Despite my lackadaisical attitude about blogging, menu planning is a habit I did not break. Who can know what they need from the store if they do not make some sort of plan? I use the weekly ads that come out on Tuesdays to find things on special that I can implement into my menu. And there are always those 'Manager's Specials' that shouldn't be overlooked. As the weather gets more unpredictable and outright cold, I make lists for hubby. It is always a surprise as to what he adds to my list on the fly! :) This week, we have several bargain meals, thanks to our shopping ads. MONDAY: Crock pot baby back ribs, baby greens and beer bread
TUESDAY: Olive Garden Zuppa Toscana ( recipe is on my recipe blog.), leftover beer bread
WEDNESDAY: Escalloped turkey, baby greens, cranberry relish
THURSDAY: Crock pot Cabbage Rolls and stewed tomatoes, mashed potatoes
FRIDAY: Some beautiful catfish fillets from our local Hy-Vee( Manager's Specials ), potato salad, baked beans
SATURDAY: PIZZA( Bacon cheeseburger ) from Casey's
SUNDAY: Sloppy Joe-stuffed-baked potatoes
It was a nice quiet, uneventful weekend here. Mike raked leaves to insulate the shrubs, as well as protect them from the deer and rabbits nibbling them. He added some fresh garlic 'pendants' to help deter the wildlife. He treated me to a couple afternoon movies instead of continuous sports and that was really nice. I don't mind the sports but a movie now and then is very pleasant. We are ready for Christmas here. Perhaps, I should take pictures of my sparse decor. I am really enjoying the minimal work/look. I do have electric candles in all the windows and lights on the tree. Yes, only one tree this year and it is our year-round tree. I just love all the seasons and holidays being represented on the tree.
Our neighbors provide a circus of lighted, animated and homemade decorations. Really dampens the spirit for us.... Airplanes flying over, NO-NO satellites is space can easily view their display; a lot like Clark's on National Lampoon's Christmas!
Well, I better get those ribs in the crock pot. I'm hungry just thinking about them!