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I love having the house all done up for Christmas!  Colin and I ran into Pembroke yesterday and picked up a couple of little strands of lights for the new garland in the living room.  They look like ‘vintage’ bulbs from when we were kids (but LED of course).  Colin really likes the new garland because it doesn’t hang down as far and he doesn’t have to duck every time he walks out of the room.

I really need to get started on my Christmas baking.  I would have started today, but it’s groceries tonight and I ran out of time.  Here’s a fun picture with my baking helper from a few years ago…

I made the chicken later in the week than scheduled, so we’re still finishing up chicken.

Monday:

leftovers

hot chicken sandwich

Tuesday:

sandwiches

magic chicken pie

Wednesday:

Autumn chowder (maybe with the last of the chicken?)

spaghetti and meatballs (from freezer)

Thursday:

pizza

smoked ham -new recipe for the crock pot

Friday:

ham sandwiches

leftover chicken pie

Saturday:

leftover ham

Sunday:

beefsteak pie

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Hey look! Menu Plan Monday posted on Monday morning!  What do you know!

I didn’t get the Christmas pudding and cake made yesterday.  I’m trying to finish up my sewing so I can put my machine away for the season and have the kitchen table free.  So I’ll share a picture that was taken on Stir-Up Sunday a couple of years ago:

What’s up this week?  Not so sure.  Tomorrow we have book club at Chantal’s.  The kids are eating food mentioned in the book (Diary of a Young Girl).  At least that’s the plan.  I can guarantee you (as in I’d put money on it) that Ella won’t taste just about everything Chantal plans on serving.  I’d better bring something along.  We also hope to go have fun with our friends in Arnprior.  Our plans last week got cancelled because Ella needed some extra Grandma time since she’d been away.

Monday:

French toast

chicken and dumplings

Tuesday:

tacos

Wednesday:

leftover tacos

leftover chicken

Thursday:

pizza

Creole pork chops

Friday:    St. Andrew’s Day

leftover pizza

fish and chips, hopefully

Saturday:

honey garlic chicken wings

Sunday:   start of Advent

roasted garlic chicken

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What do you know?  Menu plan Monday actually on a Monday.  Though to be honest it’s almost 2:30 and I just remembered.  You’ll also note that the fall header is gone.  That’s because

winter has returned to the Valley

Daisy’s less than impressed this year.

We had fog that froze on the trees and looked so beautiful Sunday morning.  We’ve got about 6″ now and it’s still coming down.

Grandma made it home safely yesterday.  Ella’s very happy, she misses Grandma a lot when she’s in Bowmanville.  Uncle Dennis got a deer.  But Grandma came home with a lot of bad news about Great-Grandma.  Without going into details, I’m not sure how all the family down there can’t see that she’s got Alzheimers.  It’s so very sad.  It’s so bad that I’m really worried she won’t remember/recognize Ella when we’re down at Christmas.  That will break Ella’s heart.

No real plans for the week.  Though I’d like to make up the play date we had to cancel last week due to pink eye (their’s not ours).  Besides that, not much else.

Oh, I know what I forgot to tell you.  WE’RE DONE THE CORN!!!!  Colin worked a 16 hour day on Thursday (into the dark) and finished up just before the snow started.  Hurray!

Monday:

leftover beef and barley soup -I skipped ahead in my plans and tried this new recipe.  It is SO GOOD.  You have to try!

Tuesday:

pizza

beef ribs -will decide recipe later

Wednesday:

French toast -regular and Ella safe

leftover ribs

Thursday:

leftover pizza

garlic paprika chicken

Friday:

grilled cheese

baked sweet and sour chicken -I didn’t make this last week since Ella was home, she doesn’t like Chinese food

Saturday:

leftover s&s chicken

double crunch honey garlic pork chops

Sunday:  Stir-Up Sunday

leftover garlic paprika chicken

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I don’t know why I can’t remember when it’s Monday.  Maybe I should start making these posts on Sunday and scheduling them?  Oh well, here’s what’s for supper this week.  Colin’s still combining so, lunches are hit and miss.  Uncle Dennis continues deer-less, so that means Grandma’s still in Bowmanville.

