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Thursday, February 26, 2015

Menu for 2/27/15-3/5/15

Man, these mystery afghan projects are so much fun! I'm out of yarn for the knit clue for this week but the crochet clue looks so cool. It's a very elaborate granny square that now has these large chain loops on the corners making the squares look like giant butterflies or flowers. I'm totally confused by it because every time I think I know what it's going to look like they add a new clue and blow my mind.

Unlike the crochet clues that keep building on the same 20 granny squares, the knit clues each make separate blocks. They're different every week and I have no idea how they'll look once they're pieced together. I love all the colors I'm using and the way they look together and best of all the knit pieces are all thick and soft and cushion-y. I'm seriously dying to see the finished product but it's also nice to be given small pieces of the pattern each week because they're much more manageable and less daunting than having a whole project with no schedule. Maybe I should start planning a time table for all of my knitting and crochet projects.

On another subject, the food in my house has been amazing for two snowy weeks. Roast beef in the crock pot on Saturday for Aaron and Papaw's birthdays, homemade cheesecake, crock pot chicken and barley vegetable stew with Nana, Yaya, Senator, and his girlfriend, and even the grilled chicken I made Tuesday on a whim (because I didn't make it to the store for the ingredients for the chili I had planned) was really excellent.

I've got another fantastic menu planned for this week. It seems to be slightly Italian in theme, but that's partly because I found a great deal on ground turkey and while trying to think of ways to use it I settled on lasagna and spaghetti and meatballs as my two top choices. We've eaten most of the meat I'd been stocking in the freezer and I nearly wiped out the pantry before I could get to the store yesterday, but they had a ton of canned vegetables, tomatoes, and beans on sale so I've restocked and I'm ready to feed turkey chili to a whole army tonight. Not that there is an army here, just that I'm planning on restocking the freezer with heat and eat meals and I'm starting with enough chili to feed us for at least four meals.

Anyway, here's the plan this week.

Breakfast- cinnamon toast and strawberries
Lunch- leftover chili
Dinner- pizza and salad

Breakfast- chicken biscuits
Lunch- leftover pizza
Dinner- mozzarella stuffed turkey meatballs with spaghetti, salad, and garlic knots

Breakfast- bacon, eggs, and pancakes
Lunch- leftovers
Dinner- chicken noodle soup and grilled cheese sandwiches

Breakfast- yogurt and strawberries
Lunch- leftover soup
Dinner- breakfast casserole, biscuits, and sausage gravy

Breakfast- cereal and milk
Lunch- macaroni and cheese and broccoli
Dinner- chili dog casserole

Breakfast- apples and peanut butter
Lunch- leftover chili dog casserole
Dinner- turkey lasagna rolls, salad, and garlic toast

Breakfast- scrambled eggs, bacon, and toast
Lunch- leftover lasagna rolls
Dinner- honey lime chicken and shrimp, seasoned rice, and roasted broccoli

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