Monday, November 28, 2022

Master To-Do List and Menu Plan Monday - November 28, 2022

It's the last Monday of November 2022! Did you have a nice Thanksgiving? 

I spent Thanksgiving at Patrick and Amber's. Three of my children and their families were there, a couple of my cousins, a daughter-in-law's grandparents, and good friends. 

A total of twenty-one of us enjoyed the day with plenty of good food and great fellowship for everyone!

Now Thanksgiving is behind us and the Christmas season is officially under way! Woo-hoo!

I'm excited about the holiday season, of course, but, I have to admit, I'm having a really hard time missing John right now. The Christmas season was so special for us. In fact, he propsed to me on Christmas Eve. 

Christmas Eve 1987

I love and miss him so much. Fifty-five years of friendship and thirty-three years of marriage...our lives were so intertwined and we were (and I still am) so incredibly blessed! Blessed to have known him...blessed to have been his wife...blessed to have shared the biggest part of a lifetime with him. I am so thankful! 

The parts for the hot water tank arrived mid-week and Rudy was able to get me up and running before the weekend. It was so nice to come home from work Friday night and take a wonderfully hot shower. Again, I am so thankful!

I don't have a lot of time this morning, so let's get right into this week's post...shall we?

Northern Harrier Hawk In a Farm Field
on My Way Home From Work

This week's master 'to do' list...

- clean house
- do laundry
- figure December bills and budget
- get together with Carla
- meet Amanda and the grandgirls for lunch or supper
- wish granddaughter, Alysia, a Happy Birthday
- finish decorating for Christmas
- pick up stamps
- fill out and mail Christmas cards
- change the calendar page
- finalize plans for Family Christmas (coming up in less than two weeks)
- wrap a few Christmas gifts
Red-tailed Hawk

This week's menu plan...

This week's plan includes using up leftovers and fresh items, as well as, doing some baking to help stretch out items on-hand. 

Leftovers include turkey, pumpkin pie, and tortellini. Fresh items include potatoes, carrots, onions, apples, mandarin oranges, yogurt, and cottage cheese. 

Ideas for using up the turkey and vegetables include making a small pot pie and the apples I will use in a new dessert recipe that I found. 

For breakfast this morning it's potatoes and onions with sausage; for lunch leftover tortellini. For supper I will most likely make salmon or chicken with oven-roasted carrots as a side. Snacks will include yogurt and mandarins.

I've got to get a carton of egg whites, then I will use the cottage cheese in a large batch of Trim Healthy Mama pancakes and freeze them in portion-sized batches. As for baking, my goal is to make a batch of Sue Gregg's Good Earth Rolls and some oatmeal cookies to freeze. 

Good Earth Rolls

Other than that, that's about it for today! I hope your day is going well and that you have a wonderful week ahead! 

Until next time...

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  1. Such a blessed Thanksgiving! I love the way the table was decorated. Those dinner rolls look so good. I also looked up your oatmeal cookie recipe. It looks wonderful! God bless!

    1. Thank you stopping in and commenting, Mrs. White! I appreciate it! Blessings to you and yours for a wonderful holiday season!


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