Monday, December 28, 2015

The Simple Woman's Daybook, Monday, December 28, 2015, and Quorn Turk'y Roast



For today...Monday, December 28, 2015


Outside my window... the sky is getting lighter as dawn nears.

I am thinking... that I'm glad I remembered to do this Daybook! I like writing them and reading other people's Daybooks.

I am thankful... for God's mercy. He loves us more than I could ever imagine, and I'm grateful.

From the kitchen... leftover Christmas pies. :)

I am wearing... a pink shirt and denim shorts.

I am creating... this blog post. :)

I am going to... get some rest this week before our trip on Friday to see our oldest daughter and our four beautiful grandchildren! We haven't seen them for a long time, and we're very, very excited!

I am wondering... what kind of new job my husband will get. He's working now but wants to find something else.

I am hoping... we continue to recover from this 'bug' that's been going around.

I am hearing...
the morning network news program.

I am looking forward to... seeing those precious grandchildren this weekend!

Around the house... it's very quiet. I like quiet. :)

A favorite quote for today... "Happy is the man who finds a true friend, and far happier is he who finds that true friend in his wife." -- Franz Schubert

One of my favorite things... is having something very easy for lunch or dinner. I don't like to cook, so an easy meal is great, like leftover pie for breakfast! :)

A few plans for the rest of the week... washing the dishes, making an important phone call, going to a follow-up doctor's appointment, doing laundry, and getting things together for the trip. Thanking God even now that the weather forecasts for here and there look great - no snow, ice, or freezing rain!

A picture thought I am sharing...


Our family tried a Quorn Turk'y Roast for Thanksgiving this year
and really liked it, so we had it again for Christmas!
It's meat-free and gluten-free. Easy to cook and
paired well with stuffing, gravy, cranberry sauce, and potatoes.
You can learn more about Quorn products here.

I hope you all have a wonderful week!

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Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Two easy Christmas fudge recipes!






  Free printable here



I hope you all have a wonderful and blessed Christmas! I know a lot of people are rushing around shopping and getting ready for all the cooking to come. That's why I especially wanted to share with you two very easy fudge recipes that we have made as holiday traditions for years! You won't need a candy thermometer for either recipe. Photos below are from the linked websites. Enjoy these delicious, easy to make treats!

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                                                    Chocolate Fantasy Fudge here
                                        (the classic, made with marshmallow creme)
                                                         from Christmas-cookies


 Easy Peanut Butter Fudge Recipe

Creamy Peanut Butter Fudge here
from Taste of Home

Monday, March 9, 2015

The Simple Woman's Daybook, Monday, March 9, 2015



For today...Monday, March 9, 2015


Outside my window...it is a gorgeous, sunny afternoon with the temperature around fifty degrees. There is still snow on the ground, but it's melting fast! I love the mild winter we had since we moved over 800 miles south!

I am thinking...that it's hard to believe that we moved here at the end of July and it's close to the middle of March! We've been in this apartment since just before Thanksgiving. I haven't unpacked everything yet!

I am thankful...for God's mercy. He loves us more than I could ever imagine, and I'm grateful.

From the kitchen...leftover Italian sub sandwich. :)

I am wearing...a short-sleeved yellow top and a pair of denim shorts.

I am creating...this blog post. :)

I am going to...hopefully get some rest this week before our trip out of state on Friday for our middle daughter's wedding on Saturday!

I am wondering...what kind of new job my husband will get. He's working part-time now and looking for a full-time job. I wish I could work, but I can't right now due to fibromyalgia.

I am hoping...I remember to bring everything on the trip for the wedding.

I am hearing...
a home renovation show on cable tv.

I am looking forward to...the wedding and the reception!

Around the house...it's very quiet. I like quiet. :)

A favorite quote for today..."The first day of spring is one thing, and the first spring day is another. The difference between them is sometimes as great as a month." Henry Van Dyke. This was very true where we moved from, but I'm confident that the first spring day will be much closer to the first day of spring here.

One of my favorite things...is having something very easy for lunch or dinner. I don't like to cook, so an easy meal is great!

A few plans for the rest of the week...my focus is getting things together for the trip. Thanking God even now that the weather forecasts for here and there look great - no snow, ice, or freezing rain!

A picture thought I am sharing...


My middle daughter's wedding cake topper! I love it!
 You can see the original posting here.

I hope you all have a wonderful week!

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Thursday, March 27, 2014

Four Seasons :: Thirty Days (Spring) Day 3 of 30

It looks more like spring today with the bright sunshine! Lots of wind, though, so it feels very cold. We didn't get very much snow at all. Some of it blew into our open entryway.



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Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Four Seasons :: Thirty Days (Spring) Day 2 of 30

Spring feels more like winter today with an expectation of four to eight inches of snow and winds that may gust up to 50 m.p.h.! Not feeling well, so I'm home from work. It's me, the laptop, and the recliner. Hope your spring day is going well!






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Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Four Seasons :: Thirty Days (Spring) Day 1 of 30

This morning, spring feels very cold!







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Monday, March 24, 2014

The Simple Woman's Daybook, Monday, March 24, 2014



For today...Monday, March 24, 2014


Outside my window...it is dark and cold tonight!

I am thinking...that it's going to be April soon. Time goes by so quickly!

I am thankful...for my sweet granddaughter, who turned 5 years old today! :) We live too far away to visit often, but I am thankful for the phone call we had.

From the kitchen...for dinner -- vegetarian 'chicken' patty and french fries.

I am wearing...a casual outfit.

I am creating...this blog post. :)

I am going...to work on my daughters' tax forms this week.

I am wondering...how much snow we're going to get from Wednesday's snowstorm. We've had so much snow lately!

I am hoping...it warms up soon and stays that way!

I am hearing...
our older cat playing with a toy.

I am looking forward to...the spring photo challenge by Peggy at The Simple Woman's Daybook. I am planning to post a photo each weekday for a total of 30 spring photos. :)

Around the house...it's quiet.

A favorite quote for today...'March -- in like a lion, out like a lamb.' I certainly hope so!

One of my favorite things...is that time in spring when you know there won't be any more snow! Looking forward to that time coming soon!

A few plans for the rest of the week...work and a regular week.

A picture thought I am sharing...


 
 

I hope you have a wonderful week!

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