Thursday, February 28, 2019

Thursday Tidbits

As others have said, this month whizzed right by on silent wings. 

We had the coldest month of February in 95 years and so much was spent inside. There were very few days one could venture out without being worried about frost bite. 

The last two days have not been too bad and I have managed (with help from my walking poles) to venture out for a walk to collect the mail. We are trying to get all the forms for our taxes, but the bank seems to be a bit slow on sending them all out. Hopefully by the end of next week we will be able to bundle everything up to take to the accountant.

My fridge freezer using up challenge went very well (pictures to come on Saturday). There are still a few things that need to be used, but I am very happy with how much was used to make us some new and interesting meals. I must think of another challenge for this month.

I will also update all of you on the goals that I actually got finished this month. Of course, as is usual a few will be moved to next month. 

1.  Work on temperature blanket every day.  I have done this every morning. Two months down and ten more to go.
2.  Sew winter clothing.  Done
3.  Work on our quilt.  There has been very few days I haven't worked on the quilt. Still have lots to do so will move this to next month.
4.  Try for 5 meatless meals this month.  Done
5.  Finish embroidery project.  Nope, didn't even look at the project. Moved to next month.
6.  Knit one prayer shawl.  Done
7.  Sew three infinity scarves.  Done
8.  Continue with decluttering.  Done and managed to bring the total leaving the house to 89 items.
9.  Knit one cardigan or vest for me.  This would have been done but I didn't like the knitted fabric, no drape. I ripped it out and started a new pattern.
10.  Sew two large pillow cases.  Done
11.  Make Soup bowl cozies. Done.

I will list my goals for next month tomorrow. I do have them planned.
The budget was entered today and the filing of all paper work for the month. I was quite happy to see that we were under total budget for the month and my grocery shopping was one of the under budget items. I hope to cut this by a bit more next month as well. I have a feeling April or May will entail a big stock up shop for meats, bulk shopping for canned goods, and hobby supplies for the two of us.

Everybody have a wonderful evening.

God bless.

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Using Up The Leftover Chicken

I tried something totally new with my leftover chicken yesterday.

I made something called Stuffing Crust Pie.

Now, this tasted wonderful, but I think I would tweak it a bit the next time I make it. There was just too much in the way of stuffing crumb mixture, and I think I would make it a bit wetter as well.

2 tbsp. hard margarine or butter
1/2 cup chopped onion (finely)
1/2 cup finely chopped celery
2 cups fine dry bread crumbs
1 tbsp. parsley flakes
1/2 tsp ground sage
1/4 tsp pepper
1/4 cup hot water
1/4 cup milk
10 oz condensed chicken broth (I used non condensed)
1/3 cup flour
2 cups frozen mixed veggies
1/4 tsp celery salt (didn't have so left out)
1/8 tsp onion powder
sprinkle of pepper
2 cups diced cooked chicken (could use turkey as well)

Melt margarine in a large frying pan. Add onion and celery. Cook until very soft. Remove from heat. Stir in the next 4 ingredients. Gradually mix in milk and hot water (next time I make this I will use 1/2 cup hot water). You should be able to squeeze the mixture and have it hold its shape. Reserve 1/2 cup for topping (I used a bit more than 1/2 a cup here). Press remaining mixture on bottom and up sides of a greased 9" pie plate.

Gradually whisk chicken broth into the flour in a small post until smooth. Heat until thickened, stirring and the mixture comes to a boil.

I had the remaining ingredients in a medium sized bowl and poured the thickened sauce on top. Mixed it all together. Poured into the stuffing crust. Sprinkle top with remaining crumbs. Bake uncovered for 30 min or until heated through (mine took longer than 30 mins). Let stand 5-10 minutes. Cuts into 6 wedges (though mine needed to be kind of cut and scooped out).

There is enough for another meal for Harvey and I tomorrow. Changes my menu plan a bit, but I can live with it.

Just another way of using up the leftovers in my freezer.

Everybody have a wonderful evening.

