HAPPY HOMEMAKER MONDAY & MENU PLANS week 14 of 2022

Doing Happy Homemaker Monday so extensively helps keep me on track as it summarizes my past week and lays out a fairly concise plan for my upcoming week. Be sure to join us all for Happy Homemaker Monday and link up with our host, Sandra at Diary of a Stay at Home Mom

How is everyone? I hope you had a wonderful week full of sunshine and fun. I’m finally feeling a bit better and starting to get my energy back, but taking it easy until I’m 100%. Night times are the worst!

It started raining last night and we really need it, so I’m not upset about that, but that I have to go out in it ๐Ÿ˜€ We’re also having severe winds and with not feeling 100% and spring allergies I’d prefer staying in, but I had made lunch plans with an old friend before I knew it was going to rain so hopefully it will be during a lull in the wind and rain.

We’re in some serious “LAYER” weather and back to some cooler and wet weather this week despite the one day heatwave. I was a bit surprised by the “S” word being in the mix for later in the week. It’s not normal, but has been known to happen at this time of year. My girlfriend planned a birthday party for her boyfriend, an outdoor BBQ, a few years back and had to move the whole thing inside last minute when it snowed. Afternoon update: there are now 2 days with the “S” word being forecasted ๐Ÿ™‚

I know there are still so many things on all our minds, but I’ve been praying for resolutions to the BIG things, COVID and its variants, Ukraine and Russia… And my cousin lost her husband on Saturday to end stage renal failure and diabetes. He was so young and I wish we were closer in distance (she’s 1000 miles away) so I could help her more ๐Ÿ™

I’ve been “playing” along with Jean for a 2022 List of accomplishments. You can find the original post here and the quarterly up date at this link.

Theraflu (I’m still waking up with severe congestion and a bit of an allergy cough and am just being cautious) and peach yogurt.

THIS WEEK’S TO DO LIST, PROJECTS & APPOINTMENTS
  • LAUNDRY & CLEANING I have a spring cleaning bug and did a serious deep clean of the stove which is only a few years old. They just don’t make them like they used to ๐Ÿ™ There are several parts I would like to be able to take apart for cleaning, but just wasn’t in the design. Twice a year I also use mineral oil as a soak for my wooden kitchen utensils and was able to get that done over the weekend. They look so pretty now.
  • GROCERIES & ERRANDS I went last Friday and will conserve gas until I have to go to town for my painting class on Thursday night. Hubby and I are having a date night Friday and taking a Ricotta cheese making class at a local winery on Friday. It comes with a wine tasting, salad and lasagna.
  • PAPERWORK, PHONE CALLS & PROJECTS I hate this category! I’m still trying to get the new dishwasher serviced for the rinse aid that isn’t working, getting the roofers to finish the repair work on the new shingles from last year and a few other tedious time consuming calls.

WHAT’S ON THE DVR/TV
  • NETFLIX St. Vincent with Bill Murray and Melissa McCarthy, Wind River
  • PRIME First Target
  • RED BOX The King’s Man, American Underdog
  • DISNEY+ Hawkeye
  • CABLE Cooking shows: Tournament of Champions, Spring Easter Baking, Masterchef Jr., Beet Bobby Flay and Grocery Games Crime Dramas: Chicago series (Med, Fire & P.D.), NCIS (Original, L.A. & Hawaii), Bull, Law & Order (Remake and SVU), Magnum PI, Blue Bloods and FBI’s (original, Most Wanted & International) Comedies: Young Sheldon & Ghosts and we’re trying the new How We Roll Hallmark/Movies: Just One Kiss, Always Amore and When Calls the Heart Documentaries: Mysteries of the Abandoned

Jana Deleon’s Flame & Fortune, book #22 of the Miss Fortune series – just a fun read. Hubby even enjoys the audibles when we travel.

Tomato plant starters and herbs are loving a little bit of sunshine in addition to the Aerogarden.
My favorite old country barn is looking a little more lifelike as spring settles in.
JOHNNY JUMP UPS are making things look a bit brighter for spring.
I cleaned and spruced up the delivery driver snacks and drinks. ๐Ÿ˜€
Apparently there was a recent local (on the coast) theft of a million dollars of “MOVIE MONEY”. Local businesses are having to be extra diligent because they look and feel so real!

MONDAY
TUESDAY
WEDNESDAY
THURSDAY
FRIDAY
SATURDAY
SUNDAY
DINNER
CREOLE CHICKEN & RICE
CHICKEN PAPRIKASH & POTATO BALLS
CHICKEN RAMEN IN SHOYU BROTH
SWEET & SOUR BRISKET & PEROGIES
DATE NIGHT RICOTTA CHEESE MAKING CLASS – LASAGNA & SALAD with WINE TASTING
CALABRIAN CHILE & CHICKEN PASTA
HOT HONEY GLAZED PORK CHOPS
DESSERT
CINNAMON ROLLS

  • CREOLE CHICKEN & RICE
  • GRASSHOPPER CHEESECAKE BARS
  • GRILLED SHRIMP SALAD with LIME VINAIGRETTE

HAPPY HOMEMAKER MONDAY with MENU PLANS week 13 of 2022

Doing Happy Homemaker Monday so extensively helps keep me on track as it summarizes the past week and lays out a fairly concise plan for this 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

I hope you all had a great week and are ready to start this first true week of spring after recovering from the spring forward time change. I ended up in Urgent Care last Monday and have been down the majority of the week. I’ve yet to completely recover from Strep throat and looks like I may end up on a second round of antibiotics and steroids due to my compromised immunity, but compared to this time last week. I’m so much better! I’m jumping right in here with the categories.

Mornings have been overcast and really foggy (typical for this time of year), but the sunsets have been really gorgeous.

The rain we were supposed to get this week stalled out somewhere and looks like we’ll be stalled in the holding pattern of cloudy, foggy and the occasional afternoon sunshine in the mid 50’s. Low’s are still in the mid to high 30’s. So comfy Levis it is with a layered tank and flannel it is ๐Ÿ˜€

Theraflu and peach yogurt

THIS WEEK’S TO DO LIST, PROJECTS & APPOINTMENTS
  • LAUNDRY & CLEANING I didn’t do a thing last week to speak of and don’t feel much like it this week either, but will force myself to get a few things done, at least the laundry, bathroom and kitchen.
  • GROCERIES & ERRANDS I’ll head to town on Wednesday to do grocery shopping and have a pedicure on Friday. Hubby has a couple of appointments on Friday also.
  • RECIPE RESEARCH & MENU PLANNING I’ve been sticking to the menu pretty well. ๐Ÿ˜€ I’m also planned a couple weeks out.

