Grandbaby Time

Good Morning! Well our little grandson decided to come early! It was a surprise for sure as our family seems to always run late, sometimes very late. So we are currently in Sacramento helping her and hubby out and of course loving on our two little grandsons. I will be home soon with lots of updates! 

Grocery Haul for Two and Hamburger Enchiladas

This week I didn't need to go to Costco so Winco was my only stop. Here is what I purchased...

My daughter was here and took the picture for me so some things are a little hidden in there. I picked up the weekly basics, apples, oranges, bananas and the only veggies I needed were mushrooms and tomatoes. I still have lettuce, spinach, cucumber and cabbage in my fridge for salad making. I also purchased half n half, sliced cheese, a bag of sharp cheddar cheese and a bag of mozzarella cheese and whipping cream (I needed that for a recipe) and a couple packages of angel hair pasta. I bought 2 cans of crescent rolls and hidden under the crescent rolls was a small container of grated parmesan cheese.. 

My grand total (rounded up) for this week's groceries was $39

Now on to my Hamburger Enchiladas....

These were pretty quick and easy to put together. I had posted on Monday's blog a link to my usual enchilada sauce recipe. At the last minute I decided…

Wednesday Snap Shot

Good Morning! I hope your week is going well and you are finding joy in the everyday and ordinary of life.  :)  
My week has been going well.  I focused on my home more this week and made progress on my spring cleaning.  I also had a great visit with my daughter Hannah and my grandbabies..

 What's not to love about time spent with your grandchildren. :) 
My best friend spent the weekend with me and that was a blessing and so much fun.  I realized after she left that I had not gotten any pictures.  We seem to be able to get together and talk non stop and that is what we did.  
I spent Monday and Tuesday around the home.  The sun came out and it warmed up enough for my hubby to want to go swimming.  The pond is still to cold for me.  Our duck, Ping, was so happy to see us. I caught a little video of Ping following my hubby right on into the pond to swim with him..  so cute! :)

Goals  Today my youngest daughter and I are going to spend the day together.  We've not done that in some ti…

Menu Monday!

Good morning! Menu Monday is out on the later side. I had my best friend here spending the weekend with me and she left not long ago. We had a great time together and it was a blessing to me. Now to prepare for a new week.
Today I plan to make hamburger bean enchiladas. I'll make my own enchilada sauce as I don't have any canned sauce on the shelf. You can find my enchilada sauce recipe HERE. It's always nice to know how to make things from scratch when you need it. I'll serve the enchiladas with a salad and tortilla chips & salsa.

The rest of the week is looking like this..
Hawaiian BBQ Chicken I really like this recipe. It is simple and quick made in the Instant Pot. You can make the same recipe in the crockpot. It would need to cook on low for about 6 hours. You can find the recipeHERE. I plan to serve it with rice and a salad.

Hamburger Patties w/Onion Mushroom Gravy I made this a few weeks ago and we really enjoyed it. Very simple and quick to m…

Grocery Haul for Two and a Little Kitchen Chit Chat

Good morning! Well this grocery haul made up for my last one that I did before vacation. It was so small because I didn't want a lot of fresh foods to go bad while we were gone. Of course we came home to practically nothing in the house (other than pantry items of course) and so a restocking was in order
The first stop was Winco.  I still don't need a whole lot of meat as I'm continuing to work through what I have in the freezer.  I am making progress..  I see the bottom of the box that holds my meat now! ha, ha!!  :)

This is half of the haul, it was to much to get in one picture.  I was very happy to get stocked up again on fresh fruits and veggies.  There were the regular apples, oranges and bananas and for the veggies: cabbage (red and green), lettuce, tomatoes, mushrooms, cucumbers, peppers, spinach and onions.  I purchased 2 6 count packages of croissant rolls. I put them in the freezer and will pull out as needed.  I plan to use them for breakfast sandwiches. And h…

Wednesday Snap Shot

Good morning! It feels good to get back into my normal routine again. Vacation was wonderful, but there's no place like home. :)
Our time away was a lot of fun. It was a total blessing to me. After the year I've had I wondered if I was going to be up to taking this trip. I still deal with some issues. At the end of March I turned down a birthday weekend getaway because I did not feel I was ready. So being able to do this trip was amazing in so many ways.
Most years we fly when we head south, but this year we decided to drive instead. Both my hubby and I love a good road trip. Our first stop was Sacramento, CA to see my daughter Emily, her hubby and our grandson. He's growing so fast and our one night stop there did not seem long enough. But we did soak up all the grandparent time we could.. 

We also spent one night with our daughter Leanne and her hubby Danny. They're such a fun couple to be with. I love seeing my children in happy marriages. They had jus…

Menu Monday!

Hello Friends! I'm back from vacation and ready to tackle a new week. Getting away was a real blessing. I'll share more about it all on Wednesday but the break certainly gave me a chance to reset my thoughts on many things, including menu planning.
Cooking for two has been a challenge as I've shared before. Now I'm thinking even more so about how to manage portion sizes (it's really hard not to cook for an army when you've been doing that nearly all your life :), and continue to find meals that are simple to make. I also want to be more purposeful in my meal planning when it comes to leftovers. If I want meals in the freezer (either extra for us or meals set aside for my hubby to take to work) then I want it to be part of my plan, not just because I cooked to much once again.
For today I've pulled out about a ½ pound of chicken tenders to defrost (boneless, skinless, frozen from Costco) and I also have a bowl of stir fry veggies defrosting (I buy th…