Homemaker Monday and Tempting Tuesday

Sandra at the Diary of a Stay at Home Mom has started her own Happy Homemaker Monday as a way of tying everything all together. I love it – a virtual accounting of the week. I have been wanting to simplify many of the memes I do and this is where I’m going to start. I’m anything but a simple woman, but really do need to simplify my life! So I’m combining many memes into the same post as a way to organize my week.
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Homemaker Mondays is hosted by Robyn at 11th Heaven’s Homemaking Haven Making a Happy Home Monday is hosted by LL at As for me and my house… Tempt My Tummy Tuesday is hosted by Lisa at Blessed with Grace Tips on Tuesday is hosted by Sandra at Diary of a Stay at Home Mom

Outside my window: It’s snowing and predicted to snow again tomorrow so I know the day will dawn gray and cold.

On my bedside table/what I’m reading: The Art of Mending by Elizabeth Berg which I’m hoping to finish tonight.

From the Kitchen: World Peace Cookies (salted chocolate) tomorrow for Tuesdays with Dorie and lots of leftovers

Homemaking Tip I’m Sharing: Using mineral oil on your wooden kitchen utensils will extend their life.

On the menu for tonight: CORN (clean out refrigerator night)

New Recipe I’m sharing:
6 medium Yukon gold potatoes
2 cups sour cream
1 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
1/2 teaspoon white pepper
1 teaspoon minced garlic, jar
1 large bunch green onions, minced
6 tablespoons butter
2 cups grated sharp cheddar cheese

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Boil the potatoes in their skins the day before or early in the morning of the day you want to make this casserole and refrigerate them.
  • Melt butter in double boiler.
  • Add cheese and blend until melted.
  • Add sour cream, onions,garlic, salt and pepper. Blend well and remove from heat.
  • Peel the potatoes.
  • Grate the potatoes and toss with the cheese mixture.
  • Lightly spray an 8×8 or 9×9 casserole with PURE.
  • Pour mixture into casserole.
  • Bake 45 minutes.

This recipe can be made ahead and baked when needed.

Around the House/On my To Do List: Working on the kitchen and all the touch up paint around the house.
What I’m creating: A finished home so we can move forward with our lives and an apron for a swap this week.

In the craft basket: Perpetually sooooooooooo many UFO’s and sketches for stained glass pieces that I hope to get to soon.

Looking forward to: SPRING (I’m counting on Punxsatawney Phil this morning) and our upcoming Family Reunion

I am thinking & hoping: That I really need a break from the work around here for a few days, but it’s always here staring at me!
Favorite Blog Post of the week: I wish I had had time to do blog reading this week, but I intend to get caught up soon. Bear with me, I’m still working on it.

Favorite photo from last week:

From the learning room: Nothing new this week.

Lesson learned the past few days: Don’t take anything for granted. Life is short and precious and cannot be relived.

I am Thankful for: The light at the end of the tunnel being turned on.
On my Prayer List: Our country as we move into a new regime.
Devotionals, Scripture Reading, Key Verses: Proverbs 8:20-23
I lead in the way of righteousness, in the midst of the paths of judgment: That I may cause those that love me to inherit substance; and I will fill their treasures. The LORD possessed me in the beginning of his way, before his works of old. I was set up from everlasting, from the beginning, or ever the earth was.

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Good Morning, Tamy!

My daughter Kayla (21) recently told me about salted chocolate. Now I’m curious about your recipe!

I enjoyed all the items on your post. That photo of the deer; is that at your place?

See you around. 🙂


Great thoughts and plans for this week Tamy! I think your recipe sounds delicious! You are a busy girl – you have a lot planned! Will you post a picture of the apron you’re making when it’s done?

Have a great night!



I always feel so ‘perfect homemaker mother’ type when I REMEMBER to make some extra and freeze it. ALSO when I go and take it out of the freezer! Kudos to you (smart on the fire pit thing-nothing entertains kids like fire:)