Monday, March 18, 2019

Menu Monday

Each week I try to plan my menu on Saturday and add it to my 
Happy Homemaker in Texas post.  

Here are my plans for the week 

Monday - Beef Stroganoff, Green Beans, Salad
Tuesday - Taco Tuesday
Wednesday - Pork Chops, Fried Okra, Scalloped Potatoes
Thursday - L/O Stroganoff
Friday - Chicken Enchilada Soup, Sub Sandwich's

So is that how you spell Stroganoff...Anyway you get the idea.
Actually I am not sure I will get it done.  I've bought the noodles 
but that is all.  Hopefully when I stop at the store tomorrow I can get meat and sour cream.

I am looking for a good recipe on Pinterest.  Do you have one?
The Cowboy suggested a Chuck Roast instead of stew meat because it is cheaper?  What do you think?

I sure hope I cook it on Monday since I am planning on L/O on 
Thursday.  If not I'll be winging it.

On Friday I am planning Chicken Enchilada Soup.  I have the 
Chili's Recipe.  I got it back in the day it was in the newspaper. 

I don't make this soup often because it calls for Maseca but the
Cowboy bought this huge bag for a Fried Chicken recipe so I have plenty and I love this soup!  I have a couple Avocado's I bought today that should be perfect for soup day!  

BTW the Fried Chicken recipe wasn't a keeper!
Thanks for stopping in. 
I hope you have a wonderful week 
I hope you have some wonderful yummy meals with your family!

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Sunday, March 17, 2019

Family Supper-St. Patrick's Day Edition

Welcome.  I am glad you came by.  Today I am sharing my 
dinner plans and tablescape for St. Patrick's Day

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I/we don't normal celebrate St. Patrick's Day 
but this year I had some inspiration.  
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I always laugh because The Cowboy always says it's the holiday when everybody wants to be Irish.

I mentioned my inspiration.  It began with a post that was linked 
at The Fabulous Party.  A new recipe I wanted to try . . . 
Simple Bangers and Mash - browned sausages served over mashed potatoes and covered in a savory onion gravy.
This recipe for traditional Bangers and Mash 
looked so yummy.

Simple Bangers and Mash - browned sausages served over mashed potatoes and covered in a savory onion gravy.

I am not sure mine will look so good!  Go over here to Robin's blog for the recipe.  She is really Irish so I am sure the 
recipe is wonderful!   

And now for the table I decorated for a Cozy Meal for two. 
As I said we aren't Irish but I did celebrate our families with this 
table including things from my mother and mother in law. 
Simple Table Setting
I started with my simple white dinner plates
I used the fork and spoon from my mothers set. 
This is the flatware I grew up with. 
The knife is the set my kids grew up with.  
The napkins were my Mother In Laws.
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I added more green with my plates from Pier One
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The glassware and the little green dish were my mothers

To make the table more festive I added a scarf, garland and 
shamrocks from Dollar Tree.  A whole 3 bucks spent!
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I am thinking I'll call this a Festive, Thrifty, Vintage Table 
filled with memories and a place for new memories too!

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Saturday, March 16, 2019

Happy Homemaker in Texas

Welcome back to my mostly weekly post.
I'm joining Sandra for her Monday Party
Sandra provides the prompts.  I add a few of my own.
This morning I was collecting photo's to use for this post and realized I had not made a new photo for HHM for March. 
 I noticed the welcome sign in my crochet photo and thought it 
that it was just right . . . 

The weather
Mostly rainy last week.  Cold a few days.  Warmer a few others.
I actually sat in my patio room the other day it was nice and warm.
It was late in the afternoon and I took a pick of the shadows on a pillow . . . 
Time to put this Hunt Scene pillow away & bring out the Spring.

Outside my window
Bright sunshine.  Actually it's too bright.  I mentioned awhile back that I have moved the computer.  The window it is by gets alot of afternoon sun.  So much I can not see the screen. 
But I am happy we have sunshine.

On the breakfast plate
Nothing yet.  Can't decide between a bagel or a pancake. 

I am reading now
I'm liking it.  Can't say it's great too early to tell.  There's some mystery and some laughs.  A little romance I think.  I like the main character Cam and his ex wife.  The are thrown together to investigate when his mom Darcy ends up being a suspect.  I'll be reviewing soon for The Great Escapes Tour.

On the reading pile
I'll be reading and reviewing these for the Great Escapes Tour.
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On the menu
Monday - Beef Stroganoff, Green Beans, Salad
Tuesday - Taco Tuesday 
Wednesday - Pork Chops, Fried Okra, Scalloped Potatoes
Thursday- L/O Stroganoff, 
Friday- Chicken Enchilada Soup, Sub Sandwich's

Something fun to share
Great Escapes Tours are open for new reviewers.  Go over 
and check out how to become a reviewer.  Click here

In the garden
Mostly plans.  And thoughts.  I have had some big plans but life has gotten in the way.  Not sure how much gardening will get done.  I have seeds waiting to plant. 

In the craft basket 
I am in 2 Crochet Along Groups.  This one is with 
Unraveled Mitten.  Each month we get to new blocks.  I started with this Sherbet Orange because it didn't fit/match into the original color scheme for the other blocks like I thought when I bought it.  This week I found this multi-color and I love it.  This one will go out in my patio room when it's complete. 

I have been looking for a few more blues for the house quilt and found this collection at Hobby Lobby.
I have a few house made.  I love the polka dots.  The trees are all made with scraps.  I am buying some fabric for the houses. 

The Fabulous Party Features
Each week I choose two posts that 'Catch My Eye'.  You can join the party here every Sunday.  Link up your posts maybe one will 
'Catch My Eye'!

