Happy Homemaker Monday #407:20 AM
Good Morning, hope you all had a wonderful weekend and I also hope that the week ahead is a good one too.
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67 degrees. We'll be staying in the 80's this week and I'm more than ready for it. I used to think that 80 was hot back in Idaho LOL Now it's sweater weather....just kidding, maybe not sweater weather, but definitely Fall weather.
Right now I am:
Wearing my pj's, enjoying a cup of coffee and not fully awake yet.
That Fall break is over and today we are back to school, I need to get the kid's lessons ready. Also thinking about hubby's class this week, he will be doing his TAP class all week, which is the Transition Assistance Program for those who are retiring. How exciting :)
On my reading pile:::
Nothing, other than some crochet patterns to make some Minecraft stuff for my kids for Christmas.
On my tv:::
My Portuguese soaps (Doce Tentacao, Louco Amor, Tempo de Viver)
Copper (still haven't caught up on the last two episodes)
The Paradise Episode 4 and 5
Wartime Farm Episode 6
On the menu for this week:::
More Portuguese food :)
Monday - Costoletas panadas no forno (Oven breaded pork chops, potato & carrots mash)
Tuesday - Lombinhos de pescada c/ creme e batatas cozidas (Creamy fish and potato casserole)
Wednesday - Strogonoff de Peru c/ arroz no forno (Turkey strogonoff with oven rice)
Thursday - Tagliatelle a Bolonhesa (Bolognese Tagliatelle)
Friday - Homemade Pizza
Saturday - Bifes com Batatas fritas (Steak and Fries)
Sunday - Sopa de Feijao (Bean Soup)
On my to do list:::
Candle review on blog
Menu plan on food blog
What I am sewing, crocheting, knitting or creating:::
Christmas gifts - Starting a Minecraft Creeper Beanie for Nicholas, also have a creeper scarf and some crochet creepers for both kids.
I don't waste anything, nor do I like throwing out stuff. Honestly, if people took a few minutes of prep or of thought, they could be saving a lot of money when it comes to food. Some of the things I do are: If I make a huge pot of mashed potatoes, whatever isn't eaten, I freeze in ziploc baggies. If it's enough for another meal then when I want to use it, I just pull it out and warm it up on the stovetop (it tastes just fine). If it's not enough for another meal then I use it either for my sourdough bread or for shepherd's pie or potato pancakes etc.
I do the same with rice, if there's a lot leftover I freeze it, or I make Rice pudding the next day.
By taking a little time and thought, I save a lot of money on groceries, and always have things in the freezer for future meals.
Looking around the house:::
Hubby is getting his laptop ready to take to class. Pugs are sleeping on the couch, kids are still asleep as well.
Living room just needs a little tidying mainly blankets to be folded and put back on the couch, some kid shoes on the rug etc.
Kitchen needs to be swept and mopped, but aside from breakfast dishes, it's clean.
From the camera:::
On my prayer list:::
My brother and sister in law as they prepare for an important interview the first week of November.
Hubby and I as we prepare for retirement.
Bible verse, Devotional:::
In his heart a man plans his course, but the LORD determines his steps.