HAPPY HOMEMAKER & MENU PLAN MONDAY

It’s another Monday… you know what that means. It’s time to link up with Sandra over at Diary of a Stay at home mom and Laurie at I’m an Organizing Junkie for Happy Homemaker and Menu Plan Monday.

First things first! I want to wish my wonderful husband a VERY HAPPY BIRTHDAY today!

BREAKFAST AS I WRITE:

We’re going out for breakfast today for hubby’s birthday.


THE WEATHER OUTSIDE
THIS MORNING:
Drizzly and cold!

FOR THE WEEK:
Pretty much the same all week.

TO DO LIST
TODAY:

  • Play for hubby’s birthday.  I’ll post about our adventures later this week.

DURING THE WEEK:

  • Laundry
  • Recipe File Updates
  • Baseboards

CURRENTLY READING

TELEVISION & DVR

A couple of new or returning shows start this week and I’m still working off the DVR from last week.

  • Castle
  • Scandal
  • State of Affairs
  • Justified
  • Sleepy Hollow
  • Perception
  • Rizzoli & Isles
  • Battle Creek
  • Good Witch

PLAY TIME (If I can find any)

Now I wouldn’t call it “play time”, but after my cortisone shot this past week I was told to stay off my feet for 48 hours.  So on the way home I stopped by Staples to buy some files and then I set up shop on the family room floor and set about cleaning up the HUGE pile of recipe scraps that hubby regularly reminds me we will NEVER be able to try them all and actually weeded out all the real scrap and organized the rest. I narrowed down 3 small totes to this file, but it is overstuffed LOL!

I also tweaked the new framework for my weekly menu and recipe links (AGAIN).  The filled squares are actual links to tried and true recipes.  It is still not exactly what I’m looking for, but I’ll keep working on it. I also designated Tuesday as “EXPERIMENT NIGHT”.

And for those that were wondering what those acronyms you often see on my menus are:
C.O.R.N. = CLEAN OUT REFRIGERATOR NIGHT
Y.O.Y.O = YOU’RE ON YOUR OWN

 Menu Plan Monday hosted by Laura at I’m an Organizing Junkie

MONDAY
Oatmeal with Fruit
TUESDAY
Bagel & cream cheese
EXPERIMENT NIGHT
WEDNESDAY
Yogurt with Blueberries & Granola
THURSDAY
Scrambled Eggs with cheese & Toast
FRIDAY
Yogurt with Blueberries & Granola
SATURDAY
SUNDAY
Cadillacs & Salad

LAST WEEK’S RECIPES I TRIED and their RECIPE LINKS

NEW RECIPES I FOUND THIS WEEK OR CREATED AFTER BEING INSPIRED BY OTHER RECIPES TO TRY IN THE NEAR FUTURE

  • Lemon Curd Napoleon
  • Baked Hawaiian Chicken
  • Voodoo Smothered Chicken
  • Chicken Christopher
  • Green Chile Marmalade Wings
  • Velvet Cake
  • Balsamic Glazed Steak Rolls 
  • Macaroon Peanut Butter Chocolate Tartlets
  • Lemon Souffle Pancakes
  • Orange Crunch Parfaits
  • Smoked Paprika Chicken Thighs
  • Norwegian Meatballs
  • Sauerkraut & Pork Roast
  • Blackened Salmon

MY FAVORITE PHOTO FROM LAST WEEK

LOL, I honestly didn’t take anything but food pictures again this week and then the black brat (who has his choice of 3 beds in this house) tried to squeeze out sweet Whiskey from the bed she was sleeping in and I just had to grab a picture.

BLOGS TO CHECK OUT

I keep looking for new and inspiring blogs, but honestly so many have huge ad sections or pop ups nowadays that just annoy me!

HOMEMAKING TIP / PRODUCT REVIEWS

Does your wedding ring or diamond necklace need cleaning – just use a denture tablet.  My jeweler taught me this trick – it’s quick and efficient leaving you with sparkling jewelry.

ON MY MIND LATELY

Keeping with last week’s soap box rant I have a real problem with the new KFC HALO’s commercial (as well as soooooo many others that use this same negative tactic) where they use children disrespecting their father. Dad wakes up to a horse’s head (from the daughter’s stuffed toy) in his bed and the whole thing plays out like a bad godfather parody and ends with dad going out to buy what she wants.  At least this was followed by a sweet Extra Gum commercial where you can see awe and respect in the daughter’s eyes as dad makes her a cute origami swan out of her gum wrapper.

I don’t know about you, but with so many choices in this world I will go out of my way to buy a product that isn’t negative or insulting my intelligence with their ads.

Children are really SOOOO impressionable. We need to present them with positive, life affirming ideals and models to follow. I know it sounds silly, but SOOOOO many commercials today are using NEGATIVE advertisement and I just think it’s wrong.  Like so many other things, the longer it is allowed to continue the more things may change – an NOT for the better.  Children being allowed to be sarcastic, negative, disrespectful and catered to DOES NOT encourage or inspire them to be good positive adults in the future.

PRAYING FOR & INSPIRATION

Tamy Bollar

The bacon cheddar pancakes were on the top of my list for last week's favorite. I tried one tonight that started as Baked Rice with Chicken and Lemony Meatballs and ended up as Meat Lover's Casserole. Hubby had 3 helpings! I'll be posting that recipe later tonight.

Carrie B.

Good for you – getting all that productive work done when you were laid up anyway. 😉 And happy bday to your hubby!

Love the poochies pic! I love browsing your recipe plans. Still not sure about that peanut butter pork chop one from last week, but the bacon cheddar pancakes sound so good. I see you have lemon soufflé pancakes for this week…that sounds amazing!! I wish my hubby liked fish as that carmelized lemon whitefish one from last week sounded yummy too. Can tell it's coming on Spring and I want all things lemon! Lol

Great ring tip – I'm totally trying that soon!!!

And I completely agree about impressionable children and the way they show such disrespect through media. Drives me nuts! I love that origami gum wrapper one too -when he sees that she kept them all through the years. So sweet.

Happy fast approaching weekend to you!! xoxo

eileeninmd

Good Morning and Happy March! What an awesome post, sounds like a busy day and week ahead! Happy birthday to your hubby! I love your cute puppy dogs.. I am addicted to the show Castle, I even watch the reruns over and over.. Have a happy week!

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