Menu Plan Monday – July 3, 2017

MONDAY
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Spaghetti, Meatballs & Venison Sausage
Tossed Salad
GF Garlic Toast

 TUESDAY
(4TH OF JULY)
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Grilled Petite Sirloin Steaks
Foiled Potatoes & Onions
Cindy’s BBQ Beans
Red, White and Blue Gelatin Dessert

WEDNESDAY
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Pizza and Wings
Tossed Salad

THURSDAY
Eat Out

FRIDAY
BBQ burgers etc
Bonnie’s BBQ Burgers
Cottage Cheese
Green Bean Casserole
Berry Crumble a la mode

SATURDAY
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Crockpot Venison
with Root Vegetables

SUNDAY
Leftover Venison Roast

Have a yummy week,
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Menu Plan Monday – June 26, 2017

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MONDAY
Sausage cheddar quiche
Crustless Ham & Cheddar Quiche
Razzling Rainbow Salad (Cottage Cheese/Jello Salad)
GF Blueberry Muffins
(I use Martha White GF Mix and add fresh blueberries and walnuts.)

TUESDAY
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Chicken Alfredo
GF Garlic Bread
Tossed Salad

WEDNESDAY
(Dr. Appointment and Grocery Day)
EAT OUT

THURSDAY
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Chinese Spareribs
Steamed Rice
Egg Drop Soup
GF Almond Cookies

FRIDAY
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GF Salmon Patties with Garlic Aioli
(I use crushed cheerios in lieu of crackers.)
Red Potatoes
Tomato, cuke salad

Garlic Aioli
2 garlic cloves, pressed, 1/4 teaspoon (or more) coarse kosher salt, 1/2 cup mayonnaise, 2 tablespoons olive oil, 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice.  Refrigerate until chilled and flavors meld.

SATURDAY
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Bonnie’s BBQ Burgers
Swiss Vegetable Medley
Mixed Berry Crumble

SUNDAY
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Italian Sub Sandwiches
(We use Udi’s GF Hot Dog Rolls-they work perfectly.)
Crock Pot Corn Chowder
Chips/Pickles

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Crockpot Corn Chowder

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2 cups potatoes, peeled and cubed
½ onion, finely chopped
2 cups fresh or frozen corn
1 16-oz can creamed corn
1 cup chicken stock
6 slices bacon, fried until crisp and crumbled
1 tablespoon sugar
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
1 teaspoon seasoned salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1 cup half and half (or cream, if desired)
additional crumbled bacon, for serving
green onion or chives, chopped

Instructions

  1. Saute onion in oil until translucent.  Combine the chicken stock, onion, potatoes, corn, creamed corn, bacon, sugar, Worcestershire sauce, seasoned salt and pepper in a slow cooker and cook on high for 3-4 hours.
  2. Add in the half and half and cook an additional 15-20 minutes, until heated through.
  3. Serve topped with additional bacon and green onion or chives, if desired.

    Have a great day,
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Menu Plan Monday – June 19, 2017

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I can’t remember when I have been that sick for that long.  At any rate, we made it through our week with a few take outs, deli purchases, and some
easy-to-put-together meals.  I am so thankful for my dear, sweet husband, who so unselfishly steps up to the plate with hands-on help.  Each day I seem to be gaining and feeling a bit better, and I am so thankful for that.

MONDAY
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Meatloaf BLT’s
Pickles & Chips
Chicken Vegetable Soup

TUESDAY
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Grilled Shrimp Foiled Packets
Tossed Salad
GF Garlic Bread

WEDNESDAYCheese Steak & Potato Soup
West Coast Beef Steak Sandwiches
Creamy Potato Soup

THURSDAY

Firehouse Chicken
BBQ Beans, Red Potatoes
Coleslaw

FRIDAY
(Ladies Crafting Class & Dinner at Church-
hopefully I will be up to par by then.)
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For Rick – Pizza & Wings
Salad

SATURDAY
Eat Out or Take Out

SUNDAY
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with Mustard Sauce
Coleslaw

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Menu Plan Monday – June 12, 2017

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Menu planning for last week came from the hospital menu selection pamphlet.  Some selections good and some not to good.  After a 5-day stay for pneumonia, bronchitis, and lupus flare, it is great to be recuperating in the comfort of home.   I am so very thankful for my grocery shopping husband who has  done a terrific job getting the groceries in (one way or another) for this coming week.  This week’s menu plan will be a combo of our favorite “take-out” meals, some made-ahead freezer meals with hopefully a few home-cooked favorites if I am doing better by the end of the week.

MONDAY
(From the freezer…thankfully I did make these ahead.)
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Stuffed Peppers
Cottage Cheese
Greek  Salad
GF Garlic Toast

TUESDAY
(From Mi Amigo Ricardo’s)
Our Favorite, #13 Chicken Fajitas Combo
(The BEST!)

