Friday, July 29, 2022

Frugal Friday


Friday already, my how time flies when you are having fun.... NOT.

Today as I was typing a bit of a post on a forum I belong to my laptop decided to shut down. So am I ever glad that I did not get rid of my old desktop computer, as that is what I am using now. 

However it took awhile to get all the passwords back on, and have it work at a bit faster than a snails pace. I am hoping that my laptop comes back on or it is an easy fix. Not frugal having to purchase another that's for sure. 

This after my cell phone decided to come apart. Right now I have it taped together to keep it working for awhile longer.

So what frugal happenings occurred on the old homestead this week.

1.  I put $45.00 in my savings envelope. 

2.  Added $2.65 to the change jars.

3.  Used my rebate to purchase groceries which made the total bill much lower.

4.  Made pie filling from free cherries, and dried what wasn't used to be put in muffins or loaves. Perhaps even a cake.

5.  Worked on using up a bit more of the embroidery thread, and yarn.

Off to get supper on the table (it is a main dish salad as it really got warm once again).

Everybody have a wonderful day.

God bless.

Edited to add

My laptop seems to be working once again. Call me a happy person. Tomorrow I work on getting all the pictures organized and onto a thumb drive.

Thursday, July 28, 2022

Thrifty Thursday


Usual thrifty habits going on. I am working on learning how to dehydrate dill and I think I have it figured out.

I got to go and pick cherries at a friends and now have made 2 containers of pie filling (wish it was more) and am dehydrating those that are left. Not wasting anything this year that's for sure. 

Continuing to make the best use of leftovers possible. Sometimes we have another couple of meals (usually another supper for the two of us and a lunch for Harvey or I).

The garden is starting to produce a bit more and I am looking forward to it's bounty. That is provided the bunnies don't decide to eat it all.

Today we went looking for a trail camera. Harvey found one at Canadian Tire and was hemming and hawing about purchasing it. The darn thing was about 45% off so I said buy it and that will be my present to you for Christmas (he will still get some pajama bottoms so he has something under the tree). 

Then we checked out the new meat store in town. He prices things in kilograms and many items were much cheaper there than in the store. We bought some steaks (not really needed, but the price was great) and a cooked chicken that was on sale (definitely not needed but greatly appreciated by me ... no cooking tonight). If the meat tastes good I will be purchasing a few things there for some savings and to help out a new business. 

Most of my watering has been done hauling pails and watering cans around the garden. Tonight will be hose as I am tired and want to get some pies and perhaps some muffins made using the last of the pumpkin puree from last fall. 

I don't think I have ever seen my big freezer this empty before, but using up what needs to be used is a very thrifty move.

Everybody have a wonderful evening.

God bless.

Wednesday, July 27, 2022

Mid Week Yet Again


Cooler weather has prevailed over the past few days. I was worried that the air conditioner would come on last night but it didn't and hasn't come on today either. Love saving power and only wish it could last. By the weekend however we will have warmed up considerably and there is very little chance of the air conditioner not starting up. 

I have been drying herbs this week as well as the two cups of cherries I managed to rescue from one of our cherry trees. I was lucky enough to get to a friends place and pick cherries off their one tree yesterday. Today I processed them into 2 containers of pie filling and they now reside in the freezer downstairs. I do hope I get the chance to pick more and perhaps make another two containers of pie filling. I do have a small bowl of cherries left so will dehydrate those tomorrow and add them to the others. This is my type of foraging and I will be keeping my eyes on Facebook to see if any other friends have fruits they wish to get rid of. 

Dill is taking over the garden and I spent some time online learning how to dry it. This is going to be a year of using up all we can from the garden, perhaps even in new ways. I will harvest the dill fronds tomorrow morning and get them washed and ready to go in the dehydrator. 

We have a momma bush bunny and at least one baby in the yard. The baby scared Harvey while he was in the pumpkins. He saw a tiny creature scurry out and at first thought it was a small rat or larger mouse. He soon realized it was a baby bunny. Hmm, where there is one baby there are bound to be more.

