Menu for the week of August 7, 2016
Breakfast: Homemade egg mcmuffins
Lunch: Tabouli with pita wedges
Dinner: Ribeye steak with baked potato and salad
Breakfast: Bagel with schmear
Dinner: Pork fajitas
Breakfast: Leftover steak with egg
Lunch: Corndogs (something quick because contractors are expected)
Dinner: Pasta with pesto
Breakfast: Breakfast burrito
Lunch: Grilled veggie pita pockets
Dinner: Shrimp stir fry with fried rice
Dinner: Smoked chicken
Breakfast: Cheese omelette
Lunch: Potluck (I expect leftovers from various days so we’ll eat whatever’s left in the fridge.)
Breakfast: Breakfast out (We almost always have breakfast out if we’re hunting garage sales.)
Lunch: Bean soup (frozen leftovers)
Dinner: Smoked chicken quesadillas
It’s hot, people! Really hot! This past week has hit 104 nearly everyday. Right now we’re building a hay barn, but we can only work until 11am at the latest. After that we lose the shade and it’s too miserable to work.
This means we have to get up before dawn to feed animals and ourselves. Since I know we’ll be spending all morning in the heat I’ve been trying to only make light breakfasts. Much as I’d love to have pancakes, that’s too heavy a meal if we have to go right out.
The new schedule has been a boon to (re)discovering bagels and schmears. If you have an Einstein Bagel near you, you already know what a schmear is. I’ve been experimenting with different schmears. I’ve tried salmon, veggie, and strawberry schmears.
The other big news is that we’re about to spend a ginormous amount of money on a facelift for my existing kitchen cabinets. I had three choices: 1. Paint the cabinets and let them wear away again. 2. Beg Greg to build me new cabinets. 3. Spend big $$$$ on cabinet refacing.
I wore that poor consultant to the bone with questions, then made him come back a second time because I refused to make a decision until we’ve had a chance to discuss it at length. The estimate was way more than I was willing to spend, but I had to consider two things.
Painting is a cheap fix but it looks cheap too. Those cabinets have been repainted many times.
Or let Greg build me new cabinets. The plain truth is I have him scheduled for many other projects like new fencing, the water well he’s yet to dig, and a back patio I may never see in my lifetime.
Even though the kitchen remodel will be expensive I think it’ll be a good investment in the long run, especially when it comes time to sell. I need to refinish the floor too, but we’ll do that ourselves.
This is the fourth kitchen we’ve remodeled (five if you count my mother’s kitchen), but this is the first time we’ve ever hired outsiders to do the work for us. That proves we’re getting old now. LOL!
Have you ever done any remodeling? What was the worst part of it? For me it was how messy my house is until the work is done. It’s never fast enough.