Sunday, September 30, 2018

Dinner At Grand Ma's-Sunday Supper

Do you have fond memories of  Sunday meals at Grandma's?
My fond memories with my family center around Summer Sunday evenings at my grandparents.
Stock photo found on Google
This isn't my family but it could have been the year is pretty close to correct.  This photo reminds me of my Grandmother covering the table with newspapers.  I had forgotten that memory till now!

I wish I had the fore site to grab the table.  But I was the youngest
I didn't get the chance.  I remember it looking pretty much like this.
It would be cool now days in a vintage trailer turned 'She' shed. 
Don't ya think? 

Maybe your memories are more of  Granny cooking

Sadly I don't have those memories.  I was 15 when my Grandmother (that is what we called her) died at 104.  We think. 
I think that's pretty accurate but she tended to add a few years.  
It was a little hard to be sure since she had a full head of hair it was jet black.  She knew how to use the dye!

Do you have memories of special things Grandma cooked?

"Grandma would be standing in front of the stove, turning cloves of fresh garlic in a pool of sizzling oil, and forever stirring her big pot of gravy"

Because my grand parents were older I really don't have a lot of 
memories.  I have many more memories of my Mother cooking. 
No photo's but lots of memories.  Pies.  She made lots of pies.

I love this saying.  There is always lots of Love coming out of 
Grandma's kitchen. 
I love the Goose Berry Patch cookbooks.  I don't have this one but I bet its a great one.  I love all the extras these cookbooks have.   The drawings are always fun. 

This is how I remember Grandma's Kitchen
Do you have found memories?
Are you making memories now?  
Lot's of memories are made in Grandma's kitchen!
Sometimes we all need that second chance. Thank goodness for grandmothers!

Simple Sunday-They Fabulous Paty

Have a Blessed Day
Sunday image 1

The Fabulous Party
Please no Halloween
 I'll have a special party at Our Holiday Journey Halloween week
Link up!

Saturday, September 29, 2018

Happy Homemaker In Texas

Welcome to My Happy Homemaker Post
This party is hosted by Sandra.  She provides prompts.
But I add a few of my own.

The weather
Pretty much the same.  Rain, clouds some thunderstorms.  We have had a lot of rain in the last few weeks.  I have to make sure not leave standing water in pots because we are getting Mosquito's.  Ick!

On my reading pile
Pretty much the same as last week.  I am always adding to my pile.
I had the thought last week to see what I could find at my library to 'listen' to.  I had a review offer on a book recently and I got the
Audible copy.  I loved it!  
Murder by Perfection (A Thorny Rose Mystery Book 3) by [Carr, Lauren]
Many of you know I review books.  This one and all of the books by Lauren Carr are 5 stars.  I am not really sure if we as reviewers are supposed to have favorites but I do!  Don't tell.  Check this one and all the others out! 

What I am reading now
Glitter Bomb (A Scrapbooking Mystery)
Am I the only one that recently found (introduced) to Laura Childs?
I love her cozy mysteries.  The first one I read was from her 
Tea Shop series.  Glitter Bomb is a fun read.  I already skipped to the end to read the recipes.  Cajun Food.  Yum. Yum.  

On the t.v.

I am thinking
I am glad to be finished with mothers apartment and being able to be home today (Saturday) for the first time in 6 weeks.

Dinner tonight
Pinto's and Cornbread.  Using The Cowboys method.  Hope they 
are as good as his!

On the menu 
Monday-Guacamole Chalupa's (w/leftover beans), Spanish Rice
Tuesday - Tuna Casserole, Salad, Bread
Wednesday - Dinner with M.I.L.
Thursday - Pork Chips, Scalloped Potato's, Green Beans
Friday - Fried Catfish, Baked Potato's or maybe Hash Brown Casserole, Cole Slaw or I might do the Mexican Cat Fish 
that I didn't do last week!

Last weeks menu-What worked what didn't.
Well about that menu...
The only thing I did get done was the Bratwurst but I did it 
on Friday.  
We did eat Chinese delivery with M.I.L. 

The Fabulous Party-Fabulous Features
Did you know I host a party?  You can link up your posts here 
or over at My Holiday journey blog.  Here are the ones that caught my eye last week . . . 

Carol at Comfort Spring shared a great post.  This one is well worth the read!  Click here

This is a great post about incorporating Art in a homeschool program. It is well written and very heart felt. I enjoyed reading it. 
Click here

My 'Ta Da' moment
Yesterday we finally finished clearing/cleaning out Mothers apartment.  I left the key in the mailbox.  Went home breathed a sigh of relief after unloading the car and I put my feet up and poured a glass of wine!  Done.  Finally.  Ta Da!