Meals are being prepared, but there are so many bits and bobs that tonight the scheduled meal is being interrupted. I will be pulling those bits and bobs out and we will finish them off. We can easily have the soup and sandwich night tomorrow.

Shopping went quickly yesterday and even though prices have risen I think I managed to get enough on sale (even if it was at the old regular price) to keep the grocery bill low. Even managed to get a few stock up items. 

Projects are moving slowly, probably because of working on harvesting the garden and going shopping yesterday. I will continue to work on these and perhaps start a few easier Christmas gifts. Kurt wants a t-shirt rug, and Kris wants a quilt that fits his bed. Those are going to take awhile. I have some smaller things in mind so hopefully I can get those completed quickly.

Everybody have a wonderful evening.

God bless.

Tuesday, July 26, 2022

Tuesday Tidbits


It is warming up considerably. I have a feeling the air conditioner will be coming on soon. That is okay as we have managed almost 3 full days without it. The nights are still cooling off so that does help considerably.

I did my shopping this morning and picked up my rebate cheque from the Co-op. I used it to pay for the groceries today which meant not as much out of the account at the middle of next month. I use my card and get money back on that at the end of the year. Always great not to have to spend as much as you are worried about. Prices are rising still so I think that starting next month there will be a couple more meatless meals.

I have been working on my projects. Just did a bit of embroidery today and nothing other than ironing the flimsy. Tonight I am not sure if I will be knitting. 

I got to go and pick cherries at a friends place and may just make the pie filling tonight. My friend put on Facebook that she had cherries to get rid of and then even helped me pick them. Once those are done I just may see if my SIL still has her chokecherry trees and will let me pick those. Chokecherry jelly and syrup sound pretty darn good to me right now. The way I see it the more I can put up the better off we will be come winter and beyond.

There is a very small bush bunny in the yard and I just hope it does not decide to munch on too much in the garden. Things are not growing as well as hoped so I am keeping my fingers crossed, gardens are so behind this year due to the cold and rain.

Off to get a few things started for supper and then will visit with all of you.

Everybody have a wonderful evening.

God bless.

Monday, July 25, 2022

Menu Monday


Time for another week of menus and almost time for me to set up next months menus.


Pork chops, leftover salads from Sunday.


Leftover Beef Roast probably made into a casserole just so I can use up some bits and bobs.


Soup and sandwiches. I am not sure what kind of soup but pretty sure I will make tuna salad sandwiches.


Leftover beef casserole or if that is gone I might just do a chef's salad.


Shrimp pasta salad.


Steak, tin foil potato and carrot packages.

Everybody have a wonderful evening. 

God bless.

Sunday, July 24, 2022

Sunday Ramblings


It has been a pretty quiet day here on the old homestead. Harvey is celebrating his 72 birthday and we decided that staying home and enjoying the day is the perfect way to celebrate.

There is a roast beef on the smoker cooking, I have made potato salad and a tossed salad. I will add some pickles to this and call the main meal done.

I also made his special apple strudel for dessert. That used up some apple pie filling and phyllo pastry. 

Kurt has phoned to wish him a happy birthday, and hopefully Kris does the same very soon. 

I actually love laid back days like this, I work on a few things but don't feel the overwhelming urge to get things done. Monday will come soon enough with my long lists of tasks to get done.

I did do a couple of strips on the brick quilt, finished embroidering the grapes on the one section, pulled out the recycling, and picked what few cherries that were ready and the robins hadn't gotten. I think there will be enough to dry and use in some granola bars this winter. 

Other then that I have flitted from task to task or watched some television. 

I am also wearing more of my summer dresses and skirts. Mainly to find out what I like, what fits properly or what I really hate. I plan on refashioning some if possible, donating others, recycling some into fabric for quilting or perhaps using some in the making of a rug for Kurt for Christmas. Recycling at it's finest. 

Everybody have a wonderful evening.

God bless.

Saturday, July 23, 2022

Saturday Roundup


Due to the rather warm weather this week, the few tornado warnings and last nights downpour, I have spent most of the time other than the early morning inside. 

