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Wow, was it hot on the weekend.   Colin and I went to the County Plowing Match.  It was so much better than it’s been other years.  We stayed long enough for me to get burnt.  I forgot my sunscreen.  Guess I didn’t use it enough this summer and I never thought of it.  Though other years we never stay long enough at the Plowing Match to get burnt.

Nothing too exciting going on this week.  School, archery, Guides, and swimming.  Ella hopes we’ll go to the library before Guides so she can get some internet gaming time.  Our first truck load of wheat is going out today.  Still have the wheat on the Dennison farm to combine.  It’s being a little slow to dry.

Monday:

leftover calzones

stuffed chicken

Tuesday:

sandwiches

roast beef on BBQ

Wednesday:

sandwiches

McD’s

Thursday:

?

leftover roast beef

Friday:

tuna sandwiches

chicken Parmesan

Saturday:

??

Sunday:

something with the leftover beef

 

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Ella had a great time this weekend with her friend Darwyn.  Darwyn and Ella are very much alike, so you can imagine the chatter all weekend.  We dropped Darwyn at home and then dropped Ella off over at Grandma’s to take care of a few things.

Wheat harvest starts today -hurray!!  But that also means late suppers for Colin and possible field lunches.  Ella’s ‘activities’ schedule starts this week too.  I might be bad and take us to McDonald’s a few times just to make it easy for us.  I’m not enjoying being a taxi driver, I much prefer ‘shotgun’.  It’s also supposed to be hot this week (feels like 30C ) so I’m not sure what to make.

Monday:

sandwiches (I bought some lunch meat)

pork chops

Tuesday: archery class

sandwiches (leftover lunch meat)

McDonald’s  (I don’t know where we are going so we’ll eat out and be early)

Wednesday: Guides!!

pizza -oven or BBQ depending on the weather

likely McD’s again because it’s tradition or Karras’ Way if I can talk Ella into Greek -yum!

Thursday:  swimming

leftover pizza

stuffed chicken

Friday:

sandwiches

shepherd’s pie -new recipe for the slow cooker.  Though I may do the last potato step in the oven, just to make putting the leftovers away easier.

Saturday:

roast chicken

Sunday:

??

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A beautiful, cool morning today.  I’m busy making peach jam.  Ella’s outside on her swing with her iPod.

Ella and I are going on a lunch date into Pembroke today.  She has a bunch of Minecraft videos to show me and we need the free wifi for that.  Ella’s friend Darwyn is coming over later in the week so that will be fun too.  Ella and I are going to Pickering this weekend.  Ella and Uncle Stefan need to do something with her Xbox for the new story-mode Minecraft and we didn’t get to visit with Great-Grandma last time, so we’re heading down again before school starts.

Monday:

McD’s

spaghetti

Tuesday:

hot dogs

tenderloin (likely in the crock pot)

Wednesday:

sandwiches

leftover tenderloin

Thursday:

BBQ pizza

crock pot chicken and dumplings (I’ll find the recipe later)

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Look what appeared on my kitchen counter:

Tomatoes from the garden -finally!!!  Thank goodness we aren’t depending on the garden for food or income this year.  We would starve.  I’m going to have to buy beans and tomatoes for canning.

We had a fun family trip yesterday, but I still have to get the pictures onto the computer so you’ll have to wait.

It dropped to 9C (49F) last night so the house is nice and cool.  It was nice and cool on Saturday too so I baked 4 large loaves of bread and a cake.  I’m much happier when the house can stay cool.  I do need the constant ‘chance of afternoon showers’ EVERY SINGLE DAY to go away.  I’ve got a mountain of laundry waiting (I don’t use the dryer).

Monday:

chip truck

pork chops -tomatoes, beans, and peas from the garden

Tuesday:

sandwiches

chicken roll-ups (from freezer)

Wednesday:

pizza

roast pork

Then leftovers in various ways for the rest of the week.  Boy I wish it wouldn’t be so hot.  It would make menu planning so much easier.

