My husband had to work all weekend, but we managed to get to the gathering regarding the loss of one daughter's boyfriend a year ago. Oh my, we love those families/friends. It was a good turn out, including classmates of his and daughter E's. So many good laughs and good times and even tears, but so thankful we all got together.
Something I learned (although some of you may already know this). . .
I have never cooked with flank steak before (believe it or not). I bought some last week and sliced it and grilled it for philly's sandwiches. What did I learn? Well, I was watching America's Test Kitchen (love that show) and watched them prepare a recipe using flank steak.
What did I learn? I learned it has little fat and you must pound it before cooking, to tenderize it. I literally did not know this until I watched the show.
I will be buying flank steak again and giving it a try the right way. Ha ha! It always makes me excited to cook when I learn something new.
I made a double batch of homemade taco seasoning.
I made a comfrey salve.
Today I am joining Sandra at Diary of a Stay at Home Mom
The weather outside is . . .
Heating up and we are finally drying out!
How I am feeling . . .
Rested. Ready to take on the week.
On the breakfast plate . . .
Coconut flour waffles, bacon, coffee
Looking around the house . . .
I have some boxes I need to take upstairs for Daughter E, for her big move coming up, but the kitchen is almost pristine. I spent quite a bit of time cleaning yesterday while my husband worked (really stinks because weather was great on Sunday for outdoor work, bike ride, cards on the porch).
On my reading pile . . .
Nothing last week.
On my TV . . .
Finally finished the entire season of Heartland. Ending wasn't exciting either.
On the menu . . .
-Baked walleye, steamed broccoli
-Meatballs with homemade teriyaki sauce, asparagus
-something on the grill
-have no idea
From the camera. . . The rain brought us some new blooms, and one glady finally bloomed.
I am thankful for . . .
A few dry days to allow the garden to recover, and give me time to do more weeding (not to mention get the grass mowed). I had more handiwork time over the weekend, which was a nice change (everything outside this weekend was soaked and road still flooded).
I am hoping to . . .
Get to the "Big City" to get errands done this week. Maybe. Nothing I need is an emergency, but needed. The list is growing.
On my prayer list . . .
No personal requests, this country could always use prayer though.