Monday, April 27, 2020
Happy Homemaker Monday
Yesterday involved 3 of us baking and cooking. I baked a broccoli and cheese (with cottage cheese) casserole for breakfast, a batch of almond butter cookies (flourless), taught Youngest how to make Hot Cranberry Punch, infused a quart of nettle tea, and made old fashioned Goulash for dinner. Shoot, now that I think about it, I could have added greens to the breakfast bake. Oh well.
Dinner was old fashioned goulash with corn we froze last summer. Instead of adding green pepper, I added finely diced jalapenos I froze from the garden last summer. It was fantastic. Although too many carbs, it was a nice change to visit the comfort zone in the way of food.
Youngest's boyfriend was sick with a fever, sore throat and headache for a few days. I've been in touch with his Mom, and his fever broke yesterday.
Today I am joining Sandra at Diary of a Stay at Home Mom
I'll link up when she posts. I need to start laundry before three of us fight over the washing machine.
Update: Linked up now, and dealing with an outlet behind my washer that isn't working now (double urgh).
The weather. . .
Foggy. High of 62° and 10% chance of rain in the evening.
How I'm feeling this morning . . .
The same. So many circles of confusion on the news, so I'm staying busy in the garden, prepping it for a good tilling all around, doing laundry, dishes and cleaning.
On my mind . . .
The garden and getting it ready, chores that need done on a good weather day like clean the coop (and that job will not be fun), the unknown about daughter's grad party and even her graduation (and prom), hoping my husband doesn't use all good weather days to take motorcycle rides on his 2 weeks off (one guy is already asking him and I need him for the garden work, although I do like to ride, it needs to come first), and wondering what businesses will open May 1st when our shut-in order is lifted. I can't see how a restaurant can open when the order for no more than 10 in a group order is still set in place here. Wondering where to buy a gallon of organic olive oil (I got no suggestions so far). I use it to infuse herbs, make homemade medicinals, and it takes 2 cups to make homemade "neosporin."
Also on my mind? My crafting sales. I'm getting zero, and I count on that for extras and retreat vacations (which I'm not sure that's happening any time soon), but I'm sure there will be zero craft shows this year and that saddens me.
On the breakfast plate . . .
The egg/cheese casserole I shared first on this post. New recipe.
On my reading pile . . .
Nothing. I haven't had time to read, or I've just not been in the mood to read.
On the TV . . .
We watched a movie on Amazon Prime called "On the Menu" and loved it.
On the menu this week . . .
In no particular order, here is what I've come up with
-crock pot beef stroganoff
-sheet pan meal with meat and two veggies
-macaroni and cheese, beets
-crock pot chicken and rice with greens
From the camera . . .
I've been doing a lot of prepping and re-stocking lately.
Looking around the house . . .
My living room is a mess again. Our daughter who moved in is re-organizing her room, and what she doesn't want is downstairs. It's going to the road with a free sign today. All thrift stores remain closed.
Chore I am not looking forward to doing this week . . .
Cleaning one toilet.
To relax this week I will . . .
I'm considering getting out my tatting, and my flower press today. If Hubby didn't mow down all my wild violets I will pick and press some today for future crafting.
On my prayer list . . . The same - The President, our Governor, the world, the sick, for this virus to end, for our rights to be restored....for us to have a bountiful garden this year.