Is it my imagination or did this month pass by at warp speed. It is hard for me to believe that Thanksgiving is only a couple of weeks away, and Christmas is not far off either.
I am still getting things completed and stocking meals in the freezer for when I will need something quick and hearty. I hope to have at least three weeks of easy to prepare meals in there by the time I go for my surgery. Which, of course because I amm waiting for the call, it has not arrived yet. That's okay as it gives me more time to get ready.
I thought I would answer a few questions on previous posts tonight.
I was asked where I put my menu plans. Well, I have a binder that contains all my household tasks, my project goals for the month, my extra cleaning list for the month, and two calendars. One calendar is for appointments and meetings, the second calendar is for my menus. This sits on my computer/office desk so I can check things off as they are done.
My main dish might be changed to another night, but is usually made at some point in the week it is scheduled. The sides could and do change quite often depending on what leftovers I have and what needs to be used up.
Another question I have been asked is what am I stocking up on. Well that varies with what is on sale each week. I have been stocking up on canned fruit, coffee, sugar (must buy a couple more as soon as possible), flour, bread flour, bread machine yeast, mainly because we have been suffering shortages of those items. I have also been stocking up on rice, pasta, tomato products (mainly because our garden didn't produce very well), cleaning supplies like laundry detergent, dish soap, dishwasher soap, vinegar, oils, freezer bags and containers, as well as meats. I have been looking for shelf stable boxes of milk, but no luck as of yet.
This next shopping excursion will be for some more paper products like tissues, toilet paper (I like to have 2 packages in reserve), and other items like butter that can be frozen.
I am also going to stock up for Harvey as well. Perhaps not this week, but next week for sure. I will be heading to Walmart and picking up cough syrup, batteries, Tylenol, low dose Aspirin, Vitalux for his eyes, more small purse and pocket size hand sanitizer, puzzles and cross word books.
For myself I will continue to download free reading material from BookBub, and pick up any low cost craft materials that I can. I am restocking my sewing thread choices as well and adding to my stock of sewing machine needles (I go through lots of those).
I may be stocking too much, but I would much rather be prepared for whatever weather we end up with (sometimes it can be really bad) or what ever Covid-19 throws our way.
Everybody have a wonderful evening.