Happy Homemaker Monday 04/27

HHMLinking-up with Sandra at Diary of a Stay at Home Mom.

 Hey there!!  I missed last week’s post, so here we go for this week.  Hope everyone is doing well.

THE WEATHER OUTSIDE IS:
Redonkulous!!  It’s been in the 30s all last week, and rained over the weekend.  We are looking at 50s and 60s for the upcoming week…here’s hopin’.

ON THE BREAKFAST PLATE THIS MORNING:
Coffee with Hot for Cookie Creamer and an Entenmanns’ Chocolate Donut.  I can’t seem to get enough of these donuts.  It might have something to do with the fact that my 19-year-old son likes to eat THREE of them when he comes home late at night from work.

AS I LOOK OUTSIDE MY WINDOW:
The trees finally have some green on them.  I’m waiting for the trees across the street to bloom with their beautiful white flowers.  No one seems to know what kind they are, but they are so pretty.

ON TODAY’S TO DO LIST:
Home school – cursive with a left-handed boy #challenges
Laundry
Cleaning I didn’t do this weekend
Writing for this week’s blogbattle.

CURRENTLY READING:
I recently read “The Girl on the Train” by Paula Hawkins.  It was good, a bit dark and twisted, but good.  I kept reading it just to see how it would all turn out.  I’m fascinated by the depths of the imagination of an author when writing a story like this.

After I read that I needed something a lot lighter, so I read “The Best Medicine” by Tracy Brogan.  She did not disappoint; again she had me laughing with the things her characters say.  A 35-year-old plastic surgeon meets a 27-year-old handsome (of course) guy who is drunk after crashing a stolen jet ski into a dock.  She is called to the ER to take care of the gash on the side of his face.  Another fun read, as she enters the dating world via a dating web site, yet fighting the attraction to the younger hooligan she stitched up.  She has a list of requirements for the perfect man, and just maybe he isn’t the kind of guy she first perceives him to be.  This is the second book in the Bell Harbor Novel series and some of the characters from the first book make an appearance, like Fontaine the interior decorator…love him!!

ON THE TV TODAY:
The Voice will be fun to watch.  The current coaches are bringing in some of the old coaches to help with the team members that are left.  Looking forward to see Cee Lo Green, he was one of the original coaches and always very entertaining.

ON THE MENU THIS WEEK:
I need more variety, I get stuck on the same things sometimes.

Hamburger, Fries, Deviled Eggs
Lasagna Pasta, Salad
Cream of Chicken and Rice Soup with Turkey Bacon Club Sandwiches
Chicken Parmigiana, Chicken Flavored Fettuccini noodles, Green Beans, Italian Herb and Cheese Bread
Italian Beef Sandwiches
Cheesy Chicken Spaghetti, Garlic Bread, Salad (trying this one again)

WHAT I AM CREATING AT THE MOMENT:
Doing some creative writing as I have joined #blogbattle.  So much fun for me and I am really enjoying it.  I always wanted to write fictional stories, but never got around to it, this gave me the nudge I needed to just do it.  I was very nervous posting my first story; it was like sending your child out in the world for the first time, scary, but at the same time exhilarating.  Plus the #blogbattle community is so encouraging and fun to be a part of.

NEW RECIPE I TRIED OR WANT TO TRY THIS WEEK:
Being that it was cold and raining on Saturday, I made Cream of Chicken with Rice Soup with Turkey Bacon Club Sandwiches.  Need to tweak it a bit, the flavor wasn’t exactly what I was looking for.  It probably didn’t help that my daughter and I spent a good part of Friday afternoon talking about how we wanted the soup from the little diner in town.  We should have gone there for lunch; I still have a taste for it.  Anniehow….

I also made the Banana Split Cookies that Carrie shared.  OMG…these are like eating a rainbow sprinkled with sunshine…SO good!!

FAVORITE PHOTO FROM THE CAMERA:

Liv’s Photography ©2015

INSPIRATIONAL QUOTES (PRAYERS OR DEVOTIONALS):

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15 thoughts on “Happy Homemaker Monday 04/27

  1. Blogbattle sounds like a lot of fun. I’d check it out if I wasn’t already scrambling to make time for blogging. Banana split cookies sound delicious. May have to give those a try soon.

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    • Hi Jean!! Yes it is fun, I know what you mean about blogging, I wish I had more time for it. Try the cookies, you won’t be disappointed, they are quick and easy. Hope you have a great week!!

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  2. I am watching The Voice right now! So much talent this year 🙂
    I see you’re making chicken spaghetti – I have never had it before and I’ve been thinking about trying it!

    Have a great week,

    Sherry

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    • Hi Sherry…made the chicken spaghetti before, but didn’t like the way it turned out. If it comes out better this time I’ll post the recipe. I’m not sure who I want to win on the Voice!! Have a great week!!

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