Monday, March 10, 2014

Give me back my hour... Pretty, please...

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I'm exhausted today! One thing I really dislike about spring are the few days right after the Daylight time saving change. I tried to go to bed earlier last night, slept in a little (because the little one surprisingly decided to sleep in) but I still feel like I was wrung out and hung somewhere to dry. I've been dragging my feet all day, and it really doesn't help when your to-do list is like a foot long...

One complicated thing on that list today was creating a menu. I never made it to the store over the weekend, so at first, after organizing the fridge (and throwing away a nasty orange that I forgot to take a picture of but that's the only food waste I had last week), I scratched my head wondering what in the world am I going to feed my family. But then I decided to challenge myself and create a menu from what I have on hand to last me until next Saturday.

Surprise, surprise, I had more food on hand than I thought at first. It's amazing how creative you can become if you are too lazy to fight the store crowds:) So, so far on our menu this week:

Mon. - pasta with sausage and tomato sauce, steamed broccoli and peas
Tues. - crock pot ginger chicken, leftover couscous, stir-fry with peanut sauce
Wed. - breakfast for dinner (crepes with a homemade strawberry sauce)
Thurs. - vegetable soup
Fr. - plov, carrot salad
Sat.- mashed potatoes, meatballs (bumped from last week), mixed veggies
Sun. - TBD

And what's on your table this week?


  1. Our clocks go forward on the 30 March this year and I don't like the spring one either. Loosing 1 hours sleep is no fun. Your menu plan has given me a great idea for our tea tonight. I have left over sausages and home made pasta sauce. Thanks for the idea, Lena.

  2. I am right there with you on the time change. IHATE it!! Seems like I just recoved from last fall

  3. Indeed, I find I have a lot more food than initially thought when talking myself out of grocery shopping. All I have in the fridge today is 1/4 block of cheese, condiments and sliced ham (not even sure that's still good). So I had canned soup, ha. But yeah, I will go grocery shopping today on my lunch break and get some real foods. I'm going to restart my low-carb diets, so I'll be buying mostly fresh and frozen veggies. Still haven't decided what I want to eat for this week. Your plov (went to check the recipe) looks like what we call locrio back at home, though it's mostly done with chicken (whole pieces or cubed chix breast) or salami.

  4. I don't know why but having to set the clock ahead by one hour really throws me off too. I don't really have a problem when we turn the clock back in the fall though. I like the cute little cartoon you put in your post! :)
    Your menu sounds delicious! I checked out your recipe for plov and I think I am going to try that out sometime soon- it looks and sounds great! The crepes sound good too- do you have a certain recipe you use to make them?

  5. It is often true that we have more in our fridge and pantry than we think. Sometimes, when I think we are running low on things, it really means that we are running low on what's easy. That's how it is for me anyway.

  6. That's really good for not having food in the house! :)! I like doing that every once in a while to clean out. Your menu sounds delicious!

  7. I am still trying to make the hour up. We are eating from the freezer and pantry for March and April and maybe a little of May before another great stock up. I am making sure nothing gets wasted and thrown or thrown out and we should make it OK. We need to have a recipe day where every blogger posts a few recipes!

  8. We are due to lose the hour shortly. I really hate it!


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