Aren’t these eggs beautiful! How fortunate we were to receive these beautifully colored pheasant eggs from a friend at church. She brought bags aplenty for all of us to try. And tried we did. They were truly delicious! My hubby used 7 eggs to make scrambled eggs for us this morning for breakfast. Topped with a little cheddar cheese and chives along with toast and coffee made an unusually different breakfast for us.
How fun it is to try new things!
Grilled Cheese and Tuna Salad
Greek-style Pork Chops
Sweet & Spicy Bacon Chicken
Baked Potato/Sweet Potato
(National Day of Prayer!)
Let’s take a picnic to the park!
Pressed Roast Beef Sandwiches
Chips & Sweet Pickles
Fresh Corn Salad
BBQ Beans in Mason Jars
Green Pea Salad
Garlic & Herb Popovers
(Cinco de Mayo)
Love this tablescape idea from Attention2Detail Blog
with Lettuce & Over-easy Eggs
While attending a church conference in Tucson, we were served this yummy pulled pork! Everyone at our table was raving about it and returning to the buffet for second helpings. The next evening, I asked the ladies in the kitchen who had made it, and could I have the recipe. They were so quick to tell me just how easy it was to put together..so voila!
Place a 3-5 lb. pork butt roast or pork loin roast in your crock-pot. Season with salt and pepper. No need to add anything else. Cook on low for 8-10 hours. (Put in on before you go to bed and it will be ready in the morning. It smells so good, you just might want to have it for breakfast!) Shred the pork and mix with BBQ sauce. Use the following ratio of bottled BBQ sauce…one honey BBQ sauce to 2 hickory smoked BBQ sauce. That’s it…see, easy peazy!
“Be careful for nothing ; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.” Philippians 4:6
Today I am thankful for:
- My helpful, caring husband who has been taking such good care of me while down with the flu. He’s doing the dishes, grocery shopping, cleaning, etc. What a treasure of a man!
- My new Bible! I love the feel of the pages, it’s gilded edges, the sound of the pages flipping, the soft leather cover and, oh yes, the large print! How thankful I am that I’ve had extra time to spend in it this week. It brings me such joy!
- Beautiful spring mornings with trees, shrubs and flowers abloom!
- My precious family. Even though they are across the country, I think of them every day and count my blessings to have them in my life.
- Being able to turn my concerns over to God, knowing He is able to move me through every situation in life. His presence is always with me, and He has the power to meet my every need.
- Having so much to be thankful for…I am blessed!
“I love spring anywhere, but if I could choose I would always greet it in a garden.”
What a lovely way to brighten up a day! The first blooms on our rose-bush with 7 more buds to bloom. I am amazed at how well they grow in the low desert.
I think I shall plant more!
Okay, I admit, that I’ve been bitten by the “beading bug” thanks to my dear friend and beading teacher, Linda. One of my first beading projects was this serpentine bracelet, and of course, I needed some matching earrings. So while ill in bed with the flu this past week, I decided to try a little beading therapy. One of my favorite beading websites is , “Around the Beading Table,” http://www.aroundthebeadingtable.com/Tutorials/index.html where I found this flower earring pattern…so perfect! (Check out the “Around the Beading Table” site…so many free patterns and the patterns for purchase are so reasonably priced!)
Well, the beading therapy worked, and I thought less of my aches and pains, and produced a lovely new pair of sparkly earrings. Now when I am able to get to the beading store, I will purchase a pair of ear wires on which to place my new creations. To my friend, Linda, thanks so much for teaching me, and I want you to know that I accomplished this project all by myself and even threaded my own needles! I LOVE BEADING!
This will be a Take-a-Break week for me as far as cooking! Whoopie! So the menu planning will be a bit skimpy. How nice it is to have a rest from meal planning and cooking giving me a little more time to get a few other things accomplished.
Shopping Day in Phoenix
Lunch at Red Lobster–My favorite, Wood-grilled shrimp, rice pilaf, broccoli!
Local Ladies Luncheon Today
Tonight: Open-faced Meatball Sandwiches
(Made meatballs last week and froze them for use this busy week.)
Garlic Butter Rice
Garden Vegetable Medley
Dinner with Friends at Monti’s Steak House
Dinner with Friends (Their choice??)
(Work Day at Church)
White Chicken Chili (Crockpot)
Hot Fudge Brownies
Baked Ham with Raisen Sauce
I have used this grocery list form for many, many years. It is designed with the grocery store layout in mind. I keep it posted on the refrigerator and when we are out of an item, it is written on this list. I do grocery shop once a month, a habit I got into while living in Central New York. The weather there often kept us from getting out so a well-stocked pantry was a must. I do shop more frequently for fresh fruit and vegetables. I do plan monthly menus and then make my list from my menu planner. This form was created with MS Excel.
Parsley Red Potoatoes
(Dinner for Friends)
Black Forest Pie
Girls’ Gathering (Beading)
Pizza and Salad
Chili with Cornbread
Celery Sticks with Green Onion Dip
Orange Tapioca Gelatin