WHAT’S ON THE DVR/TV
  • NETFLIX Did you hear about the Morgan’s? with Sarah Jessica Parker and Hugh Grant
  • REDBOX American Underdog & The King’s Man
  • PRIME First Target
  • PEACOCOK Marry Me with Jennifer Lopez and Owen Wilson & Cheers Reruns
  • CABLE I got caught up on the DVR while I was down last week.

I finished my book, but just haven’t felt well enough to start a new one so have only leafed through a few cooking magazines.

It’s that time of year when you turn the sprinklers back on to get things adjusted, start watering flowers and ready to go for the garden. Lo and behold once again the same old leaks, front AND back yards both are making an appearance! Hubby and the gardener are working to fix the leaks once and for all! Looks like the front yard is fixed, but they still need a couple parts to finish. The backyard is only temporarily fixed, but at least it’s not creating a pool right now, only a tiny puddle. Hubby is going to go see about parts later today.

The stray kitties that adopted us are trying to stay incognito. Best I can tell they are from the litter of 5 or 6 that the people up the street had last year. Unfortunately, they are not responsible people and the cats have been left to roam the neighborhood fending for themselves. That said, they are GREAT mousers! I couldn’t get a picture, but saw Sonny chasing one on the patio last week and he caught it! I’m so glad he doesn’t leave them on the door mat!

MONDAY
TUESDAY
WEDNESDAY
THURSDAY
FRIDAY
SATURDAY
SUNDAY
DINNER
CHICKEN AMAZU & PEROGIES
CHICKEN NEW ORLEANS & CAULIFLOWER RICE
BARBACOA BURRITO BOWLS
C.O.R.N. CLEAN OUT REFRIGERATOR NIGHT
SHRIMP SALAD with LIME DRESSING
PAN SEARED CHICKEN with SHERRY PAN SAUCE & POTATO BALLS
CREOLE CHICKEN & RICE
DESSERT
GRASSHOPPER CHEESECAKE SQUARES

  • ONION SALISBURY STEAK
  • FIG NEWTON CRISP
  • CHEESY MANGO SHEET PAN CHICKEN
  • LEMON GARLIC PEPPER CHICKEN
  • MEATBALL POTATO GRATIN

HAPPY HOMEMAKER MONDAY with MENU PLANS week 12 of 2022

Doing Happy Homemaker Monday so extensively helps keep me on track as it summarizes the past week and lays out a fairly concise plan for this 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

I hope you are all doing better than I am this morning. The weather has been so unpredictable and I know that’s why I now have a sore throat and ear ache ๐Ÿ™ It started Saturday afternoon as a sinus headache, but by the time I woke up Sunday it was full blown misery. I immediately started on Theraflu and Emergen-C along with a hot shower and felt better for awhile. I stayed in yesterday and will again today, but I think I caught it in time.

Saturday night’s low was 29ยฐ and tomorrow’s high is supposed to be 75ยฐ for a single day before it drops back into the 40’s for the rest of the week… no wonder I’m sick!

So today is a yoga pants day! ๐Ÿ˜€ And I’m not complaining about that.

Hot water and peach yogurt.

THIS WEEK’S TO DO LIST, PROJECTS & APPOINTMENTS
  • LAUNDRY & CLEANING Despite not feeling well, I was able to get the laundry done and will do a deep clean on the kitchen and vacuum in a few days when I feel more energetic.
  • GROCERIES & ERRANDS Fortunately I don’t need much until later in the week so won’t worry about any of this until I feel better. Honestly, I’m back to the point of trying to stay completely home. They have lifted the mask mandates here and I’ve heard they’re not even counting COVID cases because they don’t think it matters so I’m afraid that there might be an issue in the next couple weeks and am laying low to avoid it with being immunocompromised ๐Ÿ™
  • PAPERWORK, PHONE CALLS & PROJECTS I have a list to accomplish, but will wait until my throat and voice are better.
  • RECIPE RESEARCH & MENU PLANNING I’m good through the end of the month, but am sorting through for some spring like recipes in April.

WHAT’S ON THE DVR/TV
  • NETFLIX This has been our channel of choice this past week as we are not basketball fans and March Madness has taken over. We watched the sweetest movie, Rescued by Ruby and the Adam Project with Ryan Reynolds – he’s so funny in a sarcastic way ๐Ÿ˜€ We also watched Against the Ice which was quite good and then we finished with The Good Cop starring Tony Danza, but are sorry it only made one season ๐Ÿ™
  • CABLE Spring Baking Championships, Tournament of Champions, Junior Masterchef – I absolutely adore the kids! I have a couple Hallmark movies to finish catching up on and FIXER UPPER episodes

I’m reading Return to Sender by Jennifer Peel

Saturday before I started feeling poorly there was a small break in the rain that we thought was going to last longer so we took a drive, but the rain that had ended and turned to pure sunshine returned with a vengeance. I did get a few good shots though. We even found a few things we’d never seen before.

MONDAY
TUESDAY
WEDNESDAY
THURSDAY
FRIDAY
SATURDAY
SUNDAY
DINNER
CHICKEN AMASU
HAM and BROCCOLI BAKE
CHICKEN NEW ORLEANS
C.O.R.N. CLEAN OUT REFRIGERATOR NIGHT
SHEET PAN CHEESY CHICKEN
PIMIENTO CHEESEBURGERS
BLACKENED ORANGE ROUGHY & BACON GREEN BEANS
DESSERT
GRASSHOPPER CHEESECAKE SQUARES

HAPPY HOMEMAKER MONDAY WITH MENU & RECIPE LINKS week 11 of 2022

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Did you remember to change your clocks? Changing the clocks (as much of a pain as it is) always makes me feel like spring has sprung. At least we’re an hour closer ๐Ÿ˜€ That said, I sure wish they’d stop. I don’t even care which time they pick – standard or daylight savings – just pick one and stay with it!!!!!

We had a BIG storm blow in on Saturday with wind so bad it literally pulled my yard stakes out of the barrels, had the wind chimes tangling and being more noisy than I have ever heard and the flag was blowing straight up! It’s supposed to be raining most of this week, but also be a tad bit warmer so that’s okay too. Day times should be in the high 40’s to low 50’s and night times are supposed to be in the high 30’s.

My prayers and thoughts are with Ukraine as I pray for a peaceful ending to this war. I also applaud all those that are able to help in any way they can.