Monday:

crock pot tenderloin and potatoes

Tuesday:

Danish goulash

Wednesday:

baked chimichangas -from freezer

Thursday:

leftover goulash

Friday:

baked sweet & sour chicken

Saturday:

breakfast for dinner -Ella home so egg/dairy free

Sunday:

dairy free meatloaf 

 

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I’m not really doing much new knitting.  But I’ve picked up Grandma’s sweater again.  I had to do some negative knitting because I couldn’t figure out where I was 😦  So I started the body over again with a better lace pattern.

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OK, I’m not sure what’s up with this week.  Somehow I managed to forget about Monday and Tuesday.  So I guess it’s a catch up day today.

Monday:

Crockpot Thanksgiving dinner -using a turkey quarter.  Colin said it was the best turkey ever, but doesn’t know if that’s because of the recipe or the turkey -it’s ours

Tuesday:

New England corn chowder

leftover turkey

Wednesday:

perogie in my Actifry 

vegetarian pot pie -I’ll use chicken broth and Ella milk of course

Thursday:

sandwiches

shipwreck casserole -looks interesting, I’ll do it in the oven.  I don’t really like CP potatoes

Friday:

leftover casserole

leftover pot pie

Saturday:

breakfast for dinner -not eggs because Ella’s home this weekend since Grandma is in Bowmanville babysitting Great-Grandma so Uncle Dennis can go hunting  🙂

Sunday:

honey garlic chicken wings

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I do have some projects to share for Yarn Along.  I got some purse knitting work done.  My sock is almost to my calf.  I also did a bit of work on my pillowcase lace.  Of course, I’m working on a few things for my swap partner too.

 

I’m even behind with the Halloween pictures.  This is the very first year that Ella has done all the pumpkin gut work.  She figured out that my wooden spatula can do most of the work for her.  She then used the ladle to scoop out the guts.

Ella drew the face of Innuyasha, her new favourite manga show.  Luckily the pumpkin wasn’t too thick this year, so I let Ella do the carving.

Daisy’s not so sure…

Pathfinder enrollment last week too.

Ella’s a school girl vampire.

I guess that’s about it.  Of course, the menu is just ‘ideas’ since it’s combine season and we never know when Daddy will need lunch in the field or come home for supper.  How’s your week going?

 

 

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We had a nice trip down to Pickering to visit with Auntie Belinda and Uncle Stefan.  We didn’t really ‘do’ much of anything, but that can be fun sometimes.  Ella, Stefan, and I did Laser Quest on Saturday.  That’s always so much fun.  I got 6th out of 23 on the first game.  Ella did a second game (with a big group of 14-year-old boys).  We were watching the scoreboard and at first she was getting slaughtered.  Then something happened and she started kicking butt and taking names!  She ended up 3rd out of a group of 33!!  She’s so happy when she can beat the boys  🙂

Pumpkin carving today.  Ella would like to go into Pembroke this year for her trick or treating.  It’s supposed to be miserable so that’s likely what we will do.  We can hit more houses quicker.  Not sure what she’s wearing because a coat isn’t fitting over her Erza costume

She’s been invited to join her HS friends and is so excited.

So here’s what’s on the menu this week.  I’m just giving you suppers because it’s ‘corn season’ so who knows where I’ll be for lunches.

Tuesday:

roasted chicken quarters and probably roasted potatoes too (since the oven is already on)

Wednesday:

spaghetti -fast and quick

Thursday:

steak souvlaki

Friday:

beef chow mein -new recipe

Saturday:

sesame chicken and fried rice

Sunday:

panzerotti

 

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Mondays are so busy here this Autumn.  We’ve got book club in Pembroke in the mornings, the kids are doing Diary of a Young Girl (did I tell you that already?).   Home again after lunch and then back to Pembroke for Pathfinders (which Ella loves).  I don’t seem to get anything done on Mondays.  This week I didn’t even get my menu up.

Monday:

McD’s

store roasted chicken

Tuesday:

grilled cheese

leftover chicken

Wednesday:

pizza

cracklin’ chicken

Thursday:

pizza

smothered hamburgers

Weekend:

Daddy feeds himself

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My Crafting On and Yarn Along posts might be a little sparse for the next few weeks.  I’m participating in a Christmas swap on Ravelry again, so sssssshhhhhh!!!

I do have some purse knitting progress to share.  I used a filter to try to get the colour right.  The yarn is blue and burgundy.

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