Hello and Happy Monday! I hope you all had a lovely holiday Easter weekend. We had quite a wonderful one here with lots of good food and fun time with family. Now I'm ready to spring into a new week.
THE WEATHER OUTSIDE IS:
Kind of cloudy and chilly - in the 30's.
ON THE BREAKFAST PLATE THIS MORNING:
Chocolate chip pancakes, bacon and fruit. My kiddos are both home yet on Easter break so why not? Milk for them - coffee for me!
AS I LOOK OUTSIDE MY WINDOW:
It looks gray and cold - not much action otherwise.
RIGHT NOW I AM:
Getting ready for a busy day as I take care of my mom-in-law today and both kiddos are home. My daughter is home for her last day of her Easter break and my son is off for a full week of Spring break from his school. Just watching some morning news and sipping my coffee.
AS I LOOK AROUND THE HOUSE:
Still have some Easter dishes to finish up (got first big load done last night). Still have some laundry to get caught up with as well. We did quite a bit of heavy cleaning this past weekend, not only for the sake of hosting Easter dinner &having family over, but also to accomplish more Spring cleaning. So everything else is pretty tidy - just the usual culprits of dishes & laundry.
ON TODAY'S TO DO LIST:
Will work on some of the house chores. Probably run some errands with my daughter and MIL later.
I'm ready to start a new book but haven't decided which one I want to read next. I gave up on Outlander for now as I already started watching the next episodes on Starz and quite honestly I kind of like not knowing everything that will be happening next.
ON THE TV TODAY:
I was able to watch both Good Wife and Call the Midwife last night - love those shows and both SO GOOD!! I think I have some cooking shows to catch up on though.
ON THE MENU THIS WEEK:
We still have a lot of Easter leftovers in the fridge and I haven't even thought about the next grocery trip yet. We'll eat leftovers, like ham sandwiches, early part of week, or maybe ham & eggs (or maybe egg bake). But, I've been kind of hungry for pork chops so may do a pork chop or pork loin roast dish later this week for one of our meals. If it's nice out may even do pork chops on the grill with nice grilled veggies to go with it. I just bought a lovely aged balsamic recently so maybe use that in the works for the meal too. The rest of the menu up in the air.
WHAT I AM CREATING AT THE MOMENT:
Still been in scrapbooking mode and catching up on my travel album. Might finish some cards I was kind of working on before too.
NEW RECIPE I WANT TO TRY THIS WEEK:
Maybe some new idea with this pork chop, pork loin roast idea...I'm still researching some recipes.
TIP OF THE WEEK:
I'm usually the one that picks up our mail each day and instead of just dumping the pile on the counter and leaving it to deal with later - I usually process it all right then and there. Anything that pertains in more of my hubby's world (certain bills etc) we have a drawer designated for all of his items like that and I put it right in there. Any garbage mail I shred and get rid of right away. Any surplus magazines, advertisements etc I throw right into recycling. By being efficient with it all right away clutter doesn't build up in the kitchen. At least that works for me anyway.
FROM THE CAMERA:
our Easter salad which would be topped with poppyseed dressing and my homemade sugared pecans, always a hit and always yummy (plus kind of darn pretty)
PRAYER, INSPIRATIONAL QUOTE OR DEVOTIONAL: