Monday, April 24, 2017

Menu Monday

The last week in April, this month has passed in a blur.

We are back to winter like conditions as I woke up to snow and blowing snow this morning.

Monday

There has been a change to this day as it was supposed to be a clean out the fridge meal. Amazingly I have no real leftovers in the fridge, so I am changing this to a clean out the freezer meal. I am going to pull out a package of the Cabbage Bread (Kraut Birokes) I made in the fall and that will be our supper.

Tuesday

I am going to take a bag of the leftover roast beef I froze on Sunday and make a beef stew.


Wednesday

Smoked sausage, pasta, green beans and salad.

Thursday

Leftover turkey made into Tetrazzini. Served with the leftover salad.

Friday

Salmon patties, rice, roasted mixed veggies.

Saturday

Clean out the fridge (there are sure to be leftovers this week).

Sunday

Ham steak, mashed potatoes, brown beans.

Dessert will be a mixed berry crumble and some rice pudding.

Lunches will be toast and peanut butter, or sandwiches.

Everybody have a wonderful day.

God bless.

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Saturday Roundup

Not a great deal happening on the old homestead, just the usual household chores, cooking, babysitting the neighbours cat, moving my spring/summer wardrobe over to the closet and drawers (plus storing away the fall/winter clothes) and of course working on my knitting, and cross stitch. Throw in some reading and the days slipped right on by.

The weather was beautiful for a few days, but now the skies have turned leaden and there is a threat of some heavy wet snow arriving. As we always say in Saskatchewan, winter really does not end until we have one big dump of heavy wet snow in the spring. I just hope we don't get too much and that problems driving the highways will not be the norm tomorrow.

Here is a picture of my Moonflower seedlings.

They are growing by leaps and bounds. The only thing s that some pots only have two plants and I wanted 4 seedlings in each. I may be planting a few more, perhaps early next week.

I went to the library early last week and came home with these.


I am reading the Philippa Gregory book right now and am almost half way through. I hope to finish it tomorrow and move on to the next.

Everybody have a wonderful evening.

God bless.

Friday, April 21, 2017

Frugal Friday


1. Went to the library for free reading material.

2.  Used up all leftovers from previous meals for lunches.

3.  Moved my spring/summer wardrobe over to my closet and drawers. I decluttered a few items, and set aside some items to be refashioned.

4.  Managing to stay within budget for groceries and still get the free items when checking out at our Coop grocery store.

5.  Combined errands so as to save on gas and wear/tear on the vehicle.

Everybody have a wonderful evening.

God bless.

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Thursday Tid Bits

We had a bit of rain overnight, not enough to thoroughly clean everything, but enough to make the air smell nice and fresh when I went for my walk this morning.

I sent a text to Kris letting him know I got the android box we ordered from Amazon. Boy did it come quickly, just three days (four if you count the day I ordered it). He will set it up when he comes home once again next month.

I started moving my spring/summer wardrobe into the closet and drawers. Managing to find a few items that I can declutter as well. Makes room in the drawers and closet.

When Kris was home he bought some netting to put on his balcony to keep the pigeons off it. He managed to get it all set up the day he went home. However, he came home from work on Tuesday and found a pigeon had made its way through the net and was frantically trying to escape. He said it was pretty strange to have a pigeon dive bombing his head while he was trying to open up a space for it to escape. Kris does hope that particular pigeon will not be visiting his balcony again.

Everybody have a wonderful evening.

God bless.

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Thrifty Tuesday


The house is quiet. Kris left yesterday morning for home, taking a few items with him and helping me declutter the house a bit. There are still a few items I need to send with him, but gradually his items are disappearing. Along with the tin foil meals I made him, and a loaf of home made bread. He should be set for awhile.

Thrifty happenings around here today were:

Drying the ends and small pieces of bread to make bread crumbs.

Using up leftovers for our lunch today (will probably use more tomorrow as well).

Hemmed Harvey's dress pants from Christmas.

Using up those balls of sock yarn making myself some new socks.

Lights turned off in rooms not in use.

Reading a free downloaded book on my ereader.

Found a couple of new knitting patterns that will enable me to use up more of my yarn stash.

The days are getting longer, and once they warm up I hope to get out and do some more cleaning up in the yard. Planting our garden, harvesting rhubarb, and enjoying hanging laundry out to dry are things I am really looking forward to.

Everybody have a wonderful evening.

God bless.

Monday, April 17, 2017

Menu Monday


Only two weeks left this month!! The time is just whizzing by.

Monday

After eating way too much this past weekend today we will have soup and sandwiches (something we were going to have last week and never got around to).

Tuesday

Cabbage rolls, and the potatoes from our Easter meal reheated and used up.

Wednesday

Pork chops, rice and asparagus.

Thursday

Leftover ham and roasted veggies.

Friday

Baked salmon, rice and peas and carrots.

Saturday

Chicken Breasts, roasted veggies and the leftover rice.

Sunday

Beef Roast, roasted potatoes, roasted carrots, and probably gravy.

Dessert will be the Carrot cake, until it is gone and then I will make a crisp.

Everybody have a wonderful day.

God bless.

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Happy Easter

Wishing all of you a Happy Easter.

Regular posts will commence again on Monday.

God bless.