Menu Plan Monday – December 10, 2018

Menu Plan Monday Christmas
I am getting my menu plans for this week out a bit late.   I spent the weekend in the hospital with a bad Lupus flare arriving home midday Monday.  Thankful that I did get a turkey dinner prepared on Saturday last week to help my hubby get through the weekend.  I will try to do my best with getting meals together this week, even if all I can do is do the planning and have my husband do the execution.

MONDAY
Left-over turkey dinner.  Tasted mighty good after hospital food over the weekend.

TUESDAY
Salmon Patties (1)
Salmon Patties
Potato Pancakes
Corn

WEDNESDAY
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Turkey Divan
Cranberry Sauce

THURSDAY
Kroeger Pizza
Pizza & Wings
Tossed Salad

FRIDAY
Kielbas, kraut
Keilbasa & Kraut

SATURDAY
Venison alfredoVenison Alfredo
on Mashed Potatoes/Toast Points
Green Peas

SUNDAY
(From Last week’s menu)
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Parmesan Crusted Tilapia
Coleslaw
Garlic Green Beans

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Menu Plan Monday – December 3, 2018

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MONDAY
Ladies Christmas Craft Night & Dinner at Church
Husbands having leftover Vegetarian Chili

TUESDAY
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Creamed Chipped Beef over Oven Roasted Potatoes
Peas and Pearl Onions
Tossed Salad

WEDNESDAY
Chicken parmesan
Gluten Free Chicken Parmesan
Left over Tossed Salad

THURSDAY
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Smoked Applewood Bacon Burgers
Red Pepper/Tomato Soup

FRIDAY
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Parmesan Crusted Tilapia
Coleslaw
Garlic Green Beans

SATURDAY
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Roast Turkey
Mashed Potatoes
GF Dressing (Trade Joe’s)
Cranberry Sauce

SUNDAY
Turkey Leftovers

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Spiritural Sundays – Open Wide

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As I was reading this scripture in my devotional time this week, I was awestruck at the thought of how willing and wanting the Lord is to provide for us. (Psalm 81:8-14)

After reminding Israel who He is, and how He has brought them out from bondage (as if that wasn’t enough), He invites Israel to open WIDE her mouth so that He could fill it. Can you just image what their sustaining, omnipotent Father had in store for them?
BUT, Israel turned a deaf ear and followed after other gods.   God states that He would have subdued their enemies and would have fed them with the finest wheat and honey.  BUT they would not listen to His voice, so He gave them up to their own hearts’ lust and they walked in their own counsels.  How very sad!!!

Has He not done the same for us, bringing us out from the bondage of sin into a land of milk and honey (protection and provision) by our deliverer, the Lord Jesus.  And He continues to appeal to us to listen to His Word, to hear and obey and to receive the abundant blessing of doing so.

Personal Reflection:

What in my life chokes out the sounds of the Lord’s voice?  Busy-ness (Being Under Satan’s Yoke) of worldly activities(my other gods.) Not placing time with Him first on my list of daily priorities? Hearing His Word, and yet not willing to be obedient?

Am I willing to quiet my spirit before Him daily, to invite Him to speak to me anew? And then observe to do?
Lord Jesus, help me to be a good listener and an obedient doer!
Here I am Lord, with mouth WIDE open, waiting to receive what You have in store for me!  Thank You for desiring to give me the best!

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Reminder from my Devotional Journal

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Love In A Box – December 2018

I was able to get the “Love in A Box” package out early for December, and it did arrive in New York today.  I am amazed how proficient the USPS is with the package always arriving within the 3-day period.   Our grandson is home sick today, so getting his package hopefully will brighten his day.  This month’s theme is, of course, Christmas.

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The advent calendar was a download from Classic Christmas Advent Calendar SVGCuts.com., Cost $6.99, and cut out with my Silhouette.   It took a bit a time to put this together and to shop for things to fill each compartment.  Since my grandson is such a history buff, I thought I might  put the history of advent and advent calender on the back of this calendar.  A clearer copy can be found here.    HISTORY OF THE ADVENT CALENDAR  

I also inserted 25 days of Christmas Scripture verses that I found here.  I cut out the top template on my Silhouette and took it shopping with me so I could match sizes of gifts to insert.  I will post what I inserted into each box after Christmas.

I made this tree ornament in a Christmas Craft Class at our church and finally got around to putting some pictures on each side.  The pictures are of our grandson posing with Santa for 4 different years.

