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

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

Monday, January 18, 2021

January 18 - jumble of stuff

Good Monday everyone 
Here’s the new list for this week - decorations  are stickers

This GEICO ad was in a new magazine and I thought the top card was so cute 
The ad is postcards that can really be mailed or just given to someone.  
I drink a bit of tea and that’s why I like the tea one so much.
We aren’t GEICO customers,  I just like this ad.  

Early this morning,  I picked up a Walmart grocery order.  This Walmart is very close to Chic-Fil-a  and Chic-FIL-a has been sending me rewards in emails.  I haven’t bought their food since January 2020 and I guess they want me come back.  
So,  I used those rewards and got us a yummy breakfast,  almost free. 

Then later in the morning I picked up my parents Walmart order. 
My mom was happy that they subbed a 12 pack of toilet paper for the 6 pack she ordered.  
(If Walmart subs a bigger item, the customer only pays for the original item they ordered.) 

Also this morning,  I stopped at CVS as I had some CVS ExtraCareBucks to spend.  

It was all a good deal but some the store coupons did not deduct and I just don’t enjoy figuring out the deals anymore.  
I left with $3 Extracarebucks and I will spend them in the next week or 2 but that will probably be my last coupon shopping trip to CVS.  

Meals this weekend
One grandson was here Sunday morning so made a big  Dutch Baby and sausage links. 
Supper was fried rice made with Saturday’s leftover grilled pork chops and lots of carrots, onions and corn.  


That grandson was tired! 
He spent all afternoon sleeping in a living room and we weren’t being quiet at all. 

In case you can’t tell,  I am not a fan of all the censorship that is occurring and seems to be continuing to occur in the USA.  
I think the powers that be have some good intentions but I also think it’s a very slippery slope and free speech will not be a right in the USA after this.  
I don’t talk politics here  and I don’t consider censorship to be a political issue but a US Constitutional issue.  
I have no solution but..........
But here’s a funny meme about it 

❤️ Rhonda 

Saturday, January 16, 2021

January 16- food prep and a new way to eat leftovers

Hello everyone 
I wrote up a menu sheet for meals we have ingredients for.  It will cover at least 2 weeks and meals are listed in no particular order. 
I will cross off each main meal as we eat it.  

I did a little food prep for the week ahead 

From left to right 
Fresh strawberries in red Jello
1 Chopped red onion 
A sweet potato and white potato to roast with supper tonight 
4 diced yellow onions 
5 peeled oranges 
2 pounds of peeled and sliced carrots (sliced by the Presto Salad Shooter) 

My son said he learned this method on Instagram and they have been using their leftovers to make yummy panini sandwiches.  
You start with a large tortilla like the kind for sandwich wraps, and cut one slash in it just to the center 
Then add whatever leftovers or fillings in each fourth

Now fold each quarter in until it’s folded into a quarter 

Then heat it in a Panini machine (I’m sure a griddle or skillet would work too, you’d just need to flip it to cook both sides)

You end up with a fancy restaurant type sandwich.  

I think these are a wonderful idea- and a thrifty way to use up leftovers,  even tiny amounts.  And if your fixing multiple sandwiches,  it would be easy to make them different to please each eater.  

Hope you’re all having a good weekend 

Thursday, January 14, 2021

January 14- not much

I’m not really feeling like blogging right now.
I’m seeing so much fact checking and censorship going on in media,  I’m losing my desire to read or visit any kind of media.  
That being said,  I don’t plan to shut down this little blog without announcing in advance.   But it is a possibility 

Here are a few homemaking things I’ve been up to 

This weeks to do list above - before anything was done 

A little food prep- I peeled a bunch of oranges that had been hanging out in the crisper drawer 
My husband ate them all in 3 sittings.  

A funny from my daughter 
And no, she is not really selling them for any price.  Her family will really enjoy them.  

That’s it for now 


Saturday, January 9, 2021

January 9- cleaning, tacos and chicken

Today was a housecleaning day.  I vacuumed and mopped from one end of our home to the other.  
We have a steam mop but lately I’ve been going back to this mop and PineSol.  
This mop seems to get closer to the baseboard edges than the steam mop.  

I’m making a big batch of taco seasoning- a recipe I’ve been making for years. 

I add a heaping tablespoon of this taco seasoning to the cooked ground meat for tacos. 
My son has been sprinkling it on raw chicken and then grilling or sautéing the chicken and he says it’s really good.  
When my daughter had to eat gluten free,  she really liked that this seasoning has no thickeners with gluten like most storebought mixes do.  
And we all like the way it tastes.  

Supper tonight was chicken, green beans and corn on the cob.  

I marinated the chicken in dill pickle juice in the jar the pickles were in - it kind of looks like a science specimen in a jar of formaldehyde but it really does cook up delicious.  
After - half of the dill pickle chicken sautéing in a skillet. 

Below is the link for the recipe I used loosely - we like this recipe a lot but we can only make it after we’ve used a jar of dill pickles 

❤️ Rhonda

Friday, January 8, 2021

January 8 - back to home stuff

Hello everyone 
Here are some of the things I’ve been doing this week
We needed some grated cheese and there were blocks of  cheese in the fridge so I got out the Presto Salad Shooter and grated a bunch. 
Then it went in containers and into the freezer and fridge for future meals.
Home grated cheese freezes great, as long as it’s not smashed down in to the container.

