day (bathrooms, wash a load of light clothes)
Daily Evening Routine


Daily Morning Routine
Treadmill Time
Friday Chores of the Day (vacuum all carpets and rugs, clean laundry area with 1/2 bath, change linens, wash towels
Additional Chores (help daughter to put new linens and comforter set on bed)
Daily Evening Routine


Daily Morning Routine
-family day-
Daily Evening Routine


The Lord's Day!
Daily Morning Routine
Menu and Shopping Plan
-more family fun-
Daily Evening Routine

*Daily Morning Routine consists of:

Shower, dress, hair, make-up and the dreaded shoes (I prefer going barefoot, but I don't get much accomplished when I do!)
Swish both upstairs toilets, Windex sinks and counters, quick sweep of bathroom, make bed.

(Truthfully, the above things are very hard for me to do without my morning cup of ambition.  I used to keep a coffee maker in my master bath and am seriously considering doing it once again, because if I go downstairs to have my coffee first, I am not likely to go back up the stairs to do the above things.  I'm lazy that way!)

Now, the long awaited cup of Joe and a little Bible/Prayer time to get my day off to a good start.
Check calendar for any appointments

Start a load of laundry
Tidy kitchen after breakfast
Tidy bath on main (swish and Windex)
Check menu-set out anything that needs thawed or put into crockpot to cook

Tidy kitchen again
15 minute pick-up of main floor


Fold and put away laundry
Chores for the day

If all of these things get done, then I will allow myself computer time (I still do that in between  chores as I need to rest if I stand too long my legs get numb and tingly.)  I just need to remind myself to get back up and get back to it.  Easier said than done for me.  : (


*Daily Evening Routine:

Launch Pads ?  Husband, Daughter, etc.

Lunch(es) packed?
Coffee Maker ready?
Load and run dishwasher
Kitchen clean ?
Den tidied?
Bedrooms tidied?
Check Calendar for next day
Phone and other needed electronics charging?

Evening Ablutions - Time for bed!  Whew!!!

Do I do all these things?  No.  Do I want to do all these things?  YES!  I've heard it takes about 21 days for a habit to stick. So I'm going to give it a try.  I'll let you know how things go from week to week.

Thanks for stopping by Chaos Cottage!


Monday, July 2, 2012

Menu for week of July 2nd

I'm struggling with my menu this week.  Let me explain.  My family, minus me, was supposed to be in Ireland through Thursday this week.  Their plane taking them to Dulles and then to Dublin was delayed so long they couldn't make it to Dulles in order to make the flight to Dublin.  This was a tour package, so it messed with the whole trip.  So I made two trips to the airport on Saturday.  I am glad to have them home and we all agree that God had other plans.  But now, my plan to eat nothing but tomato sammies and BLT's all week is not going to happen.  I'll probably fit them in somewhere anyway for lunch.  So I had to scramble to come up with a new plan.

Monday:  We're eating a large lunch out today so today would be a good day to get in my BLT craving.  I'll serve those with a side of Pasta Salad

Tuesday:  This one is still up in the air. Not sure if we are eating out or not.  We still have a gift card to a nice restaurant to use up.

Wednesday:  Celebrating the 4th at my MIL's.  We are having BBQ pork and all the fixin's.  Too hot to grill out.  I'm bringing Sweet Tea and Banana Pudding. 

Thursday:  I might make that Sausage Casserole I've been planning and not getting too.  Or I could just make sausage, eggs, and pancakes.  Again, it's hot.  Might not want to use the oven.

Friday:  I'm thinking Grilled Chicken Breast and Spinach and Strawberry Salad, possibly a side of Rice Pilaf.

Saturday:  Grilled Chicken Burgers.  Might forgo the fries.  That's hard to do but it does require using the oven.

Sunday:  I have some Turkey and Cheese sausages in the fridge.  A yummy Broccoli Salad (with bacon, of course), and something else, maybe fruit.

That's my week.  I tried to keep it simple.  Not a lot of prep and very little oven use.  How's your week of cooking looking?