Hot water and cherry yogurt this morning

THIS WEEK’S TO DO LIST, PROJECTS & APPOINTMENTS
  • LAUNDRY & CLEANING I’m in spring cleaning mode, but the weather just won’t cooperate! For now I’ll settle for getting the bedding and laundry done.
  • GROCERIES & ERRANDS These will wait until I head to town later in the week. Fortunately, I don’t need much. ๐Ÿ˜€
  • PROJECTS We’ve done several remodel rehab renovations and the one thing I can say is they are ALWAYS entities in and of their own! There are no two alike and they are ALL fraught with their own issues. But plumbing is by far always the worst part of each one. I wish this was because of a remodel. Fortunately, even as bad as this mess was we have a water alarm under the kitchen sink that went off. Otherwise it would have been 100% worse waking up to it this morning. The part that ALWAYS ticks me off is that the part that fails is usually an inexpensive part in the middle of a line. In this case it was the connector in the middle of the faucet sprayer hose. It had been fixed once before, but has always been the weak link in this model particularly according to the plumbing expert at Home Depot. 🙁
  • RECIPE RESEARCH & MENU PLANNING I’m up to date through March and am starting to look to more spring like recipes for April. The Eagles asked me to make a fruity dessert for their end of the month brunch and I’ve been working up a new recipe for that. Peach Pineapple Pear Bread Pudding ๐Ÿ˜€ or maybe a Blueberry Cream Cheese – we’ll just have to see ๐Ÿ˜€

WHAT’S ON THE DVR/TV
  • NETFLIX We’re watching old Cheers reruns at night before sleep
  • PRIME ๐Ÿ™ We finished Mrs. Maisel on Friday night. Even with only getting 2 episodes a week, the month went by quickly and now sadly we have to wait until December for the next season.
  • CABLE We’ve been watching old movies from the 50’s. I love seeing things from before I was born. This weekend we saw Rio Grande with John Wayne, Dean Martin, Walter Brennan and Angie Dickinson

I just started RETURN TO SENDER by Jennifer Peel, a new to me author. While I just began it I thinking she is going to be a good change of pace for me.

I have to add this funny, because it’s so so true! I’m getting a 4th booming on my Christmas Cacti too ๐Ÿ˜€

The spring flowers are trying to make an appearance, but winter keeps rearing its ugly head too. I can’t wait for some consistent warmth and be able to plant some seeds and ground cover in the planter areas.

with the links to last week’s posted recipes, featured party links for the week and upcoming recipes to be posted soon.

MONDAY
TUESDAY
WEDNESDAY
THURSDAY
FRIDAY
SATURDAY
SUNDAY
DINNER
LEMON HERB BAKED SALMON
ZESTY ANGEL CHICKEN
SALISBURY STEAK, SCALLOPED POTATOES & GREEN BEANS
ย MEATBALLย  POTATO GRATIN
PASTEL AZTECA with SALSA VERDE
PORK CHOPS with TOMATOES
CHICKEN RAMEN IN SHOYU BROTH
DESSERT
GRANNY’S APPLE CRISP & PEACH BREAD PUDDING TEST RUN

  • BLONDE BEEF STEW
  • PORCUPINE MEATBALLS

HAPPY HOMEMAKER with MENU PLAN & RECIPE LINKS WEEK 10 OF 2022

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Good morning. I hope you all had a great week and an even better weekend. For some reason this week flew by for me and I don’t feel like I got enough accomplished. I’m still struggling with adjusting my diet on a daily basis ๐Ÿ™ and that seems to occupy way too much time, especially coupled with the seesaw of unequal and opposite reactions that accompany this new thing called daily life.

Between the pandemic, world events and life in general most days I sometimes feel a bit overwhelmed. Unfortunately, I also know I’m not the only one and we’re all in this together, so I pray that they find a cure for this danged virus and some world peace thrown in for good measure would go a long way to curing ALL of OUR ails.

I am so saddened by what is happening in Ukraine. It is all so senseless and selfish of Putin to invade and destroy Ukraine.ย  So many lives have been lost. Even more hopes and dreams have been shattered. I keep praying things will turn around and turn around soon!ย  Prayers for Ukraine and its people.

The picture above is from Facebook, but I also ordered some digital art from Ukranian artists on ETSY in an effort to help somehow. I actually love these and will be printing them for framing.

I know gas prices are going up everywhere because of the price of oil and the the Ukranian/Russian war, but for us here our state ALSO added a 38ยข state tax effective January 1st of this year. Gas has gone from $3.46 at Christmas time to $4.49 yesterday. I’ve always tried to combine my errands to the least amount of trips to town and the least amount of gas used, but this now holds even truer!

We have mostly cloudy days in the 40’s with wind to look forward to before the rain begins towards the end of the week. I keep thinking spring is right around the corner, but then winter rears its ugly head yet again. It’s also another week of below freezing at night so hubby put the faucet covers back on.

I have some spray painting to do in order to spruce up some old hanging planters and patio furnitureย  that have peeling paint, but the weather is just not cooperating! I just need one, just one still and SUPER SUNNY afternoon above 50ยฐ to pull it off ๐Ÿ™

I wish this could change a little bit, but yet the hot water and yogurt is tried and true ๐Ÿ˜€

THIS WEEK’S TO DO LIST, PROJECTS & APPOINTMENTS
  • LAUNDRY & CLEANING I need to change and wash bedding in hopes of switching to “spring” types, but the weather is not holding out hopes for that as we have several nights this week below freezing still.
  • GROCERIES & ERRANDS Hubby has a couple appointments this week that I will tag along on to also run my errands. At the price of gas right now it just doesn’t make sense to make multiple separate trips.
  • PROJECTS I have a couple flannel shirts that are too large for me, but I love the colors of so am going to turn them into aprons based on this picture I found on pinterest.
  • RECIPE RESEARCH & MENU PLANNING I’m making the phone calls necessary to quit all recipe & menu services because they are just not enjoyed anymore as the recipes have become repetitive and the ingredients less reliable which may be a regional thing. I just used to enjoy them more ๐Ÿ™ So it’s back to my trusty tote full of recipes ๐Ÿ™‚

WHAT’S ON THE DVR/TV
  • NETFLIX Sweet Magnolias, Virgin River
  • PRIME Mrs. Maisel
  • CABLE FLYING TIGERS with JOHN WAYNE, NASCAR, Walking Dead, Cooking shows ~ Tournament of Champions, Spring Baking, Alex VS America I’m excited to watch the new show next week where they cook along with Julia Child

Someone Like You: A Wild Widows Novel ~ Wild Widows Series Book 1 by Marie Force. This is a companion series to her First Family series (3 books to date) which is a companion series to her Fatal series (16 books to date) – I obviously like this author. I’ve been reading her for years and truly love her series format.

