Menu Plan: December 6 - December 12

A day late and a menu plan short; or, better late than never.  My plan of getting the weekly menu plan done yesterday went up in smoke on Saturday night when I received an email requesting an interview. 

I am the cavalry.  I'm the one who gets called up to the front when the financial need arises.  The need arose when Finola got into such a prestigious private college.  College was in our budget plans.  But we just need a little extra for the private school part.

My job search had not been going very well for several months.  It's very difficult to get to the interview stage when online applications sort potential candidates based on certain words or phrases used in the answers.  It's like a guessing game to figure out what the computers might be looking for. 

Finding a job is always about who you know.  Mr. Gaelic's colleague (Mr. A) passed along a copy of my resume to the son-in-law (Mr. B) of the colleague's (Mr. A's) former boss who passed it along to the chief of staff (Mr. C) of the man (Mr. D) I want to work for.  Since I have been a full-time mother for the past 13+ years, I needed to find out what has changed in my field in the meantime as well as find out a bit about Mr. D so that I know what he's looking for in an employee.  After church yesterday, the afternoon was spent researching all sorts of information and biographical sketches.  Never go to an interview unprepared. 

That's my excuse for not getting my menu plan posted on a Sunday as I have in the past.
  • Monday
    • Breakfast:  grapefruit, toast
    • Supper:  potluck (where did all that food come from?)
  • Tuesday
    • Breakfast:  cereal
    • Supper:  meatloaf, mashed potatoes, broccoli
  • Wednesday
    • Breakfast:  oatmeal
    • Supper:  steak, baked potatoes (meat co-op delivery day!)
  • Thursday
    • Breakfast:  cinnamon toast
    • Supper:  baked beans, dirty rice, fried okra, cornbread
  • Friday
    • Breakfast:  cream of wheat
    • Supper:  cedar-plank salmon, roasted root vegetables, lentil salad
  • Saturday
    • Breakfast:  cereal (have to be at church at 7:30 for meal delivery at a retirement home)
    • Supper:  pizza for girls, eat out with Mr. Gaelic (date night)
  • Sunday
    • Breakfast:  bacon, eggs, grits, toast
    • Dinner:  roast chicken, green peas, mashed acorn squash, dinner rolls
Wow!  I didn't realize just how busy this coming Saturday is until now.  7:30 a.m. meal delivery (similar to Meals on Wheels), 9:30 Deirdre's Girl Scout troop cleanup (at a different retirement home), also at 9:30 Deirdre's Girl Scout home-baked cookie drop-off (as a fund-raiser but not the official boxed Girl Scout cookies yet - those are being sold by our troops beginning December 22nd), 11:00 local charity pick-up of our old mattress and box spring (same group as is organizing the early morning meal delivery), 6:00 p.m. Deirdre to babysit, and finally Time To Be Determined date with Mr. Gaelic (whom I haven't seen much of lately due to his travelling on business). 

Whew!  I'm tired just typing that.  Good thing it's potluck tonight and I don't have to think about cooking.


  1. I'm exhausted just reading your schedule!

    Do you make all beef meatloaf? Looks like a delicious week ahead.

  2. All beef country meatloaf with sauteed onions and celery, grated carrot, egg, and torn bread pieces.

  3. I do mine a bit differently but I love just about all meatloaves. NUM.