Monday, July 29, 2013

Menu Plan Monday - July 29, 2013

Greek-style Grilled Pork Chops - (Grilling Marinade)
Grilled Pork Chops
Greek Salad
Pita Bread

I used Symeon's Greek Salad Dressing to marinate chops.
Spices are available at
Recipe for Dressing/marinade on the Symeons' container.  

Crock-Pot Pizza Recipe
Crockpot Pizza Casserole
(From my friend Susie Hughes, see recipe below)
Tossed Salad
Garlic Bread

(Grocery Day)
Creamed Chipped Beef on Toast Points
Orange Tapioca Salad

Lemon Butter Swai Fish
Herbed Rice
Peanut Coleslaw

(Friends for Dinner & Church Concert)
Grilled Chicken and Steak
with Peppers and Onions
Red Potatoes w/ Sour Cream Topping
Tossed Salad
Cake and Ice Cream

BBQ Chicken Wings recipe
BBQ Wings/Hot Wings
Green Jello Salad
Swiss Vegetable Medley

Eat Out with Church Family

Joining Menu Plan Monday at I'm An Organinzing Junkie
Marvelous Mondays at This Gal Cooks
Menu Monday at This Flourishing Life

Have a Yummy Week,

Recipe of the Week - Crockpot Pizza Casserole

Crock-Pot Pizza Recipe
Crockpot Pizza Casserole

Thanks to my friend, Susie Huges, for this easy and delicious recipe.
I did add peppers to this recipe as my hubby and I love peppers on pizza.

1 lb. hamburger
1 lb. sausage
1 small onion, chopped
1 cup of chopped peppers
    Saute together until meat is browned.

1 box of curley noodles, cooked
1 jar of Ragu Pizza Sauce
1 can of Cream of Mushroom soup
1 pkg. pepperoni
1 pkg. shredded mozzarella cheese

Layer as follows (repeating to top of crockpot):
  Noodles on bottom,
  Meat mixture

Cook for about 2 hours.  Serve with bread sticks, cheese bread, or tostitoes.

Have a Blessed Day,

Friday, July 26, 2013

Fabulous Finds Friday - Thrift Shopping

Lutheran Thrift Shop:
Au Jus Cups .50
Mandolin Slicer $1.50 
 (Almost bought one at Marshall's this week for $10.00)
St. Vincent De Paul Thrift Shop:
Antique Creamers 2 for $4.00
Cream Lamp Shade:  $2.00
Goodwill: (Senior Discount 25%)
4 Fall Embroidered Napkins $1.50 
Mesa Thrift: (Senior Discount 25%)
 Queen Sized Quilt $12.00 
Fall Checked Napkins $3.20 for 8 
Red Checked Napkins $1.50 for 4
10 yards of Buttercream Chevron Cranston Print for $2.40
(Yes, that would be $.24 per yard)
Rick bought pair of shoes $2.40

Total purchases:  $31.00

DIY Hint:  Using two, napkins make wonderful throw pillow covers.

Two of our Favorite Thrift Shops:

            Mesa Thrift Store               Lutheran Thrift Shop

  Have a Fabulous Day,


Thursday, July 25, 2013

Thankful Thursday

I thank God for:

Waking up to a new day knowing every day is a gift from the Lord.
  I am so thankful for His sustaining grace.  

The beauty of the rural setting of South View Farm in Central NY
and the wonderful memories made there this summer.  

The love of and for our grandson.  He is one of God's most precious gifts to us!  
He says that he loves grandma and grandpa with all his heart!  
Love the shirt!  It says,  "If you think I'm cute, you ought to see my Mom!"
She is pretty cute, don't you think!   Miss her sooo much!

Welcoming a new member to our family and being able be at 
John and Wen's  wedding!  She is such a lovely young lady!

  We really do have so much to be thankful for!
Our hearts are overflowing!

Joining Thankful Thursdays at:
 Taking A Stand
Black Tag Diaries

Have a Great-ful Day,

Monday, July 22, 2013

Menu Plan Monday July 22, 2013

Trip to IKEA to shop and eat!
Free Breakfast Monday &
Swedish Meatball lunch (Free with $150.00 purchase)

Lori's Meatloaf
Mashed Potatoes
Green Peas

Chicken Enchilades with Eggs & Shredded Lettuce
Spanish Rice

Hot Dogs with Chips with
Kim's Homemade Relish
Macaroni Salad
(Love these basket liners from World Market!)


Ham Slices with Pineapple Raisin Sauce
Lil's Fruit Salad
Garlic Green Beans

Rudies BBQ  and Diamond Back Game with Friends!  Yahoo!


Chicken Leek Soup
Tossed Salad
Crusty Bread
Lil's Fruit Salad  (Leftover)

Joining Menu Plan Monday at I'm An Organinzing Junkie
Marvelous Mondays at This Gal Cooks
Menu Monday at This Flourishing Life

Have a Blessed Day,

Friday, July 19, 2013

Recipe of the Week - Pineapple-Raisin Sauce

Pineapple-Raisin Sauce

1/2 c. brown sugar                                                      
1/8 c. honey dijon mustard
dash of ground ginger
1/8 tsp. ground cloves
1 (20 oz.) can crushed pineapple, drained
1 c. dark raisins
1/2 tsp. cornstarch
1/2 tbs. water

In medium saucepan, mix together brown sugar, mustard, ginger and cloves so that mustard moistens sugar.

To sugar mixture, add drained pineapple, and raisins. Over medium-high heat, bring just to a boil, then reduce heat to medium-low and simmer about 10-15 minutes, or until slightly thickened.

Mix cornstarch with water, then stirring this mixture into the raisin sauce, continue to simmer about 8-10 minutes. Serve with pork or chicken.

Have a Yummy Day,

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

NY Vacation 2013 - Sean Michael's Pre-school Graduation Program - Scrapbook Pages

Sean Michael had a bit of trouble getting into the Tooty-ta Song.  I asked him why, and he replied, "I'm a little shy, Grandma!"  But he did get moving, and it was such a cute sight seeing all those pre-schoolers doing the motions, and singing the lyrics of the Tooty-ta Song.  We later found a video of the Tooty-ta Song on YouTube and Sean Michael and Grandma practiced it together.  Such fun!  

As you can see from the first picture, Sean Michael was having a little difficulty with his star name tag as it was really scratching his neck, and he was finding it to be quite uncomfortable.  He did such a great job leading the Pledge of Allegiance!  He was pretty happy to receive his Graduation Diploma and his "Wiz Kid" Award.  Grandma and Grandpa couldn't have been prouder.  We felt so blessed to be able to be there and share this special day with our grandson.

Have a Blessed Day,

Monday, July 15, 2013

Menu Plan Monday - July 15, 2013

  Grilled Burgers 
Broccoli Salad
Parsley Red Potatoes
Honey Glazed Grilled Plums with Ice Cream

Garlic Green Beans with Almonds
Tossed Salad

Creamed Ham & Egg in Toast Cups
Fresh Fruit
Corn on the Cob

Steamed Broccoli
Rice Pilaf

Garlic Bread
Tossed Salad

Dinner with Friends

Crockpot White Chicken Chili
Dark Chocolate Banana Parfaits

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Have a Blessed Day,

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