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This week is starting in a sucky, sucky way.  Tomorrow was supposed to be Ella’s birthday party.  We were taking her and her besties to Laser Quest.  But Environment Canada (and all the news) is calling for SNOWAGEDDON tomorrow into Wednesday.  Like 40 cm/16 inches of snow!!  Laser Quest is in the far end of Ottawa and Google says 1 1/2 hours (further for our friends) -far too far to drive in crumby weather.  We had ridiculous snow squalls on Friday, Colin had a real struggle to get back home from dropping Ella (and shoveling) in Beachburg.

There were a few changes to the menu last week.  I didn’t get home in time to make the pot pie, so I made chicken a la king instead.  I also didn’t make the beef roast last night.  Instead, I made a new chicken chow mien that was quite yummy.

Monday:

leftover chow mien and something for Ella

Tuesday:

perogie

Wednesday:

shake and bake pork chops

Thursday:   Valentine’s Day

baked pork tenderloin 

Friday:

leftovers

Saturday:

lasagna

Sunday:

chicken and dumplings

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We are finally out of the deep freeze -for a couple of days any way.  Looking at the weather thingy I can’t believe it’s actually 0C!  That will be good because Ella is going sledding with some of her friends this afternoon.

Did I tell you about all the ‘have-to’ knitting I’m doing?  I finished up one of the Baby Surprise Jackets and had the second one about half-finished.  I now have the second one re-started.  I’m not sure why I’m having so many issues with this pattern.  It’s usually a piece of cake.

I’m also working on a project for my sister’s cats.  Unfortunately, it’s worked with the yarns held double which absolutely kill my wrists, so I can only work on it for a little while. Hopefully, I can get it done before we  head to Toronto.  I’m also supposed to make my Dad slippers, which also usually need doubled yarn  😦

What’s on the menu this week?

Monday:

steak

Tuesday:

chicken a la king

Wednesday:

shake & bake pork chops 

Thursday:

leftover chicken

Friday:

beef chow mien 

Saturday:

leftovers

Sunday:

roast beef

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Colin and I ran away for the weekend!  Colin gave me a weekend away at our friends’ B&B for Christmas so we decided to go before he got busy with seed cleaning.  Carol had a surprise in the kitchen when we arrived:

This little girl is just a couple of days old.  Carol wasn’t sure she would survive.  The wee thing needed lots of attention.

As you can see, she’s just about the size of Carol’s Pomeranian.  She was so lovey and would snuggle into my hand.  Colin said he was going to check my pockets before we came home.

And of course, it wouldn’t be a trip to the ‘hills’ without a picture from the Tavern.

Perogie and cabbage rolls!  Colin really likes their burger too.

Now we’re back home, it’s -24C (plus windchill) and everything is back to normal.  So what’s cooking this week?

Monday:

comfort meatballs -Pioneer Woman

Tuesday:

roast pork

Wednesday:

hamburgers or leftover meatballs

Thursday:

leftover pork

Friday:  Ella’s 13th birthday -WHAT!!!

tacos

Saturday:

roast chicken

Sunday:  hopefully church in Ottawa

hot chicken

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Buuuurrrrrrr!   It has been so cold this weekend.  Today (8:30 am) it’s -27C (-17F) and feels like -40C/F!  The water pipes in the barn were frozen this morning, so Colin was out there at 6 so we could have water in the house.  Right now he’s over at the neighbour’s (and Dad’s) moving snow.  We had a bit of snow yesterday, but it’s so light that it blew and drifted in terribly.

I didn’t try the new chow mien recipe last week.  I realized I didn’t have most of the ingredients -oops.  I also didn’t make the ‘mystery’ roast.  We got invited out to supper -hurray, no dishes!  This week I don’t have a full week of suppers.  Our weekend plans are really up in the air, so I’ll play those by ear.  If they get settled I’ll come back and fill in the week.

Monday:

hamburger soup

Tuesday:

spaghetti

Wednesday:

steak souvlaki

Thursday:

leftover souvlaki

Friday/Saturday/Sunday:

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Menu Plan Monday actually on a Monday-ha ha!

The Danish goulash was really good.  I used home made ‘onion soup mix’ with a bit of turmeric, boy did that give the goulash a nice rich colour.  I didn’t make the pork chops, No Frills had a sale on ribs, so we had those.  The French chicken dish was OK, but I don’t think I’ll make it again.

Monday:

leftover chicken

Tuesday:

tacos

Wednesday:

crock pot turkey, dressing, and roasted carrots

Thursday:

leftover turkey

Friday:

chicken chow mein

Saturday:

mystery roast -it might be venison??

Sunday:

leftover roast

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Yesterday we had a great home school field trip into the city.  We toured around Parliament Hill.  The ‘centre block’ is getting closed for at least a decade for repairs/renovations.  Unfortunately we found out too late, and most of the furniture has already been removed.  It was a good trip and the building is unbelievable beautiful.  I don’t have any pictures uploaded yet, but I’ll share when I do.

Meanwhile, what’s to eat this week…

Tuesday:

smothered hamburgers

Wednesday:

Danish goulash

Thursday:

shake and bake pork chops

stove-top stuffing

German potato salad 

Friday:

leftover goulash

Saturday:

lasagna

Sunday:

French style chicken and potatoes

 

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The cookie baking continues.  I’m not sure how many I’ve still got to make.  It’s kind of nice that most of Ella’s extra curricular stuff is done till the new year (we have archery tomorrow, but that’s it).  Some weeks I get tired of all the running.  Are you ready for Christmas?  I need to get my wrapping done.  I’m just going to give you suppers this week, lunches might depend on what’s in the oven and how much time I have to cook stuff.  So, what’s cooking this week?

Monday:

hot beef -yeah, I know I didn’t say I was making roast beef last week.  I just didn’t feel like ham, so I changed things up and made the most delicious roast beef on Sunday.  This is my favourite way right now.

Tuesday:

spaghetti

Wednesday:

meat pie -probably my Bavarian beef pie recipe

Thursday:

baked tenderloin

Friday:

leftover meat pie

Saturday:

leftover tenderloin

Sunday:

pork chops -maybe these ones

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