Sunday Dinner....Hmmmm.....Let's see.....
My hubby is still in Texas, Jessica and Jason aren't sure if they'll be at church Sunday morning or here for the noon meal and I have no idea whether any of the sisters and assorted other family will be here or not.
What would YOU do under those circumstances???
Probably the same thing I'm going to do.
As far as I'm concerned we're eating out somewhere. I don't care if it's a fastfood burger or at a buffet, whatever.
It never fails. If I cook for a crowd there's only 2 or 3 here and if I cook conservatively I have a small army show up ready for chow. I have a 3 lb. package of hamburger in the fridge and several packages of hotdogs in the freezer. I figure anybody who doesn't want to go out to eat can stop and get buns, drinks, chips, ice, etc. and we'll grill some burgers and dogs. I don't really expect anybody to object too strenuously to my plans, especially when I inform them of their choices.
Now, what are your plans for Sunday Dinner? Going to eat at a fancy restaurant? Go ahead, share your plans and make the rest to us drool. Going to Mom's or Grandma's place? Tell us the menu so we can enjoy vicariously.
I have a question that has nothing to do with anything else in this blog entry. I mentioned several months back that I bought a new printer/copier/scanner/fax. It works fine except for one thing. I bought some Ko*dak semi-gloss photo paper. A BIG package that's already opened and can't be returned, mind you. We're not talking about the cheap stuff here. Now this blankety-blank copier won't pull the paper. I've tried everything the troubleshooting program suggests and the photo paper is on the list of recommended papers for this model. I've even tried taping a piece of regular copy paper to the back of the photo paper thinking it might help it pull it better, but no dice.
But get this: I had one page of high-gloss photo paper. I figured I had nothing to lose so I tried it. Dippy thing worked like a charm. Grrrrrrrr!
Any suggestions? Any and all input welcome. Please, oh PLEASE!I've been busy this week doing not much of anything. You have to be really good or really dedicated to be busy doing nothing. I have actually gotten a few things done, believe it or not. Not as much as I would have liked, but I figure this was a vacation for me this week as much as it was for Lamar while he's in Texas visiting his Dad and brother.
It's been really warm here this week. It's been in the upper 80's every day with a sprinkle here and there but no measurable rain. It just aggravates me when it sprinkles. You get all primed for a good shower and all you get is a little cloud spit. Not even worth the effort, I would think. We're supposed to hit the upper 90's by next weekend.
Yay! I can hardly wait. I hate to be hot. That was sarcasm there just in case you didn't catch it.
It just ain't right to sweat. Fat girls and hot weather ain't a good mix. At all. You'll never hear me complain about cold weather, ever. I can always put on more clothes or set something on fire for heat, but after you get nekkid and you're still hot, then what?
I've done a bit of cleaning and weeding and general tidying out front but I waited until late evening to work outside since it's been so warm. I threw out some hanging pots with tired potting soil in them and I noticed that someone took everything I threw out. Good luck to them, saves the trash guys from having to pick it up and maybe they'll get some use out of it.
I had a lot of portulaca, or rose moss, that reseeded and came up volunteer so I transplanted some to a pot and I already had some in 3 other pots. It's been so dry that it was suffering so I had to water all of them. We really need some rain in a bad way. It's rained all around us but somehow it always misses us. One old saying around here when it gets dry is that someone isn't paying the preacher right. I may slip my pastor an extra $5 Sunday morning and see if that helps the situation.
Another thing I did this week was do my monthly shopping on Friday. I went to Dol*lar Gen*eral and Wal*mart. Those were the only places I went besides Ci*ci's Pizza for lunch. Would you believe I spent almost $200 on household needs? Seriously, I didn't buy any clothing, shoes or books, no jewelry, perfume or makeup. Nothing except laundry and cleaning supplies, paper goods, cat food and litter and a color cartridge for my printer. I did buy a couple of family packs of hamburger and cubed steak and a package of smoked ham lunchmeat, plus a loaf of wheat bread and a 12 pack of Diet*Coke. That's it.
One thing that makes it seem worse is that I only shop once for the whole month. I sometimes have to pick up a few things during the month that we run out of unexpectedly or something unforeseen, but for the most part I get it all on the first of the month. I go on or about the 5th of the month for groceries, but I have to buy bread or milk sometimes before my scheduled shopping day.
But still, groceries and household supplies are getting outrageous! I buy a lot of my groceries at Wal*mart. Just a few weeks ago I was paying $2.24 a gallon for 2% milk, Great*Value brand. The next week the price had jumped to $3.09 a gallon for the same product. That's almost a full dollar more in a week's time!
I am so glad that our local gardens are starting to produce. It sure helps with the summer grocery bills.
My neighbors' and my mother- and father-in-laws' gardens are beginning to produce so I have garden fresh yellow squash now. I have a promise of new potatoes and fresh snap beans, plus corn on the cob and cabbage soon. That means it won't be long before the garden ripe tomatoes will be coming in. I can hardly wait until I get my first ripe tomato! Mmmm mmmmmm!
I had fried squash and beef cubed steak for supper Friday night. It was so good! I still have enough squash for several more meals and I bought a big family pack of the cubed steak so I will get another 3 or 4 meals from that.
I'm thinking my Saturday Supper is going to be ham sandwiches, plus fresh fruit for dessert. I have some peaches, strawberries, cherries and bananas. Sounds good to me.I think I'm going to go fix that sandwich now, then I still have my Sunday School lesson to study.
I hope you all have a blessed Sunday. May God bless you with all you need, and may you have enough to share.
Saturday, June 2, 2007
Sunday Dinner....Hmmmm.....Let's see.....
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