This week is the calm before the storm. Halloween week, to me, is an onslaught of the holiday season. Costumes are ready, but I have treats to make for some of the older neighbors around us. My grandson will help me with those treats!!!
I am making the holiday lists, menus and sewing plans for the grandsons for the holidays. Some homemade gifts and treats will be whipped up so that needs to be decided too. The holidays are stressful for everyone but as women we always try to do too much. I have learned a long time ago that planning helps but realistic goals over the holidays are the key. Don’t plan too much, don’t put too much pressure on yourself. We will talk on that subject soon and I will be sharing my strategy for the holidays.
The new greenhouse is up. I need to order shelves and install the heater (by install the heater, I mean, have my son install it). We are going to keep the herbs, geraniums, and some tomatoes in the greenhouse this winter but mainly we will grow seeds and plants in the early spring. I may also grow some lettuces in it.
Lastly, my not so little one year old grandson will be here every day for dinner. My daughter, his momma, is away serving her country for a month. She left Saturday. They are missing each other very much, my son-in-law does a tremendous job but I am in charge of dinners for him. So I am gearing dinners to his likes. Have you made your menu for the week?
Roasted Tomato Soup
Grilled Cheese with Gruyere
Slow Cooker Beef Stew
Pork Chops with a Dijon Mustard Sauce
Roasted Green Beans
French Bread Pizza Bar
With Pepperoni, Sausage, Peppers and Mushrooms
Puff Pastry Chicken Pot Pie
with all the fixings
Sunday Brunch –
Blackberry French Toast
Soft Boiled Eggs