If you do stuff, stuff gets done.......

If you do stuff, stuff gets done.......

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

who does this messy kitchen belong to?


 who does this messy kitchen belong to?  That can't be Rhonda's kitchen, can it?
Well, yes it was my kitchen this morning. 
another shot of my messy kitchen.

I have had a few days alone and I mostly just rested for a week.
I did the stuff that had to be done and a few little projects but mostly I just rested.
2011 was a busy year 

 I was slow getting around this morning but then I got busy in that messy kitchen.  
All the dishes got washed and put away.
 Supper is cooking in the crockpot -smothered pork chops.
 Potatoes are peeled and waiting in a saucepan to cook for supper.  
Every surface got wiped off including all the appliances and counter tops.  
The floor was swept and mopped
The big pantry needed some organizing and got it
Trash taken out

it makes me smile just seeing my kitchen clean and organized again. 

Frugal Doings 
homemade croutons
I made croutons with some bread that just starting to be quite  fresh enough - it is really easy .
We are having salad for supper but the croutons taste so good,
so I had a salad for lunch as I did not wait so long to eat them.  

Kitchen trash can lined with a brown grocery sack.

I try to remember to use those cloth bags when I shop but have not been too good about it lately.
We got a stack  of these brown sacks in December when we bought groceries in Oklahoma City.
One big brown sack is just the right size for our kitchen trash can.  

an announcement and a frugal recipe
This is a photo of some things on my fridge.

edited  !!!!   This recipe also calls for 2 1/4 cups of milk

One is the Christmas card from my stepson Clint and his wife Amanda.  The picture is her torso by their Christmas tree.  If you click on the picture,  you can read the message better.  
The other is a recipe Amanda asked for months ago and I just got around to writing it out for her.  

This baby will be a sibling for Gavin.

Our son Bobby and Sheena will also be having a baby
due the end of March.

We will have 4 grandbabies come next Christmas,
won't that be fun!!!!

So, I think 2012 is going to be a busy year too.  
Good thing I've been resting for a week!


  1. Both the croutons and the kitchen look terrific. Congratulations on your adding to your grandbaby count. Having grandchildren and spending time with them is just the best!

  2. Glad to know you sometimes have a messy kitchen, too!

    Congrats on all the upcoming grandbabies! What fun you will have. :)

  3. Your messy kitchen looks like my clean kitchen :)

  4. Sometimes when you have some time by yourself, it is just a good feeling to chill. My hubby was gone on a trip for a few days and I did not make my bed until he was due back. It felt good but it also felt good when he came back and the routine was back. Congrats on your new grands!!! So much fun! So tell me how you make your croutons! Your blog has always been an inspiration to me. All I have to do is read the title and it gets me going. Thanks for visiting me. I am going to try to get back at it. Been away from blogging too long.

  5. The pancake recipe looks good. Congratulations on more grandchildren!!! How nice for you, you are such a good grandma!
    Hugs, cindy

  6. Hi Rhonda,
    I am shocked.I would have never dreamed you had a messy kitchen. I thought I was the only one with a messy kitchen. LOL It looks so good afterwards. You have inspired me to get busy after lunch.
    Wow you have caught up with me.After Laura is born I will have 4 gb too.

  7. Never, ever is there enough rest for the weary!!! LOL

    I laughed when I saw the oatmeal pancake recipe. I "surprise" hubby with those once in a while. Gotta get him to eat more oatmeal someway;-)

    Congrats on the upcoming grandbabies.

    blessings, jilly
    ps. good news, hubby's 1st compensation appt.....he needs a hearing aid also for his right ear. I could have told they that without a hearing test, hehehe.

  8. Oh my! Lots of grandbaby sugar to be gathered!!! congratulations!

    I'm still getting my lovin from my precious 4 year old grandson. He will start kindergarten this summer.

    Your kitchen looks great. A messy kitchen is a sign of a great cook. :o)

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  10. dear rhonda,
    your kitchen looks wonderful.thanks for the pancake recipe.

  11. Cograts on the new babies coming your way!!!! More to babysit--what fun that will be. The recipe sounds good. Nice picture of Bobby and his wife. My kitchen needs alittle cleaning up--yours looks so nice.

  12. Your messy kitchen honestly did not look that messy! Congrats on the new upcoming grandbabies - that's always exciting news. :-)

  13. Sometimes you just need that rest to rejuvenate you. That is SO exciting you are going to have more grandbabies!!!

  14. smothered porkchops sound GOOD. Love that you make your own croutons - I grew up with storebought, but when I discovered how easy and tasty homemade were, I never looked back.


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