Friday, March 16, 2007

St. Patrick's Day, Friday Fun Day and Chores

Today is Friday--and I am feeling so much better then I was yesterday--thank you all for your well wishes. I slept really good too, and was up bright and early. Yesterday, I was talking to Alexis's teacher and telling her I might not make it in today, because I was feeling so icky--and she said, don't worry--well, God is good--I feel great and I will be in Alexis's class today--it is her art day, and they call it *Meet the Masters* My husband teases Alexis and says, *I am the Master*--okay it is funny when he says it--it is one of those things that I guess you have to be there. Have you ever made cubed steak? Well, it can be so tough and chewy--my husband just loves cubed steak--so what I did was fry it like Chicken fried steak, and then after that, I put it in a casserole dish and covered it with foil and baked it in the oven for an hour, it came out very tender--YAY!!!

Tonight's dinner, I am going to make Nachos---my husband's favorite, and a very easy kitchen friendly dish --gotta love that.

Tomorrows Dinner:
Saint Patrick's Day
Potato Soup
Corned beef<----I have been asked how to cook it, I just cook it on the stove like a pot roast--it comes with the flavor packet with all the spices and such--so it is really easy---I got mine for 5.77, but now they are in the stores for 2.00 woohoo:)
Steamed Cabbage
Irish Soda Bread
Green salad--Romaine, iceberg, carrots, green onions, tomatoes, celery, cucumbers, and cheese--with oil and vinegar dressing
Green jello with whip cream
Chocolate cake with green frosting
Green Kool-aid for the kids<---I am not a fan of Kool-aid, but once in awhile it is a fun drink for the kids--and my motto is, anything in moderation is okay.

Friday's are called Friday Fun days----after I pick up my children from school--I take them to get Slurpee's and a treat---I would say candy--but they usually pick out a piece of beef jerky (LOL). Then we come home and I start in on the weekend chores. I really want to deep clean/organize my daughter's room--my Mother in Law, is going to stay with us for week when the baby comes, so I want that room sparkling!!! She is flying out from Georgia--it will be so nice to have her here--she is such a wonderful Mother in Law--I am truly blessed with Kevin's side of the family.

Friday/weekend to do's and chores
Bake bread
Rolls and bagels
Buy pink Tupperware storage box I saw at walmart for some of Alexis's toys
Take training wheels off Alexis's bike and take her to the park
Empty and clean pool
Plant Tomato plants
Clean all showers
Mop floors
Swish toilets
Clean Mirrors
Wash all bedding
You get the idea..LOL

Have a wonderful weekend filled with love and happiness--I will be back to post this weekend, but just in case we don't chat until Monday, I leave you all with ((Gentle Hugs))


Amber said...

Sounds like you have a super busy weekend planned! That is great that your mother in law is coming in to help. Extra hands are nice when the baby first comes. Thanks for the tip on the chicken fried steak. I will have to try that. It is one of my husbands favorites!

picketfencemom said...

Glad you are feeling better! It sounds as though you have a busy, but fun, weekend planned! Take care and thanks for the cubed steak tip!

Maggie Ann said...

You sound like a super Mom and wife! Your menus' sound delish! We are having vegetable soup for supper with salad and breadsticks. Cherry jello with cool whip for dessert. I buy pizza dough at 'Little Ceasars' unbaked...for 25cents a chunk. It makes great homemade pizza's and cinnamon buns plus bread sticks. It freezes well too. Better run, I hear hubby is home from work! Have a good weekend....

Kelli said...

I'm glad you are feeling better, Julieann! Now don't overdo it this weekend with your chores! I wish I lived closer, I would come help you. :0)
Your menu sounds perfect! I'm going to pick up some green jello too!
Have a great weekend and I'm sending gentle (((hugs))) back to you!

Jodi said...

Julieann - I'm so glad you're feeling better! You sound so jazzed up for St. Patrick's Day; I hope y'all enjoy your day! It will be so wonderful for all your children to see their Grandmother, and so great for her to see the children and the new baby! How wonderful that she'll be there to lend a hand! :o)

Candy said...

Just wanted to say Hi :)

Searching For a Meaning said...

Happy St Patrick's Day to you all.

Loved the many tips for cooking - need all the help I can get!!!

Hope you will all find time to celebrate St Patrick.

Have a lovely weekend


my previous blogpage (searching) has a fault hence this new one.

Blessings to you, and thank you so much for your kind comments including "feather duster" - still waiting to find which direction the wind is blowing (giggle).

Susan P. said...

Sounds like such a fun and busy weekend for you! I just love the menu you have planned for St. Patrick's Day, wish I was having supper at your house:) Sending gentle hugs back to you all the way from Virginia!

PortraitofPeter said...

You forgot to add the following chore:

Clean the feather duster!!

Just had to mention it.

Blessings to you all.

Momma Roar said...

I love your Friday Fun Day idea!! With my oldest only being 4, we can go some weeks without even leaving the house. I think I'll start to schedule that break in! Thanks for the idea!


I was wondering how to fix corned beef. I am going to give that a try. I think it is so nice you are including your mother-in-law in the coming of the new baby. All of my daughter-in-laws included me. I got to be there and help as much as I could and It is times in my life that I would not trade for anything. I am so thankful that My daughter-in-laws included me. connie from Texas

Anonymous said...

I'm so happy to hear that you're feeling better!! Hope you have a lovely St. Patrick's Day!!! :-)

Heather said...

Hi Juliean
I can't believe the amount of work you do in a day?! How could you possibly get that list finished in a day??!??? You must be superMom/Wife!! I am truly awed and amazed (okay maybe just a TAD jealous too!! (C; ) I don't have that much energy or strength now and sure didn't when I was pregnant!!
Well I hope you're being careful not to overdo it... I'd hate to see you end up sick! You take care... keep writing- your blogs are fun to follow..