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).