Yesterday I finally made broth/stock from my turkey. It yielded a lot. When I say a lot, I mean I was hunting for containers. My best guess is I was blessed with three gallons : ) Plus I have a pot of soup simmering on the stove. I will add egg noodles and make dumplings after the egg noodles are cooked. This is my first time making this kind of soup. Don't laugh, the only other kind I have made is ham and bean soup. I always make a spiral sliced ham for Christmas and have mastered (I really mean conquered) the art of making ham and bean soup. Hahaha.
With the three to four inches of snow we got last night, the soup should hit the spot after the midday milking. There are some pretty big drifts between the barn and the house. Of course, I did not wear my winter boots. I have to tell you we almost gave up on the school bus this morning. The bus normally comes around 7:40 and that is when the first (she's on the second) bus came by. I was wearing sweatpants, a jacket, and my hooded sweatshirt over my head and freezing. My daughter was happy as a clam in her snow boots and pants, winter jacket, hat, mittens, and scarf. I kept checking the time and I was going to drive her if it got to be 7:45 or 7:50. I texted Kurt and told him that and we were going to take the truck. We were near the front door when Kurt texted me back. I c it. He was in the milkhouse which faces south where the bus was coming from. I looked, sure enough there was the big yellow limousine. Crap, I told my girl to run. Poor thing, it's not easy to run in snowpants.
Back to our meals...
Monday-Meatloaf and mashed potatoes (from Thanksgiving)
Tuesday-Spaghetti or chicken parmesan with spaghetti and garlic bread
Wednesday-Maybe we'll go down the road to a place that does a chicken and taco buffet for $5. I could easily deal with that.
Thursday-Leftover turkey noodle dumpling soup or others.
Friday-Homeade pizza-my daughter keeps asking for it
Saturday-My niece's birthday part
Sunday-Something in the crockpot or maybe pork chops
I am feeling kind of lazy this week. I would like to get my Christmas tree bought and put it up. Plus, I think I'm burnt out from cooking last week. To get inspired check out Org Junkie for some great menu plans.