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Bacon Cheeseburgers
GF Macaroni Salad
Corn on the Cob

THURSDAY
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Spaghetti with Meat sauce and Sausage Balls
Cottage Cheese
Tossed Salad
Garlic Bread

FRIDAY
(Big Wa Chinese Take out)
Garlic Chicken Combo Plate
(My husband is named by their staff as Mr Garlic Chicken.)

SATURDAY
Meatloaf Redux WM
Meatloaf
Garlic Mashed Potatoes
Steamed Broccoli

SUNDAY
Leftover meatloaf dinner

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“Love in a Box” for June 2017

So often inspiration for monthly “Love packages” comes from our grandson’s activities.  June’s package is all about the game…baseball!
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SMQ Baseball card
How perfect is this pop up box card #147170 by Lori Whitlock at the Silhouette Store.  I changed up the colors to match our Grandson’s team colors.  I also added a back page with pocket to stash some spending cash and to write note of endearment.  The envelope is from Lori Whitlock – #135383: 6″ square thick envelope scallop that I embellished with a baseball and his name.

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And what about popcorn, and peanuts and cracker jacks!
The cracker jack-loaded french fry box
is #64491 by Jamie Cripps at the Silhouette store.   I found this clipart  “Take me out to the Ballgame” song and divided between the front and the back and designed and cut it on the Silhouette Cameo Designer Edition.

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Also from the Silhouette Store,  Jamie Cripps 3d Baseball Box#57678.  I personalized with his name and loaded it with bubble gum balls and Sweet Sundae Mike and Ikes.  And, of course, his monthly tic tac box, with baseball background and clipart downloads from Google images.

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Just had to finish with the ever popluar Fidget Spnrs.  He seems to be really fascinated by these things.  They are the rage, I guess.  Walmart said that they had to lock them up as people were hoarding them, buying them by the 100’s.

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I did manage to tuck in a few things for his mom…some Mexican vanilla, tea bag holder box (which I forgot to take a pic of–too many senior moments) with some healthy herbal teas and some healthy protein snack bars.  Hopefully she will take a pic of the tea tower for me to keep on file.  The one to the right is pretty similar. The design is from the  Silhouette Design Store – View Design #26689: tea bag dispenser.

We surely do miss our New York family,
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Creative Corner – Card Making

So many card making ideas…so little time!  Well, I truly have been in a creative mood for the past few weeks and have been busily constructing cards for so many occasions!  Our calendar has been jammed packed with birthdays, graduations, a baby shower, and of course, our grandson’s “Love in a Box” mailing.  I’ll post “Love in a Box” tomorrow after he receives it in New York.

IMG_0786  Made this card for a dear, suffering friend, Gene!  I do enjoy being greeted with his sweet smile when he is able to be out and about.  He certainly is a classic!
Printed paper by Recollections Fashionably Chic Pad Pad.
(Love this 6 x 6 collection from Michael’s)
Classic Car clip art found on Google images.
Salutation done on my Silhouette Cameo on Early Expresso paper from Stampin Up.

IMG_0784Designed for an 18-year old Baseball fan in my Sunday School Class who is just one great sport of a young man!
Baseball Background and dots papers from Michael’s.
Large Baseball cutting file from Silhouette (free file when I purchased my Cameo.)
Happy Birthday font, “Wasted.”
Inside:  “Hope your year is an out-of-the-ballpark kind of year.”

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215x191ximageedit_11_9754934605.gif.pagespeed.ic.OLf1AhRHEFAnd what a great pastor our beloved Pastor Roe is!
God definitely broke the mold when he made him!  How very thankful we are that God saw fit to call him and his wonderful family to Arizona!  We are soooo blessed!

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Our friend, Irene, is continually blessing others with her delicious baked and canned goods.  She knows that Rick and I  cannot have sugar or wheat so she makes us this most wonderful home-canned sauerkraut.   Rick says it’s the best he has ever eaten!
Thought I would personalize our “Thank You.”
Cream Cardstock from Michael’s.
Background paper-Designer Paper Delilah by Colorbok from Walmart.
Flowers and leaves stamps and dies from Stampin up.
Canning jar and doily stamps and dies from Papertrey Ink.

ice-cream-thanks-2.pngI cannot believe that I did not take a snapshot of this card sent to our friends, the Goodells!  How very thoughtful of them to give us a lovely card and an anniversary gift card to Coldstone Creamery.  How very sweet of them!
We will truly enjoy that gift!

This is a pic from my Silhouette Cameo design page so it’s not the greatest!
Crumbcake Cardstock from Stampin Up
White background punched rectangle from Silhouette Studio #54491
“Thanks” sentiment –Always Here Font
Free Silhouette Digis and cutting files are from Bird Cards (You can find them Here).

