Happy 2018 to all you readers! I hope this year will hold many good things for each of you. Here, it is freezing cold with temps only expected to reach the single digits the next few days. I am not a big winter weather fan anyway, but this is definitely character-building weather.
Last week was fun here with lots of visits to places around here, and one to a new IKEA store a few hours away. I’ve never been before; have you? It took a few hours to go through, but was a lot of fun. There are lots of rooms made up, and each item has a price tag on it. If you like something, you write it down and then get it from the warehouse part of the store.
The cafeteria there was nice also. I got a nice meal for $3.99!
We made a Yule Log (basically a cake roll) from a recipe that came in the mail recently from Kroger. It took quite a bit of effort to make (although not too bad with the girls helping), and it made me appreciate the ones that the band sells for $15!
The year started well here (or at least, 2017 ended well) with church on Sunday and then the girls and I making some good foods. I made peanut butter brownie cupcakes that I’d made (and loved) for Daughter #1’s graduation. Daughter #2 made “monster toes” (cocktail sausages wrapped in crescent rolls). I also had a Hormel party tray that we snacked on, and sparkling grape juice. And, another tradition was that we watched the Twilight Zone marathon yesterday and today on the SyFy channel. It’s just relaxing and fun.
This week the girls are still home most of the week, and so things will still be rather low-key. Here are the menu plans so far:
Monday: I hope we can go to Moe’s for dinner. Usually on New Year’s Day they have a great deal. I think in the past it’s been $3 burritos.
Tuesday: Tex Mex Nacho Foil Packets — a favorite, and I think I’ve mentioned before how much I like “packet” type meals, since they make individual meals so easy.
Wednesday: my sister gave me a jar of Indian Tandoori sauce at Christmas. I think I’ll cook chicken and spinach and serve it with this and rice.
Thursday: Hamburger Vegetable Soup — this makes a lot, and it’s perfect for a cold week like this. Maybe I’ll make rolls or some type of bread too.
Friday: not sure yet. Remember, it’s a laid-back week 🙂
You can find more menu plan Monday ideas at OrgJunkie‘s.