Monday, September 24, 2018

{ Happy Homemaker Monday - 09/24/2018 }

Good morning, welcome back to the Happy Homemaker Monday.

Woke up feeling as if I could sleep at least another 2 or 3 hours, it's been a very busy weekend and I didn't get any time to sit down and relax, but never mind that, it's full steam ahead with the last week of September.  Can you believe that???

Before we know it Thanksgiving will be upon us and then Christmas and we're heading into 2019.   Somebody make it slow down hahah

Anyway, let's see what's happening in our households this week!!!!

The weather in my neck of the woods::::
We have had pretty bad weather the past week, culminating in that insane storm that blew in and almost killed my husband.
Woke up today to fog and dark cloudy skies, but it is supposed to open up later and have a high of 82.
The rest of the week looks some rain on Wednesday but pretty dry, though here in Texas, it could mean one thing and then we get another completely different. 

Breakfast time....what is on the plate this morning::::
All I've had so far is a cup of coffee with some Dulce de Leche Cheesecake Creamer, which is divine.  I will probably have oatmeal for breakfast, with this cloudy foggy day it will go down really well.   

On today's to do list::::
  1. Laundry -  Some ironing, and I think Nick has laundry to do as well. 
  2. Kitchen - Empty the dishwasher.  Load dishwasher.  Wipe down counters, clean up from last night's family dinner.   
  3. Living Rooms -  Vacuum and tidy up.  I have my dining table still up from last night's dinner so need to remove the extending leaf, give it a good wipe down and put things back in order.

Currently reading::::
The Impossible Girl by Lydia Kang. 

On the TV this week::::

Vlogs on Youtube
Not really sure what else, I'm just going to see what I feel like at the moment

On the menu this week::::

Monday - Bangers and Mash

Tuesday - Oklahoma Fried Burgers, Onion Rings

 Oklahoma Fried Onion Burgers

Wednesday - Pork Egg Rolls (this recipe, but using pork) Cream Cheese Ragoon, Sesame Noodles

Chicken Egg Rolls

Thursday - Spaghetti and Meatballs, Garlic Bread

Meatballs with Sauce

Friday One Pot Chicken and Rice Casserole, Salad

One Pot Chicken and Rice Casserole

Saturday - Cheesy Garlic Pizza, Pepperoni Pizza


Sunday - Curried Butternut Squash Soup, Sandwiches, Dessert

If I have a few minutes to myself, I will::::
Continue working on Part 2 of the Ubuntu CAL.  I've done one of the diamonds, and have started on the second but need to do all 6, so hopefully I'll have some time today for crocheting. 

What I'm sewing, crocheting, knitting or creating::::
Part 2 of the Ubuntu CA.

New recipe I tried, or want to try this week::::
I have 3 recipes to put up on the food blog today, but no new recipes this week as I'm going back to all time family favorites on the menu.  I do have a new cookbook to review and will work on some of those recipes to share with you all.   

EDIT:  The recipes are now up on the food blog.  Pork Chops in Mustard Sauce, Pressure Cooker Twice Baked Potatoes, Beef Casserole

Favorite photo from the camera::::
Loving on my baby boy.   


Bible Verse, Devotional, Prayers::::
I have so many people on my prayer list this week, a lot from our church.  But I would like you to please lift a family up in prayer, they have 5 children, but lost their 5 year old girl last week or the week before, after she drowned in the pool.  If that wasn't heartbreaking enough, their 2 year old girl has just been diagnosed with a brain tumor.  Please lift them up in prayer, if you can. 


  1. Good morning, dear Sandra!
    I am so glad your husband is all right, and I'll be praying for easier weather for you guys, as well as for the family from your church.
    Your little dog is just adorable, and I'll definitely be glancing through your recipes this week for inspiration!

  2. I was just reading your post on the scary weather... so glad your husband is still here!!! Scary for sure!! Love your long list of yt channels...will be checking them out!! Yummy menu for the week! Will keep that family in my prayers! Have a great week!

  3. How very heartbreaking for that family. Will definitely add them to my prayers. Your menu this week sounds great, fall always puts me in a mood to get back to cooking/baking a bit better. Hope your week ahead is fantastic!

  4. My heart hurts for that family and I am certainly praying for them. :( I'm so so so sorry! Your recipes do look amazing, and the pic of you and your doggie is adorable! Have a good week!

  5. So sad about the family from church. Saying a prayer for them. Family favorites always are the go to when it's stormy outside.

  6. That is terrible about that family :( will be thinking of them.
    Glad your husband is ok
    Have a wonderful week - your menu is such comfort food!

  7. How sad for that family. Praying!

    That pizza look delicious!

    Happy Monday. :)

  8. Heartbreaking for the church family. Will be praying over all. Have a blessed week ahead! <3

  9. The family from your church will be in my prayers. What a tragedy :( Have a blessed week.

  10. So nice to be back Sandra! I missed coming here to visit on Mondays. I'm so glad you all survived that crazy weather okay. thank the Lord for guardian angels. ;) Your photos of your menu make me drool!! Looks so good. Have a blessed week ahead dear Gal. xoox

  11. Wild weather seems to be all over. Unheard of tornadoes swept through here in Ontario last week. Scary. I love looking at food photos so thanks for sharing those and the others as well. Be safe!

  12. I never comment, but I always read your blog, delivered to my email, and it has always been one of my favorites. I Am really glad you are blogging so often again. I just wanted you to know. :)


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