Happy Homemaker Monday – Week 11 – 2011

Hello everyone

From: Diary of a Stay at Home Mom


The weather in my neck of the woods: Currently 77 degrees, mostly sunny and very windy.

Things that make me happy: Still getting hugs from my children even though they are teenagers.

Book I’m reading: II Corinthians

A Deeper Kind of Calm by Linda Dillow for a review

My daughter’s book The Year I Turned Sixteen by Diane Schwemm (I enjoy reading young adult fiction) I don’t know if the author intended it or not but it makes me think of a modern day Little Women.

What’s on my TV today: Nothing

On the menu for dinner: Have to go shopping tonight so we’re eating out. Tomorrow’s menu BBQ ribs, corn on the cob and roasted potatoes.

On my To Do List: Homeschooling


Cleaning out my daughter’s closet

Grocery Shopping

New Recipe I tried or want to try soon: I made Kerry Apple Cake for St. Patrick’s Day.

It turned out very well. Here’s the link to the recipe. http://www.grouprecipes.com/50202/kerry-apple-cake.html

I’m going to try a recipe for baked almond chicken later this week.
In the craft basket: Noah’s ark picture in cross stitch, I’ve made a little progress since last week.

I’d like to start on some Easter decorations this week.

Looking forward to this week: My daughter’s birthday

Spring like weather

Tips and Tricks: For anyone else who doesn’t drink but has recipes that use a little bit of alcohol

Here is a list of substitutions that will work with recipes calling for alcohol (of course if the alcohol is central to the flavor of the recipe it might be best to just skip the recipe):

Beer: equal parts chicken or vegetable broth and ginger ale with a splash of malt vinegar.

White Wine: equal parts chicken or vegetable broth and white grape juice with a splash of cider or balsamic vinegar.

Red Wine: equal parts chicken or vegetable broth and red grape juice with a splash of red wine or balsamic vinegar.

Sherry: same as either wine substitute.


My favorite blog post this week: Not sure, I’ll make certain to pick one next week.
Blog Hopping (a new discovered blog you would like to share with the readers):

Back to Basics

No words needed (favorite photo or picture, yours or others you want to share):

Lesson learned the past few days: (already learned but was reminded) to take time to play with my kids.

On my mind: Making sure I set a good example for my kids.

The spring weather is making me think of new birth. I’m reminded to be thankful of the New Birth I have in Jesus and am thinking of trying to put forth more effort (a new birth of sorts) in my organizational skills.

Devotionals, Scripture Reading, Key Verses: 38Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost. 39For the promise is unto you, and to your children, and to all that are afar off, even as many as the LORD our God shall call.   Acts 2:38-39 KJV

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