Monday: Cooking, Painting, and Grocery Shopping

June 24, 2008 at 11:06 am 2 comments

New squash and zucchini sitting atop Porter Paint buckets…pretty typical for this week!  We bought LOTS of fresh fruit instead of snacks to enjoy.  It is all SO good and well worth the price.  The cantaloupe was tasty!

This was yesterday, plus a trip to the Paint Store, Kroger, and Dollar Store for wasp spray.  And, I got the grates on the three french doors painting (a pain to paint those suckers might I say?)

Lots of food…chicken for my guests Wednesday, two groups.  Pork Loin for BBQ for us all week.  Veggies for a salad on Saturday for a going away party for Larry Pop. 

I also made country ham and bisquits yesterday.  I was hoping if I cooked a lot yesterday afternoon, I could paint harder and get the house back in shape the rest of the week.

There is still much painting is being done.  I’m not going to get it all done, but I hope to get a few piles relocated anyway.

I got the garage floor cleaned up yesterday….my kitchen counters obviously still need some work today! 

So far today:  a second coat on a few areas of the green room that needed another coat, the front caramel colored room sanded and repainted in a few places, and some more work in the garage done.  

I am looking forward to getting cleaned up for the day and getting the multiple layers of paint off my feet.  I am also looking forward to the pork loin sandwich for lunch!  Only my second pork loin, just some salt & pepper generously on the surface and the crock pot for about six hours…two on high, and the rest on low.  Mmmmm.  A keeper.

For the kids last night, I made chicken tenders in a skillet of medium heat olive oil with just salt for flavoring last night.  I honestly think it is one of their favorite meals!  They ate and ate and ate!  Sometimes, the simpler, the better!  I’ll be keeping those as staples more in the future!  SO easy.


I wasn’t sure if I’d like the color of a cardboard box for my living room.  But, now that it’s on the wall, it looks more like caramel.  It’s called Applesauce Cake.  We are really liking it.


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  • 1. ~E  |  June 24, 2008 at 12:18 pm

    I use the quick-frozen chicken tenders often. They make a quick and tasty meal. Rdude likes them sprinkled with KC Masterpiece BBQ Seasoning (dry seasoning, not the sauce) and Swimprincess likes them with lemon pepper seasoning. Sometimes we eat the chicken with veggies others times I cut up the chicken and put it over a salad or a baked potato. Easy, easy and yummy, yummy.

  • 2. graceisenough  |  June 24, 2008 at 5:31 pm

    I like the color. It looks great.

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