This week (and probably next and possibly the one after that!) are all about re-organizing my house. I'm doing my annual re-organization of my sewing room, which has a domino effect into the den (I'm taking antique cabinets from there), the guest room (my sewing room is temporarily emptied into the guest room so I can shampoo carpets, wipe down walls, etc.) and the dining room (currently the landing spot for everything that had to come out of the cupboards from the den). Now that the Christmas decorations are put away, the family room could stand a good cleaning too. Whew! I'm tired just thinking about it.
So between babysitting and heavy duty furniture arranging and thorough cleaning, I need to keep meals simple this week. I also have a goal of cooking one meal a week from the cookbook I found last week from the 1940's, OHIO STATE GRANGE COOK BOOK. Now this cookbook is written by ladies from different counties in Ohio, so I decided the best way to start is to find the first recipe from the county I live in, Butler County. The recipe is "Corn Meal Muffins". I will include the recipe at the bottom of the weekly menu.
Spaghetti and Meatballs
(make extra meatballs for Thursday)
Ham and Lentil Soup (crockpot)
Corn Meal Muffins* (1948 recipe below)
Baked chicken breasts, gravy
Rice, brussel sprouts
Hot Meatball Subs
(made with leftover meatballs and sauce)
Chinese Take Out
Leftover Ham and Lentil Soup
Grilled Cheese sandwiches
Breakfast for Dinner
Vegetable crustless quiche
Oatmeal, whole wheat toast, egg/sausage roll-ups
Cold cut roll-up, leftovers, meatball sub, fruit and yogurt
You can post your own menu or read others at Organized Junkie.
CORN MEAL MUFFINS
3/4 cup cornmeal
1 1/4 cup flour
1/2 tsp. salt
2 tsp. baking powder
2 tbsp. sugar
3/4 cup milk
2 tbsp lard
Sift dry ingredients together in a bowl, add milk and melted lard and beat well. Bake 20 mins in hot oven. (Mrs. Frank Selby, Poasttown Grange, Butler County)Notice the instructions are not as detailed as modern recipes, but this is exactly how the recipe reads in the book. You can link up your own To Do List and read others at Domestically Obsessed!
OK, now on to the To Do List for the week. Honestly, I don't know where to start or how to list everything I have to do. But I'll try!
THE SEWING/QUILTING ROOM
Empty the sewing room completely. (Want to see how disorganized it is? Check out this previous post.)
Wipe down walls.
Wash windows, curtains.
Paint antique cupboards (pistacchio green?)
Buy/hang new shelving in closet.
Fold all fabric (use ruler method)
THE DINING ROOM
This is used to be our formal dining room, but it's too small to be comfortable, so I did away with our formal living room - which no one used - and made that into the dining room. This little room is right off the kitchen, and currently filled with Mr. B's toys, games and crafts. I want to put a TV in there and two comfortable chairs and make a room for my husband to play video games. I've been talking about doing this for months - the time has come!
Wash windows, woodwork
Move desk/filing cabinets to guest room to be moved to sewing room later.
Babysitting Mr. B. (
Collect all trash (Wednesday)
Check for old food in fridge (Wednesday before trash goes out)
Coffee with friend, here (Wednesday AM)
Take box of books to thrift store (Tuesday)
Stop by Thrift store and look for storage ideas (Tuesday)
That's enough. If I write more I'm going to feel overwhelmed and not do anything!
Enjoy your week!