God bless.

Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Thrifty Tuesday

I have made a couple of thrifty moves this past week. 

Harvey had a few socks that were beyond the darning point so I cut them into rings to use as plant ties. Now I have enough to tie up the tomato plants and even some of my vines once I get them started.

I downloaded 6 free books onto my ereader today. Since it has been so cold lately I have found I am reading slightly more than usual and these should see me through a couple more weeks.

I have been lucky enough to get a few surveys that I could actually complete for points. Adding to the total number of points I already have and very soon I will be able to get a couple more gift cards.

Harvey fixed my treadmill today. The main walking belt had stretched and was causing a slight hesitation every third step, and the belt off the motor was getting worn down as well. Now, instead of having to get a new treadmill this old friend will last for a bit longer. Good thing, cause even on sale treadmills are pretty darn pricey. 

Everybody have a wonderful evening.

God bless.

Monday, February 25, 2019

Menu Monday

Wow the end of the month already. Sure has gone by quickly, considering our temperatures have constantly been below -30 C with wind chills in the -40 C's (means exposed skin can freeze in minutes) and getting outside at all has been a chore in and of itself.

I do hope March starts off a bit nicer.


Clean out the fridge night. This means using up the baked spaghetti from a couple of nights ago. We will also try and finish up the coleslaw.


Leftover chicken made into some kind of casserole. I would love to make some mini chicken pot pies, but Harvey hates pot pies of any kind. Need to use up some potatoes as well.


Pork chops, rice and mixed veggies. Maybe another salad, kale this time.


Soup and sandwiches. I may just open a can or two of vegetable soup (we have some that are more than likely getting near the best before date) and serve it with tuna salad sandwiches.

Friday (and the beginning of a new month)

Salmon casserole or patties. If patties I will use up the leftover rice and have some salad to go along.


Smoked sausages, baked beans, and green beans from the freezer.


Beef roast, roasted potatoes and carrots. I think a salad would be nice as well.

Everybody have a wonderful day.

God bless.

Sunday, February 24, 2019

Sunday Ramblings

It was a lovely Sunday, though much too cold to enjoy the outdoors. We are back to freezing temperatures, temperatures where flesh can freeze in minutes. So other than almost running into church this morning we stuck close to home. 

For the first time in probably a year and a half, the Mass was just over an hour, and we even started late. Guess Father felt that keeping us longer could in fact cause people problems with their vehicles. It did, as we boosted a couple of vehicles before we got away. Good thing our SUV started. 

I finally made that pie I had planned on earlier in the week. Somehow it does not look as good as it did years ago. Hope it tastes good.

The cardi I started just didn't look right so I pulled it apart and started something else. This one seems to be easier to knit. Just not too sure that my yarn is suitable.

Off to get the laundry downstairs for tomorrow, I have Prayer Shawl Ministry so I hope to be done most of the household chores before I leave.

Everybody have a wonderful evening.

God bless.

Saturday, February 23, 2019

Saturday Roundup

The days have been blurring one into another. The weather forecast has changed once again. The warm up we were supposed to have been getting is no longer. In fact tonight is supposed to be even colder. I sure hope that my new trees weather the cold. 

I spend my days walking on the treadmill and the afternoons working madly on hand quilting. The evenings are spent mostly knitting. The same projects every day. I am getting slightly bored, but am determined to finish these up so I can move on to something more exciting for me. 

Harvey did have something exciting happen to him this week. He usually takes a drive to the dam near us and looks to see if there is anyone ice fishing he can shoot the breeze with (don't blame him in the least as I am pretty boring right now).

This week as he traveled the road he noticed a young man walking up said road. This young man was not dressed for a Saskatchewan winter at all, no gloves, or hat or even decent coat. Harvey stopped and even then the young man was going to walk on past. So down came the window and Harvey posed the question, "Do you need some help?" 

Turns out the car the young man was driving in had hit the ditch and was stuck. Harvey told him to hop in the truck and he would see what he could do to help (he always carries chains and ropes for towing in his vehicle).

