Joe got in last night at 11 p.m. He drove all the way from Flagstaff, Arizona. That man was dedicated!
This morning, when I presented him with his cup of coffee, I was told “I’m hungry.” Followed by “Are you hungry?” Then “What’s for supper?” Before I could respond with some acidly biting comment I was gifted with this.
I couldn’t help but laugh. I love this crazy man! I’m glad he is home and I can hear his laugh.
This week, with Flylady, the Zone is the kitchen. We have a lot of errands to run so I am going to seriously do just a small amount.
I don’t think I have cleaned the top of this island cabinet since we have lived in this house. I know it has been well over a year since the wooden bowl was put up there. The toaster oven has been up there for about five years. The silver bowls come down at least once a month when we have a popcorn night.
I had to get the step ladder to see what was hidden up there. I was getting prepared for spiders, dust, and all kinds of scary stuff. I was pleasantly surprised to find just a small amount of dust up there.
What I found in the wooden bowl was the most frightening. Out of sight, out of mind.
I’m going to be using my DIY All Purpose cleaner on this project. It is 2 tablespoons of dish washing liquid and tap water to fill the bottle. I’ll be using a microfiber cloth as well.
Spray the cabinet doors with the All Purpose cleaner and give them a good wipe down. Make sure to wipe the inside doors and the shelf fronts while you are at it. This takes just a few minutes. That is if the grease build up is not bad. Thankfully, it seems the grease build up was all on my living room fan
A little purging of the counter top, a good wipe down using the All Purpose cleaner. I even used it on the wooden bowl and toaster oven. Now that area is done for a month!
I almost forgot to wipe the baseboards under the cupboard. That is another place that gets neglected in my cleaning. Looks like it needs it!
Toss out the cookies left over from Christmas
As for “What’s for supper”….it will be pork chops, baked beans, and stuffing. I use my FoodSaver. A LOT! Those little aluminum loaf tins bakers use at Christmas to distribute there tasty treats as gifts. I use them to put a serving of Joe’s stuffing he makes. The stuffing is from Thanksgiving and has been in the freezer since. Baked beans, Joe made his wonderful stuff for New Years and I put a portion in a tin and then in the freezer. The pork chops were separated after I came back from the grocery store in September of last year.
Once the pork chops thaw out, I will drizzle them with olive oil and rub it around on both sides. Sprinkle a little salt and pepper on both sides, then a very light dusting of dried Rosemary or Thyme will be added to both sides of the meat. Remove the stuffing and baked beans from the FoodSaver bags and put it all in the oven at 350 degrees for 45 minutes.
Okay, time to get a bunch of running around done.