This did help me to get a few projects completed, and a pretty decent start on a few more. 

The first worsted weight blanket is done, and I actually started the second. I figured I needed something rather mindless to do at night. So here that is.

This is actually a deeper purple so why the photo is blue is beyond me.

I even managed to finish the knitted purse in record time.

Lined and ready to mail to my great niece early next week.

I started the embroidered tablecloth and work on this in the afternoons. It will take awhile, but at least I have started this after months of putting it aside.

Then this morning I started my brick quilt.

Only three strips put together, but I am loving how it is turning out. Should be fairly easy to quilt by hand as well. This will be worked on for an hour or so each morning in the sewing/craft room as that is when the light is just perfect. I figure the flimsy (is that the correct term?) will be done in a couple of weeks.

Early morning is when I headed out to pick herbs for dehydrating, and a few things that were ready in the garden. I did pick what was probably the last of the rhubarb for the season, but also managed to get

lettuce, and 


So that has been my week so far. 

Everybody have a wonderful evening. 

God bless.

Friday, July 22, 2022

Frugal Friday


Time for another Frugal Friday and I am writing this post as rain falls and thunder rolls. 

1.  Watered plants using rain water so good thing it is raining once again to replace what we used.

2.  Eating what we can out of the garden. Mostly greens such as lettuce, a few radishes, some cucumbers, and an onion or two.

3.  Walking for exercise in the early mornings. Then doing some stretches later in the day.

4.  Found $0.20 while walking and put that in the change jars right away.

5.  Reusing leftovers from previous meals to make new meals, and freezing what is not going to be used right away.

6.  Using up stash for various projects and will continue to do so when making gifts starting next month.

7.  I emptied the bucket of peels, coffee grounds, and egg shells into the garden. Harvey will work them in.

I hope to have some photos of projects started and projects finished tomorrow. They use up some of my stash in fabric, embroidery floss, and yarn.

Everybody have a wonderful evening. 

God bless.

Thursday, July 21, 2022

Thrifty Thursday


I thought I would ask what being thrifty means to all of you. To me it means using what you have, finding new and interesting ways to use things, working with the environment rather than against it, knowing the difference between a need and a want, saving for big things, and just plain being satisfied with what you have.

We usually take a trip every fall, but I am not too sure this year. Heading to a cabin is so relaxing for me. Harvey cooks and I just get things prepared. We always go out for a meal for one night, and the rest of our meals are very simple. Covid cases are on the rise, I know more and more people who are coming down with the virus. I even know some anti-vaxxers who have actually admitted they had it (more or less had to as their close contacts needed to be contacted). So far we have not succumbed and I would really like to keep it that way. 

So perhaps our trip this fall will be to visit Kurt for a few days before he needs to go back to school, and a stop in Regina to visit Kris for a couple of days. There are a few sites in both places we would like to visit. Both trips could be combined and thus save us a bit of cash. Could even do a stock up while we are in Regina.....

So what thrifty things have I done this past week. 

Saved a few of the plastic bags that veggies come in. I may pick up some tulle and make some bags as I am not sure how long these will be supplied as another grocery store has stopped using plastic. 

Almost used up a rather large ball of cotton yarn making the purse. I will be using up some of the pink lining I bought many years ago to line it. 

Taped my cell phone together to extend it's working life. I hope to get another month or so out of it. If not well, at least I have tried. 

Put some leftover veggies in a container in the freezer. Harvey was going to throw them out, but I rescued them.

Made two tin foil meals from leftovers to give to Kris when he comes home next.

All leftovers have been used up so far this week. My no waste plan seems to be working and even Harvey is getting onboard lately.

Baked buns twice over the past week. I picked days that weren't overly warm and used the oven very early in the morning. Now I have extra buns in the freezer downstairs. 

Harvesting herbs, cukes, lettuce and green onions from the garden. I can actually say the lettuce was free as some me planted last year must have went to seed and started growing again this year. Hopefully the same thing happens this year.

Everybody have a wonderful evening.

God bless.

