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

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

Friday, June 12, 2020

June Homemaking #4- sewing, a frog and a Stromboli

This weeks finished sewing so far- 
16 off white napkins
9 checkerboard napkins
4 kitchen towels
All made with fabric on hand that I got who knows where 

All will be used in my kitchen 

Can you see the tiny tree frog sitting on top of this ceramic tile sign?  
At first I thought it was a leaf and almost brushed it off.  
He was sitting on top of the outdoor smoker last week.  

Homemade Stromboli by my daughter and son in law 

 "we just rolled the dough out on the counter, put on sauce, cheese and toppings, then you roll it up like a cinnamon roll.  Seal the edges and the end and put it on a baking sheet.  I brushed the outside with an egg wash and sprinkled with garlic powder and Italian seasoning.  Then I baked it for 10 minutes at 500°, then for about 15 minutes at 375°."

Covid cases are going crazy in our little town- 25 new positives in the last 2 days- 
I thought we were almost in the clear but apparently we are not.  
I’ll just keep staying home and taking all the precautions we know to do.  

Let’s stay home ❤️ 🏠❤️

Monday, June 8, 2020

June homemaking #3 - just a jumble of stuff

Good morning 🌞

First, here is my new to do list 

I’ve been busy already and have walked and weeded and have a red, sweaty face to show for it 

My husband picked a few edibles this morning 

And he picked up our weekly Walmart
It’s not much but we had plenty of other stuff on hand.  Not shown- 3 boxes of Great Value ice cream sandwiches already in the freezer 

I’ve talked about zinnias many times. I’m so happy this batch of  volunteer zinnias in a front flower bed are starting to bloom. 
I didn’t plant this batch this year,  they grew from seeds spread from last year’s zinnias. 

He’s a little late but one solitary Easter lily is also blooming in that front bed 

Here’s a quick meal a put together in about 10 minutes.  Our oldest and 2 grandsons were here one day helping with a backyard irrigation pump (in the end it didn’t work though and the pump is going back to Amazon)
The veggie tray was already made and the onions cut up.  
I took 2 packs of franks and 1 pack of buns from the freezer- cooked the franks in water on the stovetop and toasted the buns in the broiler.  

We ate on the patio and there were no leftovers except chips.  
We have enjoyed so many meals on the patio this spring but summer heat is here now and we probably won’t be eating out there much at all.  

I hope you all are fine. 
I must confess I have had some “down” days,  just feeling so bad about so many things.  
But staying busy helps much more that just sitting so that’s my plan.  

❤️ Rhonda 

Tuesday, June 2, 2020

June Homemaking #2 - vegetables

Hello everyone,  
Today I prepared vegetables to eat today and to have for meals during the week.  

I made more pico de Gallo as there were some tomatoes in the fridge that needed to be used and we have cilantro growing in the backyard.  
My husband ate some with chips for an afternoon snack. 

I used all the chopped onions I showed last week so I chopped more today. 
I also fixed a simple crudités platter for lunches and snacks. 

A very simple dip to eat with those vegetables- about a cup of nonfat Greek yogurt and 2 teaspoons of dry Ranch mix.  

All these veggies made me want veggie soup so I made a half pot full of  basic veggie soup with ingredients on hand

It was carrots, onions, celery, cabbage, a few new potatoes, frozen green peas and corn —the wet ingredients were a 8 ounce can tomato sauce,  a 16 ounce can diced tomatoes and enough water to make it all soupy.  The seasoning was 2 tablespoons of dry onion soup mix, salt and pepper.  
We enjoyed it very much even if it was 88 degrees outside.  

What did you all cook today? 

❤️ Rhonda 

Monday, June 1, 2020

June homemaking #1 - to do list and a link to a good recipe

Good afternoon 🌞 
What a weekend, right?  And that’s all the political talk you will read from me.  
This is a homemaking and family blog only.  

I didn’t take a photo because it’s not a photogenic dish but I made LiteCraving’s 
Copycat Panda Express Chow Mein.  ◀️ Click on the blue words to go directly to original recipe 
and it’s really good!  I made it like the recipe except I cut up a head of cabbage instead of using a bag of cole slaw.  The only really odd ingredient is the sesame oil and I think it could easily be left out.  I couldn’t even taste it anyway.  Next time,  I’d like to add carrots and maybe mushrooms.  

Hope you all are fine