Sure enough there was the young mans car in the ditch a ways down the road. Chains were attached and the vehicle rescued from the ditch. 

After profuse thanks from both the young man and his wife for "Saving their lives." Harvey found out a few things.

Turns out these were refugees from the Middle East and they were not at all ready for winter driving in Saskatchewan. At one point Harvey said that he thought he would never get his hand back as they were so happy someone stopped to help them. Makes one wonder how many cars or trucks drove by.

Harvey is still angry with himself that he didn't tell them the first rule of winter driving when one hits the ditch and that is if you are not dressed for the weather stay with your vehicle. However, he was happy to be able to get the two out of their predicament. 

Everybody have a wonderful evening.

God bless.

Thursday, February 21, 2019

Thursday Tidbits

Errands were run early this morning. However it seems like I am paying more for fewer bags of groceries. Five bags and it cost me over $100.00, and that is after savings of $16.70. Hmmm, wonder what on earth I am doing incorrectly.

I did manage to sleep a bit better last night. I did wake up a few times but managed to fall back asleep. Hope tonight is better yet. I do not function at all well when I can not get a good nights sleep.

The weather pundits lied to us, they said this week was supposed to be nice and warm. While it is warmer than most of last week there is still a wicked wind chill factor and frost bite warnings abound. Things are not going to get better during the rest of the week either.

I have managed to get almost half of the blocks hand quilted. Whew, it is very nice to see progress on this project. The getting finished this month is not going to happen however. I may with any luck at all finish next month. Still I am proud of my self for sticking with it not getting bored and putting it aside for another year or even three. The thought of seeing it finally on our bed is pushing me forward.

The same could be said of the cardigan I am knitting in the evenings. I see forward movement tonight thanks to putting a marker in. There was a time I could knit away on absolutely everything and not need a marker, those days have passed me by. 

Everybody have a wonderful evening.

God bless.

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

A Bit Of Nice

Last night I had our parish council meeting and as is usual the meeting lasted way too long and only one person more or less got their words heard. Should be used to that as this person always has the last word. Still we are supposed to be a team, yet a team that seems to have more people off said team than on said team.

Woke up at 4 this morning and laid, trying to sleep until 6. I decided that since I was unable to sleep I may as well get up and see what I could accomplish. Managed to get a great deal accomplished, but now I am exhausted and ready to crawl into my nice warm bed. The only problem with that is I would once again be up way too early for comfort.

The weather was pretty nice today, the morning was a bit chilly, but by afternoon the sun was shining, birds were singing (even though it was just the sparrows) and I headed out for a walk to get the mail. Took my walking poles along just in case. They seem to make me a bit steadier and digging into the ice and snow keep me from slipping and falling.

Supper last night continued into todays meal. I always seem to cook too much when one of the boys has been home. Means a bit of a change to the menus again this week, but having another night of just warming food up is like having a bit of a holiday.

The hand quilting has gone well the past couple of days, however Harvey keeps asking if I am done yet. Ahhh, no. It will still take at least another month before I get this quilt on my bed.

Knitting is going slowly. I have changed the pattern a bit and that is causing me a few minor problems. Pretty sure once I get on a roll things will move right along.

Everybody have a wonderful evening.

God bless.

Monday, February 18, 2019

Menu Monday

This post is a bit later than I wanted it to be, mainly because Windows wanted to update and somehow the automatic update had been turned off. So I turned it back on and began the update. That was at 7:44 this morning and it is now 3:57 in the afternoon. Not a very quick update at all.

Things have been changed around in this weeks menus. I have unused menus from previous weeks and this is the time they are going to be in play.


Hot dogs, baked beans and raw veggies/dip. This was supposed to be our meal on Saturday but with Kris being home I opted to move todays meal to today.


Sweet and sour pork ribs with rice. I shall probably use up the brussel sprouts in the crisper as a side. We had a use up the leftovers night when this was first on the menu.


