Sunday, September 22, 2013

This Week...

I documented most of 'This Week' in my previous post here , but it's been a busy week. :)

Our Fall Cow Works begin tomorrow and the crew pulls in today. Our college girl always gets homesick about this time of the year. She loves being a part of the crew and the fact that I brought her horse back to the ranch the other day, doesn't help. This kids loves to ride:

I spent Friday planning my menu and making a very long grocery list. I think there are 50 recipes I'm making on this particular list, and I'll probably be adding to it:

There is also a grocery list and a menu list. yes, I'm a list maker. :)

Y'all all know how much I dislike going to town, but I REALLY dislike going to town on the weekend. Alas, sometimes it simply can not be helped. So in order to avoid the weekend madness, I left at 5 am:

I had to shop at Walmart since our hometown store doesn't open that early, but I can handle it when I'm the only one in there:

$382.27 later:

And I left $180.57 at Sam's:

It's a challenge just finding the space to put it all away. Let's just say that I would be hard pressed to find room for much of anything else:

Then DH and I did something we rarely do - we went to the movies and shared an ice cream:

All of our amazing recent rains, have turned my garden into, well...a REAL garden!

My tomato plants are over 5' tall and I'm picking green peppers every day:

I can water all I want, but until it rains, there isn't ever going to be much of a garden:

The zucchini is finally waking up too. I don't like to let them get this big, but this one was hiding:

And this week, I'll leave you with my favorite way to begin the day: Digging into God's word...on the the rocking chair...wrapped in a the sun comes up.


Scrapatches said...

Enjoyed the reads ... this week and last. Looks like your friend had a great visit. I am happy to hear and see that you and your garden have been enjoying some blessed rain. May the cow week go well. I am sure everyone will enjoy your bountiful cooking. Blessings from New England ... :) Pat

Cathy Smith said...

Sounds like an awesome week! I know I've been enjoying the rain and the cooler weather down here too. Thanks for sharing!

Nancy said...

Looks like your work has only just begun and that shopping was the easy part.

Deborah said...

It is amazing to me that you can get groceries for 50 meals for that amount of money. You must be a great shopper. I really enjoy reading your blog. I don't live at the end of a dirt road....but I wish I did!

judy Blinkenberg said...

Oh my, your garden is so wonderful! God is so good and I thank Him for your rain. You are quite the shopper. We are looking at rentals and will be leaving our wonderful log home due to the payments. I know there is going to be another place for us, just not as nice. I will be in touch. Have a great week ahead. Blessings to you and yours. Judy

Doniene said...

Loved reading your last two posts!!! I know you will be swamped, so don't expect an answer, but will be thinking and praying for you!! Blessings to all!

Denise :) said...

I like to begin my day that way, too! Good for y'all, taking a movie and ice cream break -- what did you see?? I'm so happy for your green garden (and yellow and red, too)! Yay for rain when you need/want it! That's a LOT of groceries, my friend. An awfully lot. ;)

Pauline said...

Oh that all looks like so much fun. I'd love to be there helping you. Here's a great slaw recipe!
1 medium head cabbage
1 cup toasted almond slivers
3 T toasted sesame seeds. ( I just buy the toasted sunflower seeds and use more of them.)

1 cup olive oil
1 cup sugar (I use Splenda)
1 cup mild vinegars ( Rice vinegar & and a little cider vinegar is a good mix,
unless you were weaned on a pickle and like it sour)
½ to 1 tsp salt, or to taste

Shred cabbage in food processor, the easy way, mix in the nuts and seeds. Mix the oo,sugar and vinegars,
pour over the cabbage and toss. Better the next day.

Did you know that cabbage, broccoli, Brussels sprouts and cauliflower helped prevent cancer?

Michigan Gal said...

The first thing I thought of when I saw the stack of groceries on your island was, "Oh, Karin's going to have to grate more cheese!" I'm glad your shopping trip went well and I wish you a great two weeks. You will deserve a good rest afterwards. :)

Cow Pies & Mud Pies said...

I just love your blog...I'm a list maker too...and I couldn't help but notice, Angel Biscuits at the top of the list...would that be the same biscuits that M makes?!?!? So thankful she shared that recipe with me, ONE OF MY FAVS! lol
I need to make a Sam's run myself. Just can't hardly bring myself to it, yet.
Happy cooking!

laverne said...

Really felt for your girl,sure would be hard to send a well loved horse home.POretty nice looking sorrel by the way!Sounds like a bUSY time for you.What movie did you go see?I hardly ever go either,seems like never much clean,decent movies out there.Really enjoyed going when I was little and there were lots of Disney movies!

Dar said...

Now THAT is a grocery list. And my husband complains if I send him to the store with more than 3 items on it!!ha
He would die if he saw that list.

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