Wednesday, July 20, 2022

Mid Week Once Again


The summer is passing by very quickly. It always amazes me that as I age the days whiz right by almost like I was a child and hoping the summer would last forever. 

Temperatures cooled down a bit today so I was able to get out this morning and weed the circular perennial bed. It really needed it. Tomorrow I hope to weed the bed by the shed and water plants. Keeping my fingers crossed.

The drapes in the dining room were washed and hung on the lines, and a set of drapes in the living room were done as well. Only one set left in the living room and all drapes will have been washed. Whew, less dust in the house for sure.

Herbs were harvested and dehydrated, more need doing tomorrow. Hopefully parsley and mint. 

Otherwise all I did was knit on the purse and make a list of Christmas gifts that I want to make starting next month. Forget about "Christmas in July" I just have too many other projects to work on.

Inflation has risen to the highest it has been in almost 40 years. I do hope that it doesn't get much higher, but with the wacky weather we have had this spring and so far this summer I am afraid that certain items will be hard to find. Farmers here are concerned about crops. Many have been destroyed by hail, and shortages from Europe and the Ukraine will cause many problems.

Everybody have a wonderful evening.

God bless.

Tuesday, July 19, 2022

Tuesday Tidbits


It was cooler today so I baked some more buns during the early morning. Harvey was a bit surprised, but I wanted to have a goodly stock in the freezer for those hot days which are sure to come back. 

Last night the phone was dinging constantly with updated tornado warnings. After the first 5 and the rather darkening skies I decided to move my plants to a bit more shelter. The veggie garden would need to look after itself though.

Once again all we got was lots of lightening, thunder and rain. Rain is more than welcome though when it is this hot. The water barrel is full once again, the grass and garden got a bit of a drink, and the windows were open to let in the cooler breezes. 

I finished the knitted blanket and still have lots of scraps of yarn left as well as orphan balls of yarn to knit another. I am going to get my yarn stash under control yet. Also managed to finish hemming the three pairs of pajama pants for my friends husband. I now have a bit less cluttering up the sewing/craft room which makes me very happy. Mind you I will soon have it looking a sight again once I start on the quilt top.

Started the next project, a knitted purse for a great niece and that is moving along quickly. Hoping to get that in the mail by the beginning of next week. 

Everybody have a wonderful day or evening.

God bless.

Monday, July 18, 2022

Menu Monday


Well the tornado warning was a bust. We did get a bit of rain and some wind, but we have definitely had worse. Still the warning wasn't lifted for over an hour and by then it was fairly late and time to hop in the bath and go to bed.

I did not sleep well, probably because I was worried another storm would hit in the middle of the night and it would be a bad one.

With this extended heat wave I am trying my best not to heat the house up too much. Tonight will be the only night supper will be made in the oven. The rest of the week is going to be stove top, warmed up in the microwave, or cooked on the BBQ if youngest DS comes home.


Meatloaf, mashed potatoes, tossed salad.


Leftover fried chicken, macaroni salad, coleslaw, and the few french fries and the gravy that is left.


Leftover meatloaf (or Lentil Curry if not enough meatloaf), pasta, salad.


Pork stir fry served over rice. I need to use up some broccoli, cauliflower, carrots, and onion.


Fish done in the air fryer (unless Kris is home and then I will make glace or pancakes...leaning towards the pancakes). 


If Kris is home we will have steak done on the BBQ along with tinfoil potatoes and carrots. If he isn't we will have leftover stir fry.


Supposed to be a roast chicken, but I really think this could be done on the BBQ or in the smoker. I will make another tossed salad and probably serve rice along with it.

Everybody have a wonderful evening.

God bless.

Sunday, July 17, 2022

Sunday Ramblings


Just a quick post as we are under a tornado warning. Hopefully it will amount to just rain, which we could really use. 

I was asked to post a picture of the Blanket of Many Colours, so here it is. Almost done, just the pink strip and probably a small strip of variegated purples/pinks to use up a small ball.

Oh yes and here is a picture of the shorts I finished this week as well.

