Slept in a bit, OJ & coffee, finished the rest of the planned over pancakes, added some leftover bacon on the side. Delicious.
Already did one load of laundry (towels), now in the dryer, and have a second load in the washer (colored clothes on cold). The second batch will be hung up in the living room, next to the radiator and wood stove. I calculated the cost savings, well over a year ago, and based upon CT's high electric rates, I was saving 91cents/load every time I line dried.( http://ctonabudget.blogspot.com/2012/11/913.html) Siginificant savings when prorated over the year. I'll continue to do so.
Tweaking the dinner menu a bit: still having baked chicken thighs, but I also pulled out a tub of leftover, chicken gravy to use up,
to be served over some old potatoes that will be mashed. They've gotta go, so the rice that was initially planned, will wait some more in the cupboard.
To conserve energy, I am baking the chicken in a casserole dish, covered with repurposed, tin foil. This saves significantly over using the huge oven. (I have an extra wide range here)
Green veggie day: green beans, as well as sauteed, organic Chard, which DD and I both love!
Don't think we'll have a salad, just keeping it simple today.
My supper plate-yum!
I have cupcakes for dessert seekers; I'll probably just settle for a cup or 2 of hot, herbal tea after dinner. Perfect.
This afternoon will be spent grading some papers, tweaking some midterm exams so that I can get them copied later this week. January always just flies by for me!