Monday, April 16, 2018

Happy Homemaker Monday - April 16, 2018

Today I'm joining Sandra at Diary of a Stay at Home Mom
and all the sweet ladies of 
Happy Homemaking Monday!

Greetings, Sweet Ladies!  Happy Monday! 💗 

I pray that this post finds each of you healthy, happy, and serving the Lord with gladness! How has your week and weekend been? 

My week and weekend here was busier than usual. Monday and Tuesday were both spent on the run (shopping, doctor appointments, running errands, etc.). Then, normally, I work two to three days a week; this week I worked four in row. In addition to that, dh hasn't felt the best this past week, so he's not had the get-up and go to do the things that he normally would do, so, overall, it's been kind of a blah week all the way around.

I did manage to get a few little jobs done that needed doing Wednesday afternoon when I got home from work. I took my review and test in Rhema and got that mailed out, set an appointment to get new headlights installed on my car (which are very much needed!!!), and registered for spring training for work. Beyond that not a whole lot of anything else got done other than the basics that had to be done each day. 

Because of school groups and year-end field trips, coupled with the fact that my early June start-date is quickly rolling around and I have to complete my allotted hours for the year, or lose them, AND spring training is thrown in there in the middle of everything (this year I get to go as a mentor, which is exciting!) April and May always turn out to be my busiest months of the year. much for my rambling! (Sorry, Ladies!) 😆 Let's get started...shall we? 😊

Right now I am...

Finishing up breakfast and enjoying a cup of hot tea while I write this post.

On the breakfast plate...

Trim Healthy Mama pancakes topped with blueberries, Oikos Triple Zero Vanilla yogurt, and sugar-free syrup and a piping hot cup of Twining's Irish Breakfast tea

The weather...

At the moment the sun is shining, but it's only 36 degrees. We had snow again yesterday (that makes four snowy Sundays in a row) with a high in the mid-40's and it was extremely windy. Today is supposed to be better with a high in the upper-50's and the ten-day looks promising with highs in the 50's and 60's most days and lows in the mid-40's. This is turning out to be one of the coldest springs I can remember.

Skiffs of snow on my car and our
neighbor's roof early Sunday morning. 
On my reading pile...

In addition to daily Scripture reading, I'm reading Create the World You Want to See
by Kenneth W. Hagin and The Shepherd of the Hills by Harold Bell Wright.
On the menu this week...

Monday - stuffed pepper casserole
Tuesday - salmon, sweet potatoes, green salad
Wednesday - turkey Italian sausage, roasted potatoes, green beans
Thursday - baked chicken, butter and garlic pasta, peas
Friday - salmon served on a bed of mixed greens and roasted potatoes
Saturday - homemade pizza
Sunday - leftovers

New recipe tried this week...


  • 4 (4 oz) turkey breast cutlets
  • 2 egg whites, beaten
  • 1/3 cup seasoned breadcrumbs
  • 2 tbsp Parmesan cheese
  • kosher salt and fresh pepper
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • lemon wedges for serving 

Season cutlets with salt and pepper. Combine bread crumbs and Parmesan cheese in a medium bowl. In another bowl beat egg whites. Dip turkey cutlets in egg whites, then breadcrumb mixture, shaking off excess. Heat a large nonstick frying pan on medium heat. Add the butter and olive oil. When butter melts, add the cutlets and cook about 6 minutes on each side, until golden brown and cooked through. Serve with lemon wedges. Yield: 4 servings;196 calories each

On my 'to do' list...

- Monday - Plan the week ahead, do my weekly "home blessing", laundry
- Tuesday - Work (library programs - "The Legend of the Indian Paintbrush")
- Wednesday -  Work
- Thursday - Run errands
- Friday - Work
- Saturday - Work
- Sunday - Church

In the craft basket...

Nothing at the moment

Looking forward to this week...

Catching up with myself on Thursday and getting some more of those little things done that need doing wiped out.

From the camera...

It's not blooming yet (been too cold), but, since I'm
doing a couple of library programs on it this week,
I thought I'd share this picture of Indian Paintbrush
that I took a couple of years ago. It's so pretty! 💗
Scripture passage...

Well, Ladies, that's it for this week! I pray that each and every one of you have a blessed and beautiful week ahead!

Until Next Time...

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  1. Wishing you a wonderful week! The veal cutlets look delicious

    1. Thanks, Luludou! Blessings and the same to you! Actually, those are turkey cutlets. First time I've ever had them and they are delicious! Taste like a pork chop without the pork or the fat! Will definitely be making again soon! Have a great week ahead! <3

  2. This is the wonkiest spring weather I can remember in a LONG LONG time. YUMMY those turkey Parmesan cutlets sound light and delicious. Have a WONDERFUL week.

    1. Oh! I know it, Tamy! Crazy! And, yes, the turkey cutlets were awesome and less than 200 calories per serving! I have a feeling that they will appear on my menu plans quite frequently. Have a great week ahead and be blessed! <3

  3. This is certainly not the spring I ordered! I feel super grateful to work at a preschool so I at least get to enjoy the nice weather in the middle of the week. Rain again this weekend, bah humbug! But at least it's not snow, hopefully. May do sometimes feels as busy if not busier than December, hope you find some times to relax the next couple of months and of course, have a great week ahead!

    1. I hear you, Jean! Perhaps things will turn around soon though and we'll actually be able to enjoy some lovely spring weather before it gets hot. May is definitely busier for me than December! That's for sure! Have a blessed week ahead! <3


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