Monday, February 17, 2020

Happy Homemaker Monday - February 17, 2020

Greetings, Dear Ones! Happy Monday and Happy President's Day! 

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I trust you all had a good week and a lovely Valentine's Day weekend! Our week and weekend were great here and there were a lot of sweet surprises along the way! 💘🌷🍬💋

John and I celebrated 32 years of marriage on Valentine's Day. I had to work that day, but we had a nice supper that evening and I made the Raspberry Nutella Puff Pastry Heart that I told you about last week. Mine didn't come out as pretty as the one in the picture, but, oh my! What a delicious dessert! Definitely one of our new favorites and one I will make again for sure. Next time I will use the whole pastry and make a rectangle. That way none of the crust will be cut away to form the heart. 


This raspberry nutella puff pastry heart is an easy Valentine's dessert everyone will love! Quick and easy recipe.
Raspberry Nutella Puff Pastry Heart

I know what I did wrong. I should have flattened the edges more and pressed
them together forming a smooth heart shape, but it's okay. It tasted delicious!
Enough about all of that. Let's join Sandra and the other ladies at Happy Homemaker Monday and take a look at the week ahead, shall we?

Please join me as I link up with Sandra of Diary of a
Stay At Home Mom
 and all the other lovely ladies that gather
there on this week's 
Happy Homemaker Monday! 💗
The weather...

At the moment it's 48 degrees and cloudy. We have slight chances for rain throughout the day and the high is expected to reach 60. For mid-February not bad at all!

How I am feeling this morning...

... Good! Got up early and met our oldest daughter-in-law for breakfast at Mary's. Came home, got supper going in the crockpot, and put vegetable ends that I've been saving and freezing on to simmer in a big stock pot to turn into vegetable broth. When I get done here I'm going to get started on the house.

On my mind...

... Am in deep-cleaning and purging mode. Over the weekend I managed to empty three totes full of stuff that has been packed since the move three-and-a-half years ago and deep cleaned and purged my lower kitchen cabinets. Threw away a lot of stuff and was able to drop another big load of stuff off at the second-hand shop on my way home from the nursing home yesterday. It feels great being able to finally start getting through some of this stuff and getting it out of my way. As my friend, Laura of Harvest Lane Cottage, points out, with every Walmart sack full of stuff donated, thrown away, or given away, I gain one very valuable cubic-foot of real-estate and free up space! It's a win-win no matter how you go!

On the breakfast plate...

... Had biscuits and gravy with a side of bacon at Mary's this morning.

On my reading pile...

... am still plugging along on Greater Health God's Way by Stormie Omartian and The Great North American Prairie: A Literary Field Guide (Stories From Where We Live) by Sara St. Antione (Editor)
On my tv computer...

Still enjoying old episodes of Family Affair with Brian Keith and Sabastian Cabot.

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Buffy and Jody

On the menu this week...

Monday - Crockpot swiss steak (using turkey breast cutlets instead of beef), homemade French bread, and salad
Tuesday - Black bean and cheese burritos with Spanish rice
Wednesday - Breakfast for supper
Thursday - Italian sausage stuffed peppers, pasta, sauce, homemade French bread, and salad
Friday - Broiled salmon, mashed sweet potatoes, mixed buttered vegetables, and salad
Saturday - John's night to cook
Sunday - Leftovers

From the camera...

The First Crocus of 2020
Tiny Bluets Blooming In Our Yard
Am trying my hand at hydroponic gardening and, so far,
the romaine lettuce is doing GREAT!!! I'm excited! 🥗
Looking around the house...

... There are a few dishes in the sink and some things that need to be put away, but, other than that, it's not bad. I was off work Saturday and did most of my regular cleaning then. After I spruce things up a bit today I want to get back to more deep cleaning and purging.

Chore I'm not looking forward to today or this week...

... I can't think of anything that I'm not looking forward to, but the chore that is weighing heaviest on my heart right now is to deep-clean my kitchen. I want to take down all the teapots and cups and things, wash them, and get them back up all glittering clean and sparkling. THAT will make me happy, happy, happy! 💗 

To relax this week, I will...

... enjoy cups of hot tea, read, visit with family and friends, and take a walk.

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On my prayer list...

- President Trump, Vice-President Pence, and every other official in this country at every level - that they would seek God's wisdom and that their eyes and ears would be open to the truth of God's Holy Word.
- For a spiritual awakening in America and beyond
- Friends, family, and acquaintences that are suffering physically, mentally, emotionally, spiritually, and financially right now. There are so many!

Devotional/Bible verse...

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

Until next time...

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  1. Happy Belated Anniversary! That, yes, I think a rectangle for more pieces LOL. I'm also in that deep clean/clear the clutter mood. Must be something about this time of year? Hope you have a fantastic week!

    1. Thanks, Jean! Must be! It could be that spring is just around the corner. Have a great week ahead, my friend, and thanks for stopping in! <3

  2. Your dessert looks amazing! I'm sure it was delicious!

  3. Those puff pastries look yummy! Family Affair.. that's a blast from the past!! Have a great week!

  4. Hope you had a wonderful anniversary! Loved seeing your first flowers of the season. It's going to be another couple of months here! Your menu looks amazing too! Enjoy your week!


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