April 30, 2015

April Monthly Menu

Well, it won't be a full month, funny how that seems to happen every year. 

20  Mon  missionary dinner: pasta with meat sauce, salad, bread
21  Tue   Son 1's request:  pork tenderloin, mashed potatoes, gravy, green beans
22  Wed  leftovers
23  Thu  
24   Fri   salmon, rice, zucchini
25  Sat   grilled chicken, cauliflower, salad
26  Sun  split pea soup, rolls
27  Mon  pasta, salad, garlic rolls
28  Tue  taco casserole, corn, broccoli
29  Wed bbq chicken sandwiches
30  Thu pantry taco soup with cheese quesadillas

April 27, 2015

Happy Homemaker Monday April 27 2015

Wow, it has been so long since I have been able to participate in Happy Homemaker Monday! I am glad to be back! So what is happening? I am through working (almost) full time, and now it is time to get my house on track. I am thrilled that May is almost here (which brings leaves to the trees), even though it is a busy, busy month. My daughter has two weeks left of her freshman year of college, and my two youngest are almost done with their junior year of high school. Time is going by so fast. Stop by Sandra's blog to see more Happy Homemaker posts.

The weather is 
sunny, although a little on the cool side, but I heard it should be hitting 70 by Wednesday! Right now it is 46.

For breakfast
I am drinking fruit water. Here, I'll show you:

I had been toying with smoothies, but couldn't come up with a good base that would not add a lot of calories. Then I was thinking about getting a glass of water, and thought, why not just blend some frozen fruit into your water? And so I did. I have tons of fruit in my freezer from past attempts of a couple of us in making smoothies, so I threw some fruit in, blended it, and it pretty much tastes like water with a slight fruit taste. Pretty much what you would expect. What has made it successful for me, is that I am no longer looking for a different taste (like say, a milkshake). I like water, I drink it all of the time, and now I have flavored water! So right now I am drinking water blended with frozen blueberries and strawberries. 

Outside my window
the trees in my backyard are still bare, but the sun is shining and there is no snow anywhere, which has been such a large part of the landscape for so many months that it is thrilling to see grass!

Right now
I have some laundry going, hoping to finally catch up in that department. Today are towels and rags, which require soaking first. Hopefully the rest of the week I will get everyone's sheets done. The kids are in charge of their own clothes.

Around the house
It is relatively picked up. Needs dusting and my windows need washing desperately! Overall I am pleased with it though because I managed to organize my small desk this weekend.

To Do
grocery shopping today, bank, pick up son from play rehearsal, meet with another mom about selling tickets (they are performing Godspell this weekend!), cook dinner, plan seminary lesson

Tuesday: clean bedroom, laundry, sell tickets at school during lunch, dinner, lesson plan, rides (not in that order)
Wednesday: same, but dust main floor
Thursday: same, but vacuum main floor, wash floors
Friday: same, but clean downstairs bathrooms, bookkeeping, play
Saturday: play
Sunday: church, lesson plan

nothing at the moment

last season's Madmen

you can find my menu here

Favorite photo
my daughter and her roommate at the Boston Marathon (as spectators)

                          "as we fill our hearts and homes with the Savior's light and truth, we will have the inner strength to withstand in every circumstance"  Cheryl A. Esplin

Have a wonderful week!