A simple and clever way to upcycle children's wooden building blocks. A little paint, a simple tutorial and a few embellishments is all you need for this fun diy project.
This one was interesting.  I like the finished product but I am a little undecided if I like the re-purpose.  You decide.  
Check it out over here

Check out how to over here.

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Sunday, March 10, 2019

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Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Adventures With AnnaBelle and Maisie-Silver Dagger Book Tour

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About the books . . . 

The Day Annabelle Was Bitten By a Doodlebug
by Julie WenzlickGenre: Children's Rhyming Picture Book

When pre-schooler Annabelle awakens one morning, she has a strange urge to start doodling.
She calls for paper and pen and begins doodling continuously, unable to stop—even for meals! Her concerned parents take her to the doctor, who discovers a doodlebug bite on her neck.
He assures them her doodling urges will end when the bite fades away. Annabelle gets so good at doodling she opens a shop to sell her work and even travels the world to share her art.
Then one day the bite fades and so do her uncontrollable urges.




The Day Maisie and Annabelle Got the Giggles
by Julie WenzlickGenre: Children's Rhyming Picture Book 

After sisters Annabelle and Maisie meet the gigglepuss outside on the trampoline, they suddenly can’t stop giggling. Their dad has a hard time believing they met a gigglepuss, calling it “mythical nonsense.” But as time passes and they giggle harder and harder, there’s no choice but to take them to the doctor, who provides an unpleasant but effective remedy. Wonder who else in the family will encounter that rascally gigglepuss?


The Day Maisie Picked a Daisy
by Julie WenzlickGenre: Children's Rhyming Picture Book 

When big sister Annabelle decides to go against Mom’s rules and take little sister Maisie Grace for a ride in her pink Barbie Corvette, she has no idea of the adventure that lies ahead!  Join these wandering sisters as they explore Miss Millie’s garden and fail to obey the sign: Do NOT pick the Daisies!  What will happen when Maisie unknowingly plucks one daisy from the garden?

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Delightful and charming.  
Adventures of AnnaBelle and Maisie is a fun collection of stories for children.  I enjoyed everyone.  
The illustrations are just as delightful.  The colors are bright and cheery.  
The stories are silly and funny.  Perfect for children.  And maybe for silly adults too!
I enjoyed each and everyone and would purchase for my grand kids.  

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Sunday, March 3, 2019

Menu Monday

Lot's of upheaval in my world.  Sorry for the lack of posting. 
Getting back to normal with  . . . 

I love to plan a menu.  It keeps me on track.  Cuts down on throwing food out because it has become a Science experiment. 
Here are my plans for the week . . . 

Monday- Baked Mac & Cheese, Cesar Salad, Crusty Bread
Tuesday- Chuck Roast, Potato's, Carrots and Green Beans
Wednesday- Pulled Pork Sandwiches, Pasta Salad, Fruit
Thursday- Beef Pot Pie, Green Salad, Biscuits
Friday- EggPlant Parm, Ravioli Bake, Salad, Garlic Bread

This week I am planning on Roast on Tuesday and Leftovers on Thursday making a pot pie.  

My Wednesday plan is Pork Tenderloin from the freezer.  I'll be 
reconstructing it into Pulled Pork Sandwiches.  

I'll be looking for fresh fruit for Wednesday.  Craving Watermelon but will probably go with Strawberries, Blue Berries and Black Berries.  Black Berries are a favorite I noticed they are on sale this week! 

Are you planning a menu for the week?  Do you stick to your menu?  If so I am wondering how you do it?  Because a lot of time I don't!

Have a Good Week!
Enjoy your meals!

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case if it happens again you can find the party at over at the original party blog at Our Holiday Journey click here to visit there. 

Friday, March 1, 2019

A Most Inconvenient Love-Blog Blitz-With Giveaway-Just Read Tours

a most inconvenient love blitz

Welcome to the Blog Blitz & Giveaway for A Most Inconvenient Love by Ruth Logan Herne, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours!

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Title: A Most Inconvenient LoveSeries: Prairie Brides #1Author: Ruth Logan HerneGenre:Historical/Western RomanceRelease Date:February 26, 2019
Sober businessman Seb Ward may have come from a wealthy lumber-baron family in Minnesota, but he knows that appearances can be deceiving, and that his illustrious family is pretty dysfunctional. Being in another state has provided the buffer he sought from his father’s misdeeds, but when a little boy shows up on a train… a little boy who looks enough like Seb to be his own child… Seb’s faced with a dilemma. Raise the boy as his own, or let his mother suffer the embarrassment of “a brother by another mother.” And when the boy takes a shine to the Rachel Eichas, the newly contracted school teacher, Seb can’t help but do the same.But Rachel was raised by an unloving, business-first father and there’s no way she’s looking for those same qualities in a husband. Can she see through Seb’s focus and drive to find the loving man within?
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About the Author
Best-selling, multi-published, award-winning author Ruth Logan Herne is the author of nearly fifty novels and novellas through traditional publishers and her own independent works. She loves God, her family, country, coffee, chocolate and dogs, and wishes possums would leave the cat food on the side porch alone. And yet… they don’t. With over a million books in print, Ruthy is living her dream of touching hearts and souls by writing the kind of books she likes to read.She lives on a pumpkin farm in Western New York where they grow all kinds of cool things for fall from sumptuous squashes and veggies to gorgeous stacking pumpkins. Ruthy’s farm is quickly becoming the place to be every September and October!CONNECT WITH RUTHY: website | Facebook | Twitter

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