I hope your week has started out Beautiful! I wanted to start this
post by sharing a sweet Zinnia from my garden. Speaking of the
garden the Zinnia's are the main focal point now. Everything else is suffering from the heat. But if I keep thiese little guys watered they are giving me lots and lots of Beautiful Sweet blooms!
I went back to planning a menu this week so I thought I would
share my plans with you.
Burgers with Guacamole (grilled inside in a grill pan that I am loving) French Fries a simple yummy meal Watermelon just yummy Tuesday Tuna Casserole Brocolli Salad and more Watermelon Wednesday Chicken Thighs (found on sale) need a recipe Thursday Fajita's, Spainish Rice and Beans Friday Probably left over Chicken Thighs
The last few weeks have been busy and I've been trying to
clean out the freezers so I haven't planned anything. Just
going with whatever I could pull together.
But winging it doesn't work for me. Never has. I just seem to get
frazzled and frustrated and then the meals turn out less than special.
Do you plan your weekly meals?
I try to make our evening meals yummy and as nutritious as I can.
And I try hard to be frugal with my spending. Buying on sale etc.
Sometimes it is an uphill battle.
For me menu planning really helps me cut down on forgetting leftovers and ending up with science experiments in the 'fridge.
I am not good at labeling food especially in the freezer. I am always pulling something out early in the day to thaw for dinner
and have a meal of who knows what because I couldn't tell what
it was till it thawed.
I wonder to myself why since it is only the two of us it is such a hard thing to do. Actually I know why. I am busy. Over worked.
And so I have to choose small things
like menu planning to get me through the week
Planning a menu may sometimes
seem daunting to me.
But in the end I feel accomplished when I don't have leftovers to throw away.
Do you plan your menu for the week?
I'll be linking at a few parties today like
And I might share at a few others if I get around to it!
My list is below this post.
Have a Great Week!
Just had to add this in my mind I was thinkg Grrreat Week.
Welcome back. I have been AWOL and hopefully this will be a better week for me. Alot has been going that has distracted me from my normal posting. Let's hope it's all behind me. Hmmm. We'll see. And no onto Happy Homemaking!
by Sandra at Family Corner. Sandra provides the prompts
I add a few of my own.
The weather Hot. It is that time of the year in Texas. But we had a really nice rain shower after a very heavy storm on Thursday. Trees down in the neighborhood. My garden loved the nice rain! Today it is 85 now and mostly sunny. Creeping into the triple digits for the week ahead clouds and no rain I am thinking That I have missed posting. I missed writing and visiting other blogs. Right now I am Enjoying a peaceful Saturday. Except for the sound of the washer going all is peaceful. On my breakfast plate If I can make it till I am done writing this post. Pancakes with Cranberries. I might not get this post done till noon. HeHe. On my reading pile I have been slowing down a little just too busy to read. Here's a couple I'll be reading this week. Actually I am reading this one now. To be read next week
And one I can not wait to read
Sandra's prompt On my T.V. I watch very little t.v. What are you watching? On the menu for next week This seems to be harder and harder for me to do. But so necessary! Monday Burgers with Guacamole (grilled inside in a grill pan that I am loving) French Fries a simple yummy meal Watermelon just yummy Tuesday Tuna Casserole Brocolli Salad and more Watermelon Wednesday Chicken Thighs (found on sale) need a recipe Thursday Fajita's, Spainish Rice and Beans Friday Probably left over Chicken Thighs In the kitchen
Trying to get these made today! On my To Do list Planning fall planting Finish getting room ready for mother to stay/visit (?) Put away July 4th decor. Mail July 4th Giveaway. The winner Debbie Dabble My Ta Da moment I made it through the week! In the craft basket What's that? I miss crafting. I did see this really sweet angel quilt I have started peeking at me. Maybe I could work on it a bit. Who knows maybe we will be having a new baby in the family soon! A fun moment this week
Free Slurpee's and $1.00 hot dogs on 7/11 day. In the garden Any idea what this plant is?
I took a clipping from a pretty bushey looking plant at a clients. The flowers when opened look like Cosmos. When closed they look like a small Rose bud. I hope it will root. Fabulous Features from The Fabulous Party The Bearded Hiker joined us again with another Fabulous recipe.
Briskit in a Hot Pot. Yum. Yum. Click here. And our Fabulous winner of the July 4th drawing Debbie Dabble. She shared a couple posts.
Click here to visit her blog. From the camera From my Daughter In Love's camera
Some of the people in this family either have a greener thumb or more luck. This is my son and the garden he has at his work. They already have an abundance of Zucchini my DIIL (Daughter in Love) has been asking for recipes. The cucumbers are growing great on the tripods and you can barely see Pop Corn on the end.
It's been a busy, fun but hard couple of weeks. I have been mainly only getting my review and spotlight post up for my book blog.
Click here to visit. I have been doing less reviews, instead doing guest posts and spotlights because things are getting busy for me.
My mother who is 93 was her most of last week. I bribed her
by telling her what the menu was for the 4th and then told her if she stayed through Saturday we would take her to Mexican Inn.
She enjoyed her meal and enjoyed looking out the door at the
traffic and people going by. We took the first booth because she
has a hard time walking. She is cranky and won't use a walker!
Mother insisted on paying and I guess it was good because a huge
can of worms was opened up. I have been telling my sister who
is the oldest I was concerned about the finances. When she tried to pay with her debit car it was declined. She pulled out another one. Same story. Then she tried a credit card. I ended up paying cash.
I was planning on taking her home after dinner so I did and told
her I would come back on Monday morning and go to the bank.
The debit card issue was resolved because she had a 3rd one we didn't try which was the correct one. She had never thrown away the out of date cards!
There are still some concerns and issues with her bill paying etc. and so I have spent the last couple of days working with my
sister to get it all straightened out.
In the midst of all this last Friday I began a pet sitting job.
Although Domino enjoys the other dog it is stressful for her.
The other dog barks at 'the wind' and anything he sees. When we tell him no Domino gets scared. It was a long hard weekend. I've
decided no more pet sitting.
And so here I am and it's Wednesday and I have not written or even shared a fun picture on the blog this week.