Monday, February 17, 2014

On the Menu Monday (MPM) - Week 8

What a busy and filled weekend. Unfortunately last week, a neighbor boy that my sister and I grew up with lost his battle with brain cancer. Friday we had the visitation and Saturday the funeral. He was a teacher and a football and track coach, there was a huge turnout with lines out the door. It was a wonderful celebration of his life and it was a great testament of who he was with the huge turn out. 
We did get to celebrate Valentine's Day. We went to see Frozen which we had been wanting to see and dinner out with some sushi which I love. It was a new place too and we had excellent service. 
After spending time with family and friends on Saturday we were able to get some chores done around the house and we did get to go and see the new puppy again, too cute. She had a puppy play date, friends with their puppy were there as well. Too cute!

Seriously that face, this puppy! Too cute!

We started watching House of Cards on Netflix Sunday morning. Needless to say, episode 1 was SO good! I love that show! Then it was more chores at home as well as a trip to Lowe's for the paint for the living room. Cannot wait to see how the room turns out. Sunday evening we were able to catch up with good friends that we had not seen in a while which is always fun. I made a big pot of sauce and meatballs. I had a couple of bags of meatballs in the freezer from the holidays that I wanted to use up, but they weren't as good as when I make them myself. At least I made my own sauce!

We don't have a ton going on this week, but I am hoping we can start working on the living room. We got hit with a ton of snow this morning, so it will be a night in tonight.  We also cleaned out the freezers this weekend, so we have built our menu around things that we need to use up from the freezer. Should be pretty good though. 
Plans - Home! Lots of catch up, stuff that didn't get done this weekend. 
Breakfast and Lunch - Egg in a mug, fruit, leftovers (beef stroganoff, SO good!)
Dinner - Cuban Braised Pork Shoulder not sure what I will make to go with this, I have brussel sprouts and I thought maybe rice but trying to stay away from the starches. 

Plans - Home - working on living room and organization of kitchen cabinets (up next for a project)
Breakfast and Lunch - Yogurt, fruit, leftovers - maybe spaghetti and meatballs no pasta.

Plans - Home, painting! Can you tell I am anxious to get this room done? Our chairs arrive March 6th!
Breakfast and Lunch - Cottage cheese, fruit, Gyros

Plans - Home
Breakfast and Lunch - Yogurt, fruit, leftovers
Dinner - Sausage and Cannellini Pot (Woman & Home Dinner Tonight)

Plans - Home (maybe we can actually finish the room by the end of the weekend?)
Breakfast and Lunch - 
Dinner - Chicken and Cashew Stir Fry (also from the magazine Woman & Home Dinner Tonight)

Plans - Work on the house. We might be having friends for dinner, waiting to hear. I am also going to start my classes to take the Sommelier exam, cannot wait! Something to cross off the bucket list!
Breakfast and Lunch - probably out for lunch while we run errands

Plans - Finish up the Living Room. Dinner out with sister J hopefully if we can finish this room!!
Breakfast and Lunch - Leftovers 
Dinner - out hopefully

For more meal plans, and links to great recipes, check out the orgjunkie.

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