Carrie asked me a week or so ago about how I sketch before I paint. Here are a couple of sketches I did recently, but have yet paint. The one on the left is going to be a cute little bird on a fence post and the one on the right is going to be a lighthouse on a sandy shore. I just use a heavy gauge pencil to canvas. Paint will cover it as I go.

with the links to last week’s posted recipes, featured party links for the week and upcoming recipes to be posted soon.

MONDAY
TUESDAY
WEDNESDAY
THURSDAY
FRIDAY
SATURDAY
SUNDAY
DINNER
CHICKEN AMASU & SALAD
PORK LOIN with APPLE CREAM SAUCE with GLAZED CARROTS
BLONDE BEEF STEW
BLACKENED ORANGE ROUGHY & GREEN BEANS
SALISBURY STEAK, SCALLOPED POTATOES, GREEN BEANS & APPLE CRISP
CHICKEN PAPRIKA with MASHED POTATOES & GRAVY
PORCUPINE MEATBALLS & MASHED POTATOES with PAN BROWN GRAVY
DESSERT
BOLOS DE COCO (PORTUGUESE COCONUT CAKES)

  • SAMOA CHEESECAKE
  • CHICKEN with TARRAGON SAUCE
  • CALABRIAN CHILE TOMATO SAUCE

HAPPY HOMEMAKER MONDAY & MENU PLANS week 9 of 2022

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How was your weekend? Wherever you are I hope you haven’t had too much weather and have been able to get out and enjoy life a bit. We have had a few decent hours each day and have gotten a couple small projects done – things that don’t require you to finish immediately if the rain starts kind of things.

On Saturday before the rain began I was able to cut out the dead parts of some Mallow bushes and together we were able to level a couple of planter areas. They really need to be redone, but with leveling the blocks and turning the boards they’ll make it another season anyway. I did find this little ladybug – must be a good sign right?

Also, the mousers have been hanging around a lot – I think because they can stay warmer together. I don’t think they’re thrilled with the frozen bird bath though.

The rain is back and while the temperatures have warmed a few degrees during the day, nighttime hasn’t, so it is only a couple hours a day ๐Ÿ™ AND it’s not supposed to last dropping back down for next week.

The weather has been so weird (again) and we’re still having “sugar ant” issues – you know the little black ones looking to get out of the cold or in search of water. AND NOTHING SEEMS TO BE WORKING AGAINST THEM!

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I have put out 2 of these in EVERY room and they all look like this! I’d actually feel better if they were after food, but they go nowhere near the kitchen. No amount of scrubbing or vacuuming is helping! They are invading from outside.

Hot water and peach yogurt

THIS WEEK’S TO DO LIST, PROJECTS & APPOINTMENTS
  • LAUNDRY & CLEANING I have a few loads of laundry to get done and want to deep clean the kitchen before I vacuum.
  • GROCERIES & ERRANDS I need a few dairy items and produce and want to get a card for hubby’s birthday Wednesday so will head into town tomorrow for a bit. I’m going to make him a special Girl Scout cookie inspired Samoa cheesecake when I get home.
  • PROJECTS With the weather having been so bitterly cold and now rainy a touch of cabin fever has set it in as hubby and I have both been craving more outside time. We have gotten a few things done replacing rotten boards and leveling a couple planters as well as cutting out the dead mallow parts and wild blackberry that had wrapped itself around plants.
  • RECIPE RESEARCH & MENU PLANNING I’m trying to cycle through the pantry and freezer items building the menus around items on hand.

WHAT’S ON THE DVR/TV
  • NETFLIX Steel Magnolias. Virgin River
  • PRIME Mrs Maisel season 4
  • PLUTO Becker reruns
  • DISNEY+ Turner & Hooch
  • DISCOVERY + FIXER UPPER
  • CABLE GHOSTS, COOKING SHOWS -Tournament of Champions, beat Bobby Flay, Spring Baking Championship

I haven’t decided what to read this week. I just finished a book and want to focus on cleaning up my scraps of paper notes instead this week.

So, driving by the pond the other day this is what I saw. It’s just a man walking his several hundred pound pig. The funny part was watching him trying to get it back into his minivan.

MONDAY
TUESDAY
WEDNESDAY
THURSDAY
FRIDAY
SATURDAY
SUNDAY
DINNER
POT ROAST & MASHED POTATOES
CHICKEN with TARRAGON SAUCE
ITALIAN – OUT FOR HUBBY’S BIRTHDAY
PAN SEARED SALMON with GARLIC LEMON SAUCE & POTATOES AU GRATIN
PORCUPINE MEATBALLS and CORN CREOLE
CORN STUFFED PORK CHOPS
BLACKENED ORANGE ROUGHY with RICED CAULIFLOWER
DESSERT
SAMOA CHEESECAKE

HAPPY HOMEMAKER MONDAY with MENU PLAN & RECIPE LINKS week 8 of 2022

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How are you? Grab a cup of coffee and join me in a look back at last week and a look forward into this week.

This is the 3 year anniversary of SNOWMAGEDDON so I was a bit apprehensive when I saw this WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY on Saturday.

Snow or not (it just can’t decide), the temperatures are going to be super cold this week. Fortunately, with a few days of FOOL’S SPRING last week we were able to complete a couple outdoor projects. Hubby has since put the covers back on the faucets though to ward off the nighttime lows in the teens this week and I have no where to go today, so LET IT SNOW ๐Ÿ˜€

Hot water and peach yogurt.

THIS WEEK’S TO DO LIST, PROJECTS & APPOINTMENTS
  • LAUNDRY & CLEANING I finished the laundry over the weekend, but want to deep clean the bathrooms and kitchen as well as vacuum.
  • GROCERIES & ERRANDS I have a small appointment at the end of the week, but that’s it for anything big and groceries will depend on the weather.
  • PROJECTS I have sketched a couple of canvases to paint this week if I have time.
  • PAPERWORK & PHONE CALLS I made a HUGE dent in the paperwork over the weekend and am filling the empty recycling bin quickly ๐Ÿ˜€
  • RECIPE RESEARCH & MENU PLANNING I’m hoping to go FISH forward next week so am looking for some new orange roughy and salmon recipes.

