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I was really busy yesterday and didn’t get around to making my menu.  This is hopefully the last week without planned lunches.  Cropping has gone really well and Colin is almost done!

Archery tonight.  Now that summer is here, the club has an outdoor range they use (and can use daily).  Hopefully this week someone else comes.  Ella doesn’t like being there by herself, she misses the socialization.

Monday:

honey garlic chicken wings

Tuesday:

leftover venison

Wednesday:

leftover wings

Thursday:

spaghetti and meatballs

Friday:

chicken croquettes (from freezer)

Saturday:

sesame chicken and chow mien (PW recipe)

Sunday:

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Wild Game

A while ago we were given some game by the hunters we let use our property.  I’ve finally gotten brave and tried using it.  I got this recipe from Dan, one of the hunters.

 

Crock Pot Venison

1 roast (I think it’s a shoulder/blade roast)

garlic

2 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce

1 can cream of chicken and tomato

1 package onion soup

pour everything over the roast and cook on high for 4 hours.  So delicious!

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We had a good weekend.  Sunday was the Ottawa Comic-Con.  We took Ella’s friend Sarah.  It was Sarah’s first time.  She’s dressed as Fiona from Adventure Time. She had a great time and got recognized a bunch.  She even had her picture take!  That makes for such a fun Comic-Con.

Comic-Con was so much fun that both the girls passed out on the drive home.  Made for a very peaceful drive -ha ha!

The cropping continues, hurray, though Colin would be happy for some gentle rain on the weekend.  Lunches will still be on an ‘as it comes’ basis, which usually means lots of sandwiches.

Monday:

garlic roast chicken

Tuesday:

hot chicken

Wednesday:

chicken a la king

Thursday:

supper in town because I have to meet someone before swimming

Friday:

hamburgers

Saturday:

leftover chicken a la king

Sunday:

crock pot venison roast

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Turned another year older on Friday.  It’s hard to believe that I’m 47.  I don’t feel old.  I remember when Mom and Dad were 47, they seemed much older than I feel.  Colin says the same thing.

Ella and Grandma got me one of those new ‘Gotham Steel’ frying pans and a couple of really cute baking pans (brownie type size).  They also picked up Chinese in Renfrew.  

Ella, Grandma, and I saw the new Avengers movie today, so I didn’t roast the chicken after all.  BTW, don’t take sensitive people to see the movie.  It’s a very sad, surprising ending.  Tears all round.  Cropping starts today, so I won’t bother planning lunches since I won’t know if they will be in the kitchen or in the field until the day required.

Monday:

pizza

leftovers

Tuesday:

steak and mashed potatoes -hurray BBQ!!!!!

Wednesday:

hamburgers

Thursday:

pork souvlaki

Friday:

double crunch pork chops

Saturday:

beef ribs-don’t know what but found them in the freezer

Sunday:    Comic-Con Ottawa

leftover souvlaki

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Just when I thought I was getting better (thanks to the Prednesone) I somehow caught another head cold on Thursday and am coughing my brains out again.  I think I’ve pulled a muscle in my sides/back and I coughed so hard on Sunday my arm went numb.  Luckily I already had an appointment with my regular RPN to discuss the asthma test.  So now I’m back on double dose of my steroid inhaler (with better rinsing) and back on Prednesone.  And of course, so much Ventolin I can barely function for shaking.  Sigh, I’m ready for spring.

Friday was Mom’s birthday.  I can’t believe she’s 70!

Remember the flooding from last year?  So far (knock on wood) the snow has been melting slowly and there isn’t any extra flooding.  We’ve even got turkey hunters down in the field where we canoed last year.  Colin and I were in Renfrew last night and I took a short video of the river.  It’s so much tamer than last year.

So what’s going on in the kitchen this week?

Monday:

tuna sandwich

leftover roast beef

Tuesday:

pizza -Ella hopes on the BBQ

honey lime chicken wings

Wednesday:

sandwiches

spaghetti and meatballs

Thursday:

pizza

leftover wings

Friday:

grilled cheese

Chinese

Saturday:

leftover Chinese

Sunday:

roast chicken  

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OK, I think it’s safe to use my spring Menu Plan Monday header.  We’ve had an entire week of ‘not winter’ weather and in fact, the last few days have been actually ‘spring like’.   In fact, the garden has decided that it is spring:

My crocuses that surprisingly survived the snow

and snowdrops.  The squill (bluebells) are coming but not flowering yet.

Ella had a busy morning on Saturday.  She was up in Petawawa helping the club set up for the archery tournament.

Those animal targets are heavy and are being held in place by 50 lb sand bags!  I was told by a number of people of Ella’s great work ethic and how hard she worked.  That’s so nice to hear.

It was hard to get a good shot (no pun intended).  We were up in the gallery and it was pretty busy down on the floor.  Those are Ella’s new archery friends standing behind her.  Their family homeschools too.  They and their Dad have been so great and have really helped Ella enjoy archery.  So how did she do?

She got third in her age group!!! She scored 188 which was pretty decent.  240 seemed to be the average sort of score including the adults (except the older guys who hunt all the time) so she’s doing pretty good for just having this bow for a couple of months and no practice here at home.  It’s amazing how much better you can shoot when you can see -ha ha!  There were 2 rounds of shooting so 40 targets.  Of those 40 she only missed 4!!  She got a couple of really good shots (the ones I could see).  She caught the groundhog right in the middle of the chest.  I told her Daddy would be putting her to work on groundhog duty this spring.

Ella’s arrow is the long black one -great shot!

So what are we eating this week:

Monday:

Colin’s away cleaning and Ella’s at Grandma’s so I’ll find whatever junkie lunch I want  🙂

leftover  bbq ribs 

Tuesday:

stir fry

hot chicken

Wednesday:

hamburgers

spaghetti and meatballs

Thursday:

wieners and beans

chicken pie

Friday:   Grandma’s 70th birthday!!

chicken sandwiches (get the idea I have a bit of chicken to use up this week?)

roast beef and popovers

Saturday:

leftover chicken pie

Sunday:

hot beef

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You aren’t going to believe this but the sweater is finally finished!  Hopefully next week’s Crafting On will finally be a new project.

Don’t mind the moody teenage model.  I’m wondering if I should re-do the button bands, they seem to be a little tight?  We’ve got a surprise trip to Pickering this weekend, so I need to get the ends sewn in and finished up.

What’s on the menu this week?  Nothing too exact.  Today I’m making my slow roasted pork.  That will give us leftovers for most nights.  I also need to make up some food for Colin for the weekend.

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