Menu Plan Monday – May 7, 2018

I was a wee bit late getting my menu plans up for the week.  Monday we had no phone or internet service and, Tuesday we were out of town, so here it is Wednesday and just getting menus posted.  Better late than never.

MPM AlfrescoOur weather here in Arizona has been so lovely in the morning, and
how great is it to be eating outside in the early hours of the day.
I love this place mat set given to us by our former NY neighbor, Bob Fish.
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Well, here we go with this week’s menu plan…

MONDAY
German Dinner
Keilbasa & Kraut
German Potato Salad
Black Forest Cupcakes
(Our dear friend, Irene, makes the best sauerkraut ever, and thankfully keeps us well supplied.   Rick is so spoiled with her gift-giving kraut, he refuses to eat anything but.)

TUESDAY
Roast Beef Hash and Eggs
Roast Beef Hash and Eggs
Green Peas
GF English Muffins with Jam

WEDNESDAY
mushroom-burger
Onion/Mushroom Burgers
Potato Salad
Pickles

THURSDAY
Chicken napoli
Chicken Napoli
Tossed Salad
Garlic Bread

FRIDAY
Creamed tuna on toast cups
Marge’s Tuna Cups
Harvard Beets
Sliced Tomatoes and Cucumbers

SATURDAY
Meatloaf Redux WMBlueplate Special Meatloaf
Mashed Potatoes
Harvard Beets (for me) Green Beans (for Rick)

SUNDAY
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GF French Onion Soup
Meatloaf Club Sandwich
Pickles/Chips
Strawbery Tapioca Pudding

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24-Hour Layered Salad

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1 head lettuce, torn in pieces
1 c. celery, sliced
1/2 c. red onions, sliced
1/2 c. sliced green peppers
1 pkg. frozen peas (thawed, uncooked)
1 can waterchestnuts, sliced
3 hard-boiled eggs, sliced

10 slices of bacon, cooked and crumbled
1 c. shredded cheddar cheese ( We like Tex-Mex blend shredded cheese.)

Layer the first 7 ingredients in order listed above.

Mix and spread over salad:
1/2 c. mayonnaise
1/2 c. sour cream
3 tbs. sugar

Top with cheese and bacon.  Cover and refrigerate for 24 hours.

Have a yummy day,
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Love in a Box – May 2018

I am always surprised how quickly the “Love in a Box” package travels across country!! We shipped it USPS on Saturday morning from Arizona and it arrived in New York on Monday morning delivered right to their doorstep.  That’s service!

May’s package theme is Race Cars.  We have been previously sending Hot Wheel Cars and our grandson suggested that a race car track might be needful.  So rather than purchase one here in AZ and ship it to NY, we purchased it online on Saturday and it was picked up the same day in NY.  We may just have to do more of that kind of purchasing in the future.

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Race car box card was made on my Silhouette Cameo, Design #61024.  I designed the gear paper by downloading clipart gears and coloring and placing them hap-hazardly on a white background.  The checkered paper was from the Silhouette pattern collection.

Tic Tac Box Race Car
Racey Tic Tac Container made with Silhoutte Design #69145, changing up the box with clipart from google images.  Something new inside this time, tic-tac gum.

May snacks
And some snacks and a couple of packs of mac & cheese…

Cia bars protein
Cocoa Mocha Protein Powder for smoothies and Chia Bars for a quick healthy snack.

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Christian Songs CD

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Grandpa thought that SMQ would like this red nose from Walgreens
and Grandma slipped in some lip conditioner.

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A few cookbooks requested by our daughter.
She loves to cook and SMQ loves to eat her wares!

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For our daughter, a spring hat card with a bit of coffee money tucked inside.  Her dad tucked a little extra in toward the cost of a dessert maker.  Hat is Silhoutte Design # 78350, dimentional flowers Design #183346.   Inspiration for this hat card came from the fact that she will be attending a Kentucky Derby get-together with friends in May for which she purchased a big yellow hat, a must for a Derby attendee.

Mothers day gift
A gift for SMQ to give to his mother on Mother’s Day.