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Our grandson’s earnings from the Thanksgiving Trivia.  He texted me the answers
and got them all correct.  So $10.00 !  He was excited to learn a few new things, like cranberries having to bounce 4″ before they can be harvested. So he has a new Christmas Bible Trivia for December with possible earnings of $15.00.  These are very trickly questions.  You can download the questions here.

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Christmas Card for our grandson with a bit of spending cash.  Made this on my
Silhouette Cameo.

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Christmas Card for our daughter with a bit of spending cash also.  This is Silhouette #104086 ornate pull out card snowflakes.  Martha Stewart pine branch punch, and ribbon from JoAnn Fabrics.

IMG_2339“Call to Glory” monthly devotionals…One for our Daughter, and One for our Grandson.

IMG_2340Joy Boxes, Silhouette #70567 filled with Christmas Jelly Beans,  Peanut Butter M & M’s, and pistashios.

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A few more goodies…Goldfish, Mac & Cheese, Applesauce Squeezes, Pistashios,  and
their favorite Seed Bars from Trader Joe’s and Mexican Vanilla.  Also from Trader Joe’s some Fresh dates, toasted almonds, and citron for my daughter’s holiday baking.

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A Sticker/Coloring page received from a ministry we support.

IMG_2328His usual Tic Tac box, Shilouette design #69149.  I used Papertrey Ink
Snowflake design for the snowflake.

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Cards for our grandson’s school teachers, Mrs. Miller and Mrs. Mowers.
This is Shilouette Design #62413 with a Google search for the
Christmas Tree Salutation on the back.

Teacher gifts made with Papertrey Ink’s Petite Places-School House.  I forgot to take a picture of the jar I put together so the above is similar.  I added a tag, Shilouette #92001 and put green and white mints in the jars.

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I also included the packaging for the gifts.  Tags were designed on my Shilouette.

Both my husband and I really enjoy putting these “Love in A Box” packages together each month.  I come up with a theme for each month and then get busy with the crafting and my husband scouts for items to put in the box.
Next month’s theme:  TIME!

Have a blessed Christmas season,
Rick & Gen 3
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Menu Plan Monday – November 26, 2018

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MONDAY
(Shopping Day in Phoenix-Eat Out)

TUESDAY

French Onion & BLT
French Onion Soup with GF Croutons
Roast Chicken BLT’s

WEDNESDAY
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Beef Pot Pie
Lettuce Wedge with Russian Dressing

THURSDAY

Spaghetti Pie
Gluten Free Spaghetti Pie
Tossed Salad
GF Garlic Bread

FRIDAY
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Trader Joe’s Battered Halibut
Coleslaw
Oven Fries
Corn

SATURDAY
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Left Over Coleslaw

SUNDAY
13th Anniversary Celebration
Luncheon after Service
Bring a dishes to pass.

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Thankful Thursday – Happy Thanksgiving Day

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I am thankful for:

The National Holiday of Thanksgiving – (My favorite Holiday!)

Many Americans will seek sustenance in Thanksgiving, a day “set apart” by President Abraham Lincoln in 1863, in the midst of the Civil War.

“The year that is drawing towards its close, has been filled with the blessings of fruitful fields and healthful skies,” Lincoln announced in a proclamation issued Oct. 3. “To these bounties, which are so constantly enjoyed that we are prone to forget the source from which they come, others have been added, which are of so extraordinary a nature, that they cannot fail to penetrate and soften even the heart which is habitually insensible to the ever watchful providence of Almighty God.”

EVERYTHING He has given me richly to enjoy!  . “Charge them that are rich in this world, that they be not high-minded, nor trust in uncertain riches, but in the Living God, Who giveth us richly all things to enjoy.” 1 Timothy 6:17  Oh, the riches we have in Christ Jesus!

 All the blessings we have in Christ
  • being chosen in eternity past
  • being adopted as His child
  • being accepted in Christ
  • being forgiven of my trespasses
  • being sealed with the Holy Spirit
  • being part of a great eternal plan
  • being renewed by His Spirit
  • being a Holy habitation of God
  • being quickened and made alive
  • being helped in my weakness
  • being able to bear fruit
  • being quicken and made alive
  • being able to have the capacity to know spiritual things
  • being raised to a new sphere of life
  • being able to receive what I ask for in Jesus’ name (according to His will)
  • being made an inheritor the the kingdom

so, so many more!