I made a salad and the tomatoes were so small,  I didn’t even half or dice them.  

When we set the bedrooms back up after the carpet installation,  many cans were stacked on this 15 inch deep lower shelf, in no particular order by some eager grandchildren.  
It looked neat but I couldn’t find the right cans when I needed them.  
So the same helpful grands unloaded that shelf and semi-sorted them this week.  

Then later,  I rearranged shelves and found better places for the cans and kept them sorted

I got out a cross stitch project I started years ago and stitched a bit on it,  but I’d really prefer stitching using bigger hoops so I’ll get some soon. 
The current set are just 4 inch hoops. 

I finished reading   A Thread So Thin
It was good, not the best book ever but I’ll keep reading the series as I find the books.  

If 2020 and 2021 were muffins.............
This recipe was in today’s local newspaper. 
I like muffins for breakfast,
And I like broccoli and cheese for supper 
but I think broccoli cheese muffins sound like a very strange way to start off the morning 🤢

Hope your day is going better than broccoli cheese breakfast muffins 🙂
❤️ Rhonda 

Tuesday, January 5, 2021

January 5 - things at home

Hello everyone
I didn’t post over the weekend as we did nothing that was blog-interesting.  My husband has been having lots of knee pain (he will see an orthopedic dr next week) so we sat in the living room, watched church and watched Hallmark mysteries most all of the weekend.  

Now,  3 of my grands are here.  Their parents are working and the children have virtual school.  
I think the 2 older ones are making pretty good progress and learning a lot even though they’ve only been in school in person  for 20 days since March.
It’s tough for the kindergartner though.
Judging from how many of their classmates are on their zooms,  I’m wondering how much learning is going on for many students.  
But Covid is raging in our town,  we know quite a few people with it and some who have just recently got better- I truly don’t know what schools should do but I do think parents need to do all they can as their children’s success is ultimately their responsibility.  

Besides school, I’m working on a mountain of laundry but it’s going fast as it’s mostly bedding.  
And somehow I got all those shirts ironed too.  

I have not yet done my Bible reading as I need some quiet to do it.  

Meals while the grands have been here 
Supper on Monday- grilled burgers, oven fries and corn 
Breakfast was cereal as zooms started early and I couldn’t get breakfast cooked early enough
Lunch was bacon and waffles for the kiddos,  bacon fried rice for the 2 grownups.  

Second trip to CVS of 2021

I spent $14.61 on the 4 items in the photo.  
I got back a $10 CVS gift card and I still have $3 in CVS BeautyBucks from last week.
I’m happy with it,  all 4 products are large sizes and will last a good while.   

I think this post might be as interesting as watching paint dry for some people 🤷🏻‍♀️
Hope you’re all having a good day, whatever you’ve got on your plate to do 


Friday, January 1, 2021

January 1- Happy 2021

Happy New Year from the little statue I found at a thrift store many years ago and from the grandson (who is much bigger now) but was a living clone of that statue for awhile.  

2020 was certainly a year of things many of us have never seen  and would prefer to not see again.  
Who knows what 2021 will bring?  I’m optimistic it will be calmer and less stressful but whatever comes,  we will do what we have to do, right? 

We will eat our traditional New Years Day  Black Eyed Peas, with cabbage and rice today.
This morning, I did some of the prep for this meal and for more cooking this week.  
Diced onions in jars for later
Diced ham for the peas, diced onions for the peas and cabbage, a bag of chopped cabbage. 

We had freezing rain and snow during the night.  Thankfully the ice didn’t cause power problems in our town. 
Ducky is not a fan of the snow at all.  If dogs can give dirty looks,  Ducky sure is giving one! 

This is not a brand new song but I had never heard it until Sunday when it was sang at the end of a local church service broadcast. 
It’s the same tune as Auld Lang Syne but has beautiful Christian lyrics 

All Glory Be To Christ 

Should nothing of our efforts stand
No legacy survive
Unless the Lord does raise the house
In vain its builders strive
To you who boast tomorrow's gain
Tell me what is your life
A mist that vanishes at dawn
All glory be to Christ
All glory be to Christ our King
All glory be to Christ
His rule and reign will ever sing
All glory be to Christ
His will be done
His kingdom come
On earth as is above
Who is Himself our daily bread
Praise Him the Lord of love
Let living water satisfy
The thirsty without price
We'll take a cup of kindness yet
All glory be to Christ
All glory be to Christ our King
All glory be to Christ
His rule and reign will ever sing
All glory be to Christ
When on the day the great I Am
The faithful and the true
The Lamb who was for sinners slain
Is making all things new
Behold our God shall live with us
And be our steadfast light
And we shall ere his people be
All glory be to Christ
All glory be to Christ our King
All glory be to Christ
His rule and reign will ever sing
All glory be to Christ
All glory be to Christ our King
All glory be to Christ
His rule and reign will ever sing