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Call to Glory Kids mailed separately along with AOK Calendar.
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We truly do miss our New York family,
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Menu Plan Monday – April 30, 2018

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MONDAY
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Ham and Bean Soup
Layered Salad
GF Ciabata Bread

TUESDAY
tharacian-chicken
Thracian Chicken
Greek Salad with Feta
Tzatziki  Sauce
Flatbread

WEDNESDAY
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Pot Roast with Veggies & Potatoes
Gluten Free Popovers

THURSDAY
Roast Beef Hash and Eggs
Roast Beef Hash and Eggs
Green Peas
Gluten Free Toast (Trader Joe’s White Bread)
& Cherry Rhubarb Jam (Gift from our friend, Shirley)
Sliced Tomatoes

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Tossed Salad
Homemade GF Bread

SATURDAY
(Cinco de Mayo)
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Chili Rellenos Casserole
Mexican Salad
Caramel Flan

SUNDAY
Chili Dogs Pudding
Hot Dogs and Chili
Leftover Mexican Salad
Butterscotch Pudding

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Menu Plan Monday – April 23, 2018

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MONDAY & TUESDAY
Friends from New York
(Sightseeing in AZ, Eating Out and/or Picnic-
Potato Salad, Sliced Ham & Turkey, Egg Salad,
Chicken Salad, Rolls, Chips, Cookies/Rice Krispie Treats)

WEDNESDAY
Ham and green pea soup
Ham and Green Pea Soup
BLT Sandwiches

THURSDAY
tuna-pie-dinnerTuna Pot Pie
Tossed Salad
Stuffed Eggs
Brownie Pie

FRIDAY
(From Last Week)
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Tossed Salad
GF Garlic Bread

SATURDAY
Left Over Lasagne

SUNDAY
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Greek Salad

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Menu Plan Monday – April 16, 2018

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MONDAY
crustless-quiche
Crustless Sausage Quiche
Tossed Salad

TUESDAY
(From Last Week’s Menu)
Shrimp Creole
Sprimp Creole
Steamed Rice
Tossed Salad

WEDNESDAY
Lasagna
Gluten Free Lasagne
Tossed Salad
Garlic Bread

THURSDAY
Eat Out at Outback Steakhouse (Gift Certificate)
Outback Steakhouse

FRIDAY
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GF Salmon Patties with Garlic Aioli
(Made with Shar Gluten Free crackers.)
Sliced Tomatoes

SATURDAY
Ham dinner
Baked Ham & Scalloped Potatoes
GF Green Bean Casserole
GF Cherry Cheesecake

SUNDAY
New York guests coming Late Tonight
Leftovers

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His Word for My Week – “Happy at Me, Mama?”

     I vividly recall when our grandson was three years old and was being taught what is and isn’t proper behavior.  When his mother corrected him, she imparted to him that she did love him, but was not happy with his behavior.  I was pleased to see that she was letting him know that she loves “his person”, but dislikes “his behavior.”  Often after punishment (usually time out, which he sincerely disliked,) he would ask, “Are you happy at me, mama?”  He wanted to be reassured that even after saying he is sorry, he was still loved.  He had such a desire to please and be a peace with his parents and grandparents.  He enjoyed the smiles of approval usually followed by big hugs.  Interestingly he then started asking, “Are you happy at my behavior?”  Often there was a “no” response, but with explanation of why not, with suggestions on how to improve the behavior.  An “I’m sorry” (remorse) would come forth, punishment was given and relationships were restored.
     This scenero provoked this question in my own mind, “Are you happy at me, God?”  Am I truly concerned about what God thinks of my behavior?  Am I concerned about being pleasing to my Heavenly Father?  I am sad to report that more times than I liked to think, I hear God in my spirit reply, “Gen, I love you with an everlasting love, but I AM NOT happy with your behavior.”  What could be worse punishment than knowing my loving relationship with God has been severed by my own disobedience.  I am so aware of the cost of His love for me…He allowed His only son to willingly suffer and die on the cross to take my sins upon Him.  There is truly no greater love than this…”that He  (Jesus) should lay down His life for another.”  I do know that His restrictions “His thou shalt not’s” upon my life are for my good, not harm, for my betterment as a human being and a Christian, just as my daughter’s were (and still is) for her son.
     May the lesson my grandson continues to learn, be one that I continue to learn also.  May I learn that the best reward for obedience be that My Father is pleased with me, and that I continue in a daily, loving relationship with Him.  Knowing that I need to reflect more on my Christian behavior, I am going to add a spot at the end of my daily devotional journal that reads…”Are you happy at me, God?” and daily reflect on that.  I want to hear My Heavenly Father say,  “Good Girl, Gen!”

