Monday, June 17, 2019

My Menu Plan for this Week 6/17/19!




I'm watching the grandchildren more this summer while they are off school.  You know I have to think about the dessert when they are here.  This week we are lucky and we still have wonderful strawberries in the fridge.  Buying reddi whip has went to top of the grocery list this summer!  They love strawberries but that just puts it over the top for them. 

We also have a baking day planned every week too (more about that later) and that will give them a dessert for a couple of days.  If I run out of that there are always the fruit snacks in the cupboard!  




Here is what I plan to have on the table this week:


Monday              leftover fried chicken dinner

Tuesday              Sauerkraut with smoked sausage, corn 

Wednesday         Spaghetti

Thursday             Beef tips gravy and noodles (one of grandson's favorite school meals -hope he likes mine), mac and cheese, salad

Friday                 Leftover spaghetti with melted cheese on top with salad
      
Saturday             Grill out  -Chicken, hotdogs, Pork chops,  sides baked beans, green beans, peas

Sunday               Whichever of the grilled out items we decide.  


What's on your menu this week?

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Free Kindle Books for Today 6/17/19!


Free Kindle Books for today 6/17/19! Make sure you check the price before you buy, Amazon prices can change frequently. If you don’t have a Kindle you can download your favorite Kindle Book on any tablet or smartphone with a free Kindle Reading App



Mapped Out Murders by [Findley, Mary C.]

Mapped Out Murders 


Yesterday's Mail (Crossroads Collection) by [Tru, Amanda, Bridgeman, Hallee, Terry, Alana, Hickey, Cynthia, Havig, Chautona]

Amish Knitting Circle: Smicksburg Tales 1 by [Vogel, Karen Anna]

Amish Knitting Circle: Smicksburg Tales 1



Amish Breaking Hearts (Love in Arcola Book 1) by [Cartwright, Emma]

Amish Breaking Hearts (Love in Arcola Book 1)

Sincerely, Jesus by [Goble, Edward]

Sincerely, Jesus


Jewelry: Learn Jewelry Making from Scratch by [Taylor, Patricia]

Jewelry: Learn Jewelry Making from Scratch


The Hard Times Kitchen: Homestyle Recipes for a Small Budget by [Miller, Hannah Lynn]

The Hard Times Kitchen: Homestyle Recipes for a Small Budget

The Happy Hollisters and the Punch and Judy Mystery: (Volume 27) by [West, Jerry]

The Happy Hollisters and the Punch and Judy Mystery: (Volume 27) 




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Sunday, June 16, 2019

My Frugal Ways this Past Week 6/16/19!


Happy Father's Day!  

Today I'm making my husband fried chicken, wilted lettuce, mashed potatoes, and cornbread for dinner.  He is having a piece of the apple pie I made him for breakfast this morning.  He will be one happy man!  

Just like so many in the states our weather here in Michigan is very wild.  In fact it's rained so much here that the garden I planted  last week has standing water in it most of the time.  I can't step in it for fear that I will sink up and will be stuck!  


Plants are beginning to turn yellow on the bottom but so far they are still alive.  The very first row is zinnias and I see the plants starting to come up already so maybe all the seeds haven't rotted.   I still have hope.     


I'll replant the seeds if I have to whenever it stops raining and dries up (if they still have time to grow before the first frost).  

Here are the ways I've saved this past week:

I signed up the grand kids and me for the summer reading program.

I forgot to say last week we sold an item.  It took a couple of weeks to sell on Facebook but I kept bumping it up and finally it sold for the original price.  So don't give up on your item too soon.  


I bought strawberries for .99 a quart at Aldi's this past week. I bought 6 quarts.  Topped with whipped cream the grandchildren think they have the greatest dessert. 

I also bought the Kroger deals on Saturday:  Baked beans for 99 cents, Kraft Mayo for $1.49, and Smoked sausage for $1.88.  I bought 5 of each (that's the limit).  How did you do grocery shopping?  



In between the rains we went to a couple of garage and estate sales.  My favorite find was some yarn that I paid $6.00 for.  The big cotton yarn cone alone sells for $14.00 at Joanne's so I was very excited!

My goals for this next week:

Keep walking at night when the weather is good.




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Saturday, June 15, 2019

Free Kindle Books for Today 6/15/19!

