Monday, November 29, 2021

Master To-Do List and Menu Plan Monday - November 29, 2021

Good morning, Dear One! It's Monday! 💗 The last Monday of November! Can you believe it? 😧

How was your week and weekend? Did you and your family have a nice Thanksgiving? 

My week here was good. I had a lot of anxiety leading up to Thanksgiving, but, once it arrived, it turned out well and, with the company of close family and good friends, I survived the first Thanksgiving without my husband. It wasn't easy though and I miss him terribly. 😢

Amanda and her family ended up coming down and we cooked up a storm Wednesday afternoon and evening. We combined our food with everyone else's and spent Thanksgiving Day at Patrick and Amber's. Buddy and Christy and their family came, as did Anthony and Nicole and theirs; fifteen of my twenty grands were there.

In addition to the kids and their families, good friends and extended family members joined us, as well...Amber's uncle and his girlfriend, Patrick's parents, Amanda's mother-in-law, and unofficially-adopted kids, Keith and Miranda...thirty-one of us in all...and would you believe??? I didn't take a single photograph!!! Never even thought about it!!! 😭

Thanksgiving daytime temperatures were super nice; Thanksgiving evening turned off really cold. In fact, by that evening a few of us went out to the park in search of frost flowers in the dark. They were just starting to form and were small, but everyone got to see some.

By Friday morning frost flowers were out en masse. Amanda's mother-in-law (my new friend), Lisa, and I went out to the park and took a little tour. It was Lisa's first time to the park (in the daytime anyway) and her first time of seeing frost flowers in their full glory. We had a great time!

I worked a full day Saturday and went back out to the park Sunday afternoon to take photos. The photos below are of Tuesday's prescribed burn. The first one I took early in the afternoon just as they were getting the burn started; the second one I took that night. The last one is of the bison. For whatever reason, they've been hanging around the burn unit all weekend long. I'm not sure what the big attraction is. There's not much left for them to eat on that section. Silly bison!!! we's Monday and I'm ready to start a brand-new week and jump, full-throttle, into the Christmas season! How about you? Are you ready? 

Let's get started on this week's post!

This week's to-do list...

- work
- clean house
- do laundry
- enter data (transect plant species; work @ home)
- wish granddaughter, Alysia, a Happy 11th Birthday
- figure December budget and bills
- pay bills
- select a winner in the current giveaway
- get together with my friend, Carla
- fill out and mail Christmas cards

This week's menu plan...

Breakfast ideas...

- cinnamon-apple toast with Triple 0 yogurt
- French toast
- THM pancakes with blueberries, Triple 0 yogurt, and syrup
- sweatpants oatmeal
- cottage cheese on toast with fresh fruit
- scrambled eggs and toast

Lunch ideas...

- holiday leftovers
- fish sandwich with baked potato
- grilled cheese sandwich with Just Like Campbell's Tomato Soup
- black bean and cheese tostadas
- tuna melt with chips
- homemade pizza (freezer)

Monday - Broiled salmon, potato pancake, sauteed celery, and fried apple
Tuesday - Turkey burger with cheese, black beans, and brown rice
Wednesday - Chicken soup and bread (freezer)
Thursday - Black-eyed peas and cornbread (freezer)
Friday - Turkey cheeseburger with potato wedges
Saturday - Bison chili with crackers
Sunday - Leftovers

Well...that's it for today, Ladies. You all have a nice day and a great week ahead and I'll be with you again soon.

Until next time...

P. S. - Tomorrow is the last day to enter the drawing for a chance to win a free copy of Mrs. White's book! To enter click HERE.

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1 comment:

  1. I'm so glad that so many of your family and friends were there to help you through your Thanksgiving. I know it must be so hard at this time of year and I'm keeping you in my prayers. The burn pictures are so interesting and I love those ones of the frost flowers as well. I was reading about them somewhere and thought of you. Hope you have a wonderful week!


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