Tuesday, June 30, 2020
Monday, June 29, 2020
Good Morning and Welcome
I changed things up a bit for this weeks plans. I normally write my menu and include it in my Happy Homemaker post and then write a post here with more detail and thoughts.
As I wrote and thought about making good things to eat I kept writing the same thing down. It seemed everything I wrote I felt like I had just written it down and served it.
Do you ever feel like that?
Same O Same O
Well this week I was determined to go the extra mile and plan new and different meals.
And so here is what I came up with . . .
Monday (s) are a good day for me to serve left overs from weekend meals. I cook more time consuming meals on the weekends. But everything seemed to slow down and I had lots of yard work to do so no leftovers . . .
Well I do have a Roast in the freezer I will be making
Summer Garden Hash
Inspired by a recipe I found in my search for new recipes and new ideas . . .
I found the recipe over here I enjoyed finding a new blog. Miz Helen has lots of great recipe ideas. I'll be visiting her regularly for inspiration.
I have been wanting to make a Cajun or Creole What's the difference? Do you know? style Jambalaya. I looked for recipes and found a few. Still kind of pondering which one to try.
Do you have a Jambalaya recipe?
Ali at Givemesomeoven shared a recipe (it is here) that looks good and simple. My goal is to use the Shrimp, Sausage and Chicken that I have in the freezer. And find a new way to cook all 3. I do the same recipes over and over.
I do really, really love homemade Chicken Tenders and so they are on my menu for Wednesday. I guess one 'Old Stand By' is o.k.
What do you think?
With my Chicken Tenders I'll make Mashed Potato's with Cream Gravy gotta make Gravy if you fry chicken. Right? And I'll cook up some Corn on The Cob if it's ready from the garden if not a Corn Casserole or Mexican Street Corn sounds good.
I've been wanting to make White Chicken Chili. There are so many recipes out there. I am attracted to the photo's. Some photo's just make you want to try it.
I will admit it is the Avocado that gets me. But not sure I want a recipe that calls for corn so I am still looking
Do you have a good White Chicken Chili recipe?
When I find the right recipe I'll serve with some yummy Corn Bread and a Mixed Green Salad.
Pulled Pork over Irish Nacho's and Salad . . . That's a new one!
And for Dessert
Lazy Girl Peach Pie . . . I should call mine Tired Girl Peach Pie
Recipe found in this book
I'm a fan of Laura Childs she has several great Cozy Series and they have recipes!
And I have one my idea for dessert. This one I saw on FaceBook.
I think it just might be the recipe my mother used. I am itchin'
to try it and see. I'll leave out the nuts on half cuz I don't do nuts.
I think it's coming together to be a Yummy week! I hope you enjoyed looking over my menu plans. Please share your ideas!
Come back by on Friday for Foodie Friday where I'll share all the Rustic Plates from the week and a recipe!
Have A Yummy Week
I'll be linking my posts this week at these parties.
Saturday, June 27, 2020
Looks like a nice week coming up. Each day starts in mid 70's and then warms to mid 90's. Summer in Texas can be really hot.
But there's plenty of time for those triple digits we get!
What I'm wearing
My lawn mowing gear. Long pants and a ragged t-shirt. I am hoping to put a dent in the yard. We do have a big yard to mow.
Sometimes I end up taking 1-2 days if I have too many aches and pains. When I win the lottery . . . I will hire a yard service to mow and trim bushes and do things that are hard for me to do!
On the breakfast plate
On my mind
The unrest in our nation. The November elections.
On the menu
Nope on second thought!
Same O. Same O. So I think I'll spend the rest of the weekend looking for some new recipes or ideas to cook what I have on hand. Here's what's in the freezer . . .
Ground Beef, Ground Bison (the Cowboy doesn't like home made Hamburgers) Shrimp, Pork Cutlets, Pork Tenderloin, Roast, Rib Eyes, A Chicken and a Package of Chicken Breasts.
Also always in the freezer is Tuna and last week we found Imitation Crab on Sale really cheap.
Come by Monday to see what I decided!
sharing today a few Rustic Dinner plates since I didn't post on Friday . . .
Dinner Friday night Pot Roast with Potato's and Carrots and Pan Gravy. I normally use Russets but we got these I think they are Yellow Gold maybe. They were yummy. The salad was mixed greens a Tomato from the garden.
Some days it is a struggle and challenge with our meals. Some days the Cowboy tells me what he wants to eat. Scallops in a Salad. Hmm.
For lunch one day it was all I could do to get him to even eat a Chili Dog or two.
This is my plate. The day after the Chili Dog I tried Tuna Casserole. He was not enchanted.
Most evenings he has a cold plate before his meals. Tuna is very good for his diet and we buy it for a good price at Aldi.
Ribs from the freezer and Fried Rice and Spinach Salad. This one was a yummy meal. I put Asparagus in the rice with the Carrots and Mushrooms it was really good!
A better pic of the Salad from Friday night. I sliced some Sweet Peppers and added them on top. This is a mix of Romaine and Green Leaf Lettuce.
In the craft space
A new project I am making prayer pockets to send to a FB friend that sends them to nursing homes. A prayer pocket is just a
tiny little pocket made from paper and filled with Scripture. Made to just warm someone's heart.
In the garden
Tomato's are showing off now
Cucumbers are producing one or two a day.
That is good because it is really all I/we need
First planting of Corn is growing tall and there is silk we should have a few ears in a few days
I have 3 Sunflowers. Yes 3. It was a bad year. I'll be looking for a much better source for seeds.
Find some annuals to fill in. The Bee Balm is looking ragged.
Enjoy the blooming Zinnia's
I've been working on my books and cookbook display in the living room. Still more to do but it is coming together.
Changing some things and making space for the Cowboy's fruit, chips and snacks to be easy to get to for him.
I am prepping a garden bed for potato's
Prepping my compost area
Planning for Fall planting
Get into my craft room this week
My Ta Da moment
I made Pickles from Cucumbers from my garden!
It was only 2 jars . . . one long spears and the other cut pieces. But I have never made/canned before! Ta Da!
On the reading pile
This one has been on the pile for awhile. I really need to get on it! I have loved each book in this series. I just keep finding 'freebies' and ARC offers that get my attention!
This one looks so good. I can't wait to start reading.
Something fun to share
I hope you had a chance to visit the To Love A Cowboy tour here on the blog last week.
A blog I like
Thanks for coming by and sharing my week!
I'll be linking my posts this week at these parties.