Sunday, March 26, 2017

This Week's Menu (March 26-April 1)

It's over! It's over! The spaghetti dinner has come and gone for another year. And I was able to get my oldest to her ring dance (she had a fabulous time!) I admit, I slept in today, but I certainly needed it! Now I can turn my attention to something else: spring cleaning!

Even though spring arrived last week on the calendar, it's been pretty chilly. This week though, the temperatures will be more spring like :) I'm hoping to get some gardening done and definitely work on a few major areas that need cleanup in the house. Next week is spring break and the kids will be gone. I plan on doing some more sprucing up, most notably putting a fresh coat of paint on the front porch and screen door, painting the half bath, and working in the garden. I also plan to clean under the boys' bed. That should be an adventure! The major areas I'm hitting this week are my desk and the laundry area. If I can get by the dollar store for some bins, I might organize my paper craft area, too! On to this week's menu!

Pan fried pork chops
Creamed spinach
Parmesan roasted potatoes

Will not be home

Garlic lime chicken
Fresh green beans

Sausage and cheese crustless quiche
Spinach Apple Salad
Browned potatoes

Chicken Enchiladas
Steamed broccoli


Either soup and sandwich or Tostados salad

What's on your menu? For inspiration, check out!

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Has Srping Sprung?

Hello, Friends!

Yesterday was the first day of spring! At least, that's what the calendar says :) The weather, of course, hasn't gotten the memo. Today though, is supposed to be a glorious 65 degrees before dipping back down into the 40's. I am so ready for the warmer weather! But, warm weather is not the only sign of spring. I have enjoyed my daffodils and crocus. There is new green growth on the lawn. A tree that we've had since we moved in is sporting new green leaves and, for the first time, it is flowering! We think it might be a pear tree! The birds are coming out and I love to listen to their cheerful chirping as they too, welcome a new season.

Spring is definitely one of my favorite seasons. Who am I kidding? I truly love each season as each one is so different and has different things to offer. Spring is a wonderful season for cleaning. Yes, cleaning! I'm firmly in the midst of decluttering and organizing, sending out bags and bags to the charity shops. Letting go of things I no longer use or love. It's been wonderful! And I still have more to go! It's also a wonderful season for an impromptu picnic, if the weather is behaving. You don't even have to go far...the backyard would do just fine :) A blanket, easy food...everything tastes better outdoors. If you have a firepit, perhaps you could even roast hot dogs and make s'mores, though that conjures images of summer, and I'm not quite ready for that yet!

Easter is coming, too. Something else that I'm not quite ready for. Luckily it's a bit late this year, so I do have a little time to finish getting ready for it! I cam across this video today and I think it's such a great idea! With my youngest being 11, I was struggling with what to do for Easter. They have rapidly outgrown toys (mostly...the 11 and 12 year old still like them sometimes, but they are getting away from them) and they certainly don't need a ton of candy. I don't believe any of them need new bathing suits, as they all got new last year and everything still fits. But I love the concept and I can definitely work with it! 

Hope all is well in your neck of the woods. Are you enjoying the signs of spring?

This Weeks Menu (March 19-25)

This week is going to be busy, busy, busy, especially Saturday. There are three different events going on that day. One is an all day event (annual Boy Scout Spaghetti Dinner) and it's sandwiched between two events for my oldest. The first starts at 4am(!) and the second is at 7pm. I'm exhausted just thinking about it! lol! Here's what is on the menu for this week:

Sunday: Beef stroganoff with homemade noodles, garlic green beans, biscuits

Monday: Won't be home

Tuesday: Honey garlic chicken, steamed broccoli, rice, baby carrots

Wednesday: Breakfast- sausage gravy, biscuits, corned beef hash, scrambled eggs, fruit salad

Thursday: Individual homemade pizza with choice of toppings (cheese, olives, spinach, sausage)

Friday: Not home

Saturday: Spaghetti dinner

What's on your menu this week? For inspiration, check out!

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Hi There!

Hello, Friends!

It's been some time, hasn't it? Life sure has been busy around here lately. I'm still working hard on my time management, but it hasn't quite come all together yet.

At the start of the year I really started letting things go around the house, but now I am more determined than ever to declutter and organize. I am definitely on a mission! Maybe it's spring fever? Speaking of spring, we are having some crazy weather! Last week we had some beautiful 70 degree weather, with one day even getting up into the 80's! Now they are calling for snow on Sunday! Can you believe that!?

I did manage to take my Valentine decor down in a timely fashion and I've put out my simple St Patrick's Day stuff. I've decided to change what I do for the rest of spring though. In the past I've put out Easter and that's stayed out until the end of May! I decided that was too long, but I didn't want to have Easter stuff out for a short time and have to come up with something else to put out. So, I'm going with a daisy theme. It's hard to put into words, but I can see it in my head. lol! They'll be a few Easter elements too, for the holiday, but not a lot.

Last month my needlwork guild had a booth (as we usually do) at the Mid Atlantic Quilt Festival. I'm co-chair, so January and February were quite busy! Plus, we are gearing up for the annual Boy Scout Spaghetti dinner fundraiser and it's Girl Scout cookie time! Whew!

Hope all is well with everyone!