I will visit you all early tomorrow. Getting off the computer now and shutting down.

Everybody have a wonderful evening. 

God bless.

Friday, July 15, 2022

Frugal Friday


1.  Very warm here today, and I put the A/C up another 1/2 degree. This degree raise should save us a bit on our bill. However from the sounds of it this heat is not going anywhere else fast.

2.  Watering by using the rain barrel. This also gives me a bit of muscle building exercise.

3.  Using up all the leftovers in the fridge. Really working on having no waste months.

4.  The friend I am hemming pajama bottoms for has said she is going to pay me for it. That is a first as she has never even offered to pay me. A little money coming in is a good thing. 

5.  Walking most days early in the morning so that I am not out in the heat.

6.  Put almost my entire allowance for the two weeks previously ($100.00) into my savings envelope and the $4.05 that I found when walking into the change jars.

All in all a pretty frugal week.

Everybody have a wonderful evening.

God bless.

Thursday, July 14, 2022

Thrifty Thursday


Hot, hot, hot around here today. I thank the good Lord for the trees that give our house a bit of shade and almost wish we would have left a couple on the other side of the house. Then I think about how large they were and all the leaves. 

So what have been my few thrifty moves this week. 

I made labels from scrap cardstock for containers in the sewing/craft room. 

Made a cute summer dress for around $6.00. The knit fabric was really reduced in price and all the scraps have been collected to be used on another project. 

Hemmed my friends Hubby's pj pants and picked up the next two to do as well (hopefully tomorrow after I sew my shorts). My friend says she is going to pay me a bit, which is a first.

Sold the old light fixture from the dining room. That brings the price of the new one down a bit more.

The usual saving of twist ties, and the plastic bags that fruit and veggies come in.

If I need a third cup of coffee, I am using the make it yourself K cup and some coffee that has been hanging around. 

I think that is pretty well it for this week. 

Everybody have a wonderful evening or late afternoon.

God bless.

Wednesday, July 13, 2022

MidWeek Once Again

Wow, once again it is the middle of the week and almost the middle of July!!!

I have been trying to get things accomplished around the house and yard, but with the heat it is beginning to be only the mornings and evenings that I can be out. At that time I have to fight off the mosquitoes. I hate wearing spray so if you could see me outside I am hitting and waving my hands around in between weeding, picking, and watering. Not fun at all.

Inside I have been working on a few projects. Though my mojo seems to be slowly dissipating. I am going to blame the heat. I did get a few things done this week.

Along with the garden work I managed to get this little summer dress sewn. I also hemmed a pair of pj bottoms for my friend (she has another two that need hemming, but needs to turn them up to the right length). I got the needle changed on my machine, a bobbin wound and the machine threaded for the shorts I want to make next.

Thyme was washed and dried, then put in an air tight bag to be used over the winter.

Two trays of oregano were dried as well and stored in the same manner.

I made some more labels for containers in the sewing/craft room as I work on organizing it and decluttering it at the same time. I also replaced a power bar in there that was on it's last legs and I didn't trust it anymore. Pictures will follow once all is done.

With the heat I have been watering the plants a bit more, as well as collecting rhubarb to bake with. Wish it was producing more, I hope to get a few more bags into the freezer.

Knitting continues, and the blanket of many colours is coming along nicely. Hope that I manage to get that finished this month as well.

I went for my biweekly shopping trip and man prices continue to rise. Now our provincial gas and electric companies are planning to raise their rates. In a few weeks dairy products will be rising as well. The Bank of Canada in order to curb inflation raised their prime rate a full percentage point. Inflation is at 7% here now, and will probably climb even higher. I think that belt tightening will occur in most households. 

Kris is now waiting for his car to be repaired from the accident he was in back at the end of February. First the insurance had to wait until the person who rear ended him contacted them and that took almost a month. Then the insurance company and Kia were in a fight about costs. Kia won that one. Next was waiting for parts. He took it in on Monday and was told it could take up to two weeks.... Thank heavens the insurance will pay for a rental so he can get back and forth to work.

