Monday, March 26, 2018

Menu Plan Monday for 3/26/18

This week's meal choices don't feel very healthy, but this is healthier than eating out, and I take comfort in that. Here are this week's plans:

Saturday (3/24): Meatball subs, salad

Sunday (3/25):  pan-fried chicken, orzo, cauliflower/broccoli

Monday (3/26):  lasagna, salad, TX toast

Tuesday (3/27):  smoky corn chowder, salad, rolls

Wednesday (3/28): leftovers

Thursday (3/29)(CAP):  ribs, cole slaw, tater tots

Friday (3/30):  salmon, green beans, noodles

Monday, March 19, 2018

Menu Plan Monday for 3/19/18

This week is a light week for me cooking-wise. On Saturday hubby was at a men's retreat, so son and I got subs. On Wednesday night son and hubby are out for a class, so I'm eating leftovers. On Friday hubby and I have date night. So I only had to plan four meals. I went for easy meals this week. Here's the plan:

Saturday (3/17): Dinner out

Sunday (3/18):  chicken Caesar salad, TX toast

Monday (3/19):  Grilled cheese, tomato soup

Tuesday (3/20):  ravioli, salad, TX toast

Wednesday (3/20): leftovers

Thursday (3/21)(CAP):  Parmesan Chicken, riced cauliflower, Broccoli

Friday (3/27):  dinner out

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Crafting Lately

Since February I have been working to finish up some craft projects that have been sitting in my "WIP" stash ("Works in Progress"). I have been making pot holders, pillow cases and hats. I posted a tutorial on the potholders.
The hat is done in double crochet. This hat is made with a very thick yarn that I salvaged from another project someone else had done that I didn't think would really be practical. The hat is done in rounds:

R1: C4; 11 dc in 1st c; slip stitch in 4th c at beginning chain to connect round 1 (12 dc in round 1)

R2: c3; dc in same c; 2 dc in each remaining dc of r 1. ss to close r2 (24 dc in r 2)

R3: c3; 2 dc in next dc; 1 dc in next dc. Continue to alternate 2 dc, 1 dc to end of round; ss to close r3 (36 dc in r3) 

R4: c3; dc in next dc; 2 dc in next dc. Continue to alternate 1dc, 1dc, 2dc to end of round; ss to close r4 (48dc in r4)

R5  - R11: c 3; dc in each dc to end of round; ss to close round (48 dc each round till 11 rounds are completed).

End on last and tuck in tails.

You can do this hat with any size crochet hook. A size F hook with standard yarn gives a hat sized for a baby. I used a larger hook because the yarn is so thick. I used a hook only marked in metric: 5.5 - A Google search for a conversion chart tells me that is a size I hook (as in H-I-J-K).

I made 31 pillow cases so far. I have about five more cut out.

I also made 12 potholders.


The potholders and pillow cases go to my quilting group. They will be sold to get money for more fabric and batting for our quilts (Quilts of Valor and Quilts for Kids).

I hope you have enjoyed seeing the projects I have been working on this month. Have you been working on any projects? Or have I inspired you to do some craft work now? Leave me a comment below.
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Monday, March 12, 2018

Menu Plan for 3/12/18

Here are my menu plans for this week:

Saturday (3/10)
spinach pie, salad, muffins

Sunday (3/11):
Spaghetti, meatballs, salad, TX toast

Monday (3/12):
Steak, potatoes, asparagus

Tuesday (3/13):
Stove-top barbecue chicken, noodles, broccoli

Wednesday (3/14):
Guys eating out - leftovers

Thursday (3/15):
Salmon, rice pilaf, green beans

Friday (3/16):
Chili, salad, corn muffins
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