HAPPY HOMEMAKER & MENU PLAN MONDAY

I was having a productive week, and then WHAM! I got hit by the flu.  For once in my life and because it hit so hard and fast that I didn’t have a choice I napped and did virtually nothing for 3 days.  Fortunately dinner was already in the slow cooker on the worst day.  Hope you had a better week!

WEATHER OUTSIDE
It’s been gorgeous this past week, but now we’re inching back up into the 80’s and 90’s, look’s like we may be heading to an Indian Summer with warm days and cool evenings.

TO DO FOR THE WEEK

  • 2 Physical therapy appointments for hubby
  • cleaning
  • laundry

CURRENTLY READING

TELEVISION / DVR

  • Football starts this week!
  • Cedar Cove
  • A few movies we have on the DVR

CRAFTS & PROJECTS
Everything is on hold until next month after the move.

HOME PROJECTS
Can’t wait to get there and have a long list for this category.  We planned this move well though.  We will have an entire week to clean and paint the new place before the trucks get there which will hopefully make unpacking go much more smoothly.
 
KITCHEN WISHES 

USA Pans Pullman Loaf Pan with Cover, Aluminized Steel with Americoat, 9 x 4 x 4 Inches
Prepara Herb Savor Pods, Set of 3
Kuhn Rikon W1184 Square PushPan, 9-Inch Square
MONDAY
TUESDAY
WEDNESDAY
THURSDAY
FRIDAY
SATURDAY
SUNDAY
BREAKFAST
YOGURT & FRUIT
SCRAMBLED EGGS & CHEESE
FRUIT SMOOTHIE
YOGURT & FRUIT
MAPLE OATMEAL & RAISINS
LUNCH
FRUIT & CHEESE
SOUP & CRACKERS
SANDWICH
OUT
MEAT & CHEESE
??
??
DINNER
EXPERIMENT NIGHT
Chicken & Shrimp Paella
C.O.R.N.
DESSERT

SUCCESSFUL RECIPES  FROM LAST WEEK

RECIPE FINDS TO TRY LATER
SHHHH, don’t tell hubby, but I cut out a few more this week.

  • Creole Coleslaw
  • Slow Cooked BBQ Beef Ribs 
  • Banana Walnut Buttermilk Muffins
  • Cornmeal Souffle
  • Sour Cream Pound Cake
  • John’s Breakfast Bowl
  • Ernestine’s Company Meal

HEALTH & BEAUTY TIPS

  • By all accounts, FISH OIL is the solution to many things not the least of which is preventing a middle aged spread by helping to increase your metabolism  and prevent muscle mass shrinkage as you age. Eating tuna and/or salmon several times a week or a fish supplement with both EPA and DHA daily.

HOMEMAKING/COOKING TIP

  • Microwaving lemons, limes and oranges 10-15 seconds before squeezing yields more juice.
  • Always bring your eggs to room temperature before baking.  They cream with the butter better that way.
  • Always keep your kitchen knives sharp.  They are of more use and actually safer tat way.

FAVORITE PHOTO FROM THE CAMERA
This poor guy startled me as I almost stepped on him barefooted, but then realized he must have been a victim of the lawnmower.

THINGS THAT MAKE ME HAPPY

  • Plans that come together the way they are supposed to 
  • Crisp evenings 
  • Leaves beginning to change colors
  • Warm Meals
  • Smiling Faces

    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.

    Tamy Bollar

    Those are herb "pods" that claim to keep the herbs fresh for three weeks. I believe the green ring is for keeping the water filled without having to remove the herbs (just a guess though). They have MANY 5 star ratings.

    You and me both on the snake! Just the thought stil gives me goosebumps.

    Carrie B.

    Oh Tamy – you poor Sweetie! What a horrible time to have the flu. ;( Glad you're feeling better though.
    I LOVE your kitchen wishes photos! What are those funky herb keepers? And what is the little green ring on the bottom for on them?
    If I had stepped on that snake – dead or not – boy would you have heard a scream!! Lol Love your Dr. Seuss inspiration too. 😉
    xoxo

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