WHAT’S ON THE DVR/TV
  • NETFLIX Virgin River
  • PEACOCK Marry Me
  • PRIME The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
  • DISNEY+ Sulphur Springs
  • DISCOVERY + Mysteries of the Abandoned
  • CABLE Olympics, NASCAR

Iโ€™m about 3/4’s done with Beach House Romance by Cora Seton. I’ve been falling asleep quickly every night so I only get a paragraph or two read. Too bad I’m wide awake 4-5 hours later ๐Ÿ™

The ONLY pictures I took this week were chore or food related. I mentioned the “FOOL’s SPRING” above. We took advantage of those couple days and tackled a couple outdoor projects and an indoor one too ๐Ÿ˜€

The whiskey barrels we installed a couple years ago were showing considerable wear already and the rings were rusting A LOT so I sprayed the rings and barrels with Rustoleum to revive them. Hubby removed all the dead plants and weeds. The red heather in the center tear drop was dead unfortunately ๐Ÿ™ and the annuals were completely done and one was molding – weird.I found some red/pink heather which will bloom spring and summer as well as some white heath that will bloom fall and winter to offset. And these pretty blue hyacinth smell heavenly and will add a pop of color.

The Japanese maple tree has been doing poorly the past few years and the new gardener pruned it back A LOT this year. He also said we needed to deal with the root issue. The planter had been built with a single layer of blocks, was on a slight slope and not level.

Short of digging up the tree to replant it deeper which would have been a VERY involved process because of the roots being so unruly, it was easier to level the blocks and add a new layer of blocks and tons of new soil to cover the exposed roots to protect them and hopefully reverse the issue.

Of course the blocks are no longer being made in the same size so that added it’s own layer of complications ๐Ÿ˜€ We solved that by making the other teardrop the same height. We added the old blocks from around the maple tree to the teardrop on the other side of the yard around the whiskey barrel and used all new for the maple tree.

This worked better because we could level out the sloped front area before placing the new blocks. This should help the tree flourish better this spring. Plus now they are “balanced”.

We also started hearing LOUD and weird noises from behind the refrigerator. I needed to clean behind it anyway so we rolled it out ๐Ÿ˜€

We found that the water filter was overdo for replacing so added that to our chore list and got it replaced. VOILE and thank goodness the noises stopped.

Hubby likes to cool his hot coffee down in the morning with an ice cube so this works both ways ๐Ÿ˜€

with the links to last week’s posted recipes, featured party links for the week and upcoming recipes to be posted soon.

MONDAY
TUESDAY
WEDNESDAY
THURSDAY
FRIDAY
SATURDAY
SUNDAY
DINNER
TEX MEX CHICKEN POT PIES
BAKED HERBED SALMON
LEMON ORANGE ORANGE ROUGHY
POT ROAST & GRAVY
TURKEY & GRAVY
PORK CHOPS of some sort
BURGERS of some sort
DESSERT
BLACK BEAN BROWNIES

  • HAMBURGER HASH
  • BLUEBERRY SOUR CREAM BREAD/MUFFINS

HAPPY HOMEMAKER MONDAY with MENU PLAN & RECIPE LINKS week 7 of 2022

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HAPPY VALENTINES DAY!

I hope you had a GREAT week and for those of you that are sports fans I hope you enjoyed the SUPERBOWL and are equally enjoying the Olympics. Having been a RAMS fan all my life I’m quite happy with the outcome, though I would have been equally happy with a Bengal’s win after their great season. I will make an effort to get around better this week to visit you all. Last week just wasn’t my week.

FINALLY some rain for a day or two and the temperatures have dropped back into a normal range. Highs this week will be in the mid 40’s and lows in the 30’s with very little sun.

Hot water and pineapple yogurt.

THIS WEEK’S TO DO LIST, PROJECTS & APPOINTMENTS
  • LAUNDRY & CLEANING I’m going to deep clean the kitchen and do all the hard surface floors to clean up the ants that are back. At least they are mostly dead since I did the Terro traps last week.
  • GROCERIES & ERRANDS I have very few of each this week, but will go tomorrow morning.
  • RECIPE RESEARCH & MENU PLANNING I’m still doing a bit of research, but have the rest of February planned.

WHAT’S ON THE DVR/TV
  • NETFLIX Hubby want’s to check out Free Guy and The Adam Project
  • PEACOCK I want to watch Marry Me sometime this week
  • PRIME 4 days until Mrs. Maisel begins for the season
  • DISNEY+ I’m finishing season 2 of Sulphur Springs
  • CABLE We’re finishing up the Olympics we have recorded. I also have a couple Hallmark movies to finish up and a couple cooking shows to watch

I’m about halfway done with Beach House Romance by Cora Seton

So I heard a strange noise in the backyard and went to take a look out the window. This is what I found. I guess it needs to be renamed cat fountain since I’ve never actually seen a bird bathe in it. On the upside, I haven’t seen any mice. ๐Ÿ˜€

I LOVE these!

with the links to last week’s posted recipes, featured party links for the week and upcoming recipes to be posted soon.

MONDAY
TUESDAY
WEDNESDAY
THURSDAY
FRIDAY
SATURDAY
SUNDAY
DINNER
FILETS & BAKERS
HF ~ย  YUCATAN CHICKEN CITRUS BOWLS
HF ~ BULGOGI PORK TENDERLOIN
C.O.R.N. CLEAN OUT REFRIGERATOR NIGHT
HF ~ BALSAMIC FIG CHICKEN
PORCUPINE MEATBALLS & SALAD
BLONDE BEEF STEW & TWISTY ROLLS
DESSERT
ZEBRA CAKE – WHITE, DEVIL’S FOOD & RED VELVET with SWISS MERINGUE BUTTERCREAM

  • TACO SPAGHETTI
  • HAMBURGER HASH
  • CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES

HAPPY HOMEMAKER MONDAY & MENU PLANS week 6 of 2022

Doing Happy Homemaker Monday so extensively helps keep me on track as it summarizes the past week and lays out a fairly concise plan for this week.

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I had a very busy weekend and well I’m just beat today and coping with food and tummy issues still. I’m hoping to find some energy laying around.