Soup and sandwiches.


Spaghetti and meat sauce. Serving this with a salad.


Baked salmon, leftover rice and peas and carrots (or leftover salad).


Baked spaghetti.


Roast chicken, roasted potatoes, asparagus and roasted carrots.

Everybody have a wonderful day.

God bless.

Saturday, February 16, 2019

Saturday Roundup

I managed to complete a few projects the past week. I finished the prayer shawl for the month and more sewing as well.

A purple knit tunic, that while I really like the colour of, the fabric leaves a great deal to be desired.

A grey knit skirt that I think I will really enjoy wearing.  I don't have a solid grey item in my whole wardrobe.

A very simple elastic waist skirt with lots of colours that I can mix and match various tops already in my wardrobe.

Sorry for the blurry picture, but this is another tunic top out of the same material as the previous skirt. I have some black pants that this will be perfect to pair with. It will even go with my jeggings.

So that is what I sewed or knitted this week. 

Now onto that pesky goals list for the month.

So now I get to list the goals for this month.
1.  Work on temperature blanket every day. Every day I add another row.
2.  Sew winter clothing.  Done for this month, but I want to cut out a few more patterns to sew next month.
3.  Work on our quilt.  Still hand quilting, and it is slowly coming along. However I do think this will be continued into next month. Not the fastest hand quilter here.
4.  Try for 5 meatless meals this month.  So far I have managed four pretty much meatless meals this month. I could exceed this by a couple of meals. Keeping my fingers crossed.
5.  Finish embroidery project. Not even looked at.
6.  Knit one prayer shawl.   Done
7.  Sew three infinity scarves.  Done
8.  Continue with decluttering.  A continuing challenge.
9.  Knit one cardigan or vest for me.  Almost have the back completed.
10.  Sew two large pillow cases.  Done.
11.  Make Soup bowl cozies.  Done.

I actually think that so far I am doing not too badly. Hopefully a few more items can be crossed off by the end of this month. 

Kris got home by noon today and our grandcat Eiko is being slightly pissy. She has been hissing at Harvey pretty much since she arrived and me, well she wants to box with me, though I am a bit afraid her claws could come out. Hopefully she settles down very soon.

Everybody have a wonderful evening.

God bless.

Friday, February 15, 2019

Frugal Friday

Another Friday and we are over half way done this month. Days are zipping by even though this is the coldest February in a very long time (my temperature blanket shows that, all blacks and greys).

1.  Saved $7.96 on our total grocery bill after using coupons that saved us another $2.50.

2. Used my gift card to download another book as well as downloading a couple of free books. Must have reading material handy when it is this cold out.

3.  Used up more fabric and finished sewing what I had planned to sew this month. I will be cutting out a few more items to sew up next month. Probably a nighty and the start of more blocks for another quilt or two.

4.  Watched my android box in the afternoons for free entertainment. Think I will watch a movie tonight.

5.  Using up leftovers in the fridge freezer and hope to use more up this weekend. 

Kris sent us a text this morning and he plans on coming home tomorrow morning. Good call on his part as it is still very cold. This morning it felt like -42C and really has not warmed up that much due to the wind.

Everybody have a wonderful evening. 

God bless.

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Using Up Those Pesky Leftovers

Tonight I tried to use a bag of leftover pork roast in this dish instead of fresh pork. Turned out not too badly, but I think it could have used a bit more sauce and since I didn't have the French green beans I left them out. Didn't have hash browns either so I tried to make my own.

Hash Brown Pork Skillet

3/4 cup beef broth
1 tbsp. corn starch
2 tbsp. ketchup
1/2 tsp. whole oregano
1/4 tsp garlic powder
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper

1 tbsp. oil
3/4 lb pork cut in thin strips

2 tsp cooking oil
1/2 cup thinly sliced onion

3 cups frozen hash brown potatoes
1 cup thinly sliced carrots
1/4 cup thinly sliced celery

1 cup frozen French-style green beans

Combine first 7 ingredients in a small bowl and set aside.

