Monday, February 2, 2009

In the Kitchen with a weekly menu plan and a project.

Last week I cooked one thing from my menu - bacon, gravy and biscuits. Yum! The rest of the week we ate leftovers and some meals I froze earlier in the month.

This week I have planned for us to enjoy:

Zesty Baked Chicken, Mashed Potatoes, Broccoli, Carrots, Cheddar Bread.
Penne Rustica, Salad, Rosemary Bread, Olive Oil.
Scrambled Eggs, Sausage, Biscuits, Fried Potatoes.
Taco Salad.
Pizza, Pineapples.
Stone Soup (a cookbook recipe I want to try), Cornbread.

If you are interested in seeing more of my recipes, my entire menu for this month, and previous menus be sure to check out Stephanie's Mommy Brain in the Kitchen.

For more menus visit Org Junkie's Menu Plan Monday Carnival.


A Kitchen Project

First, The Problem: crayon scribbles all over my kitchen wall since November.

Next came The Helper/ Culprit holding The Best Friend of a Mom with Young Children.

The Results: No more crayon on the wall.

No more sponge.

The New Problems: A definite line on the wall where I cleaned and where I didn't. Ick! Who knew walls could get that dirty in 6 years!! Also, paint is peeling off the chair rail and the wall.

Future Solution: Hubby will paint the kitchen. But that will have to wait until spring.

Are you working (or planning to work) on any short projects this winter? Tell us about them!

*** For more project ideas visit Tackle It Tuesday at 5 Minutes for Mom.


stephanie@{Olive Tree} said...

I'm getting ready to try blackboard paint in our school room area. I'm thinking it will come in handy with homeschooling and the girls will think it's big fun. Painting is NOT my thing so it will be an adventure. :)

Stephanie @ My Answered Prayer said...

I've got to paint both of my kids rooms. I've got the paint and supplies to do Logan's just haven't done it yet. Maybe this Wednesday will be the day. I don't have the kids from 12:15 until 5:00...I could get a lot done in that time.

Amy said...

Looks great...guessing it is a great feeling to have the crayon gone! And, isn't don't you love leftovers and frozen meals for busy weeks? I am always so thankful! Well, as you know, we're hoping to get our bathroom redone. I showed Jess the "pink" paint sample last night and it wasn't at all the pink she was picturing. So, maybe I'll bring my sample one Sunday to get more opinions. Oh the decisions! I am ready for it to be DONE! :) On a smaller note, I'm hoping to try to recover some of my lampshades. We'll see if and when...

Flamingo Mama said...

oh how i love magic eraser...i wish i could buy stock in those beautiful things!

Gayle said...

Ah, so have budding artist's as well! :) Great job getting it cleaned up.

Rhen @yestheyareallmine said...

It is one of my least favorite things of toddlerhood. Writing on the walls! Our house is constantly being decorated and I have to walk around with my magic eraser reclaiming the wall.

Eli's Lids said...

I'll have to get that sponge! We have a lot of wall areas to clean up this month. Will it get off other wall grunge?... ie where furniture has left a mark.

Stephanie's Mommy Brain said...

I've tried the Walmart and Mr. Clean version and I haven't found anything they didn't clean off the wall - including the paint if you aren't careful! Just be aware you might reveal just how dirty your wall is when you clean one spot! :)

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