HAPPY HOMEMAKER & MENU PLAN MONDAY week 40 of 2018

GOOD MORNING dear friends. We are done traveling for a bit and beginning to settle in for winter. I have to say I am LOVING the crisp fall mornings and reasonable temperatures here in the Pacific North West – such a vast change from the desert!!

We’re settling into a better routine and I will be a better blogger for it!  I know I missed visiting a few people last week, but will definitely get there this week!

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 – I’m in Heaven finally! It’s still in the 50’s this morning and we’re supposed to be in the mid 60-s to 70’s ALL this week, with a touch of rain here and there. I was up super early today for an appointment so am already dressed in levis, a gray long sleeved tee and my favorite sweatshirt.

ON THE BREAKFAST PLATE – Green tea and mixed berry yogurt

CRAFTS / PROJECTS – nothing this week, BUT November will be my month 😀

FAVORITE PHOTO FROM THE CAMERA

We came around a bend in the road and there was just a HUGE herd of Tule Elk – so pretty!  This guy seemed to be in charge and was quite vocal about it!!

Saturday night’s sky was GORGEOUS as a storm moved in while the sun was setting.

Hubby said I should come with a warning – a Tsunami warning LOL 😀 But in reality I was freezing.

INSPIRATION

AS I LOOK AROUND THE HOUSE / WEEKLY TO DO LIST & HOUSE PROJECTS /  APPOINTMENTS

  • LAUNDRY… just a couple loads later in the week
  • LIVING AREAS… still getting organized, but that will happen this week
  • KITCHEN… pretty clean
  • YARD… nothing much, but will be building a flower box for my mom soon
  • BLOG… some more recipe updating, future post planning and some holiday post planning – I’ve made up my BLOGMAS list for 2018 – won’t you join me?
  • PROJECTS… getting together some Christmas gift lists and recipes
  • APPOINTMENTS… hubby dentist twice this week, me blood work and dr.
  • TO DO… help mom get garage sale together for next week.

I’M READINGThe FIX series by Carey Heywood

WHAT IS ON THE DVR OR LIST TO WATCH – have been playing catch up of all the new shows starting and with all the traveling many sling and Netflix shows are just piling up 😀

HEALTH & BEAUTY TIPS

HOMEMAKING/COOKING TIP

MENU PLANS FOR THE WEEK – still getting into the swing of things so the menu is a work in progress

BREAKFAST

LUNCH

DINNER

DESSERT

MONDAY – FRIDAY

GREEN TEA,

BANANA & YOGURT

CHICKEN or TUNA SALAD

MONDAY

PEPPER JELLY PORK CHOPS

TUESDAY

WHISKEY MOLASSES SHREDDED BEEF

WEDNESDAY

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

THURSDAY

HONEY GLAZED PORK & HONEY ROASTED CARROTS

FRIDAY

??

PEANUT BUTTER CUP BROWNIES

SATURDAY

SATURDAY

??

SUNDAY

SUNDAY

??

SUCCESSFUL RECIPE LINKS FROM LAST WEEK

Sandra

Awww I love the Elk photo 🙂 I’ll be doing Blogmas this year again, can’t wait. Love your menu and all the yummy pics as always. Hope you’re having a great week so far!!!

Rebecca Knox

Enjoyed reading your blog! Sounds like you’re settling in nicely and the weather sounds heavenly! Love all the brownie tips and the photo of the Tulle Elk! I’m presenting a program on elk at work on Friday and have learned a lot about them over the past few days. Thanks for sharing! Blessings for a great week ahead! <3

Stacy

First off thank you so so so much for stopping by my blog and leaving the comments last week! They really helped and encouraged me all week more than you know!! Oh my goodness those pictures are great I would have been afraid of the Elk lol! And the brownie tips are fantastic, I make awesome desserts but it’s the easy stuff like cookies and brownies that I continually mess up lol. I hope you have a blessed week, and thanks again for your wise words 🙂

QuiltLady

Thank you! And you are so welcome – sometimes we just need to hear we are doing things that matter. I’m glad I could help. I’m so glad you’re feeling better! HAVE a SUPER week.

Carrie@northwoods scrapbook

Hi Sweetie!
Your photos are gorgeous! That is so cool with all the elk. And you are such a cutie 😉 Love your blogmas too! I can’t believe that is practically around the corner already.
Blessings on the rest of your week. Enjoy your crisp weather and stay snuggly xoxo

Rebecca Knox

Love the elk photo. We had elk at the park but sold them a couple of months ago. I miss them. Your blogmas sounds like fun. I’ll have to see how things are going come December. Maybe I will join you. Have a blessed week ahead! <3

sherry

Mongolian Beef has my mouth watering! LOL It must be snack time 🙂 Your sunset picture is gorgeous! And congrats on finally getting the great, cool fall weather!

Have a terrific week!

Sherry @ Ubiquitous Grace

Lucie

Hungry for brownies too! Great that you are settling down to nesting for winter 🙂
I will be following your blogmas. I don’t think I’ll be joining in (always run out of time during that period), but I do it in July (Christmas in July), don’t know why, just seems easier for me.

Have a great week

Jean

And now….I’m craving brownies! My husband’s grandmother’s tip for them was to only bake them 20 minutes. So that’s what I usually do with good results. Glad your going to settle in for the winter. Any ideas about a final destination yet? How fun it must have been to see all those elk. Hope you have a wonderful week ahead!

Laura Smith

Hello Im visiting form Happy Homemaker Monday for the first time. Love your scenic views and wishing it was cool enough for a sweater here. Im trying not to bake too much during the holiday season but I kept reading the word brownies so I may have to make a small batch for dessert. 🙂 Your blogmas looks like fun and 87 days?! Yikes! Have a great week!