We so appreciated all the cards, gifts, and verbal congrats we received from so many our our dear friends and family for our 50th Wedding Anniversary.  Rick and I were both kinda under the weather to do much celebrating, but we hope to take a trip to the west coast for a few days later in the summer.

Loved  the idea of this baby shower card made for a dear friend who traveled from NY City to AZ for her sister’s graduation and family & friend baby shower.  Again I forgot to take a pic of the card front so am using the example that I got the idea from.
I used a dot embossing folder for the front.  “Baby” is Lakesight Personal Font  externally offset in white at .05 and printed and cut on my Silhouette.  Pink edged with Zigzag sewing machine stitch.  Butterfly was made with Stampin up’s Butterfly basics stamps and dies in same color & style as the the card envelope.  Stampin up cardstock  & Ink in Early Expresso &  Powder Pink.  I made a pocket for the inside to stash some cash hoping to ease their packing for the trip back to the city.  Desert diva’s free sentiment #605 for the front of the envelope.

For the Graduates – A couple of young folks from the Mollet family were moving up and were kind enough to keep us posted as to how they are doing.  I thought these cards would be just the thing.  You can find complete instructions for making these here on Melissa’s Fairly Crafty Blog.   I did make a few change ups and designed cutting files on my Silhouette Cameo.  I did make an extra back page to do a bit of congratulatory writing!

Well, May was a pretty busy month, and hopefully activity will slow a bit so that I can do some experimenting with new cards.  Still feeling a bit under the weather, but hey, that just gave me another idea for a new card.

Pray you have a blessed day,

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Menu Plan Monday – May 29, 2017

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MONDAY
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Chicken Speidies on
Gluten Free Naan Bread
Homemade Tzatziki Sauce
Quinoa Salad

TUESDAY
Speghetti Pie Hot Fudge
Spaghetti Pie
Tossed Salad
Hot Fudge Sundaes

WEDNESDAY
Cashew Chicken in Tomato Cups
Cashew Chicken Salad
in Tomato Cups
Pastel Melt-a-ways
(Recipes from Pillsbury’s Festive Spring Recipe Book)

THURSDAY
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  Egg Omelets
with Spanish Sauce
Garlic Toast
Caramel Flan

FRIDAY
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Grilled Steak
Avocado Fruited Salad
Corn on the Cob

SATURDAY
Out to Eat

SUNDAY
Mini Meatloaves, green beans, mashed
Mini Meat Loaves
(Using Recipe from here)
Green Beans
Garlic Mashed Potatoes

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Menu Plan Monday – May 22, 2017

Looking back in review of last week’s menu which I failed to get posted.

MONDAY
Venison Sweet Sausage
Peppers & Onions
GF Macaroni Salad

TUESDAY
Kielbasa& Kraut
(Thanks to our friend, for the jar of homemade Sauerkraut)
German Potato Salad
Black Russian Bread

WEDNESDAY
Hot Dogs with Chili Sauce
Left Over Mac Salad

THURSDAY
Grilled Steak
Foiled Red Potatoes
Corn

FRIDAY
Stuffed Peppers
Tossed Salad

SATURDAY
Graduation & Grad Parties all day.  Congrats to our young friends, Ralissa, Emily, Gabriel, Kristina, and Brianna. What a joy it was to be able to celebrate with these amazing young people!

SUNDAY
Grilled Burgers for Lunch with leftovers
Bridal Shower After Church
Graduation Linger Longer after Evening Church

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Book Available – Cornish Family History

Book Available: Cornish Family History & Genealogy

 

Technology is amazing! I can remember researching years ago from this book at the Syracuse, NY library in their genealogy department. It was locked up in a designated area of the library and I had to continually keep asking for it to make notes. Now it is available online at the link below. Just click on link and enjoy!
Our family pages are:
First Generation, Family 1, James Cornish, Page 6
2nd Generation, Family 3, James Cornish (Deacon) #2, Page 8
3rd Generation, Family 7, Jabez Cornish (Lieutenant) #15, Page 14
4th Generation, Family 16, Jabez Cornish #44, Page 24
5th Generation, Family 41, James Cornish #110, Page 50
6th Generation, Family 99, Hiram Cornish Sr. #297, Page 89
7th Generation, Family 157, Dier Cornish #582, Family 157 on page 114;
8th Generation, Family 188, Ora Dewitt #782, Family 188 on page 124.

Mildred Elizabeth (#862) born August 28, 1903 is the only one listed as this book was printed in 1907.
Esther was born in August 17, 1907; Robert Lewis was born June 02, 1909; Marjorie Lewis was born August 31, 1913; and Richard Paul (Arthur) was born June 4, 1917.

http://openlibrary.org/books/OL6997708M/The_history_and_genealogy_of_the_Cornish_families_in_America

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