Friday, October 28, 2011

Getting started

I haven't warned my family about my plans yet.  Not sure how eating at home, at the table is going to go over.  We'll be starting Monday night, as I am babysitting tonight and there are parties this weekend.  The kitchen needs some work, though it's slowly getting better.  We have a serious problem in this house- a complete lack of really useful storage.  The kitchen cupboards are all so high that I can't reach the top shelf without a stool, and at the same time, there is a good foot to 18" above them that could be used for storage if it were enclosed.  There is no coat closet, nor mudroom, so everything gets dumped in the kitchen.  Time to fix that, somehow.  I'm open to suggestions.

First week's menu:
Monday: Chicken pot pie
Tuesday: Out at Anime
Wednesday: sloppy joes (with leftovers for hot pockets)
Thursday: Meatloaf w/mashed potatoes & Gravy
Friday: Vegetable beef Soup and sandwiches
Saturday: Toad
Sunday: pork (roast or chops, depending on price) at Todd's

Grocery list:
Bonelss skinlees chicken thighs (3# bag)
peas, carrots,onion, garlic, mushrooms, broccoli, cauliflower, celery (enough for soup and pot pie)
flour, butter, 1/2 pt heavy cream, cheddar cheese (sharp) chicken stock/broth (canned)

Ground beef (2 lb) ground turkey (2 lb) (1/2 for sloppy joes, 1/2 for meatloaf)
2 cans Campbels Vegetable soup (ABC's&123's)
bbq sauce
carrots, pickles

Potatoes (5# red)  (1/2 for mashed, 1/2 for soup)
Rump or chuck roast , about a pound, and bones!
yeast for bread

I'll post "before and after" kitchen pictures on Sunday.
Wish me luck! (and call if you want to join us for supper any night next week- there will be plenty!)

1 comment:

  1. Why not use the above cabinet space as storage even if it is not enclosed? We keep our large mixing bows and things we like to have but don't use every day up there. I also use that space to dry herbs in paper bags. If you're worried about it being visually unattractive to have random things up there, you could buy some baskets or bins when they go on sale at JoAnn's or Michaels. Also, invest in a quality stepstool that you feel safe using heavily every day. Best of luck!