HAPPY HOMEMAKER AND MENU PLAN MONDAY week 37 OF 2018

GOOD MORNING dear friends.  I hope you had a GREAT week.  Mine was busy, but productive. We attended hubby’s airborne picnic on Saturday.  It was SUPER hot and I didn’t do very well with the combination of the heat and the food, but am glad he got to go. I spent most of yesterday recuperating.

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.

OUTSIDE MY WINDOW & THE WEATHER OUTSIDE & WHAT I’M WEARING – Only 2 more Mondays in this horrid triple digit heat.  I’m already in my swimsuit this morning and ready to get my workout done.

ON THE BREAKFAST PLATE – Green Tea, yogurt and banana

CRAFTS / PROJECTS – nothing until after our migration

ON MY MIND / THINGS THAT ARE MAKING ME HAPPY

It’s Ovarian Cancer and Childhood Cancer Awareness Month – PLEASE SPREAD THE WORD!

FAVORITE PHOTO FROM THE CAMERA – I didn’t get any good pictures this week.

INSPIRATION – I can’t believe it’s been 17 years since this horrific event.AS I LOOK AROUND THE HOUSE / WEEKLY TO DO LIST & HOUSE PROJECTS /  APPOINTMENTS

  • LAUNDRY… just a couple loads of clothing and towels
  • LIVING AREAS… I’m doing a deep clean today
  • KITCHEN… pretty clean
  • YARD… nothing much, but hubby is giving the BBQ a serious deep clean
  • BLOG… some recipe updating, future post planning and holiday post planning
  • PROJECTS… nothing till after our migration
  • APPOINTMENTS… dentist, nails
  • TO DO… we’re going to go to the county fair for my birthday and to see Peppermint with Jennifer Garner this week.

I’M READINGMurder at Merisham House

A mansion, a title and marriage to a wealthy Lord – Lady Eveline Cartwright has it all. Unfortunately, it’s not enough to prevent her being bludgeoned to death one night in the study of Merisham Lodge, the family’s country estate in Derbyshire. Suspicion quickly falls on her ne’er-do-well son, Peter, but not everyone in the household is convinced of his guilt. Head kitchen maid Joan Hart and lady’s maid, Verity Hunter, know that when it comes to a crime, all is not always as it seems. With suspicions and motives thick on the ground, Joan and Verity must use all the wit and courage they possess to expose a deadly murderer who will stop at nothing to achieve their aim…

WHAT IS ON THE DVR OR LIST TO WATCH – we’ve been watching NASCAR (when it’s not rained out). This is the last week before the CHASE play offs.  Football has started and while we are watching we are not as diligent as years past because of all the political stuff.  We did binge watch Jack Ryan on Amazon Prime and Iron Fist on Netflix.

HEALTH & BEAUTY TIPS HOMEMAKING/COOKING TIP – I tried this yesterday and it not only works, but the bacon was tastier and crisper too.MENU PLANS FOR THE WEEK

BREAKFAST

LUNCH

DINNER

DESSERT

MONDAY – FRIDAY

GREEN TEA,

BANANA & YOGURT

CHICKEN, TUNA

or

GREEN SALAD

MONDAY

CHICKEN DUMPLING STEW

TUESDAY

ORANGE BRAISED CHICKEN & RICE

WEDNESDAY 

C.O.R.N. clean out refrigerator night

THURSDAY 

HONEY ORANGE CHICKEN & STIR FRIED VEGGIES

FRIDAY

DRUNKEN CHICKEN & TOMATOES

PINEAPPLE CHEESE PIE

SATURDAY

SATURDAY 

ROCHESTER CHICKEN ala IMMIGRANTS

SUNDAY

SUNDAY

C.O.R.N. clean out refrigerator night

SUCCESSFUL RECIPE LINKS FROM LAST WEEK

Sherry Jolly

The Swedish meatballs and Ragu look so good! I never heard about the cold water and bacon! I’ll have to give that a go next time I buy some! Have a wonderful week and try to stay cool!

Lucie

Really? bacon under cold water? will have to try it out. I am so tired off the heat too! was lots better this weekend but next weekend is another hot one… it’s almost over! 😉

QuiltLady

YEP, it REALLY worked – best bacon we’ve had in a very long time. 7 more days here in the heat and then we start our trek north – I CAN’T wait!!!!

LeeAnna Paylor

Hi, nice to meet you, I’m new to the link party. I will go right away to the library site to see if we have that book, looks great. So does the food, if you come cook if for me! lol
thanks for the nails tips, mine are breaking and I betcha it’s lack of water… we moved west and it’s drier than Annapolis.
LeeAnna at not afraid of color

QuiltLady

WeLCOME – I LOVE meeting new friends 😀 LOL depending on your location an occasional meal could be arranged : Have a GREAT week!

Rebecca Knox

Always enjoy your blog posts and, as always, your pictures are beautiful! I think we’re finally through with the super hot temperatures here and I’m so thankful! Thanks for the reminder to “never forget” and have a blessed week ahead! <3

Jean

Definitely need to try that bacon tip! And now I’m craving a BLT at 10 in the morning, LOL. Hope you have a wonderful week and maybe get a break from the heat.

QuiltLady

Sorry for the craving so early. 😀 Have a GREAT week too. I’m packing and ready to leave next Monday!! Disneyland here we come and cooler weather yet after that!