Monday, February 26, 2018

Happy Homemaker Monday - 02/26/2018

Good morning, and a very happy Monday to you all :)

How was your weekend?

Mine was good, the usual homemaking, had family over for dinner on Saturday night and then yesterday just pottered around and finished up laundry, hung in my pajamas all day and enjoyed every single minute of it.

It is now Monday and the beginning of a new week.  I sure do hope you all have a beautiful blessed week ahead :)

Breakfast time....what is on the plate this morning::::
I've had my cup of coffee with French Vanilla Creamer, but I have not yet had anything to eat.  Not sure what I'll have to eat, but it will either be toast as always, or some Banana Nut Crunch Cereal.

On today's to do list::::
  1. Laundry - Have a few comforters that need washing and going to get to that today.
  2. Kitchen - Empty the dishwasher.  On Sundays I don't usually cook dinner, we have leftovers or snacky bits, so my kitchen is actually clean this morning.  I'll just give the counters a quick wipe down and sweep and mop the floor and that's it. 
  3. Living Rooms -  Dust, vacuum and tidy up.
Currently reading::::
Finished The Family Tree by Susan Wiggs (review will be up this morning), and am reading The View from Rainshadow Bay by Colleen Coble.  

On the TV this week::::
Jamestown Season 2
Coal House at War (you can watch on Youtube)
Medici - Masters of Florence
Lockup Season 6
The Frankenstein Chronicles
Catch up with Walking Dead

The weather outside is::::
Beautiful, blue skies with not a cloud in sight.  After last week's horrid weather, I'm so happy to see a bit of sun and warmth coming through.  We'll be in the 60's this week, but with some thunderstorms tomorrow and Wednesday.  Rest of the week is sunny :) 

On the menu this week::::

Monday - Oklahoma Fried Onion Burgers, Crispy Potato Rounds
Tuesday - Lasagna, Salad
Wednesday - Peixe de Caldeirada (Fish Stew)
Thursday - Pan Seared Chicken with Garlic Gravy, Mashed Potatoes, Broccoli
Friday -  Crockpot Cubed Steak with Gravy, Rice,Peas
Saturday -Cast Iron Pizzas
Sunday -Leftovers, Snacky Bits

If I have a few minutes to myself, I will::::
Crack on with my outer squares for the Elements CAL. 

What I'm sewing, crocheting, knitting or creating::::
I am on Part 10 of the Elements CAL.  I need 24 outer squares and have only made 3.  Y'all don't know how I'm struggling to push through with this part of the pattern, because I get easily bored making little squares of the same thing, over and over.  I also just got more yarn on Saturday so couldn't do much of anything until then.  The new and last part of the blanket CAL comes out on Wednesday, but I'll doubt I will be caught up with all 24 squares and sewed onto the blanket etc.  We will see how far I get.

New recipe I tried, or want to try this week::::
Not a new recipe, but I made one of my favorite Portuguese dishes on Saturday and finally took some pictures.  I am pretty sure I already have the recipe on the food blog, but never had a good picture so will update it today.  I didn't forget about the Sheet Pan Crunchwrap, those were delicious, and I'll put the recipe up this morning as well.


Favorite photo from the camera::::
We had cancelled schools and work, pretty much all of last week, due to the icy conditions around here.  I took this picture of one of the trees in the backyard.  Just look at those icicles, insane. 

Bible Verse, Devotional::::
I've been reading my devotionals on the Bible App, and I've finished quite a few and started a few more.  I'm currently obsessed with Devotionals, just find them so helpful and interesting, so I thought I would share with you the ones I'm currently working through:

  • God Comes Through in Protecting You
  • The Priestly Prayer of the Blessing
  • Without Rival with Lisa Bevere
  • Prayers of Daring Faith with Pastor Rick Warren
  • Lent Devotional:  Restore
  • Soul Detox
  • Fearless:  A six-week Journey


Jodi said...

Your menu looks good! I too get bored with doing repetitive things in a crochet project! Can't wait to see your finished product!!! Love the pic of the ice on the tree! Have a great week!!

threesidesofcrazy said...

Your menu sounds delicious as always and that sheet pan crunch wrap looks interesting. I'll look to see what you think. Your afghan is beautiful and coming together nicely. I'll look for your Susan Wiggs review later too. Have a REAT week.

Luludou said...

I've been here for a few weeks now and would like to thank you for accepting me in your group.
Your trees look like ours last week. Beautiful but oh so dangerous!
I'm watching WDead reruns too

Jean said...

Sounds like we have had the same weather. I'm so happy to see the sun again today! I really like the colors in your crochet project. Hope you have a wonderful and happy week!

Shellie Almond said...

your crochet blanket is beautiful! What do you think of the Frankenstein Chronicles? I binged watched it this weekend! I really enjoyed it ! Hope you have a blessed week and enjoy the sunshine!

Pioneer Woman at Heart said...

Your menu for the week looks pretty good. I have no plan for mine just yet.

Carol said...

The sheet pan crunchwrap sounds delicious! Have a great week, Sandra!

Rebecca Knox said...

Your menus look always! :) Have a great week ahead, Sandra, and blessings all the way! <3

carrie@northwoods scrapbook said...

Sorry I'm late today Sweetie! I've got the crud now - yucky chest cold. Your recipes look yummy! I need to check them out. Stay healthy and have a great week. xoxo

Sherry Jolly said...

I love Colleen Coble and Susan Wiggs! Hope you enjoy them. BTW - that onion burger? That is making my mouth water :)


Kate said...

Did you used to author the blog “The Happy Homemaker”?
I was reading it and it seemed to stop suddenly in 2012