Monday, April 13, 2015

HAPPY HOMEMAKER & MENU PLAN MONDAY

Be sure to link up with Sandra at Diary of a Stay at Home Mom for Happy homemaker Monday and with Laura at I'm an Organizing Junkie for Menu Plan Monday.
WEATHER OUTSIDE
Cold and rainy again.

TO DO FOR THE WEEK
  • Laundry 
  • Prep for hubby's surgery
  • Paperwork
  • Sorting spring clothes LOL just in case it stays for awhile next time
CURRENTLY READING
  • Barbara Freethy Callaways #3
TELEVISION/DVR
  • NCIS
  • Justified
  • Murdoch Mysteries - a new find for me and I'm really liking this show.
  • American Odyssey
  • Big Bang Theory
  • Mike and Molly
CRAFTS & PROJECTS
Nothing going on this week with hubby's recovery.

MENU PLANS FOR THE WEEK


BREAKFAST
DINNER
DESSERT
MONDAY
Cereal & Fruit
Y.O.Y.O. / C.O.R.N.

TUESDAY
Bagel & cream cheese
EXPERIMENT NIGHT

WEDNESDAY
Yogurt with Blueberries & Granola

THURSDAY
Scrambled Eggs with cheese & Toast

FRIDAY
Yogurt with Blueberries & Granola

SATURDAY
SUNDAY


SUCCESSFUL RECIPES FROM LAST WEEK
None to report this week

RECIPE FINDS TO TRY AT A LATER DATE
  • Marshmallow Chocolate Cookie Sammies
  • Chicken Gumbo
  • Razzleberry Crisp
  • Lemon Pudding Cakes
  • Chocolate Cinnamon Babkallah
RECIPES TO TRY FOR NEXT YEAR'S CHRISTMAS PLATES
  • White Chocolate Green Tea Sugar Cookies
  • Golden Cashew Curry Brittle
  • Cookies and Cream Brownies
  • Irish Cream Brownies
  • Chocolate Fudge with Bourbon Sugar
HOMEMAKING TIP
To freshen the air in your house, sprinkle cinnamon on aluminum foil and place it in a hot oven leaving the door ajar.  As the cinnamon heats up it will freshen the whole house.

ON MY MIND
A lot and too much to put all of it into words. But a big problem for this germaphobe girl is people blowing their nose at the dinner table. In my opinion excusing yourself to the bathroom is not only proper etiquette, but also the best and only hygienic option. When you blow your nose, you introduce a myriad of germs. Think about that as you reach for any bowl of food on the table, the salt and pepper, or grab the handle of the restaurant door as you leave.

In my opinion (based on how I was raised) it is rude and just plain gross to blow your nose in front of others, ESPECIALLY when eating. In my opinion it is always better to excuse yourself....you can go outside or preferably the restroom because you really should wash your hands afterwards. Be respectful, polite and clean.

I went in search of an answer to whether this is polite or not and found only articles to support the old fashioned answer that is NOT polite.  Etiqutte Daily said it best:
  • "Q: Is it acceptable to blow your nose at the dinner table? My husband says that it is okay and has even blown his nose into a cloth napkin.
  • A: ...If what is required is big, noisy nose-blowing, this should be conducted away from the table. It is distasteful to others to hear or see someone beleaguered by mucus deal with it at the table."
Q: Is it acceptable to blow your nose at the dinner table? My husband says that it is okay and has even blown his nose into a cloth napkin.
A: Nose-blowing at the table should be limited to small puffs. If what is required is big, noisy nose-blowing, this should be conducted away from the table. It is distasteful to others to hear or see someone beleaguered by mucus deal with it at the table.
- See more at: http://www.etiquettedaily.com/2013/04/table-manners-dont-blow-it/#sthash.BU4GTS3V.dpuf
Q: Is it acceptable to blow your nose at the dinner table? My husband says that it is okay and has even blown his nose into a cloth napkin.
A: Nose-blowing at the table should be limited to small puffs. If what is required is big, noisy nose-blowing, this should be conducted away from the table. It is distasteful to others to hear or see someone beleaguered by mucus deal with it at the table.
- See more at: http://www.etiquettedaily.com/2013/04/table-manners-dont-blow-it/#sthash.BU4GTS3V.dpuf
Q: Is it acceptable to blow your nose at the dinner table? My husband says that it is okay and has even blown his nose into a cloth napkin.
A: Nose-blowing at the table should be limited to small puffs. If what is required is big, noisy nose-blowing, this should be conducted away from the table. It is distasteful to others to hear or see someone beleaguered by mucus deal with it at the table.
- See more at: http://www.etiquettedaily.com/2013/04/table-manners-dont-blow-it/#sthash.BU4GTS3V.dpuf
FAVORITE PHOTO
LOL - I actually didn't take any this week. I think that is a first for me.

INSPIRATION

9 comments:

  1. I love your homemaking tip - definitely going to try that!
    Your Christmas cookies sound delicious! Especially the Green Tea & Irish Cream ones.
    Have a great day!

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    1. I'm really looking forward to trying those 2 in particular also. I'll keep you posted.

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  2. What a great quote, I love it! I wish we weren't out of foil (on the grocery list) or I'd give your homemaking tip a try right now. Consider this the 2nd vote for wanting to hear how those green tea cookies turn out. Hope you have a lovely week!

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    1. LOL I'll keep you posted on the cookies :D

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  3. I started reading some of Barbara Freethy’s books, now I realize it was from seeing her name on your blog. The first one I read was “Don’t Say A Word”, that one was so good!! I just started the Callaway series and am enjoying them as well.

    What is Laverne Defazio roast?!?!? Loved Laverne and Shirley!! Hope you have a wonderful week!!

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    1. LOL The Laverne Defazio Roast is so good and the best part is as weird as the ingredients sound, they work together to make their own gravy too. Here's the link http://www.savorykitchentable.com/2014/05/laverne-defazio-roast.html

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  4. Hi Tamy!

    I love your etiquette moment about blowing one's nose at the table. Cracked me up in a way and I guess I haven't come across it before. But I agree that if it's going to be loud and gross a person needs to leave the table!

    Your menu sounds good and I'm also intrigued by the roast and excited by those Xmas cookies!!
    Hope you have a wonderful Spring week ahead! xoxo

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    1. Thanks Carrie - hoping to do a dry run on the Christmas cookies soon ans will post recipes as I do.

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    2. Sounds great! Thanks Tamy!! xo

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