Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Crafting On -19 June 2018

Crafting on this week is a new dress (I have a number of them done, but no one to take pictures).  I had to use a filter to get the dress the right colour.  It made my feet look dirty, but it’s just shadow.  This dress is a little different from my usual.  It’s a fabric I got from the Mennonite fabric store and it’s a soft, silky georgette (instead of the usual cotton).

Monday, June 18, 2018

Menu Plan Monday -18 June 2018

Summer has definitely arrived in the Ottawa Valley.   The house did NOT cool off last night, so we woke to 24C.  At least is hasn’t gotten too humid in here yet -so long as you don’t move around much.  I think today might be a sewing day (under the ceiling fan).  I needed to bake cookies, so I woke early while the house was ‘cool’.
Likely going to be a busy week.  It’s our last Guide camp of the year.  We’re at the Pentecostal camp again this year.  I’m letting Ella stay home (well, Grandma’s) because she just doesn’t like camp and it’s too stressful when some of the other girls get too tired and get bitchy grumpy.  I’m having a hard time getting into this camp because the next weekend is our summer vacation and I want to get started on that instead.
leftover Chinese (BTW the Pioneer Woman chow mein was yummy.  I added 1 tsp oyster sauce and used packaged coleslaw for all the veggies)
tacos -happy Ella
leftover tacos
BBQ chicken quarters
BBQ pizza
spaghetti and meatballs
leftover pizza
BBQ pork chops

Monday, June 4, 2018

Menu Plan Monday -4 June 2018

We had a really nice weekend.  A cold front rolled in Friday evening (thank goodness!) and got rid of the oppressive humidity.   I always mean to get a lot of work done on these cool days, but I just feel like sitting and enjoying the coolness.
This week I need to get started planning our last Guide camp and to get the records all fixed up and ready to pass onto the new Guide leader.  I’ve taken a Guiding break for the last couple of weeks.  I won’t be sorry to be ‘just a mom’ for Pathfinders in September.
Hopefully, this coming week won’t be as wet as they are forecasting.  I have a mountain of laundry and it needs to hang outside.
roast chicken
honey garlic chicken stir fry
hot chicken
pork chops
souvlaki wraps
leftover casserole
ham -haven’t decided how yet
More great ideas at I’m an Organizing Junkie

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Crafting On/Yarn Along -29 May 2018

I forgot to share a knitting project last week for Yarn Along/Crafting On.
When I ordered the yarn for the shawl I couldn’t resist a ball of the Knit Picks Dishie.  It really is the best dish cloth cotton and I get 2 cloths (plus about 1/2 extra).  I made a regular one and one of the new Triangle to Square ones, sometimes I like to be different.
Wonder Woman is nearly finished.  I need to get moving because I hope to be in Ottawa this weekend and I can drop it off.

Monday, May 28, 2018

Menu Plan Monday -28 May 2018

What a hot and humid day for grocery shopping.  Also, it seems all the seniors are shopping on Mondays, so we’ll have to pick another day in future.
Nothing much planned this week.  It’ll be the first week without Guides, won’t know what to do with our Wednesday evenings -ha ha.  I do have to get planning camp which we are actually doing in June.  And of course, the usual mountain of laundry and baking.
store chicken and salads
roast pork -crock pot
chicken salad sandwiches
Cornish pasties
BBQ pizza
leftover pork
chicken sandwiches
Bavarian pork pie -same as the Bavarian beef pie but with leftover pork
leftover pie
More great ideas at I’m an Organizing Junkie

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Recipes, Finally...

I posted these meals a while ago and I was asked for the recipes.  Things got busy, I kind of forgot so here they are:

The first comes from a dear, old lady at church.  Fern often brings her chicken pot pie for potluck lunches.  It's always the first to go.

This picture is only a half-batch.

Chicken Pot Pie
leftover chicken and good, hot, fairly thick gravy
2 cup flour                                   1/2 tsp salt
4 tsp bk. powder                          1 Tbsp butter
1 cup milk (almond works too)
Make batter and spoon over very hot chicken and gravy.
Bake 400F for 15 minutes

Tomato Sauce 
makes about 9 cups
4 (28 oz) crushed tomatoes
1/4 cup oil                                    3 garlic, crushed
1 cup red wine                              1 Tbsp oregano
1 onion, finely chopped                pinch basil
salt & pepper
Saute onions and garlic in oil.  Add everything else.  Simmer 1 1/2-2 hours to thicken.
I use this sauce for a lot of things, including lasagna.

Spaghetti and Meatballs
1 lb ground beef                                 1 small onion, chopped fine
1/2 cup fine breadcrumbs                   1/2 cup milk (almond is fine)
salt & pepper
Saute onions.  Add everything else and make into balls (I make appetizer sized ones).  Drop into spaghetti sauce (above or store-bought) and simmer for 1 hour.

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Crafting On/Yarn Along -22 May 2018

Crafting On/Yarn Along this week and I’m working on the shawl for my friend.  I’m really loving this new cotton yarn from Knit Picks.  It’s so soft.