My 'To Do' list
Lots of things from Mothers to 'fit it'.  I worked on sewing room today I need to work on the outdoor room/green house.
Mowing the grass

In the craft basket
I found some yellow yarn in Mother's things so I started these. But I found a problem with the pattern.  Even had one of Mother's friends in TN.  look at the pattern.  I still plan to do them but need to figure out the mistake and work through it. 

In the garden 
Lots of new treasures from Mom.  A hummingbird copper wind chime.  A metal shelving unit for the green house.  Three different 
stand decorative trellis supports.  Some adorable metal edging with birds on it.  3 nice pots she had her caladiums in.  
Lots of plans for my new treasures!

From the camera
This one may look like the one I shared last week but it's not. 
I took this one last night while I was sitting drinking that glass of wine.  I managed to catch her sleeping.  I cracked up when I noticed how the throw is scrunched up under her!  She had a long hard week too!

No eye has seen, no ear has heard, no mind has known what God has prepared for those who love him. ~ 1 Corinthians 2:9
I hope your week is wonderful!

Have A Good Day-This/That

Good Morning, Enjoy your Saturday, God Bless You
I hope you have a Blessed Day
This is my first Saturday home in over 6 weeks.  I just finished moving the computer so I wanted to leave a quick post.  

I am super busy today playing catch-up and moving things around. .
But I am going to relax today too.  I planned to get my HHMin Texas post up probably this evening. 

I brought mothers sewing machine and cabinet home so I am putting it in the spot where my computer table was.  That is next on the agenda after I move the crafting table to a new place in my bedroom where I plan to do my paper crafting, Bible Journal 
all paint paper related activities.  
All in all I think this will be a much better set up.  

So now I am off to move stuff.  Have a Happy Day.  I'll be back!
Today is a good day today  very happy about last night. Just looking forward to Tuesday now for a brew with a very close friend who I love so much.

Monday, September 24, 2018

Happy Homemaker in Texas

It's nice to be here today
Joining Sandra.  She provides the prompts. 
I provide some of my own.

The weather
More of the same.  The showers are bringing our temps down. 
We're in the upper 70's a couple days of 80's.  I love Fall.
Do you?
On my reading pile
A few to share this week.  Some to review here.  Some to review over at My Reading Journeys . . . 
You'll see this one here
His Promise : An Amish Christmas in Hart County -  by Shelley Shepard Gray (Paperback) - image 1 of 1
A couple more I'll be reviewing over on the book blog .  I signed up with a new tour.  Not sure how sizzling these might be but I will 
check it out for awhile and see . . . 


And one from Read With Audra 

On the t.v.
Still not watching much.  The Cowboy watches MLB and High School Football now.  No NFL here.  We do watch HGTV in the evenings some between the games. 

And I am thinking 
I am counting the days till my life is back to normal.  I am finishing up cleaning out and sorting mothers apartment.  I have to be done by the 30th.  I hope I make it!  Then Thankfully I will have my life back!

Dinner this week end
Tonight Sunday we are having a Roast,Potato's, Carrots and Green Beans.
Last night we had Fried Catfish, Shrimp, Fries and a Salad

The menu
Hopefully I can stay on task this week

Monday -Seafood Gumbo and BLT's
Tuesday-Bratwurst, Fried Potato's, Sliced Tomato's, Squash Casserole
The Cowboy smoked the Braut's so good!
Wednesday More of that Catfish trying to copy Mexican style we have at a favorite eatery.  It has a Jalapeno Sauce and is served with rice.  I'll add Mexican Street Corn.  Yummy
Thursday - Almost the end of a long week.  What to cook?  
I am out of ideas.  I think I'll be 'winging it'!
Friday- Dinner "In" with MIL.  She has found Door Dash it's her 
new best friend!  Mine too!

Last weeks menu
Don't remember.  See I need to get back to my normal schedule!

On my "To Do" List
How long do you have?  
Finish cleaning the apartment.
Decide what to 'give away' keep and then make room for!
Finish Fall decor

My "Ta Da" Moment
Changed the chair covers in my Summer space to the Cozy Cabin.
Added a new Cozy Fall crocheted throw.

More Craft Basket Plans
I am so gettin' to Hobby Lobby this week.  I need.  Really need to make these!

In the garden
The Zinnia's are blooming again.  The Rosemary and Basil is thriving.  I am planning on potting up some of the Basil to move to the green house.  I sure would like to check out the nursery's for more herbs I can start in the green house. 

From the camera
This pic just cracks me up.  The Cowboy was sweet and moved Mothers chair (isn't it lovely) into 'His Room'.  He moved her t.v. too so she could have a 'sitting room' if she had guests come in.  
I am sure she will love the flag on the wall!  Domino is keeping her chair warm and cozy till she visits!


