I decided that I need to have this week as work free as possible so I am able to spend time with the baby and have her bond with me as her new Mama. It seems that a lot of time goes into planning, preparing and picking up food. So, last night I sat down and made a menu for the week with plans to fix those dishes today and freeze them for the week ahead. That way I would have the planning and preparation done as far as this weeks meals are concerned. (I figure I have 4 children who do wonderful with the pickup - so I will leave that area up to them!)
This afternoon I stayed busy fixing several dishes for the week ahead. Here is what I put together:
Farmhouse Chicken - (A recipe I found at Tammy's Recipes)
Chicken Wild Rice Soup - (Also known to us as Missionary soup - for it is one often fixed when entertaining missionaries and guest speakers after Sunday evening services ;) .
Chicken Broccoli Biscuit Bake
I also browned up some sausage for Spaghetti Sauce that I will make tomorrow and enough also for the pizza I am planning on having made for tomorrow's dinner.
This is what my kitchen looked like when I got done with the cooking.
Here is what is left on my menu to make tomorrow morning:
Refrigerator Muffins - (8 Grain Muffins)
Waffles - (I will double my batch - cook them tomorrow and then freeze them for later on this week)
Chicken Noodle Soup
4 Loafs of Bread - ( one to go to the foster family when they drop of our new little one in the afternoon)
I am doing laundry this evening while I am blogging and planning on hanging it on the line to dry first thing in the morning. I will try to remember to take pictures of the clothes on the line - for this will be the first time in a long time that I will have little girl baby clothes on the line.
I can not wait to get my little one here tomorrow afternoon. I did go over this evening and did her nightly care with her. I got to feed her cereal and her bottle, give her a bath, get her dressed for bed and rock her to sleep. It was wonderful! It also was neat when I drove up to the house - her foster Mom ( whom we are now calling Grandma) was sitting on the steps with her waiting for me to arrive. When I got out of the van and started walking over to her - she started getting excited and smiling at me. I think we are heading in the right direction for her to be bonding with us as a family. I am still so amazed at God's goodness to us and His blessing to us. I still can not believe that we have her - what a wonderful surprise from God above!
Well, I have a busy day ahead tomorrow - best get to bed and get some sleep. I think I know who I will be dreaming about tonight.