Menu Plan and Goals

Even though we had nothing planned this week it flew by! Cleaning and projects around the house took up a lot of time and we didn’t even get everything done that we wanted. I had hoped to get reading in and I barely found time to pick up a book. I think one of these months we are going to have to plan a staycation so we can tackle all those little things that never get done. I spent a lot of time cleaning and organizing in the kitchen. I made good headway on that project – a kitchen with cleared counters always makes me feel better! Now to just keep it that way.

Last week I attempted three new recipes from scratch! Angel food cake, swiss meringue butter cream (using up all the egg whites I had in the freezer) and mayonnaise. The angel food cake was deemed tastier than one from the box and it wasn’t too difficult to make. I want to try making it again and see if not having the egg whites get so stiff helps it get a little higher. The swiss meringue butter cream was actually pretty good but next time I want to try a different recipe. This one would have worked for spreading on a cake but wasn’t near thick enough for piping.

Menu Plan and Goals @ From this Kitchen Table

The mayonnaise didn’t come together for me the first time so I pulled out the trusty KitchenAid mixer and attached the mix. With the addition of another egg yolk and slowly drizzling in my failed batch, it worked perfectly! It was even a little too thick. Next time, I’m using the KitchenAid from the beginning.

Menu Plan and Goals @ From this Kitchen Table


  • Dinner with friends – brought angel food cake
  • My birthday dinner. . . I think we might use a gift card.
  • Leftovers x 3 (I have a couple back up meal options if we run out of leftovers)
  • Dinner with friends
  • Slow Cooker Moroccan Chicken
  • Radio Station event



  • Oatmeal
  • Yogurt (if I get it made)
  • Smoothies

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4 thoughts on “Menu Plan and Goals

  1. Carrie Groneman

    This menu looks great and so yummy! And, HAPPY BIRTHDAY my good friend!!! Best wishes for a wonderful day, a blessed year and more joy than you can hold. Carrie, A Mother’s Shadow


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