Saturday, November 10, 2012

Jumping Tandem Sunday~ Veteran's Day

Our family has had many serve in the military, including my father, father-in-law and my husband.
I grew up as an Air Force brat. My father retired after serving more than 20 years. My husband's father served in the Navy. My husband was injured during the mine blast of USS Samuel B. Roberts, in 1988, in the Persian Gulf.

I feel very privileged to be have these men in my family. We pray for our men and women who have and are currently serving our country to be safe. And thank them for their service.

Kelly's Korner: Show Us Your Life ~ Side Dishes

We don't call them side dishes because we'll eat them as the main dish. We call them delicious and family favorites. Thanks to Kelly's Korner for hosting Show Us Your Life.
sauteed cabbage recipe courtesy of Barefoot Contessa.

1 lg. sweet onion, chopped
1 clove garlic, chopped
1 med. head cabbage, chopped
Salt & lemon pepper to taste
1 tsp. dried italian seasonings
Parsley (optional)
1 tbsp. olive oil (enough to coat)
1 tbsp. butter

Preparation: Coat skillet with olive oil and butter. Sautee onion, then add cabbage. Stir thoroughly. Simmer, stirring occasionally for about 20 minutes. Stir in garlic, salt and lemon pepper, paprika, and italian seasonings. Continue cooking until cabbage is tender, about another 10 or 15 minutes. Top with parsley (optional).

Source: chow.com via Rona on Pinterest

roasted acorn
I used some cinnamon, butter, and brown sugar on both halves. Set the oven at 400 degrees for up to 40 mins. Sometimes I'll scoop the squash out, mash it and add some cinnamon, butter and brown sugar to taste.

Hubby and I Discuss "Skyfall" 007 Movie

Charles: "I loved it"! "Of course, they always have to start with a chase scene but I really enjoyed it. How about you?"
Me: "I really love Daniel Craig as 007. He's very attractive, mysterious, weathered and beaten."
And I love his wardrobe. Every outfit, I thought "Charles would look very handsome in that." "You would look so good in the pea-coat."
Charles: "I'll save the skinny pants for Marcus." "That's a young man's style but I'll definitely take the watch and car if you're thinking of Christmas gifts."
Me: "You're so cute". "I enjoyed the movie too".

My Hubby and Me: Couple Time

I love having photos of me and my husband. He doesn't like his photo taken so when he says "Go get the camera"! I'm not going to miss the opportunity.
Our son took this photo before we headed out to see "Skyfall" and have dinner at Famous Dave's.

We'll be back with our movie review of "Skyfall".

Friday, November 09, 2012

Autumn ~ White Pumpkins

I love the look of the white pumpkins. Don't you? Thanks to 5 Minutes for Mom for hosting Pin It Friday! Come join us!

Source: sunset.com via Rona on Pinterest

Our Home: New Autumn Touches

I purchased a gobble. wall vinyl decal from Welcoming Wall last week. Today, it arrived in the mail. When our son saw me putting it up he said, "Oh, I see you're in your decorating mood. If you need me to hang up something let me know."
gobble.~Something fun for the hallway bathroom.
This is a small faux pumpkin that I purchased from Target last month. I finally found a home for it!
Welcoming Wall included some fall leaves, at no charge. I knew just where to put them!

Wednesday, November 07, 2012

Monday, November 05, 2012

Menu Plan Monday ~ November 5, 2012

We had lots Chinese take out so there's leftovers this week! Bank of America finally settled an overdraft class action so we got an extra $200 in our checking account on Saturday!

This Sunday's "Call the Midwife", on PBS, was so thrilling because Chummy got married! There's a stumbling block but she manages to sidestep it.

My husband and I even hugged each other when she and her walked out of the church. He blames me for getting him hooked on "Downton Abbey" and "Call the Midwife"!

Thanks to Organizing Junkie for hosting Menu Plan Monday!
crockpot chicken pitas
Beef Stroganoff Meatballs, yolklessalad
Pioneer Woman's chicken fried steak, gravy, mashed potatoes, green beans
pizza casserole~ Marcus' request
make your own sandwich night!

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