Kurt is home and today has to fix his computer as it is really slow. Hopefully he can get it running properly once again.

So that has been my week so far. 

Everybody have a wonderful evening. 

God bless.

Monday, July 11, 2022

Menu Monday


I redid my menu for this week in order to use up more of the leftovers. We finished last week using them up as well. Where on earth do they all come from!!!!!


Leftover Baked Spaghetti.


Leftover Ham Pasties along with a tossed salad.


Hotdogs, leftover salad.


Soup and sandwiches (I still have a couple containers of turkey stock in the freezer).


Lazy perogies. 


Leftover Ribs, mashed potatoes, mixed veggies and perhaps another salad.


Baked Ham, baked potatoes (perhaps a potato salad instead) and the remains of the tossed salad from last night. The ham will be done in the electric roaster which will be put outside.

Everybody have a wonderful evening.

God bless.

Sunday, July 10, 2022

Sunday Rambling


We had quite the storm in the early morning hours (like around 1 am), high winds, rain, thunder and lightening. Harvey watched it all from the front window. Me, well I slept through the whole thing.

Something is really bothering me today. A brother-in-law posted something on his Facebook page that kind of rubs me the wrong way. He is big into the anti-mask, anti-vaccine, truckers convoy, and the freedom movement (still trying to figure out how they can march around with signs saying Mandate Freedom...when they don't want mandates) and never once have I called him on his Q-Anon theories or things that I do not believe in. 

Today he posted a picture of a person holding a Pride flag, and another person screaming at them not to push their beliefs on him. I am stumped on how someone holding a flag is pushing their beliefs on anyone, even the parades don't do that (or at least in my opinion). The other thing that bothers me is that we have a few people in the extended family that are LBGQ and how does it make them feel to have an Uncle or brother-in-law that posts things like that. He can feel that way if he so chooses but to post it on his page is just going to cause hard feelings.

Right now I would love to post a picture of a truck with one of the flags denigrating our Prime Minister and someone yelling "Don't push your beliefs on me". I won't because most of the family are very conservative and would probably attack me like rabid dogs leaving me bleeding out for all to see. 

Everybody have a wonderful evening.

God bless.

Saturday, July 9, 2022

Saturday Roundup


It has been mostly a week of catching up and other then making a cushion for Kurt out of the upholstery from his old chair, no real finishes. 

Spent some time cutting down the jeans, and shirt Kurt brought and just finished today. The 4 1/2" squares will be put in their various storage containers. For the first time ever I kept the off cuts and will probably at some point cut most into 1 1/2 and 2 1/2 inch squares. 

I enjoyed Kurt's visit and feel that it just wasn't long enough. Hopefully we can get another visit in sometime this summer or perhaps the fall would be better. We shall see.

Today when my plants were watered, Harvey gave them a really good dose of fertilizer. They really are not growing as well as I had hoped, but at least none are dead as of yet. 

We are really trying to cut electrical use as the provincial company (kind of a monopoly here in Saskatchewan) will be raising their rates and lately since we have had so much rain the humidity is just terrible causing our A/C to run much more. Now that Kurt is gone I should be able to use appliances even more to cook our meals. 

Perhaps I will even be able to enjoy sitting on one of our two decks as long as there is a bit of shade. I can always put my knitting in a bag to protect the balls and skeins. 

Off to set the table and then visit with you all. 

Everybody have a wonderful evening. 

God bless.

Friday, July 8, 2022

Frugal Friday


It has been pretty boring around here after Kurt left on Wednesday. Hot, muggy, and mostly overcast each and every day. Not conducive to working outside (mosquitoes are getting big enough to carry a small dog off), and barely decent enough to get a couple of walks in this past week.

I haven't driven the vehicle once which is adding up to great savings.

The rest of this week will be one in which I am using up food that was made while Kurt was here. This means a few changes...Today instead of Glace and fried eggs we will be having a chef's salad. Using up the chicken breast a few slices from a package of ham, the remainder of a carton of eggs, and some grated cheese from another meal. Tomorrow night will be baked spaghetti and garlic bread (or buns). Saturday night will be the leftover pork casserole from last night. Sunday the leftover Baked Spaghetti. Stretching what we already have gives me a frugal rush.

