I’m getting back in the swing of the menu planning, having taken most of December off. This is what we are having in the next 3 weeks in no real order
week 1 – this week
Chicken fried steak & scalloped potatoes
Fish Meunier with couscous & carrots
Pretzel crusted chicken with pan roasted broccoli
Short rib ragu & gnocchi
Shrimp scampi & thin spaghetti with spinach salad
Bacon & sweet potato hash with spinach & eggs
Carrot soup, miso flavored with quinoa bread
week 2 – next week
Broccoli-cheddar soup with rye bread
Beef & cider pot with spinach salad
Stuffed chicken breast with roasted beets
Turkey & sage rolls with roasted cauliflower
Steak & Guinness pie (weekend as it takes forever to make)
Braised pork loin with skillet carrots & parsnips
Hot turkey sandwiches with cranberry salsa & leftover carrot soup
week 3 – the following week
Butternut Squash soup with sourdough bread
Grilled skirt steak with blue cheese biscuits and leftover broccoli soup
Salmon with lentils & spinach
Pork chops with risotto & carrots
Chicken & dumplings
Turkey cutlets with cranberry salsa
Homemade mac & cheese and spinach salad
If I can manage it I am also going to make some toffee chocolate chip bars & some chocolate banana bread.
I’m going for 3 weeks right now because I have something new & different going on in my life & I need to be more organized with my shopping & planning than usual.
I am working out of the house for the first time in 10 years!
Up until now I’ve worked from home, pretty much on my own schedule, so I could do as I pleased with shopping & the timing of starting meals. But now I need to be somewhere from 9 until 3 and it’s messing with my routine.
Especially since I still need to work out an hour a day to help my restless leg syndrome.
It’s a temporary job in customer service, which is fine for me; I’m good at customer service. I also have the opportunity to do data entry, another of my skills, and possibly tech support. These would be the skills I have utilized in every job I have held since 1992.
Eventually I might be able to work from home for this company, which would be even better. I can already do the data entry at home but right now they need someone in the office to help field the sudden increase in calls.
This company has made some changes to it’s pricing & right now I am taking & returning calls from customers who are angry, or confused or best of all – angry AND confused.
Good times, people, good times.
I’ve had several people say they are so angry they are going to write their Congressman about it. Now, what they expect from an entity that doesn’t seem to accomplish much more than voting themselves raises is beyond me. But I tend to believe Congress mostly exists to give angry people a place to write letters, so I suppose that’s ok.
I was even shouted at in German!
How can you not love a job that lets you randomly get shouted at in a foreign language?
Haven’t been cussed out yet, but it’s early days.
I’m hoping to get a few weeks work out of this. I’ve decided to start saving up for a new fridge & a few weeks of additional income would go nicely with the $11.57 I have saved so far.