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Sunday, January 11, 2009

Menu Planning Monday, Some Fun Sites and More!

Hello, Friends,

Welcome to Menu Planning Monday, as well as other things, and, no, I'm not serving pussycats. However, I thought you might like to start out the week with a cozy picture of sleeping toms. They have claimed their usual place, the foot of my bed, and are down for the count! Awww, they make my heart go "thump-thump!"

I have a number of things to show you and talk to you about today. But first, for those of you who are visiting here from Laura's I'm An Organizing Junkie blog for Menu Planning Monday, following is my menu for the week, with accompanying links...

Monday - Firecracker Chicken, slaw and french bread (I was suppose to have this last week, but things changed.

Tuesday - Beef Stew, Green Beans and Rolls

Wednesday- Pinto Beans, Whole Wheat Cornbread, and Salad

Thursday - Granny's Chicken Soup, Whole Wheat Bread and

Friday -Veggie Stir-Fry and Rice, with Fruit Salad

Saturday - Leftovers!!!!

So, if you are on the run, you can stop here, or read on, if you like...
Oooh, I just found the most wonderful links. They were first advertised on my friend Dawn's blog, The Feathered Nest. The links are for a blog called Care to Bead and the Etsy is Vintage Inspired Jewelry. I have to say that Kathi, the owner of this blog and Etsy shop, makes the prettiest earrings that I have ever seen. They are so pretty and whimsical, you must check them out. Here is just a sample of what she creates...Aren't they lovely? The prices are incredibly reasonable and I am sure at some point (such as when my husband is bringing home regular checks again) I will be a customer.

Next, I want to thank all of you who kindly prayed and supported us with your thoughts these last few months because of my husband's unemployment situation. Mark was hired on Friday and begins his new job as Vice President of Sales and Marketing for a smallish local company that specializes in personal coaching. Three years ago I would have jumped up and down to get this job, because our commission structure is excellent. But the greater economy has me worried for the future of anyone's job. So, I am thankful and grateful, but very sober about where our money will be going when we get paid - into our savings account!

Thank you again for all who prayed for us.

Well, lovely ladies, I think I will close here (children are after me and I must go and be a mama). Stop-by tomorrow evening, because I should have my Giveaway posted.

God bless until then!


Trish said...

Oh my Elizabeth...you are soooo organized. I wish I were like you! It took me about four hours to go through a file cabinet all to find a 4 x 5 sheet of paper my son needed for school. HA! At least that file cabinet is much emptier now! Menu planning...grin...yep...I kinda just concoct as I go along. But I do have my staples I purchase for the next week...don't stray too far from that unless I have a recipe in mind. I am thinking I want to try that firecracker chicken for sure! Thanks for the links. And great news about your hubby....we shall pray for long term right? "One day at a time sweet Jesus, that's all I'm asking of you" ....do you know that song?

beth at aunties said...

I am so excited for your family and will enjoy all your wonderful recipes:)

Hurry and leave me a comment and I would love to make and hand deliver a gift right to you!!!!!!
Is this stretching the PAY IT FORWARD rules a bit????

I Love the way the Lord answers our prayers♥♥♥

Anonymous said...

Your veggie stir fry sounds yummy. Have a great week!


Bobbie said...

So glad to hear that your husband is working again!! Those cats are adorable. I love a cat curled up on a bed.

Alexandra said...

Hurray! Congrats on the job; God is good!

I love the two kitties curled up together. :)

Candy-Faith said...

Rejoicing with you about your husbands new job! :)
Thank you sooo much ELizabeth, for your recent comments of encouragement. Means more than you know.
Love CAndy