Free Kindle Books for today 6/15/19! Make sure you check the price before you buy, Amazon prices can change frequently. If you don’t have a Kindle you can download your favorite Kindle Book on any tablet or smartphone with a free Kindle Reading App


Peg Leg's Princess (The Pistol Ridge series Book 1) by [Raye, Cyndi]

Peg Leg's Princess (The Pistol Ridge series Book 1)



Father Brown (Complete Collection): 53 Murder Mysteries: The Scandal of Father Brown, The Donnington Affair & The Mask of Midas… by [Chesterton, G. K., Time, Reading]

Father Brown (Complete Collection): 53 Murder Mysteries: The Scandal of Father Brown, The Donnington Affair & The Mask of Midas…


Discovering TREASURE: A Christian ROMANCE to Stir Magic in the Mind ~ and Music for the Soul (Book #1  of Vision Valley series) by [Lindsey, Crystal Mary]

Discovering TREASURE: A Christian ROMANCE to Stir Magic in the Mind ~ and Music for the Soul (Book #1 of Vision Valley series)


Kitten Kindergarten:  A Budget Friendly Kitten Care for the First Year by [Olson, Joan]

Kitten Kindergarten: A Budget Friendly Kitten Care for the First Year


Tomatoes and Herb Gardening: 2 Books in 1: A Beginners Guide to Growing Your Own Tomatoes and Herbs at Home by [Harvey, Louise]



Tomatoes and Herb Gardening: 2 Books in 1: A Beginners Guide to Growing Your Own Tomatoes and Herbs at Home


Slow Cooking For Beginners: The step-by-step guide to slow cooking with over 35 delicious slow cooking recipes for eating clean by [Dylon, Angelina]

Slow Cooking For Beginners: The step-by-step guide to slow cooking with over 35 delicious slow cooking recipes for eating clean


Being Helpful- A story about the power of kindness and empathy. (The Being Series Book 1) by [Khera, Navnish K]

Being Helpful- A story about the power of kindness and empathy. (The Being Series Book 1)





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Friday, June 14, 2019

Book Review: A Reluctant Belle by Beth White

A Reluctant Belle (Daughtry House Book #2) by [White, Beth]

A Reluctant Belle (Daughtry House Book #2)





Impoverished Southern belle Joelle Daughtry has a secret. By day she has been helping her sisters in their quest to turn the run-down family plantation into a resort hotel after the close of the Civil War. But by night and under a male pseudonym, she has been penning articles for the local paper in support of the construction of a Negro school. With the Mississippi arm of the Ku Klux Klan gaining power and prestige, Joelle knows she is playing a dangerous game.

When childhood enemy and current investor in the Daughtry house renovation Schuyler Beaumont takes over his assassinated father's candidacy for state office, Joelle finds that in order to protect her family and her home, she and Schuyler will have to put aside their longstanding personal conflict and develop a united public front. The trouble is, what do you do when animosity becomes respect--and even love--if you're already engaged to someone else?




My thoughts:

Set after the civil war during the reconstruction, A Reluctant Bride made me think more of the devastation of this country and people lives, then I ever had before. Of course, it was during that time that people also had to start to learn to change their mindset.  The aftermath was still such a very dangerous,volatile time in our history and this book deals with that. 

There were times I felt as though things were just touched upon when there could have been described with so much more depth.  In fact, I was about ready to give up when about midway through finally there was some action and things finally got really interesting.  


This book was filled with a lot of history, action (in the middle), romance, and learning to leaning on faith. My favorite part was when Schuyler went to church and prayed.  The presence of God in that church just jumped off the page.  


A good read!  




I received a copy of Reluctant Belle from Revell.  A positive review was not required.


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Free Kindle Books and a Great Deal for Today 6/14/19!

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The Nobleman's Governess Bride (The Glass Slipper Chronicles Book 1) by [Hale, Deborah]

The Nobleman's Governess Bride (The Glass Slipper Chronicles Book 1) 



Lily's Longing (Amish Bouquet Bakery Book 1) by [Cartwright, Emma]

Lily's Longing (Amish Bouquet Bakery Book 1)


For the Love of Roses (Great Lakes Romances Book 18) by [Winters, Donna]

For the Love of Roses (Great Lakes Romances Book 18)


Dump Dinners Cookbook: 30 Delicious Dump Dinners Recipes For Busy People (Dump dinners cookbook, Dump dinners recipes, Dump dinners diet Book 1) by [Cook, Daniel, Press, FFE]

Dump Dinners Cookbook: 30 Delicious Dump Dinners Recipes For Busy People (Dump dinners cookbook, Dump dinners recipes, Dump dinners diet Book 1)


Slow Cooker Comfort Foods by [Scott, Bonnie]

Slow Cooker Comfort Foods


The Joy of a Clutter-Free Home and a Simplified Life: The Japanese Way to Decluttering, Organizing, and Tydying Up by [White, Melody]


The Happy Hollisters and the Mystery of the Totem Faces: (Volume 15) by [West, Jerry]

The Happy Hollisters and the Mystery of the Totem Faces: (Volume 15)


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Home Cooking with Trisha Yearwood: Stories and Recipes to Share with Family and Friends by [Yearwood, Trisha]

Home Cooking with Trisha Yearwood: Stories and Recipes to Share with Family and Friends- Just $2.99!  





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