Monday, October 15, 2018

Whats For Dinner ~ Meal Plan Monday

And so begins the last few days of my 55th year...and what an eventful year it was. Winning my battle with cancer.. an exciting, eventful trip back to England and the most blessed of gifts.. two new grandbabies. I wonder what my 56th year will bring?

This week I have a few things to look forward too. Some gentle walks with my dear friend who is back from her cruise today.. Ladies Bible study and fellowship at our church (which I always enjoy).. and a trip out to a huge craft fair on Saturday. And  of course a Birthday date with MrD after church on Sunday. Time spent with my sweet hubby is always something to cherish.

So I better get myself into gear... and start these house chores. Have a wonderful week.. and here is this weeks dinner menu plan

Weekly Plan - 15th October 2018
Monday             Corn Flake Chicken Fingers, Oven Baked Potato Wedges, Peas

Tuesday             Beef Empanadas, Salad, Guacamole

Wednesday        Chicken And Spinach Pasta Bake

Cauliflower Cheese, Bacon, Baked Potatoes

Hawaiian Turkey Burgers, 

Saturday            Day Out with Friends

Sunday               Birthday Dinner

Saturday, October 13, 2018


At just after one oclock this morning...
I was awoken by a strange sound..
and I just had to go investigate.
It was raining!
the first time for seven long months!
Silly me...I actually stood in it for a few minutes
and loved it.
I dont expect it will last long
but today the air is cooler and fresher
Maybe Autumn has arrived at last!
Thank you Lord!

Love and Hugs
Phoebe x

Friday, October 12, 2018

Country Club Crafts

It seems to be the season for craft fairs...
they are popping up everywhere
This one was held at the local Country Golf Club...
and for mainly Halloween and collectables
I didnt buy anything...
but was tempted by some of the Fall stuff..
I just loved looking at everything..and getting ideas
Unlike my friend who came away with this lovely pillow and a few other treasures
Im saving my pennies for the next one

 Love and Hugs
Phoebe x

Thursday, October 11, 2018

In the Kitchen... Apple Pie Filling!!

Its been a busy couple of days in the old kitchen..
the dehydrator has been earning its keep 
taking care of.. amongst other things... 
the peppers I bought at the Farmers Market 
3 for a dollar...a bargain!
When done they look so pretty in the jar...almost like candy

Im getting to be a bit of a dehydrating fiend!!

Easy Freezer Apple Pie Filling
Hubbys workmate brought more apples. They were not too hard so I decided to make Apple Pie Filling for the freezer ready for when we have pie in the next couple of weeks. Its lovely because the sugar, flour and juices meld together to make its own caramely sauce. Simple...and smells delicious

1cup brown sugar 
1 cup white sugar
1/2 cup corn starch
2 teaspoons of cinnamon
1 teaspoon of nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon of salt

  • Thinly  peel and slice apple into a bowl of water and lemon juice
  • When ready drain and put back into the bowl
  • Add all the ingredients
  • Mix well 
  • Divided into ziplock bags and press out as much air as you can before sealing
  • Freeze for up to 6 months

Love and Hugs 
Phoebe x

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Ready For Fall

I managed to finish my Fall craft yesterday..
my first attempt at a fabric pumpkin.
It was so easy to make and its perfect for the top of my bookcase.
I just have to finish my turkey apron and Im done
Decorating is finished..
and  I stayed true to my promise and didnt spend a fortune
thanks to Dollar Tree
99c Stores
Home made crafts
and pine cones collected on my walks
So we are festive enough to have a blessed Fall and Thanksgiving

Love and Hugs
Phoebe x

Monday, October 8, 2018

Whats For Dinner ~ Meal Plan Monday

Good Morning and Happy Monday.! Its 2.30 am, our morning prayer is done and MrD has just left for work. Once I  finish this coffee my day will start. I have a busy one planned

The weather is cooler but the rain forecast for last week didnt arrive...and there's none on the horizon for this week either. Still, its perfect weather for my morning I will get out there early and call in the Farmers market on the way home. I would like to get some bell peppers to dehydrate if they are reasonably priced.

I have a craft I want to finish today..then my Fall decor will be complete.. my Fall apron has to be done and I need to work on a Christmas gift I started. My hands are pretty bad right now. I had Carpul Tunnel surgery years ago and was told I might need it done again in about twenty years. Well times up..its been 22 and the the numbness, aching and spasms have returned. Its a real 'pain' trying to hold a needle. I see my doctor on the 23rd and we shall see what he has to say

With day planned at another craft fair with friends on Wednesday, ladies Bible studay at church on Thursday and a trip to the DMV on Friday (oh joy!!) its going to be a full...but enjoyable week

Most of the meals on this weeks plan are MrDs requests.. so..

 Have  a great week... and here's whats on the dinner menu for the next few days

Weekly Plan - 8th October 2018
Monday             Chicken and Vegetable Stir Fry

Tuesday             Enchiladas

Wednesday        Pork Chops, Mashed Potatoes, Corn


Thurkey Burgers, Coleslaw

Saturday            Day Out with Hubby

Sunday               Chicken. Roasted Potatoes, Carrot and Parsip Mash