Well, our rain never materialized and we have been having quite a bit of “stagnant” air. Day in and day out have been foggy, dewy mornings that burn off into 1-2 hours of semi-sun shine just before the sun begins to set. Highs in the 40’s and lows in the 30’s which is still good for Levis, comfy hoodies and UGG’s ๐Ÿ˜€

THIS WEEK’S TO DO LIST, PROJECTS & APPOINTMENTS
  • LAUNDRY & CLEANING I’ll be doing a deep clean on the kitchen this week since we’ve been infested with “winter” ants again, you know the ones looking for water and warmth. I’ve set a dozen or so traps around the house.
  • GROCERIES & ERRANDS Not much this week which is good because I’m just a bit worn out lately and lacking enough energy.
  • PROJECTS Hoping it get sunny enough an afternoon or two to finish covering the rust on the cafe table and chairs that sit by the front door and the barrel rings of the front planters.
  • RECIPE RESEARCH & MENU PLANNING The next couple of weeks are planned.

WHAT’S ON THE DVR/TV
  • PEACOCK Frasier reruns at bedtime
  • DISNEY+ Sulphur Springs season 2
  • CABLE OLYMPICS, Rawhide reruns, HGTV – Fixer Upper, COOKING shows – Girl Meets Farm, Beat Bobby Flay, Alex vs. America, Kids Baking championship

I finished up Return to Sapphire Bay – THE LAKESIDE INN by Leanna Morgan and started BUNDLE OF TROUBLE by Diana Orgain this week. Bundle of Trouble wasnโ€™t on my original list for the year, but popped up as a free kindle read in my email so I thought Iโ€™d try a new to me author. I’ll then double back to grab book #2 for The Return Sapphire Bay.

My friend came for dinner the other night before our big paint day and brought me this beautiful teacup of flowers. Originally I wasn’t fond of this picture we painted for the fundraiser, but it has grown on me ๐Ÿ˜€

Everybody probably already knows this, but a single mini marshmallow in the bottom of your cone can keep it from dripping all over you ๐Ÿ˜€

MONDAY
TUESDAY
WEDNESDAY
THURSDAY
FRIDAY
SATURDAY
SUNDAY
DINNER
SPICY SHRIMP TEMPURA BOWLS
CHICKEN & PROSCIUTTO PENNE
MOZZARELLA CHICKEN
C.O.R.N. CLEAN OUT REFRIGERATOR NIGHT
OUT
HAMBURGER HASH
TEX MEX POT PIES
DESSERT
CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES

  • INCREDIBLE MYSTERY FUDGE
  • GERMAN APPLE PANCAKES
  • APPLE PIE STREUSEL MUFFINS
  • NO KNEAD (SALAMI) BREAD
  • CITRUS VINAIGRETTE SALAD with GOAT CHEESE CROUTONS

HAPPY HOMEMAKER MONDAY & MENU PLANS week 5 of 2022

Doing Happy Homemaker Monday so extensively helps keep me on track as it summarizes the past week and lays out a fairly concise plan for this week.

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What an exciting playoff day yesterday was! The sacks, the interceptions, overtime – the games had it all!!! So sorry Jean ๐Ÿ™ I really thought the Chiefs had it until the very end. When the coin toss for overtime came up in their favor I was sure it was all over. It has been so many years since the Bengals have even made it to the playoffs, let alone through them that I’m not totally disappointed. It was a good game.

The Rams game didn’t start out well, but boy was the second half an edge of the seat worth the wait! I’m not from California, but I grew up there. My dad was an “original’ Rams fan from when they were originally a Los Angeles team so I grew up with them being the home town team. Honestly I would have been okay with the 49ers winning, but am so glad to see the Rams be one of the first teams to go to the Super Bowl in their brand new home stadium.

Our weekend rain didn’t materialize until last night and while it poured A LOT, it was short lived leaving us with an even colder week ahead. Saturday was actually gorgeous – sunny and bright despite being cold. With the sun the temperature actually hit 40 and we were able to take a comfortable hike around the pond. That sun was short lived though and the low was 29ยฐ that night ๐Ÿ™ This week will be in the low 40’s with very little sun making it a bone chilling cold again. Nights will be in the low 30’s. But, I am LOVING the continued turtlenecks, flannels, hoodies and UGG’s though.

I’m a positive, upbeat person 95% of the time who loves to interact with people and be involved in multiple projects, but I can seriously see how easy it would be to become an agoraphobic person.

I seriously question leaving the house EVERY time I do it these days. COVID variants and people’s actions or lack of are on my mind ALL the time these days. I never used to judge people and hate to admit I do now. I try to not even use public restrooms these days, but every now and then it is a necessity and when I see someone leave a restroom without washing their hands I cringe and just want to yell at them!!!!

Because of my immuno compromised status I am ALWAYS (and have been for a VERY long time) aware of my surroundings and the actions of those around me, but MORE than ever it makes life a challenge these days.

Hot water and cherry yogurt!

THIS WEEK’S TO DO LIST, PROJECTS & APPOINTMENTS
  • LAUNDRY & CLEANING I have a load of towels to do, but the rest of the laundry is up to date. I’ll vacuum later. It’s been so cold at night that we are still getting those pesky tiny black ants. They are not in search of anything, but warmth since they never get into food, but boy are they annoying!! So I like to vacuum them up as often as possible.
  • GROCERIES & ERRANDS I have hair and pedicure appointments this week so will work the groceries and misc. errands into those appointments. The painting class for the Eagles is on Saturday also, but that’s super local with people I know and in a LARGE room appropriately spaced.
  • PAPERWORK, PHONE CALLS & PROJECTS Still whittling down a bunch of stuff.
  • RECIPE RESEARCH & MENU PLANNING I’ve been reading a couple of new cook books and working on down sizing a few more recipes for February.

WHAT’S ON THE DVR/TV
  • PEACOCK Fraiser reruns
  • TUBI That Girl reruns
  • DISNEY+ Sulphur Springs Season 2
  • CABLE I have some cooking shows (Next Level Chef, Alex VS. America, Girl Meets Farm, The Lost Kitchen), Hallmark movies and some CBS shows (Magnum, Blue Bloods, NCIS, Bull) that haven’t yet gone on Hiatus as well as some Rawhide reruns recorded that I’ve been watching in between things.

I’m finishing up THE LAKESIDE INN by Leanna Morgan and will start BUNDLE OF TROUBLE by Diana Orgain this week. Bundle of Trouble wasn’t on my original list for the year, but popped up as a free kindle read in my email so I thought I’d try a new to me author.

It’s been completely dry and super cold lately with heavy dense fog mornings that haven’t been clearing off until around lunchtime, but that has been creating some incredible sunsets. ๐Ÿ˜€ I caught this one just in time on Friday afternoon.

