menu plan monday ~ november 18, 2013

It has been a long week. Last week I was very sick for four days. Bad chest/head cold. I didn’t leave the recliner from Sunday night till Friday morning except for necessity. Needless to say, nothing toward Christmas prep was done during that time. Genny came Saturday morning, as well as my dear friends Marsha and Paul. We all worked hard on Saturday. DH and I put the beads and popcorn/cranberry strings on the living room tree. One box of ornaments (of three) was emptied and the ornaments are on the tree. A ways to go there.

Sunday morning, I rested while Genny visited a friend who lives nearby. On her way back to our house, Genny got a call about the tornado that hit Washington, Illinois. Genny’s daughter and her family live there. Meanwhile, we were under a tornado warning, as well! As information came in, we found that Genny’s daughter’s house was hit. Thankfully the family was at church at the time and are all safe. The house needs a new roof and some other work. It was on the edge of the worst damage. Just two houses down from them, Genny’s son-in-law’s mother’s house was also damaged.

We appreciate your prayers on their behalf. It will be a long haul to get everything cleaned up, repaired, and rebuilt.

After all that, it is hard to settle down and contemplate something as mundane as the week’s menu, but here goes.

Chicken and Rice
Garden Salad

Roast Beef
Mashed Potatoes
Steamed Green Beans
Garden Salad

Spaghetti and Meatballs
Garlic Bread
Green Salad

Fridge Food

Mongolian Beef with Broccoli

Lentil and Sausage Soup
Homemade Rolls

Lettuce, Tomatoes, Sour Cream, Cheddar Cheese
Tortilla Chips

You can find more menu and recipe ideas at Menu Plan Monday.



  1. Emily Slobodzian
    Posted November 18, 2013 at 12:45 pm | Permalink

    Prayers will definitely be sent for your niece, her family, & the recovery of her whole community. These things take time, but I have witnessed firsthand how they can turn total strangers into friends, & truly bring out the best in people to bring a community closer together.

  2. hilary
    Posted November 18, 2013 at 3:27 pm | Permalink

    Glad to hear no one was hurt.Was thinking of you all yesterday.All we got was a severe thunderstorm and alot of rain..Still have some high winds..Hope you feel better soon…

  3. Linda
    Posted December 3, 2013 at 2:12 pm | Permalink

    Missing your Christmas posts. Hope all is well.

  4. Posted December 4, 2013 at 1:18 am | Permalink

    Thanks, Linda, for asking after me. I’ve been very busy, but hope to get some posts up in a day or two. We had our annual open house Sunday and it was a great success. I’m still recovering! 😀 ~~Rhonda

  5. hilary
    Posted December 9, 2013 at 5:48 pm | Permalink

    It’s been awhile since I’ve heard from you…Hope you are ok and surviving this cold cold weather we are having..

  6. hilary
    Posted December 17, 2013 at 8:45 pm | Permalink

    Does anyone know if Rhonda is ok?This isn’t like her not to post for a long time and not reply to emails..Very concerned…

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