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Menu Plan Monday is a little late today.  We were out and heading for Pembroke early this morning.  It’s the start of Book Club with the Pembroke group.  They are doing Diary of a Young Girl (Anne Frank).  It was a good morning.  It’s also made Ella very glad she’s not in school and that we follow the Charlotte Mason method of schooling.

Monday:

scalloped chicken -new recipe from a very old book

Tuesday:

leftover chicken

Wednesday:

leftover chicken

Thursday:

spaghetti

Friday:

gratin of potato and sausage -Julia Child

Saturday:

pork chops

Sunday:

??

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A bit of progress to share this week for Yarn Along/Crafting On.  I’ve lucked out and the Pembroke library has started a knit night.  It’s Mondays while Ella’s at Pathfinders.  Now I won’t have to sit in the car in the cold all winter.  Last week I was the only person, but this week there was a nice group, including my friend Karen.

I’ve started the ribbing on Grandma’s socks.  I’ve nearly finished Ella’s one sock (need daylight to do tubular cast off in black) and I’ve got the second one started.

I gave up on the Mary Lincoln book.  It just kept bogging down and wasn’t fun.  I’ve got too many other books to keep reading that kind of book.

I did enjoy my next Kindle book

It’s fiction based on real people and what happened to them during and after the Titanic.

This one is sort of a biography set as fiction.  I’m not too far into it, but it’s good.  It’s funny, he just finished talking about school and the ‘odd’ teacher.  She was always reading them real books and studying nature, etc and I’m like ‘Ha! The ‘weird’ teacher is a Charlotte Mason teacher!  Just like Ella’s curriculum.

Even though we are still boiling and counting down the days until the nice weather comes back, we’re heading into Fall fog season.

All fogged in at 8 am Sunday morning.

It actually got a bit foggier after the pictures.

Three hours later and we can see the trail, the highway and all the way back to the next side road.

Ta da!  The neighbours suddenly appear.

Our mornings will look like this for about the next two weeks.  It also coincides with the start of duck season.  It’s a little disconcerting to be out wandering around in the fog listening to the sound of gunfire.  It’s a weird, muffled sound, sort of like the play for Remembrance day.

Not really sure what’s up for this week.  We have a ‘park day’ planned but we don’t always make those, especially when they are up in Petawawa.  I have a new dress cut out, so hopefully I can get some sewing done.  If the promised cool weather arrives I can get some baking done too.  I’m tired of buying cookies from the store.

 

Monday:

everyday meatloaf -new crock pot recipe

Tuesday:

Cesky goulash and crispy German potato pancakes

Wednesday:

leftover meatloaf

Thursday:

leftover goulash

Friday:

roast chicken

Saturday:

venison steaks

Sunday:

hot chicken sandwiches

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Back to school today.  We are off to a great start, at the table shortly after 9.  Gotta love that.  Hard to believe Ella’s in grade 7 this year.

A word of warning from last week’s menu, the lentil meatballs did NOT meet the approval of the meat eaters in our house.  They are NOT a good replacement for real meatballs. They will NOT be repeated.  Colin and I did enjoy the homemade ‘ramen-type’ noodles and the garlic beef bowls. They WILL be repeated.

 

Monday:

leftovers for Daddy

Tuesday:

beef stew (from freezer) with cheesy baked croquettes

Wednesday:

chicken paprikash -new Crockpot recipe

Thursday:

leftover stew

Friday:

crispy Mongolian beef 

Saturday:

double crunch pork chops

Sunday: 

leftover Mongolian beef

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Not too much progress for Crafting On/Yarn Along this week.  I even had my knitting girlfriend up for an afternoon, but we talked too much to knit -ha ha.

Grandma’s socks (my purse knitting) are progressing slowly.  And a bit more work on Ella’s sock too.

I’m currently reading this one:

It’s alright, though it gets a bit slow when they start going on about the politics.  I’m not sure I’m going to finish it.

I finished last week’s book:

It was a fairly light read, but quite enjoyable.

Well that was a couple of nice at the end of last week.  But now, you’d never know it is September.  So hot and muggy, but the pool has dropped almost too much for swimming.  It’s 8 am and already 23C in the house with 80% humidity.  My poor lungs are so tired of trying to breath under water -ha ha.  I’m wheezing literally just walking around the house.  Public schools are back to work tomorrow.  We have our ‘not back to school’ picnic on Wednesday.  Hopefully Ella’s friends will make it out.  We got lots to do this week, so we won’t be starting ‘school’ this week.  I may get Ella back into it by starting back at her math this week.  We’ll really get back in the swing next week.

Monday:

French toast (Ella style if she’s home from Grandma’s)

BBQ chicken thighs -new crockpot recipe

Tuesday:

grilled cheese

sesame chicken and noodles (new homemade noodles)

Wednesday:

pb&h

leftover chicken thighs

Thursday:

meat sandwiches

lentil meatballs and spaghetti (vegetarian meatballs -definitely a new recipe)

Friday:

tuna sandwiches

chicken croquettes (from freezer)

Saturday:

garlic beef noodle bowls

Sunday:

baked chimichangas (from freezer)

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You may have noticed there was no Menu Plan Monday.  You won’t find one today either.  I’ve given up!  Don’t worry, likely just this week.  We’re back under a heat warning (they say 42C today) and Colin is getting busy with his seed cleaning.  It’s hard to know who will be around to feed and what we’ll want to eat while melting.  I am more than ready for the humidity to be gone.  Everything is damp, the furniture, the pillows, paper, etc.  Yuck.

For Yarn Along and Crafting On this week I have a finished project and a new one.

Finished Grandma’s socks.  They are so soft and squishy.  The colour still looks funny in the picture.  The top pair are for Ella.  She loves the bright colour but it’s Regia yarn so it’s a little scratchy.

Grandma had a check up with the respirologist in Renfrew last week.  We went with her so Ella could get some online time.  I walked past a display of books and found a new one -yeah I know, don’t judge a book by it’s cover but that’s what caught my eye.  This week I’m reading a real book!  Set during WWI, it’s a fairly light read, but I’m enjoying it.

Jennifer Robson, the author is from Ontario and even went to the University of Western Ontario.