Then on Saturday when it actually warmed up a bit with the sun we walked around the pond and were rewarded with this cute beaver sunning himself on a downed log.

Recently they cut back A LOT of brush from around the pond and you can now see all the beaver activity as they begin building their summer home.

MONDAY
TUESDAY
WEDNESDAY
THURSDAY
FRIDAY
SATURDAY
SUNDAY
DINNER
TACO SPAGHETTI
SALAD with GOAT CHEESE CROUTONS and CITRUS VINAIGRETTE
TEX MEX CHICKEN POT PIES
SEAFOOD SALAD & NO KNEAD SALAMI BREAD
SAUERBRATEN, POTATO PANCAKES & HOMEMADE APPLESAUCE
CHICKEN & DUMPLING SOUP with NO KNEAD ONION BREAD
HAMBURGER HASH with MARINATED BEAN SALAD
DESSERT
MOLLY CHOCO CHIP COOKIES

  • MARINATED BEAN SALAD
  • TUSCAN STYLE HERB CHICKEN
  • ELVIS COOKIES ala DUFF GOLDMAN
  • MARINATED PORK CHOPS & FRIED POTATOES

HAPPY HOMEMAKER & MENU PLAN MONDAY week 4 of 2022

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First off, my sympathiesย  ๐Ÿ™ to all my Packer fan friends, Carrie in particular. I’ve never been a 49er fan, but that was the game of the year with a seriously unexpected outcome!

And having grown up in southern California before the RAMS went to St. Louis, I’ve always been a RAMS fan, well because my dad was – they were our home team. ๐Ÿ˜€ So, that was a good outcome (as far as I was concerned) and a really “historic” game with Tom Brady receiving his first ever un-sportsman like flag and penalty.

As for the Bengals and Titans I had no preference, but I do like the Bengals helmets – ha ha I know, such a girl thing to say! ๐Ÿ˜€

I’ve always been a Bills fan for some unknown reason, but am also a Chiefs fan so had no true preference there either except to see a good game, which we certainly did! It truly was the Josh Allen & Patrick Mahomes show. Congratulations Jean ๐Ÿ˜€

All 4 playoff games were quite good and I really enjoyed them all, but it’s time to get this week started.

Looks like we’re heading back into wet weather later this week, which is normal for us at this time of the year. The dry weather we’ve been having has been kinda nice after all the snow and rain, but much colder 24/7 with it being so clear, making the rain a welcome change.

This week will be in the high 40’s during the days and 30’s at night with the rain returning over next weekend. Either way I get to keep enjoying turtlenecks, flannels, UGG’s and snuggling in blankets and quilts.

Hot water & Apple Blueberry toddler squeeze

THIS WEEK’S TO DO LIST, PROJECTS & APPOINTMENTS
  • LAUNDRY & CLEANING 2 loads of laundry to do and some more sorting through clothes and stuff.
  • GROCERIES & ERRANDS Hubby and I each have a couple appointments this week. Unfortunately, they’re on 4 separate days! Have been trying to combine things where possible to save on gas – it’s gotten so expensive!
  • PAPERWORK, PHONE CALLS & PROJECTS I’m working on some paperwork and calls.
  • RECIPE RESEARCH & MENU PLANNING Menus are planned through mid month pending any serious change in weather ๐Ÿ˜€ I’ve been reworking recipes I had set aside to try into servings for 2 with NO leftovers!

WHAT’S ON THE DVR/TV
  • PRIME Looking forward to the Marvelous Mrs. Maisel in February
  • DISNEY+ Black Widow
  • CABLE We finished Yellowstone through season 4 which upset hubby because season 5 won’t start before at least November along with the Four 6’s. Last year we watched a single episode of Resident Alien, but somehow missed the rest of the season so we’re watching it now before season 2 begins. We’ll also catch up with BULL, Law & Order SVU, the CHICAGO trilogy, SWAT, 911, Fixer Upper, Kid’s Baking, Next Level Chef, Alex vs. America, Beat Bobby Flay, a few movies

I’m finishing up THE LAKESIDE INN by Leanna Morgan and will start BUNDLE OF TROUBLE by Diana Orgain this week. Bundle of Trouble wasn’t on my original list for the year, but popped up as a free kindle read in my email so I thought I’d try a new to me author.

I’m getting a third blooming on all my Christmas cacti. ๐Ÿ˜€

 

MONDAY
TUESDAY
WEDNESDAY
THURSDAY
FRIDAY
SATURDAY
SUNDAY
DINNER
STUFFED MEATBALL PIES
WONTON CROUTON SALAD
BOBBY FLAY CHIPOTLE SALISBURY STEAKS with MASHED POTATOES
C.O.R.N. CLEAN OUT REFRIGERATOR NIGHT
CHICKEN & DUMPLING SOUP with NO KNEAD BREAD
BAKED GRILLED CHEESE SANDWICHES and BOOZY TOMATO SOUP
PROCIUTTO STUFFED CHICKEN BREASTS & PASTA
DESSERT
DOUBLE CHOCOLATE CHEWY BROWNIES

  • CHIPOTLE SALISBURY STEAKS
  • DOUBLE CHOCOLATE CHEWY BROWNIES

HAPPY HOMEMAKER & MENU PLAN MONDAY week 3 of 2022

RECI

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This is always one of those dates that sticks with me! 28 years ago today, also on a Monday, my world turned upside down (along with thousands of others) when at 430AM the Northridge earthquake struck and we lost it all. Even after growing up in southern California and knowing about, as well as living through other major quakes, the memories of this one in particular are VERY vivid. I honestly thought a jet plane had crashed into the neighborhood from the violent way it all happened (I was literally thrown out of bed across the room and had bruises on the bottoms of my feet for a month), but I lived on a street near a DWP plant and what I thought I saw was actually the transformers on the pole tops all blowing one after another…

The earthquake occurred just after 4:30 am local time along a previously undocumented blind thrust fault in Northridge California, a suburb located about 20 miles northwest of downtown Los Angeles.

The major shock lasted 10โ€“20 seconds and its peak ground acceleration of 1.82 g was the highest ever instrumentally recorded in an urban area in North America and registered a magnitude of 6.7. It was caused by dip slip on a thrust faultโ€”the overriding movement of one crustal block up and over a second crustal block.

This is what is left of the parking garage I would have been parked in later that day had it not been a federal holiday for Martin Luther King day.

The major shock lasted 10โ€“20 seconds AND I am STILL after all these years flabbergasted by the things destroyed AND the things that survived that horrible day in just that short amount of time.

