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Author Archives: TaMara

Fall Menus: Another October Week

Another week has flown by. This week’s menus include some of my favorites.

Monday, Cream of Potato Cheese Soup, always perfect on a chilly fall day.

 

Potato Soup Photo by JeffreyW

Wednesday features Pan-Fried Catfish and Buttered Potatoes. You can find all the menus here: October Menus 2

Thursday is a German Pocket Burgers and Apple Strudel.  And Friday will have the kids licking their fingers with Buffalo Chicken Legs, a healthy alternative to deep fried buffalo chicken.

Complete shopping lists are here: October Weekly Shopping List 2   A reminder that the menus and shopping lists are color coordinated. You can easily disregard any item you won’t need.

JeffW’s awesome biscuit photo.

Tonight’s bonus recipe is Garlic Biscuits Which you can find here.(perfect with potato cheese soup).

That’s it for this week. Have a great weekend! – TaMara

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Running Up That Hill: Kate Bush

Was running through my head for some reason today.

Fall Menus: This Week

JeffreyW makes a yummy pot roast

I’ve been running to keep up with things and it looks like that is going to continue until the holidays, but I want to try and continue with the weekly menus. Here is the first of our October’s menus. I will do my best to keep this up…

Monday is my favorite Taco Salad and Tuesday is a super easy Creamy Chicken.

Full menus are here: October Menus 1

Wednesday features a Slow-Cooker Pot Roast and a sweet Ice Cream Delight for dessert.

JeffreyW makes Gumbo

Finally, Thursday is an easy Gumbo and Creole Salad and Friday is kid favorite Chili-Mac. 

The week’s shopping list can be found here: October Weekly Shopping List 1  Remember it’s color-coordinated so you can eliminate any items from recipes you aren’t using.

In honor of Friday the 13th, this week’s bonus recipe is Bewitched Roasted Squash and Apple Soup, click here.

That’s it for this week.

 

Get On My Knees

Lucifer uses the best  music:

(And yes, I’m still around, just incredibly busy. I’ll get my groove back soon. Until then…)

Chanting Is Always Iffy

I will be MIA for a week or so. I’m traveling. Hopefully I’ll return with some great photos and recipes ideas. I know I’ve slacked on the last week (and next) week of menus. But been putting in very long days in order to clear my schedule for this trip (no vacation days when you have your own business, I’m afraid).

We’ll pick up when I get back with some fun and favorite fall recipes. Until then….



 

Can I Wear This To High Tea?

I question JeffreyW’s commitment to his hummingbirds…he’s never worn a hummingbird hat (to my knowledge). 😉

Saturday Night Music Interlude: Jason Isbell, Hope the High Road

Thanks A Ghost to Most for pointing me to this:

Our First Egg!

Every morning I check the nesting box, unsure the ducks even know how to use it. There is actually a fake egg in there- the guy who sold me the coop said it was an “encouragement” egg. I tried not to roll my eyes. But, this morning when I opened up the hatch, I was surprised to see another egg there.

I can’t tell you whose egg it is – both Blue Swedish and Rouens have bluish eggs. But good to see someone in this house is earning their keep.

Bonus kitteh:

Zander has been on squirrel patrol all week, here he is scolding the squirrel for daring to come down the tree:



Ducks or Dogs?

The ducks made it clear when they arrived that when the dogs eat, they eat.

They also prefer dog food, no matter how many duck crumbles I add to it, I usually end up dumping most of them out every few days.

In the video, I’m shaking their bowl, but only to get them to look at the camera. All I need to do is step outside and say “breakfast” or “dinner” and they are front and center.

I feed them away from the dogs because they have no problems going up to the dog bowls and pushing their way in. Both dogs back off, unhappily, but I don’t want to risk there being any snapping at the intrusion.

Funny thing, when I was uploading this video, this video of Bixby popped up and I noticed it had 6.6K views. Whaaaattt???



 

Fall Menus: Sept Week 2

This is a little late, but I suppose better late than never. I’ve been crazy with work and glued to hurricane coverage, as I have Florida family (and friends).

Since we are moving into cooler weather, I’m bringing the meals in from the grill and into the kitchen. Although we do have a Grilled Steak on Monday – it’s in a soy/wine marinade that I love because you can use an inexpensive cut of beef and still get a great steak out of it.

One of my favorite meals, Red Beans and Rice, heads up Wednesday’s menu. And Friday is a slow-cooker BBQ Beef on Kaiser Rolls. 

All the PDF menus can be found here: September Week 2 Menus

The color-coded weekly shopping list is here: September Week 2 Shopping List The color coding allows you to eliminate any ingredients you won’t need if you skip a recipe.

Tonight’s bonus recipe is Creole Vegetables and Black Beans, which can be found here.

If you any questions, hit the comments and I’ll try and get you an answer. Have a great week!