Heat wok or large frying pan until very hot on medium high. Add first amount of oil, add the pork and brown slightly. Transfer to bowl.

Heat second amount of oil in same wok (or pan) and add the onion. Stir-fry for about 1 min.

Add hash browns, carrots and celery. Cook about 4 mins. stirring often until potatoes start to brown and veggies are tender crisp. Add the pork and green beans. Stir cornstarch mixture and cook on medium until the sauce boils and thickens. 

Harvey had an extra helping so he liked it making this a keeper. However, I will tweak it a bit next time by doubling the sauce, adding more garlic and using bought hash browns. My home made chunky hash browns were falling apart rather than browning.

Everybody have a wonderful evening.

God bless.

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Thrifty Tuesday

It doesn't look as if we will be getting a break from this cold weather for awhile and what is strange is we are getting snow at the same time.

As far as thrifty moves this past week the biggest one is not going out and spending. When we have spent I noticed that it was sticking to the list and getting in and out of the shops quickly.

I have also been continuing my sewing spree. Using up fabric I already have is keeping me busy inside and is a thrifty move to replenish my wardrobe (pictures coming soon).

We had a bit of a scare with Harvey's truck. He couldn't get it started and the tickle charger (which happens to be 37 years old) just wasn't cutting it any longer. So he went to Canadian Tire and got a new charger (on sale) and that worked a treat. Harvey had thought it might be the starter which would have cost more to fix. This charger does way more than charge a car battery. A person can use it to run an emergency light, charge a tablet or phone, and even inflate a tire. 

The fridge freezer is slowly emptying, which is a very good thing. That means I can start on one of the freezers in the basement very soon. Stocking up is great, I just let things get out of hand. Trying the shop at home first plan.

Everybody have a wonderful evening.

God bless.

Monday, February 11, 2019

Menu Monday

A new week of menus coming right up.


This was supposed to be a meatless meal, however we need to eat the leftover chicken from Saturday. I will be serving this with a salad. (Probably kale)


There is a bag of leftover roast beef languishing in the freezer. This will be used to make a casserole from. 


Leftover roast pork used in a casserole and served with the remaining salad. I will actually have two bits of leftover salad. Tossed for Hubby and the kale for me.


Clean out the fridge night. We will pick one of the casseroles and finish it off (more than likely the beef). The remaining casserole will be frozen for youngest DS to take back with him if he manages to get home this weekend.


Soup and sandwiches. Thinking I will use the last of the tomato soup in the freezer and serve with some grilled cheese sandwiches (or perhaps grilled swiss cheese sandwiches).


Hot dogs, homemade fries, and coleslaw.


I am going to pull out a few bags of leftover ham and warm them up. Served with rice, mixed veggies and more coleslaw.

Slowly but surely I am getting my sidebar of blogs I visit back together. I am still searching for a few English bloggers and one Aussie blog by Maria I will hopefully have everyone back up and easy to get to.

Everybody have a wonderful day.

God bless.

Saturday, February 9, 2019

Saturday Roundup

The day started out as cold as the rest of the week has been. The sun was shining however and the temperature was rising nicely. I even managed to get out for another short walk this afternoon. Fresh air always makes me feel a bit better.

Tomorrow is supposed to be colder in the morning with a bit of a warm up by the time the afternoon rolls around. Keeping my fingers crossed that this weather will turn around very soon.

This week I have been busy knitting, sewing, baking and looking up new recipes to try. The new recipe search is so that I can use up more of those bags of frozen cooked meat that stare at me when I open the fridge freezer.

Today I used up a bag of turkey from Christmas!!! The recipe was a new one and while okay, it really needs something more to set it off. There is enough leftover for us to have for our supper on Monday (perhaps some hot sauce to make it a bit spicier the next go round).

I used up the phyllo pastry making these yesterday.

I found a recipe online that used phyllo pastry to make apple strudel. This enabled me to use up a container of homemade apple pie filling as well. Surprisingly it tastes very nice and according to what I read is a bit healthier than the usual puff pastry.