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Love in a Box – April 2018

The April “Love in a Box” package arrived last week in New York.  I usually wait to post it’s contents after it has arrived there so there will be “no peeking” online.  We usually send the box via USPS Priority Mail which is really quite reasonable to send the totally-packed box, and it always arrives cross country in 2-3 days.  Each month seems to speed by so quickly and when one box is mailed, we start loading the next month’s box.

Of course, Easter was the theme for the April box.  What a comfort it is, especially at Easter, to know that our grandson and our daughter know the Lord as their personal Savior.  So up first is the April Acts of Kindess Calendar…

AOK Calendar April 2018
LIab April Card
Our grandson’s Easter Card made on my Silhouette, Design #123326.  We tucked in
some cash for spending.   We think he rather enjoys that!

IMG_1550.JPGAn Easter Card for our daughter…found this beautiful cross with verse on it on google.   I love this Cuttlebug embossing folder “Oxford” which I use quite a bit.   We tucked in a bit of “coffee money” for her to enjoy.

April Liab treats
A big thanks to my hairdresser, Linda, for thinking of our grandson with these cute Easter Pez packages.  We added Easter pencils, cards, candies, and snacks.
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Had to add our daughter’s favorite, Cadbury Creme eggs, some homemade Easter Almond Bark for each of them, and Goldfish for our grandson’s school lunches.

April Liab Toys
Our grandson loves Legos, so per his special request we purchased this one.  We also  found a “Cars” movie stashed in our collection so thought we would pass that along too.

Liab April Snacks
Oh, and a couple more healthy snacks.

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Sean loves to draw, so that he might like this little pack of colored pencils.
We think a future package might have to include some sort of scapbook for the drawer of drawings he is collecting.

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Learning to draw eyes in his 4th grade class.  Great Job!  Love that smile!
Can you tell he loves to draw?

His monthly devotional, “Call to Glory-Kids” was sent separately.
Find information on and preview of CTG Kids here.
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Having a Happy Day thinking of our beloved grandson,
Pray you have a Happy Day too,

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Menu Plan Monday – April 9, 2017

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MONDAY
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Open-Faced Pastrami on GF Black Russian Bread
Tomato Red Pepper Pesto Soup
Baked Rice Pudding

TUESDAY
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Mashed Potatoes for Rick
Cauliflower Mash for Gen
Corn for Rick
Carrots for Gen

WEDNESDAY
Shrimp Creole
Sprimp Creole
Steamed Rice
Tossed Salad

THURSDAY
Baked buffalo wings
Rick:  GF Pizza & Wings
Gen: Ladies Bible Study Wrap Up Dinner
Bring Razzeling Rainbow Salad
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FRIDAY
Tuna Noodle Casserole
GF Tuna Noodle Casserole
Tossed Salad

SATURDAY
Ham dinner
Baked Ham
Scalloped Potatoes
Green Beans
Cherry Cheesecake

SUNDAY
Leftover Ham Dinner

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Menu Plan Monday – March 26, 2018

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MONDAY
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Eggplant Parmesan
Tossed Salad
Garlic Bread
Italian Ice

TUESDAY
(From last week’s menu)
Beef bake
Mom Cornish’s Beef Stew Bake
Tossed Salad
Mom Cornish’s Chocolate Dessert
Chocolate Dessert

WEDNESDAY
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Lobster Scampi DeJonghe (My Version)
Garlic Green Beans
Tossed Salad

THURSDAY
Crockpot-Turkey
Crockpot Turkey Breast
Mashed Potatoes with Gravy
Dressing
Cranberry Gelatin Salad
(Love this recipe from Nest of Posies)
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FRIDAY
Left over turkey dinner

SATURDAY
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Grilled Petite Sirloin Steaks
with Sauteed  Mushrooms & Onions
Baked Potatoes with Sour Cream
Tossed Salad

SUNDAY
7:30 a.m. Sunrise Service
Breakfast following Sunrise Service
10 a.m. Sunday School
11:00 a.m. Easter Worship Service
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We are looking forward to having
Easter Dinner with the DeJong Family

Have a Yummy Week,
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