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GOOD MORNING sweet friends. I hope everyone had a wonderful week. Can you believe it’s August already? Summer is already half over and I for one am looking forward to fall, one of my favorite seasons!
We spent a few days away last week researching one of the areas we are considering for our move. While we were there, a large vintage, antique fair was at the fair grounds. I made out well with a few antique recipe boxes full of old recipes and some beautiful cruets for my flavored oils and vinegars.
I absolutely LOVE finding old recipe boxes! Some of the recipes are really unbelievable and irreplaceable finds. This time I even found some written in old pen and quill type ink – apparently quite old and many of them were signed 😀 And the cruets were bargain priced!
OUTSIDE MY WINDOW & THE WEATHER OUTSIDE & WHAT I’M WEARING This week is going to be about 10 degrees cooler and sunny 😀 I’m going to do some errands and shopping this morning so I have on Levi’s and a favorite t-shirt with flip flops
ON THE BREAKFAST PLATE weak coffee with saltine crackers
AS I LOOK AROUND THE HOUSE, WEEKLY TO DO LIST, HOUSE & CRAFT PROJECTS, APPOINTMENTS
- LAUNDRY, LIVING AREAS & KITCHEN… ALL caught up
- YARD… nothing
- APPOINTMENTS & TO DO… one doctor appt for hubby and more sorting and repacking for me
- BLOG… a few new recipes to upload and some ETSY research for a new idea
- CRAFTS/PROJECTS… researching some alcohol painting and homemade inspired gift ideas from the antique show we went to last week. I also started the Christmas garland (pictures below) and am looking forward to finishing it soon!
ON MY MIND / THINGS THAT ARE MAKING ME HAPPY & FAVORITE PHOTO FROM THE CAMERA I FINALLY was able to get the garland started and am about a third of the way done!!
WHAT IS ON THE DVR, I LIKE OR ON THE LIST TO WATCH/SOMETHING INTERESTING I WATCHED Nothing really, ALL caught up here also. We did watch Disney’s John Carter which was quite entertaining!
I’M READING I finished the Ava Miles series Dare Valley Meets Paris series and have moved on to Karen Ann Hopkins Lamb to the Slaughter Book #1 of the Serenity Plains secrets series.
HEALTH & BEAUTY TIPS
MENU PLANS FOR THE WEEK
MONDAY – CHILI & CHILE CORNBREAD
TUESDAY – CANTONESE CHICKEN & MUSHROOMS with SNAP PEAS
WEDNESDAY – C.O.R.N. / Y.O.Y.O.
THURSDAY – APPLE ORANGE SALAD & CHIPOTLE ORANGE CHICKEN
FRIDAY – TERIYAKI SALMON & WALNUT COLESLAW
SATURDAY – BALSAMIC BROWN SUGAR BRISKET & ROASTED SALT and VINEGAR POTATOES
SUNDAY – SWEET & SOUR CARAMELIZED CHICKEN and SALAD
SUCCESSFUL RECIPE LINKS FROM LAST WEEK
- SWEET & SOUR CABBAGE ROLLS
- CHICKEN & STRAWBERRY SALAD with STRAWBERRY VINAIGRETTE
- BAKED APRICOT PINEAPPLE GINGER SALMON
- GREEN BEAN CAESAR SALAD
- IRISH NACHOS
- PENNSYLVANIA DUTCH SLAB APPLE PIE
FEATURED PARTY LINKS FOR THIS WEEK
This year is fairly flying by and, yes! I, too, am quite looking forward to fall! What lovely finds at the antique fair! I love the cruets and what a find! Recipes written with quill and ink! What a treasure! I’ve never thought about looking at old recipe boxes before, but I bet I do from now on! LOL! Have a great and blessed week ahead!
Oh I love those cruets and the recipe boxes, you know how I am with cookbooks and recipes, so that is an amazing find 🙂
I hope you’re having a great week 🙂
I know you do! 😀 You’ll love a recipe I made last night from the first box, Jean Perry’s Antique Corn Bread, that will post in a couple days. I should have made a double batch since it all went in the first sitting! I’m having a great week thanks!
Those cruets are very cool… and finding those recipe boxes, full of recipes…priceless!! That garland is very pretty! Have a great week!
I just love finding old recipe boxes and cookbooks, the older the better. I always love the recipes you post, they look delicious.
You got some great buys! Love the cruets and the recipe boxes.
Have a great week
I’ve always started my corn in cold water. Interesting. Will have to try it the other way. Glad to hear John Carter is entertaining, it’s on my maybe list. Hope you have a great week!