When I was working I was very organized about chores. I got very used to having all the laundry done at the same time and the whole house clean at the same time.Now that I'm retired I don't want to spend my weekends doing chores. I have become quite haphazard about it all. When you are retired it's very easy to put it off another day, or two, or three. Lately, I have been feeling like things are getting out of control. I have always been a list person, so it seemed logical to make a list.
With our 2 year old granddaughter here every weekday it's difficult to devote much time to chores...and even though she is a good helper sometimes I don't need that much help! I also want to spend time doing fun things with her and during the summer I will be spending more time with all 3 granddaughters.
I'm going to try to clean 1 room a day, and do 1-2 loads of laundry a day. This is what my plan is....
Monday: Clean bedroom
Laundry, bedding and whites
Tuesday: Grocery shopping
Laundry, jeans and sweats
Wednesday: Clean kitchen/dining room
Laundry, light clothes
Thursday: Clean bathrooms
Friday: Clean living room and entry
Laundry, dark clothes
Saturday: Miscellaneous cleaning and yard work
I'm not sure how well this will work out, but I will let you know.
For dinner tonight we are having a chicken cordon bleu casserole and a salad. I did use lowfat cream cheese and exchanged lowfat evaporated milk for heavy cream but beware; anything with a block of cream cheese is not exactly a health conscious recipe. It is yummy though.
Chicken Cordon Bleu Casserole
10-12 oz. Penne or ziti pasta
2-3 chicken breasts, cooked and cut into pieces
3/4 cup diced ham
3/4 cup bacon, cooked and chopped
2 cups shredded swiss cheese
1/2 tsp. Onion salt (to taste)
1/2 tsp. Garlic powder ( to taste)
1 (8oz.) Block of cream cheese (I use lowfat)
1 can Evaporated milk (I use lowfat)
Cook pasta and drain.
In a greased 9x13 pan layer pasta, cooked chicken, bacon, and ham.
Heat cream cheese over med. heat til melted. Stir in evaporated milk and stir until combined. Add seasonings to taste. Stir in 1 cup swiss cheese and stir until melted and sauce is a smooth consistency.
(mine was still a little lumpy but it all blended in the oven).
Pour sauce over pasta mixture. Sprinkle top with the rest of the swiss cheese and bake covered at 350 degrees F for 20-30 minutes or until heated through.
Til next time,