Sunday, January 28, 2018

Happy Homemaker In Texas

Welcome.  Each week I join Sandra at Family Corner for her party
Happy Homemaker 
Sandra provides the prompts-I add a few of my own

The Weather
 Winter is creeping 'Outa Town'.  We still have some cool days but it's warming up nicely.  I love it when we have a super mild 

Right Now I  Am 
 Thinking how happy I am that the weather is so nice.  I am  spending alot of time planning for gardening. 

On my reading pile
Today I do have a little pile.  I have a few print books. 
Got a few print copies to  read.

The top one In The Line of Duty by Carolyn Arnold I won!
Graciousness by John Crotts I will be reviewing here for 
Cross Focused Reviews
And Best of Luck by Corinne Scott I will be reviewing over 
at My Reading Journeys it is part of the Great Escapes Tours.
Click here to visit my blog.  I would love to know you came by please leave me a comment.

In the kitchen
This week I am planning super simple meals.  The weather is supposed to be really nice.  And I have huge plans for flowers 
and veggies.  Well I intended simple didn't happen.  See below.

On the menu
Monday--Chineese Chicken w/Brocolli, Fried Rice,Crab Suishi
Tuesday-- Fried Pork Chops, Rice, Black Eyed Peas
Wednesday-- Deer Camp Casserole, Fried Okra, Crusty Bread
Thursday--Kid Friendly Chicken Strips, Mashed Potatoes, Corn
Friday-- Alfredo, Salad, Bread

Last weeks menu--What Worked/What Didn't
Mexican Pot Roast, Spanish Rice Beans ✔
Potato Soup, BLT'S 
Smothered Pork Chops, Mashed Potatoes, Green Beans 
Back on the menu for this week.  Fried instead and Black Eye Peas
Coconut Shrimp (we didn't have last week) Rice Pilaf, 
Chinese Dumplings
Have no idea what I cooked
Bisquick Impossible Cheese Burger Pie, Salad, Corn on Cob
Leftover meat from Monday cooked into a frozen crock pot Stragonoff, Green Beans, 
Sliced Butter Italian Bread

In the garden
I am researching how to plant potatoes. I think I am going to try this method. 
Grow potatoes in a laundry basket! You can line it with newspaper, straw etc. Add a few inches of soil to your basket, add your seed potatoes, then cover with a few inches of ...
Although I have a large garden space it will not all be ready for 
planting.  I will be planting 4 I think unless someone tells me that 
is too many!  
Another reason I am using this method is I can plant alot without spending a lot of money.  
Stay tuned!
Something fun to share
 I got an email the other day from an author I like.  She was inviting me to join this club.  They will send you a book every month for 'Free'. Yea I love free.  
This is the book for January.  Click here to join the club. 

A new blog to share
5 Instant Pot Meals+ Funtastic Friday 163 Link Party
I stumbled onto this fun blog when I was visiting another blog.
Perhaps it was the name.  Not really the olives but I love okra!
Go over for a visit you'll find lots of recipes. Click here

On the to do list
Not alot planned this week.  This is my hard work week.  5 houses to clean!  
I am planning to do a lot of blogging.
Cooking simple meals
Keeping up with laundry and the house.
Planning for planting 
Planting Pansy Seeds.  Read my post here

My Ta Da List
 3 Junk Journals finished ready to mail.  (no photo's till the bloggers receive them!)
Garage almost ready to move the shelves to get Christmas put away
Got Valentines decor. out and ready to put up.
Got alot of clean up down around the garden.  Planted some seeds.

In the craft basket
 Nothing to show but planning some things for Valentines

Fabulous Features from the party
Check out these cool posts 
Visit Carol here

Get ready to celebrate with your kids in a snap with easy decorations, using this Valentine's Day party printables package. All you have to do is print, cut, and add a few simple treats.   Click here

From the camera
The puppy pages . . .

Devo./ Scripture
Always Rooney: Scripture Advent Calendar | Free Download

Linking with Sandra for Happy Homemaker Monday
The Fabulous Party
and a few others the list is below this post.

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