Monday, December 17, 2018

{ Happy Homemaker Monday - 12/17/2018 }

Good morning everyone, I'm sorry this post is going up a little later than usual.  I just walked in the door after taking hubby and daughter to work.

It's been a rush of a morning for me, I almost feel like I didn't even have a chance to catch my breath until now.  But I'm here, I'm ready to get going with my day and try to get as much done as I can.

Hope you've all had a wonderful weekend and I wish you all a blessed week ahead.

The weather outside is::::
35 at the moment.  It was quite nice this weekend with sun and low 60's.  Looks like we will be staying in the 60's this week and leading up to Christmas, then we'll be looking at some rain that week. 

On the breakfast plate this morning::::
I'm having a cup of coffee with White Chocolate Raspberry Creamer and I also just had some toast. 

As I look outside my window:::
We have partly cloudy skies but the sun is shining through.  It's quiet outside but for the birds and the alpacas across the street.  I do love country life.         

Right now I am::::
On the couch with my feet propped up, working on this post.  I am sporting my comfy warm pajama pants and a long sleeved black top.  I guess I'm going for the half dressed, half pajama look today? .

As I look around the house::::
The Christmas tree lights are on, I actually need to turn them off here shortly.  I have to vacuum and tidy up a bit from this weekend, but thankfully I keep my house clean and tidy throughout the day so I am never faced with a disaster to clean up.  It's easier now that the kids are older and tend to contain their messes to their bedrooms. 

On today's to do list::::
The laundry has all been washed, and is hanging in my laundry room, but I need to move it to the closets.  Other than that, no laundry to worry about.    
In the kitchen....Usual dishwasher loading and unloading.  Wipe down counters and fridge.   
In the living room....Vacuum. 
In the bedrooms....make the beds, pick up and tidy up. 
In the office....Vacuum
In the bathrooms....Sinks wipe down, toilet, sweep floors.
Homeschooling....We will be on Winter break in just a few days so we will be getting as much finished off as we can.  I don't want to have to worry about any schooling while we're on break.   
I've been trying to finish off the WIPs I have laying around.     
Not sure what I'll have for lunch, my stomach is a bit off this morning so I'll see what I feel like.  Dinner will be Chicken a la King with some Spaghetti noodles.     

Currently reading::::
Actually nothing at the moment, I'm waiting for the new review books to come in.     

On the TV this week::::
Still watching Home Fires.
Some Vlogmas over on Youtube
Death and Nightingales (new BBC period drama)

On the menu this week::::
Monday - Chicken a la King with Spaghetti Noodles, Salad

Tuesday - Stuffed Cubed Steaks with Mashed Potatoes

Wednesday - Slow Cooked Honey Garlic Chicken, Rice

Thursday - Smoked Sausage and Potatoes
Friday - Cottage Pie, Salad Zuppa Toscana
Saturday - Beef Curry with Garlic Naan

Sunday - Corned Beef Hash

What I am creating at the moment::::
Finishing off my current projects.   

New recipe I tried or want to try this week::::
The Chicken Sopa was very good, I just need to find some time to add the recipes to the food blog.

Favorite photo from the camera::::
My beautiful great niece, Eva :)


LA Paylor said...

Your family is so lucky to have good meals every night! Please come cook for us!

Heather said...

Your recipes look yummy! I'm happy to join in - thanks for having me :)

Pioneer Woman at Heart said...

All that food looks great!

Luludou said...

Lovely niece! Miam, now I'm hungry after looking at your menu. Have a great week

Daydreams In The Desert said...

That Corned Beef Hash recipe sounds yummy, I might have to try it.

Rebecca Knox said...

Your pictures are always so lovely, Sandra! And Eva is such a darling! Blessings for a great week ahead! <3

Jean said...

Your great niece is adorable! And your menu sounds fantastic. Hope your week is off to a wonderful start!

terri said...

that little eva is just precious! Love those recipes - I always enjoy skimming through your food blog - I seem to find so many recipes to try!