HAPPY HOMEMAKER & MENU PLAN MONDAY

I can’t believe it is Monday already. Last week just whizzed by! 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
MAJORLY HOT ESPECIALLY FOR THIS AREA and time of year! Today is supposed to be 97. We only hit 93 yesterday, but it wasn’t too bad in the afternoon in the shade with the heavenly breeze that made its way in.

TO DO FOR THE WEEK

  • Hair appointment
  • Pedicure
  • Cleaning
  • a few small projects
  • a couple recipe development projects

CURRENTLY READING
I’m still reading Jana DeLeon.  I finished her Miss Fortune series and am awaiting the newest book in that series, but have begun her Ghost-In-Law Series for a fun summer read.

TELEVISION / DVR
A few new shows have started, but I’m still not sure about a couple of those.  I’m still trying to finish up a few from the spring that are on the DVR.

  • America’s Got Talent
  • DIG
  • The Americans

CRAFTS & PROJECTS
no actual crafts his week

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
Chicken Wings South of the Border
THURSDAY
Scrambled Eggs with cheese & Toast
Bun Less Burgers Beer Baked White Beans & Salad
FRIDAY
Yogurt with Blueberries & Granola
BBQ Pork Ribs & Potato Salad
SATURDAY
Quiche Lorraine
Peach Crumble Pie & Homemade PayDay Bars
SUNDAY
OUT
Paprika Fried Chicken

SUCCESSFUL RECIPES  FROM LAST WEEK

RECIPE FINDS TO TRY LATER
My mom found these cute little books for camping recipes to make in pie irons.  Now, I’m NOT going to go camping to try them, but am going to try and convert them into everyday oven recipes.

  • Individual chicken casseroles
  • Muffin Tin Meals
  • Buffalo Chicken Hand Pies
  • Sloppy Joe Pockets
  • Pepperoni Snails
  • S’mores Hand Pies
  • Potato Pancakes
  • Dream Pies
  • Chicken Pot Pies
  • Caramel Banana Jumbles
  • Extreme Brownies
  • Onion Puffs
  • Peanut Butter Waffles
  • Sweet & Spicy Crescent Clubs

HEALTH & BEAUTY TIPS
The old adage, “you are what you eat” has never been truer than in life today. I try to do anti-oxidant fruits and veggies everyday in form or another.  If you are on a tight schedule, you can make smoothies in large batches and then freeze in ziploc freezer bags.  Just place a frozen one in the frig the night before and it will a perfect on the go breakfast the next day.

My favorite recipe is Bolthouse Farms Green Goodness, pomegranate juice, banana and wild blueberries.

HOMEMAKING TIP
On sticky or squeaky drawers use a bar or soap or an old candle on the tracks to create a smooth edge for the drawer to slide along.

A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable, but more useful than a life spent doing nothing. 

THINGS THAT MAKE ME HAPPY

  • Reading a good book that engages my imagination
  • When my favorite team wins
  • Starry nights

FAVORITE PHOTO FROM THE CAMERA

These two really are inseparable (pun intended)
INSPIRATION
Tamy Bollar

YEP it's HOT and woke up to rain this morning so coupled with 95 today, it's going to be a humid one!

I just never seem to get tired of trying new recipes and food combos. I'll certainly post the ones that work out.

Carrie B.

Hi Tamy!

Holy Hannah – that sounds like some hot weather, yuck! I complain around here when it gets in the 80's! Lol Stay cool Lady!

More wonderful sounding recipes!! I love the photo of your poochies and I love your things that make you happy this week. 😉

Happy week to you! xo

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