Monday Musings: 03.07.2011 Edition March 7, 2011Posted by Toy Lady in Musings, random stuff, Shopping With Peeps.
Tags: menu plan monday
I’ve mentioned “sibling rivalry” we’re enjoying between the cat and the dog, right?
And how, when he finds her feathery kitty toys, he slobbers them up so they’re essentially un-playable to her?
Yeah, I guess she likes to get her revenge – by rubbing her kitty belly all over his dog bed.
My parents stopped by the other evening on their way home from Buffalo, where their flight had landed after a trip to Mexico.
While there, they toured a tequila farm (factory?) and picked up a pistol-shaped bottle of tequila for Peeps.
He’s looking forward to doing
(wait for it!)
Now, see, THIS is why I’ve resisted the whole Facebook thing for so long!
I have been a knitting fool lately!
I’ve officially finished a pair of socks – I used a skein of basic acrylic yarn that was knocking around, and, yes, they are. . . green.
I am looking forward to mastering this whole sock-knitting thing – then I’ll invest in some nice yarns and make some nice socks. I can hardly wait!
Although we’re in upstate New York, about as far north of the Mason-Dixon as one can get, we like to observe Mardi Gras, at least as much as we can.
We picked up a King Cake this week, and I couldn’t help noticing that the “baby” that’s usually baked into the cake was, well, it was taped to the side of the box.
Boy, I guess they really are worried about that whole choking hazard thing, aren’t they?
And how’s this for an installment of Shopping With Peeps?
We needed to pick up some cheese slices, and we noticed that it was, well, divided.
There was the White American cheese. And then there was the colored stuff.
Really? Racist cheese now?
We’ve STILL been working on getting the cat and the dog to co-exist.
And let me tell you, it’s Not Easy.
Though it’s getting better – bit by bit. I’ve been able to get them to look at each other – or more accurately, to get her (the cat) to look at him (the dog) and to get him (the dog) to ignore her (the cat).
Confused? Imagine my mornings with the two of them. Yeah.
And once again, it’s time for the weekly menu plan. Although it’s March, the several inches of new snow in my front yard remind me that it’s still winter. Which is, in a way, fine – we do love our cold-weather comfort foods around here!
Monday – We picked up a pork shoulder, and we’re going to slow-roast that along with some carrots, and we’ll enjoy some mashed white beans. Of course, there will be plenty of leftovers, so we can look forward to being creative with that, too, in the coming weeks.
Tuesday – Fat Tuesday – woo! Although we’re no where near New Orleans (in fact, at this writing, there’s about 8 inches of fresh snow on the ground!), we love to dig out our beads and do a little celebrating! This year, we’ll start with New Orleans Barbecue Shrimp, a recipe from an old Cook’s Country magazine, along with some roasted sweet potatoes and corn.
Wednesday – It’s swim class this Wednesday, and,while that usually means soup night, we’re trying a crockpot recipe for sloppy lentils – think of sloppy joes, only a meatless version – we’re using lentils in place of meat. Huh. We’ll serve a crisp salad on the side – it’ll be delicious, really!
Thursday – We were looking for something a little lighter after the roast pork and the shrimp this week, so we’re going to go with chicken piccata from this month’s Cooking Light. We have, more often than not, been pleasantly surprised by how good the recipes are in this magazine, and we’re very much looking forward to another winner!
Friday – And it’s another pizza night – it’s just a relief to have one night a week that we don’t have to think about at all – all we need to do is raid the refrigerator (if we feel like it) and decide what to use as toppings. Easy dinner, for sure!
Be sure to click on over to The Organizing Junkie’s Monday Menu Plan post for loads and loads of other ideas.