Monday, August 29, 2016

HAPPY HOMEMAKER AND MENU PLAN MONDAY

I can't believe this is last week of August, but it really doesn't make me sad.  I'm not sure about the rest of you but I am SOOOOOOO ready for fall! And while the actual cooler weather is still several weeks off, just the word September makes me start feeling closer to it.
OUTSIDE MY WINDOW & THE WEATHER OUTSIDE
We had a couple BIG, but short storms over the weekend, but all in all it was cooler and pretty nice.  Hurricane season this close to the coast can be unpredictable and ever changing so you just roll with the changes.  It's clear right nowas the sun begins to rise, but there are some seriously gray and threatening clouds around the perimeter so we'll see as the day goes on.

ON THE BREAKFAST PLATE
Apple Cinnamon oatmeal and coffee.

AS I LOOK AROUND THE HOUSE
I see a little tidying up to do and a load of laundry, but all in all, not too bad.  I finished a painting project on Saturday and then went into deep cleaning mode.

WEEKLY TO DO LIST & HOUSE PROJECTS
  • I have lots of paperwork to do this week.
  • Get some packages wrapped and shipped.
  • Photos for ebay sales.
  • Make appointments for getting the A/C fixed on the car and have it detailed.
  • Make appointment for last big drywall project.
  • Finish editing the photos for my post about the Painted Churches, Fredricksburg and the Pacific War Museum.
CURRENTLY READING & TELEVISION / DVR
MENU PLANS FOR THE WEEK

MONDAY
TUESDAY
WEDNESDAY
THURSDAY
FRIDAY
SATURDAY
SUNDAY
BREAKFAST
YOGURT & FRUIT
SCRAMBLED EGGS & CHEESE
FRUIT SMOOTHIE
YOGURT & FRUIT
MAPLE OATMEAL & RAISINS
CINNAMON GRANOLA STUFFED FRENCH TOAST
BACON & EGGS
LUNCH
FRUIT & CHEESE
SOUP & CRACKERS
SANDWICH
??
MEAT & CHEESE
LEFTOVERS
SANDWICHES
DINNER
FRIED FISH with SWEET & SPICY AVOCADO SAUCE
PEANUT BUTTER BURGERS
SWEET CORN SOUP
SHALLOT LIME CHICKEN with PEACH & STRAWBERRY SALAD
SLOPPY JOES
PIZZA
C.O.R.N.
DESSERT
COFFEE CINNAMON PEAR FUDGE CAKE






SUCCESSFUL RECIPES and links FROM LAST WEEK
RECIPE FINDS TO TRY LATER
While we were away last week we went to lunch with my oldest, er maybe I should say longest friends.  We've known each other since we were 2 and 3 years old, LOL Lisa wasn't even born yet.  Leslie and Lisa took us to a favorite restaurant of theirs, Jack Allen Kitchen, but it was new to us.  ALL 4 of us cleaned our plates.  The food was AMAZING!  I even bought the cookbook the next day.  I've successfully made an appetizer, Pimiento Cheese so far.  When I was a kid Pimiento cheese in a jar was a favorite with crackers on Thanksgiving, but it grossed me out.  I now know that was NOT real food LOL!  Anyway I have read the cookbook from cover to cover and made labels for the recipes to be tried soon:
  • Fried Fish with Sweet & Spicy Avocado Sauce
  • Crunchy Fried Shrimp with Blackberry Sauce
  • Sweet Corn Soup
  • Pickled Cucumbers
  • Black Eyed Peas
  • Sweet Dried Tomato Basil Vinaigrette
  • Cucumber Relish
  • Red Wine Vinaigrette
  • Taco con Todo
  • Turnips & Pot Roast
  • Enchilada Tejana
  • Chocolate Ice Box Cake
  • Blackberry Cobbler
  • Red Velvet Cake with Strawberries
  • Manor Punch
  • Skirt Steak
  • Artichoke Gratin
  • Mustard Caper Dressing (for hubby only)
  • Carrot Soup
  • Cilantro Pesto
  • Pumpkin Bread
  • Pumpkin Goat Cheese Tart
  • Mama's Chicken
  • Pumpkin Spice Butter
  • Pear Ricotta and Pecan Tart
  • JAK's Slaw
  • Pickled Beets
  • Gingerbread Cookies
  • Broccoli Casserole
  • Potato Casserole
  • Carmelized Onion Sauce
  • Meatloaf
  • Balsamic Syrup
FAVORITE PHOTO FROM THE CAMERA
Last week I finally started the sealing of the brick on the atrium wall. Once it was done we realized that we weren't going to be able to save the natural look because of all the repair spots so we would have to paint it.  Let me tell you what a pain that was.  The brick just soaked up the paint.  If only we'd known before we could have had the painters spray it way back when.  BUT, we LOVE the finished look even though it took me 2 days to get into ALL the crevices.
INSPIRATION
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.

6 comments:

  1. Looks like you're going to be doing lots of cooking from that new cookbook. Just reading some of those recipes is making me hungry. I love the look of painted brick, yours included. Looks great! Hope you have a wonderful week.

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    1. Thank you so much! Have a great week too.

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  2. THose foods sound scrumpdilliumpious... YUM!

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    1. Thanks I sure am looking forward to trying them all. Have a GREAT week.

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  3. I am so hungry now. You are one hard working lady! The brick looks great! and is that your sing in photo? I LOVE it! I am also sooooo ready for fall, I hope you are having a wonderful week.

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  4. Id love to know how tthe avacado sauce tastes!! can't wait to hear! Hugs! Jen (planwithjen)

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