Sunday, September 23, 2018

Simple Sunday-The Fabulous Party


Have A Blessed Day
Feel free to link your posts. 
No Halloween Please
There will be a special Halloween post

Thursday, September 20, 2018

Book Review-The Spirit Of God Illustrated Bible

The Spirit of God Illustrated Bible,  brings to life more than 40 Bible stories that help kids understand that God’s Spirit has been with us since the beginning of time and continues to be with us today! Old and New Testament stories such as Adam and Eve, Abraham, Joseph, the Baptism of Jesus, and Pentecost come alive with dramatic illustrations and meaningful text that showcase God’s Spirit. The unique cover shines with beautiful foil and makes it a storybook Bible you and your kids will want to read again and again. 

And I thought
An awesome story Bible for the family.  The stories are easy to read and short enough for younger children. 

They are not written for adults and it might be thought that they are a little 'off' in some instances but you have to realize and remember that it is a children's version and meant to be written in a way that children can understand.   I did not find this negative.  

The illustrations are creatively childish to capture young ones attention.  

I enjoyed reading these stories they are written in a way to keep the young ones interested. 

This would make a great purchase for the family and is perfect for 
bedtime family reading. 

I would also use as an add on to Home School curriculum for young readers. 

The book is a nice hardback.  The pages are a nice heavy weight.

I recommend this Bible for families.  It would make a great gift. 

Zondervon provides some resources including examples and info about the artwork (Click here) .  There is also a trailer click here.

I received a complimentary copy. 
My review will appear on retail sites and Good Reads. 

Click on the retailers name for a direct link


Monday, September 17, 2018

Happy Homemaker in Texas

Sandra at Family Corners hosts HHM.  
She provides the prompts
I add a few of my own

The weather
More of the same.  Showers, sun and clouds.  In the upper 80's.

On my reading pile
This one was in the mailbox the other day.  I'll be waiting a bit to read it.  

What I am reading
Glitter Bomb; Hardcover; Author - Laura Childs
I started this one on Saturday.  I received a print copy.  I am finishing up Par Cinderella from last week.  I am enjoying this series. 

What's on your t.v.
Leave me a comment and give me an idea of something good to watch.  The Cowboy has set mothers little t.v. up in his 'man' cave room.  We have a card table and puzzle there.  So he's been working puzzles and watching old game shows!

I am thinking 
That I can't wait till things get back to normal around here. 
Hopefully the 1st of the month will be a huge change.  This month I have been cleaning out my mothers apartment.  I have to be done by the 30th. Say a prayer I get it done!

Something fun to share

Weekend Dinner 
Saturday White Chicken Chili, Salad and Corn Bread
Sunday  Steak Sandwich I sliced left over steak really thin grilled with mushrooms and onions.  Topped with melted Jalapeno Cheddar.   I served chips with cheese dip that I put the Jalapeno cheese in too.  And a grilled smoked Pineapple slice. 

The week's menu

Monday- Chopped Bar B Que Sandwiches, Watermelon, Chips
Tuesday - Beef Stroganoff (from Bison got on sale), Green Beans, Salad
Wednesday - Cajun Shrimp Fettuccine (found recipe on Pinterest)
Add a salad and bread and call it supper!
Thursday-Rotel Quiche, Salad, Confetti Corn (another one from Pinterest)
Friday- Taco's

Last weeks menu (What worked/What didn't)
I didn't even plan a menu or get a post written! Bummer!

On my To Do List
At the top find a charity that will pick up mothers furniture this week! 
Finish cleaning out the apartment. 
Bring home dishes and the sewing machine and plants

My Ta Da moment
Can't think of anything.  Did you have a Ta Da moment?

What's in your Craft Basket?
I want to make these.  Still need to get to Hobby Lobby for the green yarn for Christmas Trees.  Now I need to add some sparkly white to my list. 

In the garden
I plan to cut the last of the blooming Zinnias.  I have only cut a couple I let the rest go to seed.  There are some new ones sprouting. I wonder if the will bloom?

From the camera 
Back to that Ta Da moment.  I got mother to leave her room and go to the lobby to see a dog!
Mothers birthday was Sunday.  I took cookies for the weekend.
She got a card in the mail so I took a pic to send to her friend in 


What if a generation rises up and becomes all they are destined to be?
Linking with a few parties.  
The list is below the post.
Did you know you can link at the Fabulous Party?
Click here to link any day

Sunday, September 16, 2018

Simple Sunday-The Fabulous Party

What if a generation rises up and becomes all they are destined to be?

Please save your Halloween posts for the special party. 
More info. to come soon.
Let's Party