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Had a great weekend at my sister’s, it was even better because COLIN CAME TOO!!!  I love the colours they used in the new house.  It’s still full of boxes, but I’m sure they will be unpacked soon.  Ella really enjoyed the pool, especially since it’s in-ground and she can jump in.  They also rented a pontoon boat on Rice Lake.  Ella caught 2 fish (the only 2 caught all day).  They were only blue gill sun fish, but better than nothing.

I did groceries this morning before it got too crazy hot.  The outdoor thermometer says 33 C (91.4F) but that doesn’t include the crazy humidity.  It was only 13C (55F)when we got up this morning so the house doesn’t feel too bad (so long as you don’t move much or turn on the oven.  I may not be happy, but the corn is loving this weather.

Tuesday:

too hot and tired, we’re going to the Chip Truck

Wednesday:

lunch meat sandwich

BBQ’d ribs     Metro had some nice ribs on sale this week

Thursday:

Ella’s got a play date after lunch so we’ll hit McD’s

BBQ chicken roll-ups (from freezer and done in toaster oven)

Friday:

lunch meat sandwiches

leftover ribs

Saturday:

hamburgers

Sunday:

to be decided

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What do you do with a 9 pound chicken after you’ve enjoyed it straight from the BBQ?  You search Pinterest and find some new recipes so you aren’t eating ‘just chicken’ for the next two weeks.

I found a recipe called Magic Chicken Pie and it was so good!  I started by finding a recipe for Bisquick since I don’t tend to buy boxed stuff.  Mix up a big batch and keep it in the freezer.  Check out the link too, she’s got lots of recipes.

6 cup flour

1 Tbsp salt

3 Tbsp baking powder

1 cup Crisco

And now for the Magic Pie -it seems really odd, but follow the instructions as written

Melt 4 Tbsp butter in a 9×13 inch pan (350F oven).

Meanwhile mix 2 c Bisquick with 1 1/2 c milk of choice.

Sprinkle 2 cups shredded chicken over the melted butter.  Then 2 cups vegetables (frozen or leftover).  Finally 1 cup shredded cheese.

Pour the batter over the meat/veggies.

Mix 1 can cream of chicken soup with 2 chicken stock cubes and 1 1/2 cups chicken stock.  Stir till smooth and carefully pour over-top of everything in the casserole pan.

Bake 350F for 45-50 min.

Give it a couple of minutes to quit boiling and dig in!

 

Another yummy leftover recipe I found was for Chicken Roll-Ups.

Start by making tortillas

2 cup flour

1/2 tsp salt

3 Tbsp oil

1/2-3/4 cup water

Knead just till smooth.  Cover and let sit 30 min.  Divide into 8 and roll into 8″ circles.  Dry fry for 45 sec a side.

For the Roll-Ups:

2 cups shredded chicken

1/3 cup BBQ sauce

1/2 cup shredded cheese (I use a Monterrey jack/mozzarella combo)

Divide this between the 8 tortillas.  Roll up tight and bake 425F for 6-8 minutes.

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Wow, two nice cool days in a row!  Actually, it’s raining today and I’m a little chilly (that’s NOT a complaint, just a comment).  Makes me so much happier during the day when I can sleep at night.

The girls are heading to Pickering for the weekend to see Belinda and Stefan’s new house.  Ella’s excited.  I’m excited for the a/c and the heated in-ground pool -and to see my sister too of course.

I’m not going to worry about planning lunches.  I roasted a chicken last week (9lbs) so there’s lots of chicken left and half the time we just have sandwiches,

Monday:

magic chicken pie -a new recipe that I can cook in my toaster oven.  I need to find a recipe for Bisquick because I don’t buy that stuff.

Tuesday:

pork chops on the BBQ

Wednesday:

leftover chicken pie

Thursday:

roast pork -so Daddy has something to eat this weekend.

 

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