BREAKFAST AS I WRITE:
THE WEATHER OUTSIDE
Drizzly and cold!
FOR THE WEEK:
Pretty much the same all week.
TO DO LIST
- Play for hubby’s birthday. I’ll post about our adventures later this week.
DURING THE WEEK:
- Recipe File Updates
TELEVISION & DVR
A couple of new or returning shows start this week and I’m still working off the DVR from last week.
- State of Affairs
- Sleepy Hollow
- Rizzoli & Isles
- Battle Creek
- Good Witch
PLAY TIME (If I can find any)
Now I wouldn’t call it “play time”, but after my cortisone shot this past week I was told to stay off my feet for 48 hours. So on the way home I stopped by Staples to buy some files and then I set up shop on the family room floor and set about cleaning up the HUGE pile of recipe scraps that hubby regularly reminds me we will NEVER be able to try them all and actually weeded out all the real scrap and organized the rest. I narrowed down 3 small totes to this file, but it is overstuffed LOL!
I also tweaked the new framework for my weekly menu and recipe links (AGAIN). The filled squares are actual links to tried and true recipes. It is still not exactly what I’m looking for, but I’ll keep working on it. I also designated Tuesday as “EXPERIMENT NIGHT”.
Oatmeal with Fruit
Monte Cristos & Salad
Bagel & cream cheese
Yogurt with Blueberries & Granola
Scrambled Eggs with cheese & Toast
Yogurt with Blueberries & Granola
Cadillacs & Salad
LAST WEEK’S RECIPES I TRIED and their RECIPE LINKS
- Racing Dip/Seafood Enchiladas
- Pork Chops with Peanut Butter Green Chile Cream Gravy
- Caramelized Lemon & Green Chile Verde White Fish
- Bacon Cheddar Pancakes
- Warm Bacon Vinaigrette
- Salad in a Jar
- Banana Eclair Cake
- Upside Down Chocolate Cake
NEW RECIPES I FOUND THIS WEEK OR CREATED AFTER BEING INSPIRED BY OTHER RECIPES TO TRY IN THE NEAR FUTURE
- Lemon Curd Napoleon
- Baked Hawaiian Chicken
- Voodoo Smothered Chicken
- Chicken Christopher
- Green Chile Marmalade Wings
- Velvet Cake
- Balsamic Glazed Steak Rolls
- Macaroon Peanut Butter Chocolate Tartlets
- Lemon Souffle Pancakes
- Orange Crunch Parfaits
- Smoked Paprika Chicken Thighs
- Norwegian Meatballs
- Sauerkraut & Pork Roast
- Blackened Salmon
MY FAVORITE PHOTO FROM LAST WEEK
LOL, I honestly didn’t take anything but food pictures again this week and then the black brat (who has his choice of 3 beds in this house) tried to squeeze out sweet Whiskey from the bed she was sleeping in and I just had to grab a picture.
BLOGS TO CHECK OUT
I keep looking for new and inspiring blogs, but honestly so many have huge ad sections or pop ups nowadays that just annoy me!
HOMEMAKING TIP / PRODUCT REVIEWS
Does your wedding ring or diamond necklace need cleaning – just use a denture tablet. My jeweler taught me this trick – it’s quick and efficient leaving you with sparkling jewelry.
ON MY MIND LATELY
Keeping with last week’s soap box rant I have a real problem with the new
KFC HALO’s commercial (as well as soooooo many others that use this same negative tactic) where they use children disrespecting their father. Dad wakes up to a horse’s head (from the daughter’s stuffed toy) in his bed and the whole thing plays out like a bad godfather parody and ends with dad going out to buy what she wants. At least this was followed by a sweet Extra Gum commercial where you can see awe and respect in the daughter’s eyes as dad makes her a cute origami swan out of her gum wrapper.
I don’t know about you, but with so many choices in this world I will go out of my way to buy a product that isn’t negative or insulting my intelligence with their ads.
Children are really SOOOO impressionable. We need to present them with positive, life affirming ideals and models to follow. I know it sounds silly, but SOOOOO many commercials today are using NEGATIVE advertisement and I just think it’s wrong. Like so many other things, the longer it is allowed to continue the more things may change – an NOT for the better. Children being allowed to be sarcastic, negative, disrespectful and catered to DOES NOT encourage or inspire them to be good positive adults in the future.
PRAYING FOR & INSPIRATION