As always Linking-up with Sandra at Diary of a Stay at Home Mom.
THE WEATHER OUTSIDE IS:
Better. The sun is shinning today. We had so much rain over the weekend, and it was cold!! Looks like a much better week ahead, I hope summer is on its way, and will stick around for awhile.
CURRENTLY READING/HAVE READ:
The Teller by Jonathan Stone. I just started this one, it’s a thriller. So far a bank teller witnesses the death of one of her wealthy customers, he is hit by a truck just outside the bank, and while everyone is scrambling in the commotion of it all, she transfers all his money into her account, all 1.3 million of it. This should be good!!
Going to start the third book in the Callaway Series from Barabara Freethy for the summer reading program at our library. For every book the adults read they get to put their name in for a drawing for several prizes. The children’s department has a big event at the end of summer, I think this year it’s some kind of water party. The teens, are having an in door camping event. All of these events take place on the grounds of the library. It’s a lot of fun for the kids.
AS I LOOK OUTSIDE MY WINDOW:
The third house being built behind us, is having its siding put on today. So it’s time again for What’s The Winning Color, where everyone in our house picks the color of the siding for our new neighbor’s house. This time, my mom was keeping the list of votes for the color all to herself. The winning color is…green…a light celery green. I picked yellow. 😐
ON THE TV:
I finally watched the finale for Castle. I still like to watch that show, it’s just an all around good cast, glad they will be around for another season. Today starts Devious Maids, so I’ll watch that one again, it has a lot of good characters.
ON THE TO DO LIST:
Home School – our last full week. We are ending later this year, because they added some days on to the school year, and we usually start after Labor Day. As a home schooler we just have to follow the amount of days in session as the schools in the area.
ON THE MENU THIS WEEK:
Haven’t done my grocery shopping yet, just picked up a few things, but what I do have planned so far are:
Chicken & Rice Cassarole with some type of bread
Hamburgers & Hot Dogs on the grill
Pork Chops, green beans, Flavored noodles and corn bread
NEW RECIPE I TRIED OR WANT TO TRY THIS WEEK:
The Chicken & Rice Cassarole is new, so I’ll let you know how that one turns out. What I did try that was somewhat new for me is a Dr. Pepper cake. I LOVE Dr. Pepper. This cake was really good, but it was similar to a cake my mom used to make called Texas Sheet Cake. I liked this version because it has a unique flavor and not as sweet as the Texas Sheet Cake.
1 c. butter or margarine
1 c. Dr. Pepper
4 tbsp. cocoa
1 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
3 c. flour
2 c. sugar
1/2 tsp salt
2 eggs, well beaten
1 tsp. vanilla
1/2 c. buttermilk
1 tsp. baking soda
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Heat Dr. Pepper with margarine, but do not boil. Set aside.
Sift together flour, sugar, cinnamon, salt, and cocoa.
Beat together eggs, buttermilk, vanilla, and baking soda
Add hot Dr. Pepper mixture to dry ingredients. Stir in egg mixture and blend well.
Pour into greased and floured 15×10-inch sheet cake
image: Bake for 25 minutes.
DR. PEPPER ICING:
1/4 c. butter
1/4 c. Dr. Pepper
3 tbsp. cocoa
1 (16 oz.) box confectioners’ sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
1 c. chopped nuts
Heat butter, cocoa and Dr. Pepper and blend well. Stir in other ingredients. Mix thoroughly and ice cake.
MY FAVORITE BLOG POST/VIDEO THIS WEEK:
This was one of my favorite’s from the BlogBattle. Denim Dreams Come True for Local Shopper By Marnie S.
I could so relate to this story because I have a pair of jeans that every time I put them on, I think to myself, these are the best fitting jeans I have ever had. But…they have been discontinued. I bought them from Victoria’s Secret ,when they had a whole line of clothing that I just loved, but they discontinued the whole clothing line except for lounge wear. UGH!!
FAVORITE PHOTO FROM THE CAMERA:
INSPIRATIONAL QUOTES (PRAYERS OR DEVOTIONALS):