Happy Homemaker Monday 03/02

HHMLinking-up with Sandra at Diary of a Stay at Home Mom.

THE WEATHER OUTSIDE IS:
Sunny and warm!!  Well…33 degrees is warm for us now.  We have a mess heading our way though, after midnight…snow, cold, freezing rain, then rain, with 40 degree temps, then back down to 20 on Wednesday.  Gotta love the Midwest!! 🙂

ON THE BREAKFAST PLATE THIS MORNING:
Brownies and Coffee with my Sweet Cream Creamer.  The brownies were from the bakery this time.

AS I LOOK OUTSIDE MY WINDOW:
I’m watching the birds feasting on their buffet (as my youngest likes to call it).  It’s a buffet because our birds not only get bread, but sometimes popcorn, crackers, a pop tart or two.  For some reason they don’t like corn flakes, those were there for a couple of days, they did finally eat them though. #pickybirds

RIGHT NOW I AM:  
Drinking a Starbucks Mocha Coconut Frappuccino and typing up this post.  These are delicious, first time trying this flavor.  I buy them at the grocery store in the glass bottles.  So delicious!!

AS I LOOK AROUND THE HOUSE:
It is really clean, did a good cleaning yesterday.

ON TODAY’S TO DO LIST:
Laundry of course, and that includes laundering money.  My son left his wallet in his pants, so yeah…I’m a criminal as well, I launder money, LOL.  Have to balance the checkbook,  would like to also make some bread pudding…been thinking about that since yesterday.

CURRENTLY READING:
Still reading A Little Lower Than the Angels by Caryl McAdoo

Need to write my review on the other book I finished, and finish reading this one to write my review.

I recently finished Beneath the Patchwork Moon by Alison Kent.  This was the next book in the series that I started that had the recipe for the brownies.  This one was about the girl who makes scarves with her weaving loom.  This is very good too, the main character, Luna Meadows, was introduced in the first book, letting you know that she had some secrets she had been keeping to herself.  All that comes out in this book…very good.

ON THE TV TODAY:
We started watching The Voice last week.  The kids and I started watching it when it first came out, and really enjoyed it.  But once the judges changed, we didn’t watch it.  But 3 of the original judges are there this season, Blake Shelton, Adam Levine, and Christina Aguilera, and they really make the show.  They added Pharrell Williams (the guy who sings Happy) as a judge, and he is actually pretty good.  I’ll catch up on Castle on my laptop later in the week.

ON THE MENU THIS WEEK:
Dorito Casserole
Bifes Enrolados – Stuffed Steak, mashed potatoes, Broccoli & Cauliflower, Crescent Rolls
Easy Pork Fajitas

WHAT I AM CREATING AT THE MOMENT:
Nada, nic, zero, zilch, zip, nil, nought…nothing 😦

NEW RECIPE I TRIED OR WANT TO TRY THIS WEEK:

I will be trying this week:

Bifes Enrolados – Stuffed Steak, from Sandra @Diary of a Stay At Home Mom
Easy Pork Fajitas, from Carrie @Northwoods Scrapbook

The two recipes I tried from Sandra, were very delicious.  I liked the Swiss Steak Supper a lot, and so did my two sons.  When my middle son really likes something, he’ll say Mom you make the best stuff. 🙂  My youngest son was  analyzing it, and trying to decipher the flavors, LOL.  You can find the recipes here:
Slow Cooker Swiss Steak Supper
Parmesan Chicken and Rice

I also tried Chicken Parmigiana from Sandra, and this is my favorite.  I LOVE Chicken Parmigiana, and this one is very good, and easy to make.  Served it with some Chicken flavored Fettuccine noodles, and a some green beans, so good!!

FAVORITE PHOTO FROM THE CAMERA:
I can’t believe it is already March, and we still have snow on the ground and ice at the lake.  Hopefully these will be the last of the icy photos.

Liv’s Photography © 2015

 

Not everything is frozen…signs of life!!

Liv’s Photography © 2015

 

Liv’s Photography © 2015

INSPIRATIONAL QUOTES (PRAYERS OR DEVOTIONALS):

4 thoughts on “Happy Homemaker Monday 03/02

  1. Howdy – and how’s one of my favorite redheads? Lol

    I always relate to you so well, my fellow midwesterner (with our weather). And as a mom (i’m always” laundering” money too – LOL!)

    I love how you’ve tried so many of these yummy sounding recipes. I may have to try the chicken parm one too! And I love most of all that you eat brownies for breakfast. You just make me smile. 😉

    Great pics and quote!!

    Stay warm and dry Doll! xoxo

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    • Hi Carrie – your favorite redhead needs a touch-up 😐 LOL. If I ever post that I’m eating bread pudding for breakfast, you’ll need to high tail it over here for an intervention. LOL. I will be enjoying some tonight though. 😉 Have a fabulous week hon!! xx

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  2. My son tells me “You’re a good cooker, Mom” whenever he likes a meal. Boys can be so sweet. 🙂 I hear ya with the snow and ice… And yes, it’s crazy when 30 degrees feels like a heat wave! Have a great week!

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