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Friday, May 13, 2011

My Weekly House Schedule

Long ago I diagnosed myself with ADHD.  I've never had a doctor confirm it, but anyone who knows me would agree with my diagnosis.  Just watch me clean the house and you will wonder how I get anything accomplished.  My mom calls me the human tornado.  I zoom from room to room with zero order and structure!
I say all that to explain my need for order and structure!  I have wanted to develop a weekly house/life schedule for awhile now.  The other day, while blog browsing, I came across a great Weekly House Schedule over at Running with Glitter.  I am all for not re-creating the wheel if you don't have to.  Kelly created this schedule that would include a daily menu plan.
She also has a few chore charts as well.  If you like her schedule you can print it as is or email her for the document to tweak as you like.  Make sure to thank her for creating this awesome document!

I got the document from Kelly so that I could personalize it to my needs.  Thank you so much Kelly for sharing your file!

I have a menu board, therefore I didn't need that on my schedule.  I did need a checklist for occasional projects that I do around the house.  Once I had the schedule personalized, I printed it off and placed it in a sheet protector.  Now my weekly house schedule is on my refrigerator with a dry erase marker beside it.  Each week I check off what I got accomplished and put the date by any of my completed occasional projects.  Here is what my schedule looks like:

This is my first full week following the schedule.  I am still tweaking it to fully meet my needs. I am more than willing to share my file with you as well, if you like having the occasional projects.  Just email me and I will be glad to send it to you: oursevendwarfs@gmail.com

Here's to me focusing and accomplishing what I need to each day!

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Grilled Pork Souvlaki

A couple of years ago we took our entire family to the Atlanta Greek Festival.  We had heard great things about this festival and we knew we would have a fun family day.  Well, the festival wasn't all it was cracked up to be.  Other than some rides, there wasn't much for kids.

What I did enjoy was trying some new Greek foods.  I was introduced to Pork Souvlaki.  I was sold immediately.  I went home and searched high and low for recipes.  Don't be intimidated by the name!

After trying a few recipes, this is my combination of what I found to be a delicious marinade.  If you don't eat pork, this would be great for chicken as well.  The lemon juice makes this marinade fantastic for tenderizing meat.  I love this recipe and only want grilled pork this way anymore!  I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as I do!



Grilled Pork (or chicken) Souvlaki

  • Boneless pork loin or tenderloin, sliced for pork steaks or cut into 1-inch cubes for kabobs.
  • 1/3 cup lemon juice (fresh is best, but you can use the bottled kind as well)
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 Tbsp chopped fresh parsley (1 Tbsp if using dried parsley)
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper

Place pork steaks or cubed pork into a zip-lock plastic bag.  In a small bowl, mix together lemon juice, olive oil, garlic, parsley, oregano,  salt and pepper.  Pour marinade into the bag with the meat, press out as much air as possible and seal the bag shut.  Refrigerate for at least 2 hours or overnight.

Drain marinade form the meat and discard it.  Place pork steaks onto the grill and cook appropriately or place pork on skewers, thread marinated pork cubes alternately with onion, green pepper or zucchini.

Preheat grill to medium-high.  Place skewers or pork steaks on the grill and cook, turning once.  Grill until meat is fully cooked.

Enjoy a new favorite marinade!  I hope it becomes a family favorite for you as well!

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