I also finally managed to get these made.

Soup bowl cozies just for us instead of for a gift. 

As I said this was going to be the week that I managed to get some sewing accomplished.

Just the first of what I hope will be three tunics finished by mid week. Believe it or not this knit fabric is black and not grey.

Hope to have more photos of finished goals by the middle of next week. I just love crossing things off lists!!

I seem to have lost my blog list and so far can't get it back. This will be a work in progress, so leave a comment so I can get you back on once I figure out why it isn't working any longer.

Everybody have a wonderful evening.

God bless.

Friday, February 8, 2019

Winter's Blast/Frugal Friday

Usually in February we have a bit of a break from the cold, not this year.

Today I woke up to temperatures not fit for man or beast. Right now it is -43 C with the wind (what little there is) making it feel like -55C. Not a pleasant winter's day at all. I hear very little traffic on the roads right now and my mug of coffee feels very nice between my palms. I am very pleased that I actually ventured out into the cold yesterday to get my errands done.

I doubt the furnace has turned off at all through the night and it is running pretty steadily this morning as well. Me, well I am staying put where it is nice and warm, hopefully continuing on the purge and finishing projects as well (got to get a few things marked off that goal list for the month). I am going to make sure that Harvey does as well. He can continue the clean up of the back part of the basement, or work on his jigsaw.

I am hoping that I can find 5 frugal happenings here this past week (my brain does not always function very well this early in the morning.

1.  Using up items from the fridge freezer. Getting bonus meals from doing this as well.

2.  Two meatless meals this week (not sure if Harvey is happy about that, but it is what it is).

3.  Used fabric from my stash to make a knit tunic and to finally get those soup bowl cozies made as well.

4.  Got a free jar of peanut butter at the grocery yesterday because I spent a certain amount of cash there.

5.  Combined errands so did not use much gas or have too much wear and tear on the vehicle.

I hope to have some finished projects to show you all tomorrow.

Everybody have a wonderful day.

God bless.

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Another Snow Day

It has been snowing all day again today. Our road is getting a beating from the large snow laden trucks that are using it, and the ruts are getting almost too much to drive through. I do hope the city clears it soon, but as we are not a priority road it could be awhile yet.
This is some of the work happening on our main street. It should be pretty much done by now. Mind you with the fresh snow we have gotten today this could and probably will start all over again.
I did some work on cleaning the shelves in one of the bedrooms and many craft items that I had been saving have been put in the donation bag. We even found a few items to take with us for the silent auction we always have at our family reunion. I believe we will even find a few more before July.

Time was spent sewing today and I even managed to finish one. Tomorrow, one more will be completed for sure and perhaps a second one started. This would enable me to cross a few more items off my goal list. I found some lovely grey knit in my stash of fabrics and it is a toss up on what to make. I would love a dress, but perhaps a skirt would be better as I am losing weight slowly but surely. A skirt would be easier to refashion once I lose even more (at least I think so). Mind you a loose fitting dress hides a multitude of sins (all my lumps and bumps) and since this is a knit it should drape wonderfully.

Talked to Kris tonight and he will be coming home in about 2 weeks I am keeping my fingers crossed that the weather cooperates. His coming home will remove even more from my fridge freezer, all those tin foil meals take up lots of room. Room that I could use in other ways. Kris informed me that it is supposed to dip to -40 in Regina tonight. Brrrrr.

Everybody have a wonderful evening.

God bless.

Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Making The Most Of Our Leftovers

I was asked to share some of the recipes I use to make meals from the leftover meats we have from our roast meals. So here are a few of our favourites.

Ham and scalloped Potatoes

Most of the time my microwave is used for this recipe, though it can be done in the oven as well.

