Happy Menu Plan Monday! Just one more of these in February, and then it’s March — when spring begins. Sounds good to me.
Saturday Daughter #3 and I had bonsai meeting. We had a speaker from Indianapolis come to talk about bonsai pots. It was pretty interesting. For instance, he said that the width of the pot that a bonsai plant is in should be 2/3 the height of the plant if it’s a tall plant. If it’s a wide plant, the pot should be 2/3 the width of the plant’s width. The pot should always be secondary to the plant itself and shouldn’t detract from the plant. He was a retired architect, and a lot of his talk focused on basic design principles. Interesting, and it made me think I needed to look over how my plants at home are potted.
This coming Saturday is state ISSMA contest in our state capital, a couple of hours away. I am playing for 8 students, and I hope they’ll all do well. Thankfully the weather looks pretty good for the day. Last year, I remember trying to run from one building to another (strings are in the middle school building next to the high school) in the rain, which was not ideal.
Here are the menu plans for this final week of February:
Monday: Daughter #2 cooks — making Pizza Soup made from a combination of this recipe and this one. It’s also the first 4-H meeting of the year, and she’s making chocolate chips cookies for us to take to that. I am grateful for her help!
Tuesday: meatballs — inspired by IKEA, where meatballs are a main entree. I have a bag of them from a sale a while back. I will probably make mashed potatoes and another vegetable to go along with them; maybe noodles too.
Wednesday: Lasagna Soup — a favorite
Thursday: Lentil Loaf — my husband is a big fan of meat-free meals, so here is this week’s. It is good.
Friday: orange chicken — new recipe; looks good.
So that’s the week from here. What is new in your world?