Wednesday, 22 September 2021
Monday, 20 September 2021
Its not quite Fall yet .. but the decoration is done. We even had a slice of pumpkin pie yesterday after church. I doesn't feel like Autumn yet as the temperatures are still in the top 90s...and due to be over 100 for the next couple of days. But... when we get up to get MrD off to work at 3am.. there is a definite chill in the air. it doesnt last long once the sun comes up. I better start stocking up on cold medicines...cos you know its gonna happen.
Apart ffrom buckling down and finding us a GP closer to home than an hour away... theres nothing planned for this week... and hopefully we can get a restful weekend because next week is a busy one
This weeks meals from my favourite vintage recipe books include lasagne, Speedy Baked Beans.. and the Pork Chops in mushroom sauce.
So thats it... everyone have a great weekWeekly Plan - 20th September 2021
Sunday, 19 September 2021
Saturday, 18 September 2021
Wednesday, 15 September 2021
Monday, 13 September 2021
Im tired... very tired. its not that we did anything special over the weekend. Just a couple of hours at the Swap Meet again watching a tribute band and having a late lunch out. But yesterday we missed church as I felt unwell and if I was coming down with anything...I didnt want to pass it on to anyone else. I feel better today...just lethargic...
Since moving to the Blue House and Hubbys insurance changed.. we havent found ourselves new GPs yet... but I think that should become top of our list. And I need to find an oncologist as my 4 month check up is looming. I dont think this tiredness is cancer related.. it could just be my age or lacking in vitamins..but best to be on the safe side.
This coming weekend..MrD has decided he would like to take a drive into Los Angeles.. to visit a Harley shop of all places. I dont mind as we are going to take a stroll down the Walk of Fame...The last time we took a dtive into LA was when the riots were on. Hopefully no trouble this time...and a change of scenery will do me good
Anyway.. this weeks menu features meals from my favourite vintage cookbooks.. The Stuffed Peppers are filled with the leftover Company Spanish Rice from last week... The Spaghetti Sauce, Vegetable Bake and of course.. Pork Chops and Mashed Potatoes is a classic
Have a great week
Weekly Plan - 13th September 2021
Sunday, 12 September 2021
Saturday, 11 September 2021
I was living in Wales and I had just got back from the garden centre with my then mother in law and was prepring to walk up to the school to collect my young children. Something told me to switch on the tv and it was just after the first plane had hit. It was on every channel...but I tuned into Sky News and I stood watching in disbelief as the horror unfolded... and saw the second plane hit!
Standing at the school gates with the other mums... the fear in some of their faces was evident... especially in those whose husbands were in the armed services.If an attack like this could happen in America... it could happen anywhere.
I got home to see the towers fall...
That day... my view of the world changed. Like many others.. it became a little less safe and I became a little less niave
Some may have forgotten what happened that fateful day... come up with ludicous conspiracy theories or even play down the reasons why
but I will never forget
Thursday, 9 September 2021
Company Spanish Rice..
2 cloves garlic, crushed
1/4 cup chopped celery
1 1/2 cups long grain rice
2 1/2 cups tinned tomatoes
1 6oz can or 2/3 cup tomato paste
2 1/2 teaspoons salt
1/2 bay leaf
Few grains cayenne pepper
2 cups hot water
1 pound ground beef
3/4 cup chopped green pepper
1 teaspoon chili powder
1 teaspoon sugar
1 10 1/2 or 11 ounce can condensed beef bouillon
- Heat oil in heavy skillet.
- Add garlic and celery; brown, stirring constantly.
- Mix rice, tomatoes, tomato paste, salt, bay leaf, and cayenne with hot water.
- Add to garlic and celery in skillet; stir well and cover.
- Bring to boil; reduce heat and simmer 10 minutes.
- Brown beef and green pepper.
- Remove from heat.
- Stir in chili powder, sugar, and beef bouillon.
- Combine rice and meat mixtures in 3-quart baking dish.
- Bake in moderate oven (350 F or 176 C) 35 minutes
- Add water or tomato juice if necessary; stir occasionally
Wednesday, 8 September 2021
Tuesday, 7 September 2021
Monday, 6 September 2021
Weekly Plan - 6th September 2021