I did manage to get out in the very early morning three times for a walk. Great frugal exercise, and perfect alone time. 

I have managed to dehydrate a few herbs, and used the remainder of those dried and bagged last year to fill the containers one last time.

Working on the knitted blanket and using up various bits and bobs of yarn that are left. So far it is coming along very nicely. Should be a warm covering come winter for snuggling and reading a good book.

Today I have spent some time cutting scraps down into 4 1/2 squares for quilting, and cutting apart jeans and the shirt that Kurt brought home to also be cut into those squares. Too small pieces have been disposed of, and those bigger pieces have been collected to perhaps be cut down even smaller. I hope to finish the remainder of the cottons tonight and start on the jeans at some point tomorrow.

So those are the frugal past times for this week.

Everybody have a wonderful evening.

God bless.

Tuesday, July 5, 2022

Tuesday Tidbits


It has been rainy and then humid when the sun comes out. I will have to water a couple of plants (those under the eaves) tonight and hopefully not get eaten alive by the little vampires that seem to love the wet and taller grass. 

Not much really happening. I have been working on my knitted blanket and have an order for a knitted purse (will start on that at some point) but my one finger is causing me a few problems so I think that tomorrow will be a sewing day. Get that dress and the shorts done and perhaps start the embroidery on the first pattern I traced onto the tablecloth. I decided to trace it out one at a time. I hope to start my quilt as well before the end of the week. Too many projects and not enough time. Finding it rather difficult to get everything done outside and manage the projects.

Kurt will be heading out tomorrow and staying the night at Kris's house. Kris is very excited about that. In fact I think that tonight he is cleaning his house a bit. As a guy he doesn't keep things really clean, just clean enough I guess. 

Now I need to explain what Glace is..... This is something my German grandmother made to feed the 17 people in my Dad's family (Dad had 14 siblings). It is like a pasta dough made along the lines of dumplings (spoonful's of dough dropped in boiling water) in which there is diced boiled potatoes. Once they have risen to the top they are drained and then covered in melted butter, and fried onions. Fried eggs are served with them to dip the "Glace" into the yolk. Very high in cholesterol so I only make them once every two months. Mom used to make a great big batch so there was always leftovers to fry up for another meal...I don't do that. 

A little about the reunion. The Friday night went okay, people more or less talked to me, but really they had to as Harvey and I hosted it. Harvey and Kurt did the BBQ and later I started the fire pit. Not everyone was there at that time....

A few pictures.

Kurt taking over BBQ duties so Harvey could eat.

The last picture is one of 4 of the 5 sisters. The fifth did not come until Saturday (there were a few that did not arrive until the big meal). I think I might try and convince Harvey to do that the next time around. 

Everybody have a wonderful evening.

God bless.

Monday, July 4, 2022

Menu Monday


We are back from the reunion, thank heavens. Came home a bit early as I hadn't had a decent nights sleep since we went. The beds in the cabin were horrible and I ached all over. 

Kurt is still here and because of coming home early I have had to change the menu for the week already.

But here is the finished menu, I hope.


Roast pork, rice, and mixed vegetables. I stick the pickles from the reunion on the table as well.


I need to do a quick morning shop for veggies and fruit, but supper is going to be Moroccan Lentil soup and some kind of sandwich.


Spaghetti and meat sauce. I will make a salad to go along with it. Kurt is leaving to go to Kris's for a night.


Leftover pork roast made into a stir fry served with rice.


Glace and eggs.


The leftover pasties from about a week or so ago along with any leftover salad.


Roast Beef, roasted potatoes, roasted carrots.

I am thinking one of my milk jugs will be turning very shortly so I will have to do some baking in order to use it all up. Things are just too expensive to waste right now.

I hope to be able to visit you all, but please forgive me if I don't. I promise to catch up with you all very soon.

Everybody have a wonderful evening. 

God bless.