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Thankful for all we have,
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Menu Plan Monday – November 19, 2018

MONDAY
Pot Roast
Roast Beef
Pot Roasted Vegetables

TUESDAY
Roast Beef Hash and Eggs
Roast Beef Hash with Peas and Onions
Eggs over Easy
Gluten Free Toast & Jam

WEDNESDAY

Pulled Pork Sandwiches
Potato Salad
Chips & Pickles

THURSDAY
Happy Thanksgiving Clipart
Dinner with Friends
Bring GF Dressing and Pie
(Make Dressing for Thanksgiving Hand-out plates for church)

FRIDAY
(From Last Week’s Menu)
GF Salmon Cakes with Horsey Sauce
Salmon Patties with Garlic Aioli
Parsley Red potatoes
Green Beans

SATURDAY
shepherd's pie
Shepherd’s Pie
Tossed Salad

SUNDAY
Kroeger Pizza
Pizza and Left Over Salad

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Spiritual Sundays – Are We Galatians 6:10 People?

Are we Galatians 6: 10 people?

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How very thankful we are for the blessing of Galatians 6:10 people in our lives.  I often wonder if the Lord doesn’t allow us to be in a position of pure helplessness, so another can come along beside us and be a help to us.  It is truly wonderful to be apart of a loving, caring community!  How true it is that people need people, and that people need to help people.  If you are like me, you find it much easier to be helping others than to have someone serving you.  I find such pleasure in knowing that I have been a help to others.  But do we rob others of blessings when we are so self-sufficient, thinking we do not need the help of others? There needs to be that balance of giving and receiving, blessing and being blessed.  God has placed us in our church families for a reason…to be a help and blessing to one another.   We share with other Christians so that all of us might be able to share with a needy world.  We, in the household of faith, are receivers that become transmitters.  As we abound in love for one another, we overflow in love for all men (1 Thes. 3:12.)

So let us each, as we have opportunity, do good to those in our realm of influence…our families, our neighborhood, our friends, those at work and at school, and especially those of like faith.  May our song be, “Make me a blessing, make me a blessing to someone today!”

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Thankful Thursday – November 15, 2018

THANKFUL THURSDAY
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I am so thankful for:
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The beauty of God’s Creation!  Spectacular!  Light, darkness, the universe with its Sun, Moon, stars  and planets, fauna and flora, dry land and sea, and  man created of the dust of the earth and woman, fashioned from the rib of man.  (Interesting that man was created and we, as women, were fashioned!)  God is such an amazing Creator!

 

 

 

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Having daily physical needs met…food, shelter, and clothing, all provisions from the hand of God.  How very grateful I am that God sees my needs and provides so that I can focus on His Kingdom work.  “Seek ye first the Kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added unto you.”  Matthew 6:33

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People who service our needs:  plumbers, electricians, carpenters, pest  & weed controllers, firemen, first responders, policemen, computer technicians, appliance repairmen, Mr. Fix It men, beauticians, bus and taxi drivers, pilots and stewards and stewardesses, cooks, waiters and waitresses, auto repairmen mechanics, mailmen and postal workers, UPS and FedEx workers, personal trainers & fitness instructors (my daughter is one),  dietitians, doctors, nurses, hospital workers, policemen, teachers, professors, and pastors.
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The autumn season with its colorful leaves, acorns, pumpkins, carved pumpkins, caramel apples, apple and pumpkin pies, warm spiced apple cider, hot cocoa, soothing soups and hardy stews, outdoor fire pits and bonfires, marshmallow roasts, hayrides, sunflowers, mums, Chinese lanterns, corn stalks, scarecrows and okay, baseball and football games, and tailgating parties.

Thankfully,
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Menu Plan Monday – November 12, 2018

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MONDAY
(From Last Week’s Menu Plan)
Tuna Noodle Casserole
GF Tuna Noodle Casserole
(I use Pacific Organic Mushroom Soup &
Ronzoni GF Spirals available at Fry’s)
Tossed Salad

TUESDAY
Trip to Phoenix, Eating Out

WEDNESDAY
Lasagna
Gluten Free Lasagne
Garlic Bread
Antipasto

THURSDAY
GF Salmon Cakes with Horsey Sauce
Salmon Patties with Garlic Aioli
Parsley Red potatoes
Green Beans

FRIDAY
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Gluten Free Pizza
Pepperoni for Rick, Ham & Pineapple for Gen
Hot Wings
Greek Salad

SATURDAY
pork roast
Roast Pork
Mashed Potatoes, Gravy
Steamed Brocolli

SUNDAY
Leftover Roast Pork Sandwiches

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