I have been working along side my beloved sister since last Wednesday all day long getting Mom's house in pristine show shape. Walls have been washed and painted, Cabinets have been lined. Ceramic tile floors have been scoured. The unfinished part of the basement has been swabbed. Every single surface is clean and shiny
The nicest thing about an empty house is that her rooms look huge. The worst thing is that every speck of dust shows.
Today was the steam clean the kitchen floor day, and now the main floor is perfect. The only thing left in the basement room is to defrost the freezer in the little kitchenette fridge. I am saving that task for tomorrow when I will go armed with a hair dryer.
We are tired of taking care of the house and working there. Ou hope is for a quick sale to someone who will love it as much as Mom did.
Since I have been working virtually non-stop there, I quit cooking. I should feel embarrassed, but I just don't, because every evening I am tired, dirty, paint encrusted, achy__just name your fatigue poison, it would apply I am sure.
This was planned and followed for 2 whole days:
1. Salvage meal, Sausage, sautéed cabbage, augratin potatoes, rosemary garlic biscuits
2. Salvage meal, Philly cheesesteak casserole, brussels sprouts,salad
3. Salvage meal, taco salad
4. Grilled burgers, fixings, caulitato salad
5. Salvage dinner, peas, okra, mac and cheese, coleslaw
6. Moroccan chicken, rice or caulirice, broccoli, salad,
I managed to salvage a couple of the freezer thaws this week before the work fest started. Then it was take out. (I tossed the remaining salvaged food. I just did not care enough to try to save it.)
This is what really happened:
Smoked sausage, sautéed cabbage, new potatoes, mixed greens (salvaged)
Lady peas, air fried okra, Mac and cheese, cornbread (salvaged)
Beef and pork bulgogi from Pho Pho
Chicken, green beans, coleslaw from Jacks
Chicken kubidah, rice, grilled tomato, pickles from Taboon Noon O Kabob
Steak, mixed greens, sautéed mushrooms (TheHub grilled)
Cuban rice bowl or Chicken burrito bowl (Both TJ's frozen entrees, both equally unappealing )
I don't even know or care what we are going to have this week.
2. something different
3. something edible
6. takeout again
7. something else
This is one plan I might actually be able to follow!
Have a great week on plan, going off plan, or with no plan at all!