3 large potatoes partially cooked
1 onion sliced
2 1/2 cups diced ham
1/4 cup butter or margarine
1/4 cup flour
generous sprinkle of pepper
2 cups milk (you can use reconstituted dry milk for this but I use regular milk unless I run out)

Cook the potatoes for 7 minutes in the microwave or if you use the oven until slightly tender. Slice thinly. Place a layer of 1/2 the potatoes in your casserole dish, layer 1/2 the sliced onions on top. Layer the ham on top of this. Put the remaining onions on top and then layer the remaining potatoes.

Melt the butter or margarine in a 4 cup microwave compatible measuring cup. Mix in the flour to form a paste. Gradually add the milk and stir well. Heat the contents for 4 minutes stirring after every minute (or until mixture thickens slightly). Pour over ingredients in the casserole. This could be done in a pot on the stove as well.

Place in microwave and cook on high for 10 mins. Let sit for about 5 mins and serve.

If you do this in the oven, cook until the potatoes are tender.

Pork Supreme

2 tbsp. oil
2 cups cubed cooked roast pork
3 small onions sliced
8 oz sliced mushrooms (I use a can of mushrooms)
4 tbsp. butter
2 tbsp. flour
1 1/2 cups milk
1 8oz can tomato sauce
1 tbsp. brown sugar
1 tbsp. lemon juice
1 tsp. salt
hot sauce to taste

Heat oil. Add pork and onions, cook until evenly browned. Add mushrooms and saute 5 mins. Remove pork and veggies and set aside. Return pan to heat, add butter and stir until melted. Add flour and stir constantly until a paste forms. Slowly add milk and stir until gravy thickens. Stir in tomato sauce and remaining ingredients. Return pork and veggies to pan. Stir and simmer until meat is heated through. Serve over rice or noodles.

Both these recipes make enough for two meals for each of us and the Pork Supreme recipe actually made enough for a tin foil meal for our youngest son as well.

Everybody have a wonderful evening.

God bless.

Monday, February 4, 2019

Menu Monday

Good morning to the first full week in the month. 

I have been inspired by Sue's Challenge pages into using up what is in my freezer this week. Hopefully I will have as much success as she does. I need to take a before picture of it right now.
Not the best of pictures, but it does give you an idea of the mess those drawers are in.

I hope to have a bit more control over them by the end of the week.

Here are the weeks menus.


Leftover ham made into ham and scalloped potato casserole. Served with a tossed salad.


Leftover pork roast once again made into a casserole and served with the leftover salad.


Clean out the fridge night.


Soup and sandwich night. I need to pull out some of the frozen cheese and make some grilled cheese sandwiches here.


Pancakes. The old breakfast for dinner thing.


We will have our roast meal tonight instead of Sunday. Think it will be roast beef. Served with potatoes, and carrots as well as a pie of some type.


Leftover chicken warmed up and served with the leftover potatoes and carrots from last night.

This will clear out a bit of those overloaded drawers. At least I hope it will.

Everybody have a wonderful day.

God bless.

Sunday, February 3, 2019

Sunday Ramblings

We ventured out in the snow today and headed off to church. There really were not many there, I think the heavy snow kind of scared a few people off. We made it there and back no problem, but I think if we tried to venture far this evening we might be in for a surprise.

I spent this snowy day baking bread (forgot to get a picture).

I did pull the ham bones out of the fridge freezer and made some lovely ham stock to use the next time I make split pea soup.

I cleaned out the small hall pantry and now all my dills reside upstairs. Hopefully that will make remember to use them.

I cut out the pattern for my soup bowl cozies, and have them ready for a sewing marathon early in the week. Pictures once they are finished along with the top that has been cut out for awhile.

Did some hand quilting, and knitting. 

Didn't make the roast today, instead we ate some leftovers and cleaned out the fridge.

Thought I would share a couple of pictures of the snow fall today. These were taken at about 4 pm and the snow is still falling!

Could be a snow day for us, just thankful that neither Harvey or I work any longer. I would have to navigate the drifts on the roads to get to the school (schools never close here), and Harvey would be out on the highways trying to reach the oilfields. 

Everybody have a wonderful evening.

God bless.