I had the last of my chicken soup for my lunch, today.
I had thought of going grocery shopping, this afternoon, but I didn't feel like it, so, I decided to stay home, instead, and do some much needed house cleaning! I dusted, vacuumed the majority of the house (didn't do the bedrooms), and rearranged furniture. The family room sofas had been moved to face each other, in order to make room for the Christmas tree in front of the family room window. Now that the tree has been put away, I vacuumed up all the needles (yes, it is an artificial tree, but it sheds just like a real tree!) and put the sofas back in an L-shaped arrangement.
After that, I did a little knitting as I watched the evening news. I finished one sleeve of a sweater I started knitting, last year, and put aside, and started on the other sleeve. I am hoping to finish this sweater, this week.
Later, I washed the dishes in the sink and cooked the beef I had bought, yesterday. The one pound of round steak I had bought consisted of three steaks. I cut each steak into four small pieces and scored each small piece on both sides with my knife to tenderize and help absorb the marinade. I was all out of Worcestershire sauce, so used soy sauce and teriyaki sauce, instead, with a little sesame oil, garlic salt, and ground pepper. Then, I sauteed the pieces of meat with onions, tomatoes, bell pepper strips, and celery from the freezer:
The tomatoes, onions, celery, etc., cooked down, nicely. Which is good, because I don't like uncooked tomatoes, onions, celery, or bell pepper! I will probably freeze half of this for next week.
The same combination of vegetables were added to a pot of water in which I boiled the beef roast, on low heat, for a couple of hours, to make a pot roast:
|Cooking the Pot Roast
Tomorrow, I will slice up the pot roast, keep some in the fridge for the week, and freeze the rest in smaller portions.
For dinner, I had two pieces of the pepper steak with freshly cooked green beans and sliced cucumber:
Today, I am grateful for:
- A relaxed morning
- A productive afternoon
- Calls from aunt and neighbor
- Chatting with my daughter
- What I was able to accomplish, today
I'm not making a to do list for Monday, but I am planning to go grocery shopping!
How was your Sunday? What are your plans for Monday?