Monday, January 07, 2008

Menu for the week & cleaning

I received a phone call on Saturday from a friend telling me that our cleaning lady, Bea, will not be returning to Jhb!

Many people work in Jhb while their families are in the more rural areas of South Africa. Bea has some issues with her house which she has to sort out.

Bea's been with us for 5 years and I trust her implicitly so imagine all the things going through my mind - where will I find someone reliable? who is going to iron the mountains of clothes? Etc?

So yesterday, Dion and I cleaned the house until it was sparkling! I cleaned toilets, basins, mopped, etc, etc. while Dion swept and vacuumed. Of course, that mountain of clothes is still there because I don't do ironing - I just don't.

Today, we'll have to sort it and decide if we want to pay the exorbitant rates to get it done, or if we'll do it ourselves. Most of my stuff doesn't have to be ironed - I've always been like this so I choose "wash 'n go" fabrics if I can.

Anyway, hope your weekend was more fun than that...actually we had a LOVELY Saturday with friends and another friend phoned us from London (we chatted for an hour ;)

Good thing I wrote out my menu plan on Friday night because if I'd left it for yesterday, I don't think I'd have had the energy!

Stirfried beef, veggies and rice...and I'm throwing in a handful of red kidney beans for some extra protein

Creamy pasta with broccoli cheese sauce

Out with friends

Baked potatoes with spicy lentil sauce

Prego rolls and salad

Please visit Laura for more menu plans.

Please also click on the main blog page if you want to win a $25 Stacks and Stacks gift card and learn how to organise your home in 2008.

Have a great week!


Bonnie said...

How do you make your spicy lentil sauce ? I'd love to try it ...

Marcia said...

Hi Bonnie

Thanks for asking. Here's my recipe

Nicole said...

Hi Marcia! Great menu... I love to iron so send your clothes on over! lol

HopewellMomSchool said...

I feel your pain! Lol...I remember when I lived in Malawi having to have everything ironed. Poor you!

Org Junkie said...

Oh boy do I hate ironing too, yuck! I'm a get it right out of the dryer once it stops kind of girl.

Megan @ Disorder2order said...


I would take a mountain of ironing over cleaning a toilet, basin or bowl any day (we are in potty training mode... believe me, it's not pretty)!


Marcia said...

LOL - Megan. Ahem, I might have to review my preferences some day :)