Independent learning this week
This week has been productive in many ways. First, I did my second meal planning month. I also found 6 new recipes to add to my meal plan & learned a lot from my first trial month.
I learned that… you can consume too much pasta in a month
… you can’t have rolls & a warm veggie with all meals…even if you try.
… things don’t go according to schedule some days so be prepared & flexible.
… the hubby & child are much happier with a mom who has a “game plan” for meals
…eating at 5:30 p.m. is good for everyone!
This week I found some great recipes on bettycrocker.com .
I’ve incorporated French bread pizzas, chicken and scalloped potatoes, lasagna stuffed bell peppers, pepperoni stuffed chicken breasts, chicken carbonara with bacon, and cheddar bacon chicken tenders.
I made the pepperoni stuffed chicken breasts this week but didn’t take a picture but they were really good! And it was a good change of pace from what I made last month.
Here is my meal planning for the next few weeks. I only went a few weeks out because I plan on grocery shopping on the 14th.
So now that my meal planning & organizing is a little more under control I feel more prepared to give my time back to sewing. i was hopeful it would only take a few weeks to get my stuff together & I’m excited to get back into sewing. So this week I went to Pinterest to look at tips, tricks, and easy sewing projects to get back into the swing of things. I found this article about the supplies I need to make sewing easier. I have some things but need more if I want to enjoy it without constant hiccups along the way.
I also found a site that gave instructions on how to sew hooded towels–which I love for my little one. So that’s on my list for this week! Check out the article here.
And the last of my Pinterest research this week was focused on sewing with minky fabric. My little one LOVES minky & actually won’t hardly use a blanket that isn’t minky. Spoiled much you think?! Definitely! This article it so helpful.
When sewing with minky I found that I was so frustrated because it stretched, moved, and i couldn’t ever get a straight line. I thought it was that I was an amateur but I guess it’s hard for everyone…and that makes me a little relieved. But it said to pin A LOT! And it also said that you can’t dry minky or heat it because it will shrink. Who knew! New news to me! I put all of my little one’s blankets in the dryer..whoops. Learned something new today.
So I’m hopeful that next week I will have projects to show all of you!