Monthly Archives: July 2012

menu plan monday ~ july 30, 2012

The twins stopped by this afternoon. We had a fun hour or so before Daddy came back to take them home again. The first question they always ask is, “Where’s Pa?” Pa was at work, so we took a phone picture to send to him. Don’t you think those faces would make Pa come running […]

happy, happy birthday, great-ma!

Today is DH’s mother’s 95th birthday! Happy, happy birthday! Our older son and his family went along to help celebrate. And everyone enjoyed brownies and ice cream! The twins couldn’t wait to see the candle lit. We are very blessed to have Beulah / Mom / Grandma / Great-Ma with us. A sweet and lovely […]

menu plan monday ~ july 23, 2012

I headed to my Dad’s last Saturday for a family reunion. Five of the siblings from his family were there. Another brother was unable to come due to an event he had to attend, and another sister is winding up a five-week world tour with her son, so was unable to come. My dad is […]

menu plan monday ~ july 16, 2012

This past week DH put my cubbies on the wall in our bedroom. They came out of an old post office a long time ago. My mom had them and I always loved them. After she passed away last December, we went through her things and this is one of the lovelies I got to […]

hostas and drought…the good, the bad, and the ugly

Yesterday, DH and I spent about two hours in the garden. I have to say that, with the record high temps soaring over 100 degrees day after day, I had not stepped outside the door in a solid two weeks. I knew it was bad out there, but I was shocked. The drought has really […]

menu plan monday ~ july 9, 2012

Monday Fridge Food Tuesday Tortellini with Ham and Peas Garden Salad Garlic Bread with Mozzarella Wednesday Cheese Burgers Homemade Buns Stir Fried Garden Veggies Refrigerator Pickles Thursday Crock Pot Rotisserie-Style Chicken Rice Garden Tomatoes Sweet and Sour Cucumbers Friday Chicken and Veggie Stir Fry Rice Saturday Fridge Food Sunday Veggie Lasagna in the Crock Pot […]

make some refrigerator pickles

My dear daughter-in-law made some refrigerator pickles a few weeks ago. I was inspired to try my hand at it, as well. SO easy and they are delicious. I made two jars of dills slices, three jars of sweet pickle spears and a jar of pickled radish slices with a few cucumber chunks thrown in […]

menu plan monday ~ july 2, 2012

We spent the last half of last week staying inside as much as possible. We had several days in a row of temps over 100, up to 108 one day. We did get .14 of an inch of rain last night, the first in a long time. But not enough to make a difference. We’re […]

35 years and counting

This past week, DH and I celebrated our 35th wedding anniversary. It’s harder for me to get out than it used to be, but I didn’t want to miss our annual trip. For ten years we have been celebrating our anniversary by visiting daylily farms and finding new plants we would like to add to […]