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Happy Homemaker Monday


The weather...

It's snowing right now and it's 28 degrees outside.  I'm wondering how much snow is going to accumulate.


Right now I am...

Well blogging of course doing this post.  But I'm having a cup of coffee with my usual splash of real cream, visiting with my hubby, and checking out some websites that are freaking me out.  One site talked about "The 11 Scariest Things in Your Food".   The one that got me was the vanilla and raspberry flavoring.



That I need to head out today to the co-op to get some vanilla beans and other ingredients to make my own vanilla.  I better start now because it takes about 6 months until I can use it.


On my reading pile...

This one is on my Kindle, it's a PDF download that I got from the Women of Faith website.  It's Amish Christmas, and there are 4 short stories which I am really enjoying.


On my TV...

Downton Abbey and more of Trisha's Southern Kitchen {I tape them all}


Favorite Blog post this week {mine or other}...

Buttons over at Buttons Thoughts did a post titled 'Choice!'.


Something fun to share...

A lemon contains more sugar than a strawberry. 

No wonder water tastes so good with a slice of lemon in it.


On the menu for this week...

I ordered Trisha Yearwood's Georgia Cooking in an Oklahoma Kitchen, and I'm so excited.  So, that's what my menu for the week will be focused on.

  • Monday...Gwen's Old Fashioned Potato Beef Casserole
  • Tuesday...Chicken Noodle Soup & Buttered Rosemary Rolls {The Pioneer Woman's}
  • Wednesday...Pork chops and Everyday Mashed Potatoes
  • Thursday...BBQ Pork Ribs and the canned beans from Texas
  • Friday...Chicken Pie
  • Saturday...leftovers
  • Sunday...leftovers


On my to-do list...

Laundry as always, and since we were gone to Illinois for the weekend babysitting our grand-kids we have a couple of loads.  I did do laundry there but I had left a load here not done before we left :( 

Also on my to-do lis, tho it is really on my hubby's list, I bought a radio/cd player that will be mounted underneath one of our cabinets.  I've been wanting one for a long time and finally found one on clearance over at Farm and Fleet in Janesville.


What I am sewing, crocheting, knitting or creating...

I'm late on getting it started but I'll be working on my February monthly mini quilt, and new dish cloths that are so badly needed for my kitchen.


Homemaking tips...

 I have a tip and you may or may not already do it.  When I make my meal plan out, I always write it on paper and post it on my fridge, so everyday when I'm wondering what to make for dinner it's right there.  I don't always make my meals excatly how I wrote them down I may mix up the days, but as long as I have them down and posted I'm good to go, and I never wonder what I'll be making for that day.


Looking around the house...

I see my empty coffee cup that needs to be filled :)

My dishes drying in the drying rack {whew, and it's only 8:05 a.m}

Jim here on the upstairs computer printing out our Wisconsin Maple Syrup Association Membership form that we need to fill out and send back to them.

I'm also looking out my window seeing the Juncos and a Red Bellied along with a Downy Woodpecker at the feeders.


From the Camera...

Frosty day


On my prayer list...

My cousin who is going to have gallbadder surgery.  I pray all goes well and her health will continue to improve.


Bible verse~Devotional...

Since you are my rock and my fortress,

for the sake of your name lead and guide me.

Psalm 31:3


Linking with Sandra for Happy Homemaker Monday.