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My sister and BIL came up for a visit this weekend.  I’ve been so terrible at taking pictures lately.  I didn’t even get a birthday picture of Ella!  How terrible.  Speaking of Ella, she’s officially taller than me.  I measured her on her birthday and she’s 5′ 1 1/8″ tall -that’s 1 1/8th inches taller than her Momma!

I did get some pictures last weekend when we had a birthday party for Colin’s sister.  It was her big 5-0 this year.

Can’t seem to figure out how to fix red-eye in flickr and my camera doesn’t have a red-eye flash.

A little fuzzy, but he was being goofy, so I’m happy to get a good photo.

I forget what set off the giggles here, but it’s a nice one of Ella and Grandma.

Suppose I have to include one of me.

Monday:

pizza

chicken cacciatore 

Tuesday:

sandwiches

hot beef

Wednesday:

Autumn chowder

Hamburger Helper beef noodle (Ella’s favourite)

Thursday:

grilled cheese

breaded porkchops

Friday:

French toast -this was Ella’s choice of the new recipes we tried

roast chicken

Saturday:

beef barley soup -a new recipe that I’m still trying to get around to try

Sunday:

hot chicken

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Another combo post.  I wasn’t feeling great yesterday and wasn’t online much.  By the way, if you are looking for a small batch French onion soup recipe I found a delicious one last week (and made 3 servings, not one)

Tuesday:

French toast -tried a new Ella recipe but it wasn’t as good as the last one

maple glazed ribs

Wednesday:

pizza

McDonald’s

Thursday:

macaroni and cheese

leftover ribs

Friday:

leftover pizza

pork chops

Saturday:

roast beef

Sunday:

chicken cacciatore

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For Yarn Along/Crafting On this week I’ve started another custom order.  This time it’s a sweater.

 

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Home from a lovely weekend away with my Sweetie so I’m a day late for

Tuesday:

pork sandwiches

oven baked hamburger dinner (new)

Wednesday:

French toast   -found another Ella safe recipe to try

pork chops

Thursday:

wieners and beans

leftover hamburger dinner

Friday:

BBQ chicken roll-ups (freezer)

chicken wings -new recipe for in the Actifry

Saturday:

roast chicken

Sunday:

hot chicken sandwiches

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Finished up the hat set for my friend for Yarn Along and Crafting On.  Still think she’s crazy to want a white set for a 6-year-old, but it’s pretty.

The hat is the same South-End Knitter’s hat that I have made many times.  The mitts were a basic pattern and I added the hugs and kisses cable.  And the scarf is just a rib (mistake stitch as I call it).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Today should be back to normal, but Ella’s snowed in over at Grandma’s (and watching over Grandma and her cough).  We’ve got probably close to 8 inches of new snow.  After a swing of 40 degrees in 24 hours it finally doesn’t hurt to walk outside.  For the first time since Christmas it’s actually pleasant to be outside.

Funny, how hard it is to take a picture of snow.

So what’s on the menu this week?  I’m not sure what we’re doing on the weekend yet.

Monday:

sandwiches

crock pot goose -we were given some goose by the hunters using our land

Tuesday:

pizza

hot beef (I made a delicious sirloin tip roast on Sunday)

Wednesday:

French toast -found an Ella safe one to try

Mc Donald’s for our first night back at Guides

Thursday:

spaghetti

leftover goose

Friday:

BBQ roll-ups

Shanghai noodles

Saturday:

Sunday:

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How is 2018 starting for you?  Things are fairly quiet around here.  Ella caught her tradition ‘I’ve been to Toronto’ cold and has had a miserable few days.  I really should buy stock in Royale.   We have basically been house-bound since we came home from Toronto and I’m starting to go stir-crazy.  I think today is the worst yet.  It’s 2pm and it’s -20C and -40C /F with the windchill and the wind is blowing like crazy!  I love winter but weeks of -20/-40 get tiring.  I need to get out to get January groceries but I’m certainly not going out in this weather.

I’ve tried a few new recipes lately that I thought I’d share with you.  I’ll share the links, if they stop working let me know.  I’ve got the recipes written in my cookbook too.  The first is a delicious way to use up the last of the turkey, turkey and biscuit casserole.  Found Colin’s new favourite pizza crust, pizza crust.

OK, apparently I’ve lost the link for the next recipe.  We had steak the other day and ended up with some leftover (they were huge).  Pinterest to the rescue again and I found Steak Soup.   It was good with fresh garlic buns.

Steak Soup

serves 6

2 Tbsp oil                               4 cloves garlic, minced                                  1 onion, minced

5 small potatoes, diced       2 large carrots, diced                                     2 cups steak, diced

1 tsp salt                                 1 tsp pepper                                                     1 tsp Worcestershire sauce

1/2 cup tomato sauce          4 cups beef broth

Saute onions and garlic.  Add the rest of the veg. for a couple of minutes.  Add everything else.  Boil, then simmer (covered) for an hour.

 

I used some home canned tomato sauce in the soup so I had to find something else to do with the leftover tomato sauce.  Enter home-made ‘condensed tomato soup‘ and chili mac.  I really liked the chili mac recipe because it only made 4 servings, we won’t have to eat leftover pasta for days.

So that’s how I’ve been spending my days, what have you been doing to stay warm?

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We got a bit of snow on the weekend, but Colin is still going to try to finish combining Dad’s corn.  Sure hope he can get it done, he’s more than ready to be done.  We want Daddy to be done too.  We’re going for our Christmas tree when Daddy’s done the corn!

Merry arrived for her Advent visit.  Now we’ll have to watch for elf mischief.  Ella and Faith love when Merry visits.

How’s your Christmas prep coming?  I’m struggling with getting the house clean and haven’t started any baking.  I’m not sure what’s wrong this year.  I DO have all my shopping finished so that’s a big plus.

I did get the table cleared off and our Advent wreath set up in time for supper last night (ignore the cranky tween, she was hangry).

Monday:

sandwiches -probably in the field with Daddy (-25C windchill today)

leftover Chinese from the weekend (something else for picky Ella)

Tuesday:

Autumn chowder

souvlaki

Wednesday:

pizza

supper out -last Guide meeting till new year

Thursday:

pizza

beef stew -new recipe

Friday:

soup

French toast

Saturday:

leftover stew

Sunday:

crock pot goose!

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Colin’s off combining corn again today.  We had snow last night so he wasn’t sure, but we had enough wind overnight to shake off the snow.  Hopefully the ground will hold, the ground isn’t frozen and it’s supposed to get warm later this week.

Ella’s got homeschool bowling later this week, that’s always fun.  Getting ready to start our Christmas baking and enjoying the Advent season starting on Sunday.  This year the Santa Claus parade in Renfrew is an evening one.  That will be interesting.

Facebook has been showing me some cute old pictures with their “on this day” posts.  Here’s a timely one from so long ago.

Monday:

tuna sandwiches

roast beef (from frozen because I forgot)

Tuesday:

pizza

hot beef

Wednesday:

beef sandwiches

pizza

Thursday:

McDonald’s

Friday:

soup

shepherd’s pie

Saturday:

supper in Renfrew

Sunday:

roast chicken

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