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GOOD MORNING sweet friends. It was a busy week that seems to have just swept by when I wasn’t looking! I’m jumping in with both feet this morning because of an early morning appointment.
OUTSIDE MY WINDOW & THE WEATHER OUTSIDE & WHAT I’M WEARING We’re supposed to have a relatively mild and dry week with cooler crisp nights. 🙂 We have an appointment this morning so I’m wearing Levis and a burgundy lightweight sweater with my new gray POPS.
ON THE BREAKFAST PLATE Black cherry yogurt, string cheese and hot water
AS I LOOK AROUND THE HOUSE, WEEKLY TO DO LIST, HOUSE & CRAFT PROJECTS, APPOINTMENTS
- LAUNDRY, LIVING AREAS & KITCHEN… Standard tidying up to do
- YARD… Need to cut back the clematus and start working on the flower box that is falling apart
- APPOINTMENTS & TO DO… I have my annual physical and follow-up for the vitamins and minerals post surgery, getting my hair done, hubby has a couple of appointments also, visiting with stepdad at rehab…
- BLOG… I’ve been working on Blogtober, a few recipes and BLOGMAS posts
- CRAFTS/PROJECTS… Made some more pumpkins with the munchkins yesterday. I’m also working on a Snowman family made from old bowling pins. They are still naked, but at least started 😀
ON MY MIND / THINGS THAT ARE MAKING ME HAPPY Doing Blogtober has helped me get away from doing JUST recipes and I’m really enjoying it. I think maybe I need prompts for every month of the year to keep me motivated. Last week’s posts from BLOGTOBER include:
- Throwback Thursday
- Pumpkin Decorating Ideas
- If I won the Lottery – I’m running behind, but will catch up this week.
- Current Craft Project
- Fall Clothing
- Meal Planning
WHAT IS ON THE DVR, I LIKE OR ON THE LIST TO WATCH/SOMETHING INTERESTING I WATCHED
- We started a new mini series on Amazon called The Lost Room with Peter Krause, Juliana Marguiles and Elle Fanning that seems pretty interesting. We’re hoping to finish it this week.
- We watched a really scary movie called Case 39 with Renee Zellweger and Bradley Cooper.
I’M READING nothing right now 🙁
FAVORITE PHOTO FROM THE CAMERA We had our pumpkin making family day this week! I think the girls had fun making their own little families and using their imaginations to decorate them. I made a couple new ones too for my ever growing family, including a set of twins.
INSPIRATION & A FUNNY
HEALTH & BEAUTY TIPS
MENU PLANS FOR THE WEEK
MONDAY – HAM & SCALLOPED POTATOES with SALAD
TUESDAY – SOUP KETTLE – an ANTIQUE RECIPE re-creation
WEDNESDAY – MINI CHICKEN POT PIES & SALAD
THURSDAY – C.O.R.N.
FRIDAY – MINI CAJUN CHICKEN POT PIES
SATURDAY – SWEET & SOUR BRISKET
SUNDAY – GINGER ALE CHICKEN
SUCCESSFUL RECIPE LINKS FROM LAST WEEK
- SMASHED BANANA BREAD
- LEMON LIME BARS
- MEXICAN SOFRITO
- FARMHOUSE HOT DISH
- BALSAMIC CHARRED GARLIC CARROTS
- PINEAPPLE CHILI MEATBALLS
FEATURED PARTY LINKS FOR THIS WEEK
RECIPES TO LOOK FOR THIS NEXT WEEK
- MINI CHICKEN POT PIES
- MINI CAJUN CHICKEN POT PIES
- HAM & SCALLOPED POTATO CASSEROLE
- GINGER ALE CHICKEN
- ANTIQUE SOUP KETTLE
- CREAMY CHICKEN & VEGGIES
Pumpkin day looked like it was great fun! And they are so darn cute.
I hope to maybe do some blogmas this holiday season too,. That was always so fun,. I’ve been meaning to ask you if you’ve ever done the deep friend turkey thing for Thanksgiving? Since life here is a bit different these days and my bro is home from the military so he could “man the fryer” I’m thinking about trying it. You’ve had lots of cooking experience so thought you might know. If you want you could email me at:
firstname.lastname@example.org or message me on insta.
Love your funny vintage meme with the gal in the kitchen. So funny! Hope you have a blessed rest of your week dear Tamy. ❤️
What a treat that will be to have your brother home! Being a military family, I know what a special treat that will be!
I have to be honest, I’m not fond of fried turkeys. I have never had one that was juicy enough for me 😀 or worth the trouble of all that oil! I really hate dry white meat.
I do mine in the oven on a silicone sling on the roasting rack, breast side down with a quart of chicken broth and a stick of butter melting in the bottom of the roaster for the first 2 hours and then use the sling (with hubby’s help) to turn the turkey breast side up. I then generously season the turkey with FRESH ground sea salt and black pepper. Then I baste every 15 minutes until it is done to brown it, but keep the juice inside the white meat with a crisp golden hue. There is no excess grease or oil that way and the juices in the bottom of the roaster become my gravy makings 😀
If you try it and have success I would love to hear about as I haven’t tried it in MANY years and maybe the fryers of today are better and easier?
Have a GREAT week <3
Hugs & Blessings,
Can’t wait to see the snowman family made from the bowling pins. Looking forward to Blogmas again this year. Blogtober always seems like a great idea and then, I remember how busy this month tends to be. Hope you have a great week!
I’m hoping on working on the snowman family later this week. We’re slated for some unseasonally warm days this week and are trying to finish an outdoor project that requires painting so the snowmen took a back seat this week 😀 I’ll let you in on my secret for both Blogtober and BLOGMAS – it’s the list. With having a list to go by I can prepare many posts in advance. Many times I take a rainy day while we’re watching football or racing and accomplish multiple posts that I schedule for the appropriate dates. 😀 I ope you have a GREAT week too.
Love the pumpkins! And drooling… yummy food pics!! Have a great week!
Thank you! Have a GREAT week too.
Bloctober subjects look promising. I will have to go back and look at that during the week. Great picture of the girls. Have a great week
Thanks – I’m hoping to finish getting caught up on BLOGTOBER in the next few days. I hope you have a GREAT week too.
Mmmmm…chicken pot pie! That sounds like something that should go on the menu here at some point. Sometimes I make a crust for it, but, more often than not, I just top with drop biscuits. It’s been years since I’ve made one though. Sounds so good! Especially on this chilly day! Your food photos are to die for and the pumpkin making looks like a lot of fun! Have a blessed week, my friend! <3
Many times I make what we call “INSIDE OUT” chicken pot pies that sound similar to yours 😀 I hope you have a GREAT week to.
I missed the beginning of Blog-tober. I’ll have to remember to keep an eye out for that next year. I’ve been wanting to post, but lacking in ideas lately 😉 I can’t decide what to take away from the health and beauty picture – hot or cold water has its benefits, eh? I’ll stick with a hot shower to warm me up!
LOL 😀 I usually take a nice hot one at the beginning to wash up and then cool it down as I finish to close the pores. 😀 Have a WONDERFUL week.