Happy Saturday!

Hi, all!

Well, I started a blog post this morning and saved it, but it has disappeared so I’m starting over. 🙂

Hope you all had a great week! HOT. That’s how this week has been. And that’s an epic understatement but it’s all I’ve got. Like…seriously HOT. Picking peas in the early morning before it gets really hot (no such thing as cool right now, but we compare “hot” to “really hot” around here) makes you hot. But fresh peas with cornbread were so worth it.

We bought a bushel of Silver Queen corn (my favorite) and I put up ten quarts of cream corn in the freezer. I just shucked my second bushel and will be putting that up shortly. Of course, we also had fresh corn for dinner the other night along with those  peas and our first fried green tomatoes and fried squash of the summer. Hubby brought home a beauty of a watermelon while ago. I can wait to take a bite of that sweet summertime treat!

I have my brother’s three kiddos this weekend (ages 7, 5, and 2) so today has not been a usual Saturday for me. Right now we are “resting” and I’m having a cup of coffee and hoping to finish this post! We’ve been to the library and the playground, watched the Disney Channel and “The Little Mermaid” (the second, not the first). We’ve eaten, snacked, and eaten some more. 🙂

Thankfully, dinner is in the crock pot (French dip sandwiches are on the menu tonight) so that’s a plus. I don’t know how people live without crock pots. I really don’t. Doesn’t heat the kitchen up (since we’ve already established that it’s HOT here). Everything goes in the pot in the morning and by some miracle of electrical appliance science, dinner is ready just in time.

I have completely forgotten what I wrote this morning so I don’t know if this covers it or not. Maybe it does. If not, maybe it will come to me. Between the heat, three kids (and sorry!) PMS, my brain is barely functional right now. 🙂

Y’all enjoy your weekend! Stay cool and hydrated! I’m dreaming about that cool watermelon.

Lynne

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Sweet Summertime

Sweet summer time…lemonade and sweet tea, days without schedules, afternoon thunder showers, the smell of freshly cut grass. And fresh veggies!

I picked peas yesterday. And a couple of green tomatoes to fry up.

Put up ten quarts of Silver Queen corn today. Going to use the strawberries I got a few weeks ago and froze to make jam. Hoping to go blueberry picking and put some of those in the freezer as well.

When I was shelling peas yesterday, I expected to here the music from

“The Young and the Restless” playing as we often shelled peas or snapped beans while my Nanny’s stories were on.

Next up…canning green beans if I can get enough of them. 
Now I can hardly wait for my first taste of an icy cold watermelon. Not those ones in the grocery store in December. I’m talking about the ones you buy from a man out of the back of a pickup truck on the side of the road. I can taste it now.
What takes you back to summers when you were a kid? Is it a smell? A taste? An activity? Share if you will.

Lynne 

Adventure Day :)

Today I enjoyed a surprise getaway day with my bestie Kathryn for my birthday. We visited Mepkin Abbey in Moncks Corner outside Charleston. What a beautiful place! It was hot and there was a huge alligator! We noshed on some yummy food and I got free cake. Yay! 

       Thank you, Kathryn, for my fun day!

Dinner is served!

Dinner for me tonight…fajita bowl (baked spaghetti squash)…yum.

Made taco seasoning and patted onto chicken breasts. Cooked in oil over medium heat until done. Removed from skillet. Added a little more oil them sautéed bell peppers and onions. Added chicken back to skillet to warm. Served over half a baked spaghetti squash. 

  

Happy Monday!

Happy Monday, folks!

Hope your week is off to a good start! I was MIA last week as I spent the week fretting over a sick kitty. She’s still at the vet and hopefully will be on her way home by Wednesday. Say a little prayer for her if you would.

I started a study on the book of Proverbs from www.womenlivingwell.org(Good Morning Girls). Pretty excited about that…studying alongside some sweet and wonderful ladies.

Also, my friend April and I started working with a personal trainer. Umm…that was “fun.” Less exciting and much more sweaty than Bible study. I have a cholesterol number to get down and some weight to get rid of, so here’s hoping that paying the trainer will be motivation enough. (I did lose 5 pounds last week fretting over that kitty.)

So I’m spending some time tonight reworking my menu plan to fit with my new eating guidelines. Sigh. I wish I could just eat lemon cake from the Boll Weevil Cafe and get skinny. I’d be really thin really quick.

Hope you all have a wonderful week!

Lynne

This Week’s Menu Plan

Hi, everyone! and Happy Monday!

We paid a visit to a roadside farm stand on Saturday and picked up fresh veggies for the week. Here’s what’s on the menu for dinner this week.

Monday – Skillet/Fried Corn,  Fried Squash, Green Beans, Rice & Gravy (leftover) 

Tuesday – Glazed Mestloaf, Creamy New Potatoes, Crunchy Baked Eggplant 

Wednesday – Baked Chicken, Summer Veggie Crepes

Thursday – Leftovers

Friday – Homemade Pizzas

Saturday – Leftovers 

Sunday – French Dip Sandwiches, Sweet Potato Fries (Mmmm….I want sweet potato fries now!)

Y’all have a great week! Here’s a pic of tonight’s dinner. I love summer veggies! 

Lynne  

 

Hi!

it has been a crazy couple of weeks getting ready for summer in our Sunday morning preschool area. Fun…tiring. But it turned out great and the kids loved it. Today was silly clothes/hair day…which the adults may have enjoyed more than the kiddos.

Dinner tonight: hamburger steak w/onions (dudes) and grilled chicken (girls), rice & gravy, baked sweet potatoes, and green beans. 

Hoping and praying that life gets back to normal this week!

Blessings,

Lynne