Monday, August 18, 2014

Wild Horse Parade

 Look at these pictures!!!! Seriously?!? I think my parents near live heaven. This would be my idea of heaven. Wild horses walking down my street.
 And there are babies. Oh I wish I was there but so very thankful that mom sent these to me. Don't move parents. I need to be able to visit this place.

Sunday, August 17, 2014

August Meal Planning


I didn't meal plan last week- major mistake. We had no food in the house. The family was NOT happy and we ended up eating out alot. I hate eating out. Don't get me wrong-love to dine-hate to eat out and there is a difference. So for the rest of August meals are planned.

Sun. Chicken Enchiladas
Mon. Leftovers
Tues. Grilled Sausage and Peppers
Wed. Chicken Tenders
Thurs.Ham Frittata
Fri. Pizza and Salad
Sat. Hamburgers
Sun. Pasta
Mon. Dinner out or take out- dog class
Tues. Sloppy Joes
Wed. Mac n cheese
Thurs. Tacos
Fri. Grilled Cheese
Sat. Grilled Steak
Sun. Quiche and fruit

Weekend Recap 8-17

 Weekend started off with some happy mail from my Aunt. Inside were my NaNa's Pyrex bowls. I have an orange one of hers that she gave me when I married Doug and I still have it(20yrs later) and use it most days. To get these bowls is such a treat and make me feel like Nana is close to me. Can't even express how much I miss her.
 Friday night I put some peaches in the crockpot to start a peach sauce. Different than the butter this can go savory or sweet depending on how you want to use it. This morning canned 5 pints of that and yesterday canned 10 quarts of halves. I have to give back the pot I've been borrowing. It's time to buy my own now that I can do this.
 I've also started my Russian doll quilt. It's going to be 30 blocks 5x6 A large lap quilt I think.
 And as always I've enjoyed Nana dog. Taking walks, hanging out in the back yard, lots of snuggles and tomorrow we start our second class. Really love and enjoy our weekend time.

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Peaches Sideways

And up to my elbows today, canned 10 quarts of peach halves in a light syrup. And my lids sealed as I said a prayer over each one. A grand victory indeed.

Shopping and Saving


 This morning I made my list and headed off to the market. I found two deals that served me well. Nabisco snacks 3.99 buy two get Capri Sun free with a dollar off coupon on the box. The second was laundry detergent 2.99. When this happens I stock up- like hoarder style stock up. I refuse to pay full price for laundry soap. just refuse. So I take a page from Grandpa Holmes and stock up on sales.

Recoverying from a crazy week

My baby girl took this picture. It is amazing. It describes this past week perfectly for me. Stormy, bright, intense, and a little scary. The kiddos are back at school, work has a new computer system that is not completely working, Boxes of fruit that need attention and three drivers in out house with two cars- Yes Avery got her license.

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Busy Weekend Here

 This was a fabric pull I did earlier in the week. I was thinking about starting a quilt this weekend, but that will have to wait for a bit.
 I hope you are not sick of seeing these sunset pictures. They make my heart happy.
 So my sweet friend Susan has a few fruit trees in her yard and invited me over to pick some peaches and apples. Riley and I processed a quarter box of apples and got three apple pie fillings out of it. I got up this morning early and processed the box of peaches. Two peach cobblers, three peach pies and 12 pints of peach chutney

 I have this box of apples left and I think apple butter and maybe applesauce. The nice thing about apples are they have a longer shelf life.