This Week’s Menu, May 22, 2016

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Menu for the week of May 22, 2016

Breakfast: Steak and eggs
Lunch:  Salad
Dinner:  Leftover Mongolian beef (I made a big batch from last week.)

Breakfast:  Pancakes
Lunch:  Soup (It’s going to rain all day, so comfort food today.)
Dinner:  Meatloaf

Breakfast: Bacon and eggs
Lunch:  Soup again
Dinner:  Pasta with homemade marinara sauce.

Breakfast: Pancake leftovers
Lunch: Cheese and crackers
Dinner:  Meatloaf leftovers

Breakfast: Oatmeal
Lunch: Burgers
Dinner: Leftover pasta and salad

Breakfast:  Breakfast burritos
Lunch:  BLT
Dinner:  Sausage and peppers on a bun

Breakfast:  Breakfast out (We almost always have breakfast out if we’re hunting garage sales.)
Lunch:  Tuna salad sandwiches
Dinner: Chicken on the grill!


We had good weather for the last couple of days but all that is going to change Monday. We’re back to sporadic thunderstorms for the rest of the week.

We’ve had a heck of a week with things breaking down on us. First it was the fridge. Fixed that. And then the freezer part of the fridge failed. I want Greg to check a couple more things before we call the repairman. He took a look at it last week and estimated it might cost up to $2000 if it turns out to be the compressor. He says it beyond his ability and we’ll have to call someone else–driving in from Dallas no less. That house call will be expensive all by itself.

To add insult to injury, both the push mower and the riding mower keeled over. The riding mower was a quick fix–it needed a new battery, but Greg’s still trying to fix the push mower. He thinks he’s going to have to take it apart and clean out the individual pieces. Thank goodness he’s mechanical.

I’ve got a lot of weeding to do. I haven’t mentioned it, but I’ve been terribly ill for three weeks with overwhelming dizziness. I thought at first it was a sinus infection, but it never got better even with antibiotics. This weekend I’m finally feeling relatively back to normal. I still have to be careful if I swing my head to the left, but otherwise, I’m back to my old self. Now it’s a race to catch up on everything I couldn’t do when I was bedridden. I’m just glad not to have the room spinning anymore. That was not fun.

How’s the weather by you? Have you been doing any grilling lately?


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  1. JackieBCentralTexas

    In true Maria fashion you have combined the worst with the best news, and like you glad Greg is mechanically gifted or life would be more expensive when these failures occur all at once.

    The weather was beautiful for any length of time all week Friday and yesterday as well. Today the 22nd we are still a bit overcast but may luck out with sun later, I hope because like your area next week has rain in the forecast every day.

    Maria besides antibiotics did you get your inner ear checked? Karl had an eardrum burst a few years back and it made hime wonky on and off for over a year before he had it surgically repaired.

    • Jackie:
      re: Karl had an eardrum burst a few years back…

      I hadn’t thought of that. My ear is still slightly tender. A friend of mine has a sister who’s a doctor and she suggested it might be labyrinthitis. The symptoms sound about right anyway. I was going to go back to my doctor and ask her to check for that but it seems to be getting better.

  2. JackieBCentralTexas

    Oh and grilling is on the “menu” but need a whole rain free day on weekend with no errands to run for my husband to get around to it, maybe Memorial Day in a week since we will be home instead of bucking traffic somewhere.

    • re: grilling
      It sounds like it’ll be raining here too by the end of the week, but the grill is under a roof so unless it’s a gully washer we should be okay. Greg’s smoked chicken is fantastic. I never get tired of it.

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