Lisa's Homemaking Corner

Lisa's Homemaking Corner

Monday, February 27, 2006

Menus for the week of 2/27/06

Monday
Egg Foo Yung
Rice
Salad
Almond Cookies

Tuesday
Meat & Potato Salad
Pickles
Carrot sticks
Apple pie

Wednesday
Leftover day

Thursday
BBQ Chicken
Sweet potato fries
Corn sticks
Pineapple & strawberries

Friday
Breakfast for dinner!
Scrambled eggs with cheese
Bacon
Glazed peach coffee cake

Saturday
Leftovers

Sunday
Soup
Sandwiches

Sunday, February 19, 2006

Getting ready for Monday

I'm sooo excited.  Dh and I decided to order kindergarden curriculum from My Father's World.  I started Vincent on it last week.  I have been looking through all the lessons and I am so excited to do this .  There's a lot of the Charlotte Mason approach integrated into the curriculum.  I've been doing more structured schooling with hopes of working my way to CM, but ironically, felt I needed a guided CM approach.  And MFW, I feel, is exactly this.  There is some workbook work, but it's mostly DOING things and reading storybooks; I love it!
Right now, we're in the introduction part, which usually takes two weeks, but I'm doing 2 per day with Vincent, since he already knows his alphabet and numbers pretty well, and this curriculum starts out assuming students do not know these things.  Which will be wonderful when it's time for Andrew to do school.  This is such an easier approach to phonics than what I started out with with Vincent…I think we were both getting frustrated.  I had the worksheets, but no guidance on how to go about teaching phonics.  MFW even gives you what to say!  LOL That's exactly what I needed to start out!  Can you tell I am so happy and excited to have gotten this curriculum? 
We have already decided we are going to use MFW for 1st grade, as well.  Since we're officially starting at such an odd time of the year, we will be done by August, have time to give Vincent some time off, and get him started on 1st grade by September.  So he will be a whole year ahead, as he will turn 5 this coming March.
Anyway, I am going through making sure the basic house stuff is done, like dh's work shirts ironed for tomorrow, dishes done, and general picking up done.  As soon as we get up tomorrow, I want to have breakfast, do my quiet time in the Word, then get going on school.  Once we get that done, I can start on some serious de-cluttering around here.  It's so great to finally get back into a routine!

Menus for the week of 2/20/06

Monday
Taco Ring
Cucumber salad
Ice cream sundaes

Tuesday
Ravioli carbornara
Garlic bread
Broccoli
Grapes

Wednesday
Leftover day

Thursday
Chicken Parmesan
Veggies
Baked potatoes
Pound cake w/ peaches & raspberry sauce

Friday
Fish w/ lemon sauce
Broccoli cheddar gratin
Red potatoes w/ butter & dill
Cookies (not sure what kind to make yet LOL)

Saturday
Leftover day

Sunday
Soup
Sandwiches

Tuesday, February 14, 2006

Crockpot Chicken and Stuffing

4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
1 can cream of mushroom soup
1/3 cup milk
1 box stuffing mix (such as Stove Top) with seasoning packet
1 2/3 cups water
Place chicken in crockpot.  Mix cream of mushroom soup and milk until smooth; pour over the chicken.  Mix together the stuffing mix, seasoning packet (some brands already has the seasoning mixed in) and water.  Let soak for about a minute and then pour over the soup mixture.  Cook on low for 6-8 hours.
Enjoy!

Monday, February 13, 2006

Lots of smiles!

Oh, how I adore baby smiles .  Andrew smiled for the first time at a little over 4 weeks old, but now, he's doing it all the time!  As long as he's not cranky, I can usually get him to smile whenever I want him to, and I absolutely love it!  He even makes happy noises along with his smiles.  It totally melts my heart every time he looks into my eyes and his mouth opens in the biggest smile I have ever seen.  *Happy sigh*

Menus for the week of 2/13/06

Yay, I actually finally did my menu planning!  LOL.  And I actually did them for the next three weeks !  Here's this week's.
Monday
Crockpot chicken and stuffing
Buttered egg noodles
Veggies (something from the freezer)
Cherry cobbler

Tuesday
Pizza
Salad
My “killer” brownies

Wednesday
Leftover day

Thursday
Minestrone
Homemade French bread
Fruit

Friday
Crispy chicken
Cheesy potatoes
Veggies
Strawberry shortcake

Saturday
Leftover day

Sunday
Is usually just a soup and sandwich day as we do the big lunch over at my parents every Sunday after church.

Wednesday, February 8, 2006

Wednesday Bright and Early

LOL I know this probably isn't too early for some, but it is amazing that I got up early enough to be on here by now.  For Andrew's last feeding of the night, I just decided to get up and get moving.  Nick is working all day today, so hopefully much will be done when he arrives home tonight.  He thought he was starting to get sick with a cold last night, but he awoke feeling better today.  Hopefully, the long workday won't bring back those feelings of being sick.
I have my pot of hot water brewing in the coffee pot right now.  I do that so that all the day long I can choose; coffee, tea, or cocoa.  I have a tray out on my counter that has a variety of tea bags, coffee bags, cocoa packets along with my own cocoa mix, individual creamers and packets of sugar.  Then in the morning I just run plain water through the coffe pot to keep it hot all day.  That way, it caters to whatever mood I'm in (dh doesn't like drinking hot beverages if he can help it).  Plus, I'm ready if company decides to drop by.
So, I'm waiting for my pot of water to finish, then I can have my quiet time in God's word.  After that, I will get Vincent started on school, then work on the disaster zone that is my front porch.  We've got bags upon bags of baby clothes that Nick had pulled out of the basement and that people have given us when Andrew was born.  I need to sort these out by size and get them ready to store until we need them.
Until next time…