Saturday, August 1, 2015

What is normal??

Our life is back to "normal?" What is normal?? I don't know, but we have had granddaughters here for 2 weeks! It has been fun, tiring, meals have been whatever they will eat, afternoons at the beach after work and laundry! I did as much laundry in 2 weeks as I would do in 2 months!! LOL!!! WE had fun, here's what we did not in any order: The Potter's Shed( local pottery place) 2 times, ice cream at McDonald's after the beach( about 6 times), the beach, Duluth, MN., Wilderness Walk, Alley Cats(local coffee shop), game night, Rice Lake Pizza Hut after Menards, church with Auntie and Uncle Trevor, the beach, card making time, the beach, game night, Minion Movie, the beach,  Hayward candy store and did I mention the beach?!!!??!! I'm pooped and sad all rolled up into one! The girls were happy to go home and sad to leave us sad! They are wonderful girls! They didn't ask for much, just ice cream after the beach which I started 2 years ago. Will I do it again?? In a heart beat! Hoping they always want to come for a visit and never get too old to want to stay with us! We love them all! Blessings to you all!

Monday, July 20, 2015

I have the twins this week and was looking for an easy dessert/snack and came across this one. It is the same as Rice Krispies Treats, but with Fruit Loops. Very good and gooey! Recipe is:
1/4 cup of butter and small bag of marshmallows place in a microwave safe bowl for 2 minutes, then in a large bowl add 8 cups of cereal with  other ingredients; Mix together and put in greased pan. Let it sit and harden until you can stand it any longer and dig in!! YUM!!!!!

Friday, July 17, 2015

Happy Birthday Girls!!!

Our twin granddaughters are 12 today! They were born on my sister's birthday and one week before my mother's birthday(who was also a twin)!!! They are fun girls who love family and Jesus! We will celebrate with them on Sunday, planning a fun filled day!
As you can see they have grown from 4 yrs in the first picture to the latest when their girls softball team won 2nd place last month! Blessings!!!

Saturday, July 11, 2015

Meal Planning failure

I have found out that I'm not so great at following my own meal planning. My meals change like a teenager in high school changes clothes! I plan to do one thing and mid afternoon, I've called home to get something else out for supper. I guess that's okay, but these meal planners that follow to the letter, I envy! Wednesday I planned to make hamburgers, forgot to take burger out, Gordon is gone all day, so it ended up as hot dogs and beans. Okay, check one! Check two came Thursday when I planned to make spaghetti and Gordon wanted to smoke some wings. Last night I planned to eat leftovers and ended making French Onion Soup because there was no leftovers. I'm not giving up, but sure have gotten sidelined!!! LOL!!! Blessings beyond and back! P. S. Farmers market finds for today: fingerling  potatoes, onion,s snap peas and wax beans!

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Meal planning

So, in my last post, I told you about the money thing going on here. Well, it's a little better as I got paid for 2 vacation days that I had taken, but there was a glitch in the payroll, but it's all good now. Computers, love and hate them all the time!!!
Anyway, I'm still challenging my self on the meals. So, last night we had BLT because that's what I chose to make. They are so good this time of year anyway. Tonight, we had leftover Taco Salad. Tomorrow night will be spaghetti and homemade meatballs with a huge salad. The store has salad on sale this week, 2 /$3.00. That's the already chopped salad in a bag, my favorite go to meal sides! Actually, we should make it a meal on Thursday night with hamburgers. I'm getting the turkey breast out over the weekend and cook that up, maybe in the crock pot. So, there will lots of leftovers next week with the turkey, soup, stir fry and sandwiches, YUM!!!!
So, I started out with $60.00. Today I bought toothpaste, $1.69 and bleach, $1.69. So far I have spent $3.38 on no groceries just staples. Love you guys! Blessings!

Sunday, July 5, 2015

A dilemna

Well, its not a big deal, but it is! I was shorted my vacation money from work, by accident and was told I could get the money or keep the days to use later. I chose the later, but now we have $80 or less to live on for 10 days. I'm pretty sure we can do it, but it will be tight. We have plenty of food, not enough fresh vegetables, but we will manage. So, it is my challenge to myself to come up with meals from the food in the freezer. I do a lot better in the winter because I can make some pretty great meals in the crockpot, but summer is more of a challenge for me. I made a big batch of Taco salad for lunch, so there's tomorrow's night meal. I have bacon, so Tuesday night can be BLT's. It's just timing and getting my stuff together the night before or thinking it through, so I will keep on the refrigerator what the next meal will be. Have you ever done this?? I do it a lot if we have overnight guest, but Gordon is easy to cook for and anything goes as long as he doesn't have to cook it, how would you like your peanut butter sandwich, boiled or fried??? That's his comeback all the time!!! Any suggestions?? Blessings to you all!!!

Saturday, July 4, 2015

Independence Day celebration!

Happy 4th of July. I went to the Farmer's Market and got some beautiful vegetables, plus some strawberries. Making a pound cake to serve with the berries! Today's celebration for us is quiet, maybe later we will go look at the local fireworks tonight.
Don't those beauties look wonderful!!! I love buying locally! Also, I bought some coffee from a local man! Very good! Worth the money!
We had gotten the Ethiopian, but I sure like this blend. Gordon is outside painting the garage for now. I'm inside cooking and cleaning. Next weekend the family from Minnesota come up for Kurt's class reunion! Blessings to you all, God bless our country!