HAPPY HOMEMAKER AND MENU PLAN MONDAY

Hope you had a wonderful Mother’s Day weekend. Hubby is still recovering but doing much better and looking forward to the end of the month when he hopefully gets to move around a bit more. 

Be sure to link up with Sandra at Diary of a Stay at Home Mom for Happy homemaker Monday and with Laura at I’m an Organizing Junkie for Menu Plan Monday.

WEATHER OUTSIDE
Warm days and chilly nights – just the way I like it NOT.  The past week was quite nice and really pretty.  Woke up this morning to something entirely not like that.  We’re supposed to wet, rainy and cold most the week.

TO DO FOR THE WEEK

  • Grocery shopping
  • Errands
  • Paperwork
  • Cooking a few new recipes

BREAKFAST PLATE 
Honey and Oats Granola with yogurt and blueberries with a sliced navel orange.

MENU PLANS FOR THE WEEK

BREAKFAST
DINNER
DESSERT
MONDAY
Cereal & Fruit
Y.O.Y.O. / C.O.R.N.
TUESDAY
Bagel & cream cheese
EXPERIMENT NIGHT
WEDNESDAY
Yogurt with Blueberries & Granola
South of the Border Chicken Wings and Salad
THURSDAY
Scrambled Eggs with cheese & Toast
FRIDAY
Yogurt with Blueberries & Granola
Chicken Gumbo, Salad with Buttermilk Dressing
Chocolate Monkey Bread
SATURDAY
Shirred Eggs & Bacon with Toast
Slow Cooker    Moo Shu Chicken & Veggies
SUNDAY
Meatloaf & Herb Gravy
Recipes in yellow are working links.


SUCCESSFUL RECIPES FROM LAST WEEK

RECIPE FINDS TO TRY LATER

  • Buffalo Chicken & Potatoes
  • Chicken Gumbo
  • South of the Border Chicken Wings
  • Slow Cook Moo Shu Chicken & Veggies
  • Cabbage Gratin
  • Salmon in a Blanket
  • Pickle Fried Chicken

CURRENTLY READING

  • Barbara Freethy Callaways series
  • Louisiana Longshot by Jana DeLeon

TELEVISION / TV

  • When Calls the Heart
  • Hallmark movies
  • Dancing with the Stars
  • DIG
  • BONES

CRAFTS & PROJECTS
Nothing this week.

HEALTH & BEAUTY TIPS
GREEN TEA ICE CUBES – Before you do your make up each day, run an ice cube over your skin and pat dry.  The coolness erases any puffiness and the green tea properties make the skin look more radiant.

  • Brew 2 cups strong green tea and let it steep 10 minutes. 
  • Pour the tea into an ice cube tray and freeze overnight.  

HOMEMAKING TIP
It’s that time of year again when most of bring home more fresh fruits and vegetables.  Along with those fresh fruits and vegetables come fruit flies.  I read somewhere years ago that a small bowl of apple cider vinegar with a drop or two of dish washing soap will attract the fruit flies and trap them in the bowl.

I’ve been doing this for quite a few years and it works every time!

ON MY MIND
How can people be so oblivious, self-centered and just plain rude?  Do they just not care about others?

We went to breakfast the other day to this quaint little town we like and the have the angled parallel parking on main street.  The restaurant wasn’t quite open so we were window shopping.

This 40ish woman comes speeding (way faster than safe) into one of the parking spots, but pulls in straddling the line taking up 2 spots. She has her father with her.  They get out of the car and the old man says something about her parking job.  She claims she can’t see any lines.  Granted the lines do need refreshed, but they are visible.  If she couldn’t see them she shouldn’t have been driving.

They ended up seated near us in the same restaurant (after dad convinced her to fix the parking job). She proceeded to order a double Bloody Mary all the while chatting away about how much smarter she is than all her coworkers and follows up with ANOTHER double Bloody Mary asking the waitress not to be so stingy with the vodka this time.

REALLY? Is it horrible that I was hoping she got a DUI on the way home just to get her off the road before she killed someone?

FAVORITE PHOTO

THINGS THAT MAKE ME HAPPY

  • Sunny Days
  • Spring Flowers
  • Clean House
  • Spontaneous outing for fun

INSPIRATION

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