Monday, May 12, 2008

A Monday Minute

Good Morning! I thought Monday was just here. AARRGGHH!!!

We had a very nice Mother's Day weekend. I was able to spend time with my Mama. We went to church, even got lost on the way home. Never follow an 83 year's directions through the country when she hasn't been through that area in a few years... even though you both should know those back roads like the back of your hand! LOL I was trying to avoid a certain road that's hazardous to drive when its raining. I ended up back on it anyway.

Our church service was very nice. A little flower bouquet was given to the oldest mother and my Mama was too young to even come close. There were two 89 year olds there! The service ended with a male choir member sing a solo with piano music of "Ave Maria". It was so moving.

I also was able to spend time with my children and grandson. They are wonderful!

Saturday I made three clothespin/storage bags and greatly enjoyed making a little different design on the opening. One thing I like about sewing is being able to make something different every time. Just use another combination of fabrics and you've got a new end product! One of my most enjoyable experiences in quilt making was making the two sampler quilts I made when I was first learning to quilt. Every block was a different design. I got excited over every one!

I have been working on my menu for the week in an effort to stay on my "Not going to the grocery store for two weeks" plan. I'll start my week on Saturday, even though Saturday and Sunday are over.

Saturday: Lunch - Leftover homemade pizza; Supper - Homemade chicken salad, Egg Noodles cooked in the broth. My plan was to cook garden peas also, but no one wanted them. My hubby only wanted a chicken salad sandwich. My son and I need our carbs, so we ate the noodles, too. There was enough chicken salad for my son to have sandwiches in his lunch for two days and for Hubby to have one on Sunday night.

I'd give you my recipe for my chicken salad, but you can't make it. You don't have my Mama's homemade pickles, so it just wouldn't be the same. ...

Sunday: Mother's Day. We were invited over to one of my brother's house where we had a great family meal. (Pepsi Cola Ham, Pepper Steak, Rice, Corn, String beans, Collards, Deviled Eggs, Rolls, and chocolate layered desert)

Monday: Honey Glazed Chicken Legs, Broccoli and Cheese, leftover egg noodles.

Tuesday: Mexican Hamburger Rice Bake, Green bean side dish.

Wednesday: Homemade Chicken Pot Pie

Thursday: Leftovers

Friday: Hamburger Steak, rice and gravy, (I'm sure there'll be left over veggies from earlier in the week)

I plan to go through my pantry, cabinets and freezer to scope out any meals to fill in to stretch our food as much as possible. My Mama always brags that she can always come up with a meal from her cabinets. Lets see if I can do that!

Hope you have a great Monday!


Pen Pen said...

I swear that those "pull out of the cabinet" meals are the best! We've been doing a lot of that lately at our "real" home, trying to use up stuff before we move. I baked a chicken using your directions on Saturday... best baked chicken I've ever eaten!!!!!! Everyone commented on how good it was!

Terri & Crew said...

Debbie, it sounds like you had a wonderful weekend! I cook out of my cabinets frequently and they usually come out pretty good. There have been one or two that are questionable though ;-).

Anonymous said...

Hi Debbie,
Sounds wonderful. I am doing the same thing. I am going to be sewing this week. I will think of you.

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