Hope you all had a great time over the holidays. Ours was mostly great. Ronnie was off the week between Christmas and New Year's, which is always a treat.
We're starting back to school today. Why? Well, even though it's New Year's Eve we really don't have plans other than going to church tonight. Since Ronnie's home until Wednesday, I'll have the "principal" here to deal with any bad attitudes that might creep up from having time off school. It's win-win for me.
I've been on call the past two weekends and am planning on enjoying a week at home without going to work. I'm hoping we can get over to see my Nan at the hospital this week. She had a little episode at the nursing home on Christmas Eve and was throwing silverware at people. Since then, she's been at the hospital being evaluated. She's doing better, but she's been so confused that I haven't been able to take the boys over to see her for Christmas yet. Sometimes all you can do is take a deep breath and just keep moving, right?
My menu plan is also a little up in the air. My stove isn't wanting to light all the time. The nice guys from DD Appliance are making another trip to the house on Wednesday to hopefully fix it. It would have been nice for the stove to act up at the same time as the freezer two weeks ago. Would have saved some time, right? Anyway, assuming my oven is working again, here's my plan for this week:
Monday: Chicken wings, loaded potato skins and peaches
Tuesday: Kielbasa and potatoes, applesauce
Wednesday: Alice Springs Chicken, mashed sweet potatoes and green beans
Thursday: Meatloaf, mashed potatoes and carrots.
Friday: Homemade pizza
Sunday: Roast chicken, baked potatoes and carrots.
I know, I'm a little heavy on the potatoes. I canned over 150 pounds and I still have a 50 pound bag to finish up. We're going to be eating baked potatoes, potato soup, potato pancakes....the list goes on and on. Basically, if you have a good potato recipe, feel free to share it with me!
Happy New Year and I'll talk to you later.