My car was totaled when the neighbors block wall toppled on top of it because there was no rebar supporting it, but my Princess House Brandy snifter bowl full of all the shells I’ve collected through life survived after it flew across the room and landed on top of a pillow under my roll top desk. The painter was coming that day to do the remodel on the kitchen so literally EVERYTHING kitchen related was on banquet tables throughout the house as we had just spent the weekend emptying EVERY single cabinet. We lost every last piece of our small appliances, glassware, dishes, crystal, china, food, etc… and yet life has moved on, things have been replaced and the memories remain.

This is the first piece of Princess House crystal I ever purchased and the ONLY piece I have left. Only God knows how it survived that day since NOTHING else did. In it are the shells that I have collected with my cousin Jenn throughout my life from the Galveston, Texas Gulf Coast. She and I neither one live there now, but do still have friends and family in the vicinity.

On another note today would have been Betty White’s 100th birthday – SEE MY GINGERBREAD POST to honor her later today.

This was one of my favorite magazine covers from her 98th birthday.

I’m keeping track of the words from the Compendium of UGLY English words calendar I was gifted for Christmas as a source of amusement. Some of these are roll on the floor laughing hilarious and others are just flat out gross! They do cheat a bit and only give us one word for the weekends. 😀 I’ll pick up where we left off last Monday.

  • January 10 – MILDEW (noun) A white fungus that forms on damp organic material like clothes or rugs. Commonly found in old apartment complexes under that light fixture that always leaks when it rains.
  • January 11 – NAUSEA (noun) Believe it or not, there’s a word for that queasy rumbling you get in your stomach as you stare into the dizzying abyss of your toilet following a night of heavy partying or cheap Thai food: nausea. If you’re feeling “nauseated” or “nauseous” and think that you situation can’t possibly get any worse, just know that you can.
  • January 12 – DOUCHE (noun) A strong jet of water applied to certain body cavities as a means of cleansing, or a device used for this purpose. You probably saw it in a French Airbnb once.
  • January 13 – PANTIES (noun) A woman’s undergarments and contender for worst word on this list next to moist purely for its consistent pairing with the word “used” as in “used panties” and as in “with no time to spare and no other option,
  • January 14 – QUAFF (noun) To drink with enthusiasm (or the act of doing so). Often results in throbbing hangovers and a lot of missed calls from some guy named :Hot Anthony”.
  • January 15-16 – SNOT (noun) A piece of mucus and/or a stuck-up person. Snot is the sound you hear when your nose is filled with snot and you attempt to breathe in. Try it.

We’re a bit on the dry side again, but still cold with highs in the low 50’s and night’s in the 30’s with foggy days so I am still enjoying hoodies and UGGs when I go out.

WOW, just such a big category lately. I’m still having trouble wrapping my head around people spouting hoax” regarding the pandemic. No matter where you stand on vaccinations, saying that there is nothing going on is just crazy. The cult like mentality it takes to believe that the WHOLE world is perpetrating a hoax just baffles me. I pray that some enlightenment takes root soon. We need to be over this pandemic as a lifestyle.

Hot water, a banana and peach yogurt

THIS WEEK’S TO DO LIST, PROJECTS & APPOINTMENTS
  • LAUNDRY & CLEANING I have a couple loads of laundry to do along with bathrooms and kitchen deep clean. The dishwasher mother board fried after the last power outage ๐Ÿ™ After some research and the inability to get a plumber in a timely manner the $450 for a plumber and part on a 6 year old appliance just didn’t make sense so we replaced the dishwasher on Saturday which was another 14 step project LOL ๐Ÿ˜€ Since I had to empty beneath the sink it just made sense to do a deep clean that area and then the walls and floor behind and under the dishwasher…
  • RECIPE RESEARCH & MENU PLANNING The BIG downsize sort through the recipe tote is complete and BIG handful have been chosen as the next culprits for the winter. They have even been organized by category ๐Ÿ˜€
  • GROCERIES & ERRANDS Hubby’s surgical follow up and stitch removal is later this morning as well as another appointment. Besides groceries, I don’t have many errands this week.
  • PAPERWORK, PHONE CALLS & PROJECTS Now that the holidays are over, the decorations are all cleaned up and the house completely back in order I have some paperwork and calls to get to. Just after I posted my HHM last week Diana chose the painting for the Eagles fundraiser. It’s not really my style or even my favorite choice, but it is for a fundraiser ๐Ÿ™‚ so paint I will.

WHAT’S ON THE DVR/TV
  • CABLE We’re finishing the Yellowstone marathon we recorded a couple weeks ago. We just finished season 3 and will watch season 4 this week. After episode 10 of season 3 and episode 1 of season 4 I needed a minute to process it all. BULL, New Amsterdam, The Resident, 911, Chicago series – Medical, Fire & P.D., Magnum PI, Blue Bloods, NCIS,ย  I also have a couple Hallmark movies to watch – The Wedding Veil #1 of a trilogy, Sweet Pecan Summer, North to Home and some cooking shows to catch up on – Kids Baking Championship, Guy’s Ranch Kitchen, Molly Yeh, Beat Bobby Flay, Alex VS. America, Guy’s Grocery Games…
  • AMAZON PRIME We’re waiting for Mrs. Maisel to begin again – they finally announced it would be February 18th, but they’re only going to release 2 episodes a week for 4 weeks. That is probably good for me though – otherwise I’d have to watch all 8 episodes in a single sitting.

Hidden in the Keys, Longboat Key Island by Sage Parker

Okay, I didn’t take this picture, but I thought it was quite funny that I needed to share it ๐Ÿ˜€

MONDAY
TUESDAY
WEDNESDAY
THURSDAY
FRIDAY
SATURDAY
SUNDAY
DINNER
CHICKEN MADEIRA
SEAFOOD EXTRAORDINAIRE CASSEROLE
FRITOS NACHOS
C.O.R.N. CLEAN OUT REFRIGERATOR NIGHT
PROSCIUTTO STUFFED CHICKEN BREASTS
ENCHILADAS SUIZA
GERMAN APPLE PANCAKES
DESSERT
CHERRY CHEESECAKE BITES and DUFF’S ELVIS COOKIES

  • CHICKEN CAESAR SALAD PASTA SALAD
  • APPLE PANCAKES
  • BAYOU BLEND CASSEROLE
  • CHERRY CHEESECAKE BITES
  • BALSAMIC PINEAPPLE CHICKEN
  • SUN DRIED TOMATO PESTO SALAD