Happy Homemaker Monday 02.20.17

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Good Afternoon!!  Celebrating President’s Day with a nice 4-day weekend!!  And it was nice indeed.  I planned myself a me-time getaway, and it was absolutely wonderful!!  I didn’t go far, just stayed at one of the Hilton hotels about 30 minutes away.  It was relaxing, quiet and oh so needed.  When I checked in, the guy at the desk asks if I would be staying alone, and I was like, Oh, yes, and told him it was my me-time getaway.  He said when he worked at a hotel in Florida, a lady would check in the same time every week, and he finally asked her what it was that brought her to the hotel so frequently, and she told him it was her time away from her husband and kids, it was her Calgon moment. She would order food in and spend time in the Jacuzzi.  That must have been one happy lady, if she was able to do that on a weekly basis, lol 😀 I still have today off, then we’re back at it on Tuesday, but silently counting down to Spring Break. 😉  Hope everyone is doing well, here’s to another week!!

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

THE WEATHER OUTSIDE IS:

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LOL CHUCKLES AND GIGGLES:

 

 FAVORITE RECIPE:

Here is another one of my favorite family recipes, I am the 4th generation to make this cake.  It’s simple yet so delicious, perfect with coffee.

Milnot Coffee Cake

3 cups flour

3 t baking powder

½ lb. butter or margarine

1 can Milnot (Evaporated Milk)

2 cups sugar

2 t Almond extract

4 eggs

Pinch of salt

Cinnamon and Sugar mixture

Blend flour, sugar, baking powder, salt and butter until crumbly.  Take out 2 good sized handfuls (about 2 cups) and set aside.  To the rest add eggs, milk and almond flavor.  Pour into greased 9 x 13 inch pan and sprinkle crumbs you set aside.  Then sprinkle top with cinnamon and sugar.  Bake at 350 for 30 minutes.

HAPPENINGS AROUND TOWN:

Our library also has an Adult Game night.  When my mom was at the book club meeting, she found out that this month the Game night was for Scrabble.  So her and I went.  We played with two other ladies, one that I knew from the Adult Coloring Café, and the other lady my mom knew, neither of them had ever played Scrabble before.  It was fun, my mom actually won at our table.  There weren’t any prizes, but it was fun to get out and play, as well as chat with friends.

FAVORITE VIDEO(S) FROM THE WEB:

Amazing!!

 

FAVORITE PIC FROM THE CAMERA:

This pic was taken Monday, February 17, 2014, our second snowy winter here.  I have really missed the snow this winter 😦

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Happy Homemaker Monday 02.06.17

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Good Morning!!  What an uneventful winter we have been having here.  Very little snow, which is so disappointing to me.  We did have sun over the weekend which is actually nice, since we’ve had long stretches of gloomy days.  Thursday, my son Elijah turned 16 years old.  He’s my middle kid, and has grown as tall as his older brother.  We just celebrated with food and cake with the family, which is getting harder to do as everyone’s schedules are different, we actually did this on Wednesday because of just that.  Each year that goes by I cherish these times with all my kids still in one place, I know it won’t be like this forever.  Here’s to another week!!

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

 

THE WEATHER OUTSIDE IS:

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RECIPE I WANT TO TRY/HAVE TRIED:

Recently I made a recipe that my mom used to make all the time, which she got from her mom.  My mom used to make it using her pressure cooker, but I did it in the crock pot, and it turned out sooo good.  I don’t know how authentic it is, but hey, we’re polish.  Plus, I researched it, and found out its not Chinese after all, it’s actually an American dish, so we’re good.

Chop Suey

2 lb. Chop Suey Meat

2 cups Celery (diced)

2 cups Carrots (diced)

1 cup Onions (diced)

4 T Bead Molasses

4 T Soy Sauce

4 cups water

Salt and Pepper

Salt and pepper meat, brown with onions in fry pan.  Mix Water, Molasses, and Soy sauce in crock pot.  Add browned meat, celery, and carrots.  Cook on high for 4 hours.  Serve over rice.

This is one I’d like to try next:  Apple Pie Tacos…looks yummy.

 

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I sooo want to do this!!  Absolutely gorgeous!!

 

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Happy 16th Elijah!!

 

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Happy Homemaker Monday 01.23.17

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Good Afternoon!! Actually had a really nice weekend, with a little R&R.  The weather on Saturday was gorgeous.  Sunny and 60!!  Being that my doctor recently prescribed Vitamin D for me, and I need to lower my cholesterol as well, I took advantage of the beautiful day, and took a walk through our park with the boys.  Strapped on my pedometer and logged over 4000 steps, which is a little over a mile and a half.  This may not be a big deal for some, but for me, it was, I don’t walk anywhere.  As I was getting ready, I overheard Ben telling Elijah how nice it was outside, and that we were getting ready to go for a walk, he says, “It’s really nice outside.  It’s so nice, that even mom is going for a walk, she doesn’t walk anywhere!!”  Yeah…it’s like that.  See my pics below in FAVORITE PIC FROM THE CAMERA.  Enjoy the week, we are getting back to some cooler temps.

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

 

THE WEATHER OUTSIDE IS:

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My mom had found this recipe for No Bake Chocolate Oat Bars.  So I tried those this weekend.  They turned out pretty good.  The recipe calls for an 8 x 8 pan.  I wanted to make a bigger pan, I only increased the recipe by half, next time I’ll double it.

You can find the recipe here.

Next one I’d like to try is Slow Cooker Mongolian Beef

 

FAVORITE VIDEO(S) FROM THE WEB:

Because Polar Bears!!

 

FAVORITE PIC FROM THE CAMERA:

#awalkinthepark #lakelife

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