Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Menu Planning 31st March 2011

This is what we are having for dinner tonight.
Beef Tortilla Stack from the
'Symply too Good To Be True Vol3' Cookbook by Annette Sym
So I have been thinking of having set types of meals on certain nights. I used to do this a few years ago but with Brians work being so over the shop it was hard. Now he's getting home every night at 6pm except for one night every three weeks.
So this is what I am going to try:
Thurs - Pasta
Fri - Steak
Sat - Soup
Sun - Roast
Mon - Misc
Tues - Chicken
Wed - Mince

So here we go.

T - Campbells Spaghetti and Garlic Bread
F - Steak & veg
S - Chicken soup
S - Corned Beef
M - Fresh fish and veg/salad
T - French casseroled chicken
W - Shepherds pie

T - Tuna Pasta and Garlic Bread
F - Steak sambos
S - Vegie soup
S - Roast Chook
M - Snags and veg
T - Chicken and veg bake (like I made last night)
W - Rissoles and veg

I thought I'd make a meal plan for the boys (2.5 years and 18 months) lunches too so they aren't having the same thing all the time and I know what to make them.
I have a weekly plan that I will repeat.
T - Pasties
F - Sandwiches
S - Nuggets or fish fingers with salad (will alternate weeks)
S - Rolled sandwiches
M- Noodles
T - Toasted sandwiches
W - Pasties
The boys always have fruit and homemade yoghurt or custard with this too.
This meal plan will be linked up with The Organisd Housewife.
Take Care

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Menu Planning

I love to Menu Plan!!!!!

I have been menu planning since Randall (now 15) was a few months old.
I'll post a nice story about how all that came about one day soon.

I saw on The Organised Housewife how you can link up your menu plan to her page so thought I'd post my fortnightly menu plan even though the fortnight is almost over.

Thurs - Spag Bol (cheating and using a couple of cans of Campbells Spaghetti Sauce in a can, it's shopping night so easy)
Fri - Fish and veg
Sat - Chicken and vegie soup
Sun - Corned Beef
Mon - Steak and veg (doing Donna Hay inspired veg mmm)
Tues - Baked chicken
Wed - Beef Stroganoff

Thurs - Steak sandwiches
Fri - Snags and veg
Sat - Vegie soup
Sun - Corned Beef
Mon - Osso Bucco
Tues - Chicken and Leek Pie
Wed - Tortilla Stacks
We are now up to sunday of week two and a few things have been switched around. For instance I forgot to get the Corned Beef out of the freezer yesterday so I am switching with monday nights dinner. When I went to the butchers they didn't have any of the Osso Bucco that was on special out, so I switched it for 3 pieces (little kids will have snags) of texas tbone. I have it in the slow cooker now with a little beef stock powder and some crushed herbed tomatoes.

Take Care

Thursday, March 17, 2011

The Linen Cupboard

I have been following The Organised Housewife for a few months now and thought I'd get on board with her decluttering and organising.

Well the other day was the linen presses turn. I decluttered and organised it only a few months ago so a declutter wasn't really in order but the two shelves that we use most (our sheets, towels and boys sheets) have become a mess.

Here is my before pic:

So I got to pulling everything out a shelf or two at a time. So I didn't think I needed to declutter 3 things right. Well I decluttered more than that. I found a bathmat we never use, some old hand towels, a few very yucky small baby face washers, a couple of double fitted sheets and a cot pillow and matching quilt set that I have never liked so only been an occasional use spare.
So the quilt and pillow went out to the youngest dogs bed and she was starting to get cold with the change of season. And the rest has gone in a garbage bag to go to our eldest. He moved out of home a year ago and is finally not sharing and needs stuff.

And the after:

Top shelf: Single bed sheets the boys will use when they get their single beds later this year. They are currently in toddler beds. Quilt set to go in the camper, a couple of hanging organisers. Boys Santa stockings

2nd shelf: Mostly the boys linen, plus a spare quilt and sheet set for us. I have moved the flannelette sheets to the front as I have put them on the boys bed now, cotton ones are behind.

3rd shelf towels. Sorted into bath mats, hand towels and face washers. Beach towel behind those, our regular use towels and spare guest towels behind them.

4th shelf: blankets and lambs wools

Bottom shelf: spare double underlay, spare quilt for the camper, a couple of single bed blankets the boys will use later.

I love to look at my linen press now. Lets hope it stays so organised!

Take Care

Tuesday, March 15, 2011


Hello and welcome to Beccis Domestic Bliss

I have started this blog to document my domestic life. I was inspired by The FlyLady and The Organised Housewife to take before and after photos of my cleaning and decluttering. So I thought why not blog it. After all I have two other blogs Beccis Scrap Journal and Lime Tree Creations for two of my other passions why not this one?

So from time to time I will be blogging what domestic goodness I have been up to.

Take Care