Monday, August 10, 2015

HAPPY HOMEMAKER & MENU PLAN MONDAY

Seems like summer is passing by pretty quickly.  We've been really busy with multiple projects and now we're finishing up some medical appointments and packing before our move.

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
It was supposed to be several degrees cooler today, the day I have to work in the steamy hot storage area, but evidently that weather pattern has stalled until later in the week, but I need to get this done now in preparation for the BIG move.

TO DO FOR THE WEEK
Monday - STORAGE! Prep and organize for the BIG move
Tuesday - not sure yet - it is so rare to get a free day :D
Wednesday - Hubby Physical Therapy & grocery shopping
Thursday - Hubby Eye surgery
Friday - Post Op appt.
Saturday - Blackberry Festival (if hubby is up to it)
Sunday - D.W.Y.W. day (Do What You Want day)

CURRENTLY READING
TELEVISION / DVR
  • Astronaut Wives Club 
  • Hell On Wheels
  • Complications
  • The Strain
  • Proof
  • Dark Matter
  • Devious Maids
  • The Last Ship
  • Falling Skies
  • Under the Dome
  • Rookie Blue


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 Toast

FRIDAY
Yogurt with Blueberries & Granola

SATURDAY
something Peach
SUNDAY

SUCCESSFUL RECIPES  FROM LAST WEEK
RECIPE FINDS TO TRY LATER
I promised myself NO MORE recipes until after the BIG move, but couldn't resist these:
  • Pumpkin Snickerdoodle Cobbler
  • Bananas Foster Bake
  • Blackberry Apricot Slump
  • Pear Cheese Danish Slab
  • Pumpkin Pan Pie
  • Ginger Cookies
  • Sweet Raisin Tamales
  • Pluot upside-down cake
  • Bacon Buttermilk Scones
  • Salted Caramel Pie
  • Summer Corn Chowder
  • Oven Roasted Tomatoes
  • Mandarin Sunburst Salad
  • Tandoori Chicken
  • Marinated Skirt Steak
  • Skirt Steak Pinwheels


  • You cannot help the poor by destroying the rich.
  • You cannot strengthen the weak by weakening the strong.
  • You cannot bring about prosperity by discouraging thrift.
  • You cannot lift the wage earner up by pulling the wage payer down.
  • You cannot further the brotherhood of man by inciting class hatred.
  • You cannot build character and courage by taking away people's initiative and independence.
  • You cannot help people permanently by doing for them, what they could and should do for themselves."
 ~  Abraham Lincoln

THINGS THAT MAKE ME HAPPY
  • Fall approaching - it's my favorite season
  • Completed Projects
  • Sweet Pineapple
  • Cool breezes
FAVORITE PHOTO FROM THE CAMERA
INSPIRATION

11 comments:

  1. What a beautiful photo! I love that quote as well. Reading all your recipes to try is making me hungry. Hope you have a wonderful week and get lots done.

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    1. Thank you! Have a great week yourself.

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  2. I agree with Jean ~ gorgeous picture. Your menu plan sounds delicious too! Wishing your husband a smooth surgery and quick recovery. Have a great week!

    Renee' My HHM post

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    1. Thank you all around! You have a great week also.

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  3. Ohhhh! Your photo! I love fall too. I can't wait to see your "something peach" :)

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    1. Thanks! Unfortunately I will be disappointing you - I decided on apple carrot muffins :D

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  4. Oh I just feel for you with such busy days ahead! I hope the weather cooperates for you and prayers that everything goes smoothly with all your appointments, prep, and move in the days ahead.
    Sorry I'm still playing catch up - but I love our Mondays and saying hello. I'm starting to get on board with the idea of Fall too. It's just the best season by far in my humble opinion! ;)
    We've already had a few branches with leaves changing color here up north. And the geese have been getting more active and flying over my house already. They do it all Fall...doing their practice runs to get ready for the big trip by late Fall.
    Sending you those kinds of beautiful thoughts. Oh and if you do make something called "salted caramel pie" I may have to hate you for all the inches you'll add to my waistline! Lol
    Have a great rest of the week Hon. xo

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    1. LOL I remember our time in the upper peninsula and preparing for winter by the end of August or so as we usually had snow by October. Just love when the trees start turning and dang if those geese don't have a schedule to keep! We've seen a few here in the pacific northwest despite still being so warm. At least with moving south we'll be there before fall sets in and I can enjoy the entire season. LOL maybe we can find a low calorie version of he salted caramel pie?

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    2. Yes - that will be so nice. Get there in time to enjoy the whole Fall season! I think if you could find a really good low cal salted caramel you'd be a millionaire! Lol xo

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    3. OMGosh a low cal salted caramel would be worth a fortune, but would it be worth the trouble LOL :D

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    4. Probably not as it would need to be REALLY good! Lol Probably best to "go big or go home" and just enjoy it as it's meant to be - decadent and full of calories! ;)

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