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Wednesday Snap Shot

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Good morning friends! Happy Wednesday! :) How is your week going? I hope it is going well.
I seemed to spend most of last several days finishing up my big crocheting project and I'm happy to say I finished! Now it's time to get everything wrapped up and sent off to some of my grandkids (the rest are local and will wait here until Christmas Eve). The countdown to Christmas day is on and I need to get things done.
Yesterday I had the last appointment of the year with my eye surgeon. He said all is looking great and is happy with the results. He does want to see me in 6 months just to monitor my eyes and make sure they are not starting to drift. But for now I can close the chapter on my eyes. I'm very happy and thankful to move on.
Over the weekend we had our first snow and ice fall. It wasn't much, just a dusting, but so pretty. .. 




That has all melted and the weather has warmed up a bit and turned to plain old rain. The wind died down and it was actually feeling n…

Menu Monday!

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Good morning! How are you today? I hope you're doing well and looking forward to a brand new week. It took me a couple days to come up with a menu.  Don't know why, just nothing sounded good to me. I think I wasn't in a foodie type mood because I've been busy with other things.  But that is the time when I can most appreciate a planned menu!  Then I really don't have to think much about it after that. 
So here is what I came up with for our week.. 
Monday: BBQ chicken, stir fry veggies, roasted butternut squash and biscuits. Not sure if I'll cook my chicken in my air fryer or my IP or bake it. I still have time to decide! :)
Tuesday: Split pea soup w/ little smokies, garlic toast, salad. I will make my split pea soup in my IP. You can find my recipe for that HERE.

Wednesday: Pizza – I have one more pizza in the freezer to use. I'll serve that with any soup leftovers and a salad.

Thursday: Leftovers

Friday: Potato soup w/bacon, dinner rolls, salad - so…

Grocery Haul for Two and Snowball Cookies

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Happy Friday! I hope you've had a great week. This week on my grocery haul I only had to stop at Costco and pick up a few things.
We were blessed with a big bag of Cuties and a bunch of bananas from my hubby's work. They had leftover items from a Christmas party. We also got one pizza which we ate last week.
I also had a few apples left and oranges from the big box we purchased a couple weeks ago. I was all set for fruit and only needed a few veggies but of course ended up with a bit more..

They were demoing little smokies and I picked up a package of those, spinach for salads, grape tomatoes, Pub Mix some baguettes and a rotisserie chicken.
And this is how you know my hubby was with me (Ha, ha!!)...

He couldn't resist the crab cakes that were on sale and they were sampling the cream puffs so both ended up in the cart.. ;)

I picked up a few non food items too..

Parchment paper is the most amazing thing ever. I don't use a lot of it and this will probably last me a …

Wednesday Snap Shot

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Good afternoon friends! It's another late afternoon WSS. I had a doctors appointment this morning and with rush hour traffic in the city it can take over an hour to get there. So it was an early morning for me. I'm home now and getting organized with the rest of my day.
It's been a good week so far. Over the weekend my youngest son came over and helped me set up my tree (I need to get the top straightened out a little better :). He's always so willing to help his mom, warms my heart. 

I haven't yet put any decorations on it. I figured I'd give my cat, Pila, some time to get use to the tree. So far she's doing pretty good.  And I'm thinking about waiting until my grandchildren come up the next time and let them decorate.
Yesterday I had a doctors appointment as well.  On our way home I took some pictures because the afternoon just looked so pretty.  Not sure my pictures captured the beauty as much as I was seeing, but they are pretty nonetheles…

Menu Monday!

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Good morning! This month is always a hectic month for me as we start getting closer to Christmas and I'm trying to finish up my projects. Once again I'm keeping the menu simple and making recipes that are tried and true.

Monday: Baked spaghetti, french bread and a salad. Simple enough and I should have some leftovers for later in the week or for the freezer.

Tuesday: Roasted chicken (if I go grocery shopping it will be a Costco rotisserie chicken), pasta (of some sort, haven't figured that out yet), and a salad. 
Wednesday: Pulled pork sandwiches, coleslaw and roasted butternut squash soup. Last week I made bbq pork and froze the leftover pork. I'll pull that out of the freezer for the sandwiches.

Thursday: Leftovers

Friday: Chili, tortilla chips & salsa and a salad. 
Saturday: Leftovers

Sunday: Chicken enchiladas. I always have leftover chicken from a whole chicken meal. I'll use the leftover chicken and cheese to roll up in tortillas (corn or flour work,…