HAPPY HOMEMAKER MONDAY week 44 of 2022 with MENU PLANS AND RECIPE LINKS

Doing Happy Homemaker Monday, EVERY MONDAY, loyally for all these years and so extensively helps keep me on track of my daily life as it summarizes the past week and lays out a fairly concise plan for the current week.

Be sure to join us for Happy Homemaker Monday and link up with our host, Sandra at Diary of a Stay at Home Mom

Good morning sweet friends. I’m not sure how, but it’s Monday again and I have NO idea where  last week went. I was productive, but somehow the week still passed by too quickly! 😀

We have a storm moving in today and the temperatures are supposed to drop significantly later today and have significant rain. The rest of the week will have highs in the 40’s and 50’s with lows in the 30’s and even more rain.

I will be SOOOOOOOO happy when the elections are over and all the horrible campaign ads stop airing!

Just realizing that this year is almost over.

THIS WEEK’S TO DO LIST, PROJECTS & APPOINTMENTS
  • LAUNDRY & CLEANING I’ve washed and changed out the bedding for winter. Other than that I just need to vacuum and empty the dishwasher.
  • GROCERIES & ERRANDS I have a hair appointment in town later in the week so will do the few errands around that. Fortunately it is a VERY short list as I continue to clean out the freezer and pantry.
  • PAPERWORK, PHONE CALLS & PROJECTS I’ve started sorting through kitchen items and Christmas boxes making piles for donation, garage sale and keeping.
  • RECIPE RESEARCH & MENU PLANNING I’ve finished the November menu, but need some inspiration for December.

WHAT’S ON THE DVR/TV
  • NETFLIX NCIS reruns
  • AMAZON PRIME STARGATE ATLANTIS reruns and HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER reruns
  • CABLE COOKING SHOWS The Big Bake, Halloween Baking, Halloween Cookies, Guy’s Game Night, Girl Meets Farm and the Holiday ones start later this week COMEDIES Young Sheldon, Ghosts, So Help me Todd (not sure about this one yet) POLICE/DRAMAS NCIS series – regular, LA and Hawaii, Chicago series – Med, Fire and PD, Blue Bloods, FBI series – regular, Most Wanted and International, Law & Order series – regular and SVU, Rookie, The Resident, New Amsterdam, The Good Doctor  SYFY/FANTASY – Quantum Leap, La Brea, The Walking Dead REALITY – Amazing Race

I did something last week I haven’t done in a LONG time. I QUIT a book. I tried to hang in with it, but after 3 chapters I said no more! The writing and dialog were so bad…which really bothered me because I had read this author many times before 🙁

Tonight I’ll start Something from Tiffany’s by Melissa Hill

10/31 MONDAY
11/1 TUESDAY
11/2 WEDNESDAY
11/3 THURSDAY
11/4 FRIDAY
11/5 SATURDAY
11/6 SUNDAY
DINNER
HAM STEAKS with CORN on the COB
 OUT with FRIENDS for TACOS at a FAVORITE TAVERN
CORN/YOYO CLEAN OUT REFRIGERATOR NIGHT or YOU’RE ON YOUR OWN
 BLACK BEAN CHICKEN with FRITOS
 APPLE BALSAMIC CHICKEN and RISOTTO CARBONARA
 PORK CHOPS and APPLE SCALLOPED POTATOES
 RED PEPPER CHICKEN and RICE PILAF
DESSERT
 
BAKED OATMEAL CUPS
11/7 MONDAY 11/8 TUESDAY 11/9 WEDNESDAY 11/10 THURSDAY 11/11 FRIDAY 11/12 SATURDAY 11/13 SUNDAY
DINNER CHICKEN & CHEESE QUESADILLA PIE TUSCAN CHICKEN PASTA CORN/YOYO CLEAN OUT REFRIGERATOR NIGHT or YOU’RE ON YOUR OWN CORN/YOYO CLEAN OUT REFRIGERATOR NIGHT or YOU’RE ON YOUR OWN COOKING DINNER  FOR EAGLES BUFFALO CHICKEN LOADED BAKED POTATO CASSEROLE, BROCCOLI SLAW and SALAMI RAILROAD SANDWICHES GIARDINEIRA BRUSCHETTA
DESSERT CARMELITAS SNICKERS BAR BROWNIES

We have been getting quit a nice selection of song birds and our hummingbirds are year round here.

We have a new batch of kittens from the same stray. She just brought them out of hiding yesterday. The upside is that we haven’t had any mice since they have been here. There are 4 again. Boots seems to be handling motherhood well, but we haven’t seen Sunny (dad from the last batch of kittens) in a few months now.

Carrie@northwoods scrapbook

Hello my Lovely!
Sorry so late. I pinched a dang nerve in my neck/back. Grrr! Have had to limit computer time.
I have accomplished more Xmas shopping so I feel I’m in good shape there. And have my turkey ordered already! Trying to stay on top of things this year. No last minute panic!
I love your kitty pics. And that snail is darling! I need to tuck that one away in the memory banks for grandkids one day. Lol (hopefully I’ll get some! )
Blessings. xo

QuiltLady

So sorry you’re not feeling great – hope it gets better FAST! I’m sure you’ll have a time to use the snail! Hopefully Aaron before ANNIE! I’m not panicking either, just going to enjoy the season 😀

Julieann

Waving!!! Another week another amazing post!! I loved it all. The menu pictures were so yummy. I really liked the inspirational quote about, even if a sin is legalized, it is still a sin..THAT IS POWERFUL!!!!! Amen, sistah!!!
That peanut butter snail…oh my, how cute!!!!
I just adore birds and feed them as well….they are just so beautiful and precious. I have a parrot myself, and she is so precious to me.
See you in the next post
xo
Julieann

QuiltLady

Aw thanks!! I’ve always wondered what living with a parrot would be like. Does she talk a lot? I hope your week is going well.

Jean

I’m so with you on being ready for the campaign ads to be over! We’re close to the state line so we get the double whammy of ads for both Missouri and Kansas. And some of them are so idiotic, can’t stand it. Aw, I want that last kitten in the pictures, so cute! Good thing we don’t live closer, I think I’d be in trouble 😉 Hope you have a wonderful week!

QuiltLady

We’re not close to the state lines, but I’m still getting text messages from Texas on top of the mud slinging ads here. Is it the 9th yet? 😀 She’s my favorite too. Those facial markings are just precious! Hope your week goes well.

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