Saturday, March 15, 2008

A laundry kind of day

My husband was telling me this morning it has become obvious Mom was "out of pocket"... they miss clean laundry and good meals at dinner. So does Mom, come to think of it. :)

So... today has been designated Catch Up On Laundry Day. I've also done a little decluttering and made a quick trip to Wal Mart before Christopher had to leave for his usual Saturday work at the bookstore. That's pretty good for someone who couldn't get off the sofa just a few days ago.

In between laundry loads I am going to cut out recipes from about five issues of Paula's Home Cooking, a few Tea Time, and a couple Southern Living magazines. This is a good day to add them to one of the three ring photo notebooks I keep for such recipes (and photos when available).

That is where my cream cheese coffeecake recipe was "parked" for awhile. Once it cooled last night, I cut it in half, frosting one half with chocolate butter cream and placed it in my glass cake stand. The other half was carefully wrapped in Saran Wrap and then aluminum foil, then placed in the freezer to serve as a base for strawberry shortcake when I get a good price on strawberries.

I have two packages of dark meat chicken (one thighs, one legs) that I'd planned to turn into fried chicken a few days ago. That didn't happen so I'll bake the chicken and then use it as a base for a chicken dish this evening. I don't like having to throw away any food! Last week my local grocery store had rotisserie chickens on sale for only $3.99 (a $2.00 savings). I bought a couple during the week to use for lunch and dinner when I wasn't feeling well. Another two birds found themselves being snipped apart with my kitchen shears and placed in a gallon size freezer bag. They will be used to make soup on a day we all need "Jewish Penicillin".

Okay... I have to realize I must make up for lost housework time very slowly. So, I'd better get started now. Next week I will share some ways I learned about living in a recession (with inflation).


Susan (Delaware) said...

I made that cream cheese poundcake last week! It was yummy!

Susan (Delaware)

Abounding Treasures said...


Did you get all your recipes clipped from the magazines? Your baking sounds yummy.

Thanks for dropping by and letting me know how you and your daughter feel about the Anne of Green Gable series!

Dallas [aka Mrs M]

Karen Deborah said...

Sometimes cleaning up feels so good. It is especially nice after an illness to wash the sheets and hang them outside. Open the windows and air out the house to get rid of all that flu. Take it easy, this flu bug is a meanie; it's been taking people about 2 weeks on average to get over it.
I loved The Simple Woman blog and have you both on my list of favorties.

Kristi in the Western Reserve said...

I'm so glad you are feeling better...This time of year is tough enough because of the lingering winter let alone lingering illness. But I love, when evening rolls around, at least knowing I've taken baby steps in the direction I'm headed. It sounds as though you do this too....The years of accomplishing huge tasks in one afternoon may be over, but we can keep moving forward and being grateful we are able to do that....I'm eager to hear your inflation ideas...(I did think in a recession prices would go down, but it may take a long time because of the impact of oil prices.)I'm also curious about what you think of Anne of Green Gables because of a comment ahead of mine! Thanks again, Brenda, for your daily inspiration.

La Tea Dah said...

Hi Brenda,

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Diane said...

I'm looking forward to your post on living in a recession. My husband & I are in our 50s (OK, he will be 60 this year, while I am *only* 55--HA!), & have raised 3 children. At age 47 my DH had to start all over again in his career.

While the salary is OK, he will have to work till at least age 67 to receive even a partial pension. He is a good hard worker, but his job is very physical. He worked out in the blizzard last weekend here in Ohio! He was exhausted when he finally got off duty.

We own our home & are debt free, but we both have some major health issues, which, as you know, can be very costly.

I would love to learn as much as possible about stretching his paycheck, in order to put more money in his retirement account.

Thank you for serving the Lord with your blog. I really enjoy my visits here.

Vee ~ A Haven for Vee said...

Hope that you had a productive day and that you didn't overdo it!

Anonymous said...

Have you tried A Taste of the South magazine? It's from the same people as Tea Time. The recipes in the past year have been especially good.