menu plan monday ~ september 18, 2017

I spent last week finishing a custom order for a Putz church. It is done, except for a sign on the front of the base, identifying the church. I make signs on printable glitter paper, and am waiting on that to be delivered. It feels good to have this project so close to completion. I plan to blog the process in a few days. I’ve started the post, but there are a lot of pictures to sort through. I have to decide which ones to use, which ones to leave out…never an easy decision!


The front doors of the church are 1 1/8″ tall. I made the tiny wreaths from punchouts, glue and glitter.

Putz church

Clark is amusing. Here he’s taking a call from Younger Son.

Clark takes a call

The Sunday bouquet this weekend was made of Jerusalem Artichokes and Goldenrod. A cheerful bouquet!

Sunday bouquet. Goldenrod and Jerusalem artichoke.

Part of this week’s menu depends on leftovers. We have a lot in the fridge that needs to be used. Just gives me more time in the craft room!

Lots of leftovers, so it’s fridge food tonight.

Baby Back Ribs
Cauliflower in Cheese Sauce
Steamed Sugar Snap Peas with Butter
Garden Salad

Taco Salad

Creamy Tuscan Chicken
Garlic Roasted Asparagus with Parmesan

Cobb Salad

Fridge Food

Roast Beef in the Instant Pot
Mashed Potatoes
Oven-Roasted Brussels Sprouts
Garden Salad

Jerusalem artichoke blossom

I hope you have a good week! ~~Rhonda


  1. Kathie Nappier
    Posted September 19, 2017 at 10:52 am | Permalink

    The detail on that steeple is amazing! My husband and I were married in a small white chapel with red roof and steeple. Your church reminds me of that one. I think I’ll try to make one. I’ve made some houses and they were lots of fun. thanks for the inspiration!

  2. Mary Jane
    Posted September 19, 2017 at 2:12 pm | Permalink

    I have noticed in your recent menu posts you have been preparing food in an instant pot. Could you tell me what it is and how to use it. I have not heard of this product.

  3. Posted September 19, 2017 at 2:29 pm | Permalink

    Thank you, Kathie! The steeple was the hardest part! 🙂 I’d love to see a picture of your church when it’s done. This one was inspired by the First United Methodist Church in Nolensville, TN. I am going to hate to say goodbye when I ship it off! ~~Rhonda

  4. Posted September 19, 2017 at 2:34 pm | Permalink

    Mary Jane, I love my Instant Pot! It is an electric counter-top pressure cooker. It was a little intimidating at first, I have to admit. But after using it a few times, I felt more comfortable. I use it a lot. It cooks quickly and doesn’t heat the kitchen which is nice in the summer time. It can also be used as a rice cooker, yogurt maker and as a slow cooker.

    Here’s a link to the one I have. Instant Pot

  5. Jennifer
    Posted September 20, 2017 at 9:11 pm | Permalink

    That church is awesome! I am so impressed with your detail and precision. You have mastered the “putz” craft. You are very talented!

  6. Posted September 20, 2017 at 9:41 pm | Permalink

    Jennifer, thank you so much! That church was a challenge, but I enjoyed meeting the challenge and learning some new Putz skills along the way. I shipped it to its home in Tennessee today. Loved it so much, I am going to have to make one for myself! 🙂 ~~Rhonda

  7. Jennifer
    Posted September 21, 2017 at 9:43 am | Permalink

    Rhonda, I am sure it was hard to let that one go! That steeple is amazing! Definitely a keeper. I always enjoy your blog. Beautiful photos, family, crafts. Always fun 🙂

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