First things first! I want to wish my wonderful husband a VERY HAPPY BIRTHDAY today!
We're going out for breakfast today for hubby's birthday.
THE WEATHER OUTSIDE
Drizzly and cold!
FOR THE WEEK:
Pretty much the same all week.
TO DO LIST
- Play for hubby's birthday. I'll post about our adventures later this week.
- Recipe File Updates
TELEVISION & DVR
A couple of new or returning shows start this week and I'm still working off the DVR from last week.
- State of Affairs
- Sleepy Hollow
- Rizzoli & Isles
- Battle Creek
- Good Witch
Now I wouldn't call it "play time", but after my cortisone shot this past week I was told to stay off my feet for 48 hours. So on the way home I stopped by Staples to buy some files and then I set up shop on the family room floor and set about cleaning up the HUGE pile of recipe scraps that hubby regularly reminds me we will NEVER be able to try them all and actually weeded out all the real scrap and organized the rest. I narrowed down 3 small totes to this file, but it is overstuffed LOL!
I also tweaked the new framework for my weekly menu and recipe links (AGAIN). The filled squares are actual links to tried and true recipes. It is still not exactly what I'm looking for, but I'll keep working on it. I also designated Tuesday as "EXPERIMENT NIGHT".
And for those that were wondering what those acronyms you often see on my menus are:
C.O.R.N. = CLEAN OUT REFRIGERATOR NIGHT
Y.O.Y.O = YOU'RE ON YOUR OWN
Menu Plan Monday hosted by Laura at I'm an Organizing Junkie
Oatmeal with Fruit
Monte Cristos & Salad
Bagel & cream cheese
Yogurt with Blueberries & Granola
Scrambled Eggs with cheese & Toast
Yogurt with Blueberries & Granola
Cadillacs & Salad
LAST WEEK'S RECIPES I TRIED and their RECIPE LINKS
- Racing Dip/Seafood Enchiladas
- Pork Chops with Peanut Butter Green Chile Cream Gravy
- Caramelized Lemon & Green Chile Verde White Fish
- Bacon Cheddar Pancakes
- Warm Bacon Vinaigrette
- Salad in a Jar
- Banana Eclair Cake
- Upside Down Chocolate Cake
- Lemon Curd Napoleon
- Baked Hawaiian Chicken
- Voodoo Smothered Chicken
- Chicken Christopher
- Green Chile Marmalade Wings
- Velvet Cake
- Balsamic Glazed Steak Rolls
- Macaroon Peanut Butter Chocolate Tartlets
- Lemon Souffle Pancakes
- Orange Crunch Parfaits
- Smoked Paprika Chicken Thighs
- Norwegian Meatballs
- Sauerkraut & Pork Roast
- Blackened Salmon
I keep looking for new and inspiring blogs, but honestly so many have huge ad sections or pop ups nowadays that just annoy me!
HOMEMAKING TIP / PRODUCT REVIEWS
Does your wedding ring or diamond necklace need cleaning - just use a denture tablet. My jeweler taught me this trick - it's quick and efficient leaving you with sparkling jewelry.
Keeping with last week's soap box rant I have a real problem with the new
I don't know about you, but with so many choices in this world I will go out of my way to buy a product that isn't negative or insulting my intelligence with their ads.
Children are really SOOOO impressionable. We need to present them with positive, life affirming ideals and models to follow. I know it sounds silly, but SOOOOO many commercials today are using NEGATIVE advertisement and I just think it's wrong. Like so many other things, the longer it is allowed to continue the more things may change - an NOT for the better. Children being allowed to be sarcastic, negative, disrespectful and catered to DOES NOT encourage or inspire them to be good positive adults in the future.