- sort any clothes that are on the floor
- general room tidy
- strip and make beds
- general tidy
- clean worktops
- clean door fronts
- clean sink
- hoover floor
- wash kitchen floor
- sort fridge
- menu plan
So weekly plan looks like this :-
Monday - hallway and landing
Tuesday- sitting/dining room
Wednesday - my bedroom
Thursday - girls' room
Friday - kitchen and back porch
Saturday - bathroom
Another area I like to plan and organise is our main meals, I do a weekly menu plan, I love to try new recipes, so it varies every week. I tend to bulk cook some meals, to make life easier, like tripling the shepherds pie base, so I have 2 in the freezer for another time. Meal planning is interesting as I am vegetarian, 2 of my children have a nut allergy and youngest is allergic to nuts, peanuts, dairy, soya eggs, legumes, sesame seeds and bananas, plus another is on the autistic spectrum with sensory insures which does affect what they will eat, this is improving with age though! So this weekend I made L a batch of her dairy and egg free yorkshires, they freeze and reheat well, ok they don't look like my egg based yorkshires but she loves them and it means I can make real yorkshires for the rest of us!
Saturday we had butternut squash curry and also enough for the freezer.
Butternut Squash Curry
I onion finely chopped
1 butternut squash, peeled and chopped
2 to 3 tbsp mild curry paste
600ml vegetable stock
160g red lentils
400g can tomatoes
- Heat oil and gently fry onion for 5 minutes until soft
- Add the butternut squash and fry for for 2 minutes
- Add the curry paste and mix well
- Add vegetable stock, tomatoes and lentils, bring to the boil, then simmer for 30 to 40 minutes until squash is soft.
Our menu plan for this week
Saturday - butternut squash curry plus enough to freeze some portions, meat and rice for L
Sunday - roast
Monday - left over meat, fresh pasta sauce and pasta, veggie option from the freezer
Tuesday - meat or veggie chilli
Wednesday - home made fish cakes, veg
Thursday - wraps, chicken or cheese choice of salad
Friday - Lentil and parsnip cottage pie and meat version for those that don't or can't eat lentils, which is in the freezer already.
On a gardening front, our peas are all coming up well, the brussels sprouts and broccoli look like they have been happily transplanted. In the greenhouse we have planted out tomatoes, cucumbers, peppers, aubergines and a melon plant, the other 2 melon plants are under a poly tunnel in the garden.
L is doing really well with her planting and can be left to get on with planting with minimal supervision, she loves being independent and then sharing what she has done. She has planted out another rosemary plant, some sage and marigolds around the allotment with hope they will attract some friendly, beneficial insects.
Spotted lots of cherries on our cherry tree, hoping we get some lovely fruit this year.
Plenty of red and white currants too and one blueberry bush has lots of blossom on it, the other hasn't any!
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