Friday, March 12, 2010

Humorous Housekeeping Tips For Friday

Friend just calls and says she is in the neighborhood and wants to stop in for coffee.  The house is a mess - what to do?  Prop some get-well cards on the mantle, she will think you have been ill.

Have two dust mops.  One new and clean to shake out the front door in view of the nosy neighbor and the everyday one to shake outside the back door in privacy.

Made me smile -- hope they did you too.  Are you smiling MaryAnn?

My house needs more than humor today so I better go get that dust mop and start chasing the dog hair.  Have a blessed day.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Tomatoes, Tomatoes, Tomatoes

My one reader (hi Frani) asked about my cookin' day yesterday so thought I would reply via my blog.  By the way, I love writing this blog even if no one reads it.  Fun to put pictures and thoughts together and down on paper.

So about yesterday.  Here is what we accomplished with our time and effort.

With nearly 7 lbs. of ground beef we came up with:
1 meatloaf
2 packages of stuffed pepper filling
2 packages of meat sauce for Grandma's Goulash
1 big bag of chili

With beef done we proceeded to chicken.
Danielle now has in her freezer:
2 pans of chicken enchiladas
1 big bag of chicken and noodle soup
1 big bag of chicken and rice soup

First thing I did when I arrived was to start the crock-pot with scalloped potatoes and ham.  By the time I finished cooking we had just enough time to put a loaf of beer bread in the oven and with the addition of a vegetable Danielle had supper ready when Robert arrived home at 6 PM.

Think we accomplished a lot.  Not all that I had planned of course so next week I will return to make:
Quick Mix (homemade Bisquick)
Brownie Mix
chocolate chip cookies to freeze

Today's title is in reference to the fact that I had purchased big cans of tomato sauce and diced tomatoes at Sam's Club for our cooking venture thinking we would use a lot and that big cans are so much cheaper.  Well, we had lots left so guess who is cooking at her house today?  Yep, I am ready to tie on my apron and put freezer meals in my freezer too.  Today's cooking will be much quieter though with just Precious Husband making noise in the backround.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Cookin' Day

 Chicken and Biscuits ready for the oven. . .

I am off today to do that mega-cooking venture with my daughter that I mentioned in a earlier post.  The shopping is done and now the real work is to be done : )  Think it will be fun.  Hope there is something cooking at your house today that will bring smiles to your household.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

"There's No Place Like Home"

 I love to collect quotes and wanted to share some of my favorites
on the subject of home with you today.  

Home is where the heart is.   -Pliny the Elder

He is the happiest, 
be he king or peasant,
who finds peace in his home. 
-Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Houses are made of walls and beams;
Homes are made of love and dreams.   -Author Unknown


Your success as family, our success as a society, 
depends not on what happens in the White House, 
but on what happens inside your house.  
-Barbara Bush

I would be willing to go around the world
if I came back in time to light the candles
and set the table for supper.
Gladys Taber

"When home is ruled according to God's Word, 
angels might be asked to stay with us, 
and they would not find themselves out of their element."
-Charles Haddon Spurgeon

The bauty of the house is order,
The blessing of the house is contentment,
The glory of the house is hospitality,
The crown of the house is godliness.
-Author Unknown