Monday, May 4, 2009

Happy Homemaker Monday

i get so excited to post on mondays, that i forget to give credit to sandra at diary of a sahm for hosting this each week. go there to read her & other of her blog readers monday posts :) thanks!!!

On my bedside table: now i'm reading 19 minutes by jodi picoult. really good book, tough subject matter. well written though. i'm about 1/2 way into it.- as as last week- didn't get any reading done at all :(
On my TV: watched "city of embers" last night with the kids...good adventure story for the family. my kids love movies like this!

On the menu for tonight: well, i'm making chicken pot pie casserole for crystal and family, not sure what we are having though.

On my To Do List: my kitchen! need to organize and clean cabinets and pantry! make cake balls for teachers & bus drivers tomorrow.

New Recipe I tried last week: yesterday i got creative! well, we had an impromtu crawfish boil on saturday-fun! lots of work, but fun! so i didn't feel like being in the kitchen cooking dinner on sunday. well, being creative really kicked in. use what we have! there was some left over crawfish, potatoes, corn & i made a modified potato soup with it all! the soup part was just a can of cream of mushroom, cream of chicken, milk, sour cream, cheese, & butter :) that was my fave part...all in the slow cooker! tim claims this is the best soup ever! that's high praise!

Looking forward to: seeing our fave comedian gabriel iglesias on saturday night!!! fluffy! and spending time with mom, amanda, aj & stella!

Homemaking Tip for this week: the previous laundry idea has worked for me! now that i am caught up, it's great! believe me, i did 5-6 loads last monday! put it all away on tuesday!

Favorite Photo of the week:

Favorite Blog Post of the week: these adorable pop corn cupcakes! i'm so making these for my next movie night!!! speaking of...when works for you gals? any movie suggestions? an 80's movie? romantic comedy?

Lesson learned the past few days: get creative in the kitchen and have fun working with what ya have on hand! you will impress yourself :)

On my Prayer List: my hubby- crazy week at work, crystal and her new baby claire, prayers for our teachers.

Devotionals, Scripture Reading, Key Verses: i know i need to remember to listen more!
James 1:19-20 (New International Version)
19My dear brothers, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry, 20for man's anger does not bring about the righteous life that God desires.


Julie M. Jackson said...

I am really going to try the laundry thing and wash my butt off on Thursdays and put it all away on Friday morning so we have fresh clothes for the weekend and church! We shall see! HA!

Sarah Lett said...

that's me on friays- i clean and clean so i can relax on the weekend :) but it didn't come naturally- i wanted to skip the putting it away days, lol.

Heather said...

Hey - I need to try that laundry method. Crawfish sound so good!

Kari said...

Chicken Pot Pie casserole sounds good. Thanks for the reminder to be "quick to listen". I need to do that more often.
Happy Monday and have a great week.

The Raggedy Girl said...

I too am praying for teachers this week and your list was really nice.

The Raggedy Girl

debra said...

Those popcorn cupcakes are so cute!
I just saw 'The Nanny Diaries' - it's really cute. Not sure if it's really a great movie for kids (it's PG-13) but I am not sure if the movie night is just for you or if your kids join in - my daughter (who is 7) watched it - there's nothing too horrible in it & there are some teachable moments but it didn't keep her attention the whole time either. Anyway, I really enjoyed it.

Sarah said...

Enjoyed reading your comments today. I am on my 3rd load of laundry today - I have a big washer, so each load is like 1 and a, off to fold them all.

Hope you have a great day!

Sandra said...

I loved your list today :)

I love historial movies and 80's too, I still think the best movies were made in that era :)

Bonnie said...

oh wow ... look at those cupcakes !