Tuesday, June 29, 2010

June 28- July 4 Menu Plan

We have broccoli, zucchini, lettuce, garlic, and onions from our garden this week. We also still have several loaves of bread that needs used up. I am including our breakfast menu, and dessert. We mostly have leftovers for lunch but I will watch and to see this week how often I make something new and see if I can come up with a lunch menu for next week.


Monday: Cereal

Tuesday: Cereal

Wednesday: Banana Oatmeal Bread, and Yogurt

Thursday: Zucchini Bread and Apples

Friday: Zucchini Bread, and Oranges

Saturday: Country Breakfast

Sunday: Breakfast Casserole

Lunch: Leftovers


Monday: Leftovers

Tuesday: Meatloaf, Stuffing, Herbed Broccoli w/ Mushrooms, and Skillet Zucchini

Wednesday: Bacon and Cabbage Soup, Garlic Bread, and Salad

Lemon Sponge Cake, and Strawberries

Thursday: Brats, Green Rice, Corn, and Salad

Friday: Baked Chicken Leg Quarters, Baked Potatoes, and Green Beans and Garlic

Saturday: Chicken and Black Bean Burritos, Garlic Bread, and Salad

Sunday: Independence Day: Grilled Steak, Cheesy Mashed Potatoes, Skillet Zucchini, and Herbed Broccoli w/ Mushrooms

Fluffy Cheesecake, and Basil Blueberry Sauce

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Basil Blueberry Sauce

10 basil leaves, crushed
1 lb. blueberries
½ cup sugar
1 cup water
2 tablespoons cornstarch

Combine all ingredients in saucepan. Stir over medium heat until the cornstarch dissolves. Boil until mixture thickens, stirring occasionally. Cover and refrigerate.

Skillet Zucchini

1 teaspoon minced garlic
2 large zucchini, sliced and halved
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1 tablespoon parmesan cheese

Coat a large nonstick skillet with cooking spray, and place over meduim heat. Add garlic, and saute 1 minute. Add zucchini; sprinkle with salt and pepper. Cook until zucchini is tender, stirring occasionally. Sprinkle with parmesan cheese.

Servings: 4 (1/2 cup) Calories: 16

Friday, June 18, 2010

Training for a 5K: Finishing the Race

Loving Care Hospice 5K Run/Walk
Saturday, May 22, 2010

Home On The Rock Run Club

The Girls on the run club and me next to the van.
Coach Gleason on the end in the Gray shirt.

Run Club including The Guys minus our Coach.

My Family's Results

We are very proud of ourselves for finish the training and race. We all did a good job as this was a huge accomplishment as we had never done anything like this.

FEMALE AGE GROUP: 18 and Under
Place Overall   Name                Time     Pace
6       57          Nastasja Shutt    38:51    12:32

MALE AGE GROUP: 18 and Under
Place   Overall     Name                   Time     Pace
8         76            Shawn Shutt Jr.    50:50    16:24

Place   Overall    Name                   Time    Pace
9         77           Shawn Shutt Sr.    50:51  16:24

MALE AGE GROUP: 18 and Under
Place   Overall      Name                Time     Pace
9         78             Brandon Shutt    50:51    16:25

Place    Overall    Name             Time       Pace
6           79          Jennie Shutt     50:52    16:25

At the Finish Line:

Nastasja (Daughter)

Shawn Jr. (Son), Brandon (Son), Shawn Sr. (Husband), and Jennie (Me)

Monday, June 14, 2010

May 2010 Reading List

I finished reading The Mitford Years Series by Jan Karon in May. I have listed a Quote from each book.

A Common Life book 6

This book is about Father Tim and Cynthia's wedding which I am glad that this book was written to give details.

Give them wisdom and devotion in the ordering of their common life, that each may be to the other a strength in need, and a counselor in perplexity, a comfort in sorrow, and a companion in joy.


-The Book of Common Prayer

In This Mountain book 7

In this book Father Tim deals with depression after his retirement.

At times God puts us through the discipline of darkness to teach us to heed Him. Song birds are taught to sing in the dark, and we are put into the shadow of God's hand until we learn to hear Him...Watch where God puts you into darkness, and when you are there keep your mouth shut. Are you in the dark just now in your circumstances, or in your life with God? Then remain quiet... When you are in the dark, listen, and God will give you a very precious message for someone else when you get into the light.

Shepherds Abiding book 8

Father Tim buys a nativity to restore for his wife for Christmas.

He took a deep breath, exhaled, and closed his eyes.

Thank you, Lord, for the grace of an untroubled sprit, and for the blessings which are our in numbers to great for us to count or even recognize....

He sat for atime, giving thanks, and then, without precisely meaning too, remembering....

Light From Heaven book 9

In this book father time becomes a vicar of a small church.

"This is from 'Michael' a wonderful poem by Wordsworth.
"The pastoral mountains front you, face to face,
But, courage! for around that boisterous brook
The mountains have all opened out themselves,
And made a hidden valley of their own.
No habitation can be seen; but they
Who journey thither find themselves alone
With a few sheep, with rocks and stones, and kites
That overhead are sailing in the sky.
It is in truth an utter solitude..."

The Mitford Bedtime Companion

I found The Mitford Bedtime Companion at the Dollar Tree a couple weeks ago so I was happy to add it to my list just in time. It is a mix of Mitford Moments including Quotes, Menus, Special Events, and Uncle Billy Jokes etc.

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Life As Mom I’m Booking It in 2010!

June 14-29 Menu Plan

I am using up 2 bags of potatoes that I bought on sale at Aldi’s a couple weeks ago that need used up before they go bad. I have a lot of leftover bread that was bought for my daughter Nastasja’s Graduation Party that also needs used. Some of the bread went into the freezer but we still have too much.

Monday: Skillet Bow Tie Lasagna, Garlic Bread, and Salad
Watermelon Granita

Tuesday: Bacon and Cabbage Soup, Garlic Bread, and Salad

Wednesday: Crockpot: Pork Loin Roast, Carrots and Potatoes

Thursday: Ham and Cheddar Strata, and Corn

Friday: Baked Chicken Leg Quarters, Mashed Potatoes, and Green Beans and Garlic

Saturday: Black Bean & Smoked Sausage Soup, Garlic Bread, and Salad

Sunday: Father’s Day: Grilled Steak, Cheesy Mashed Potatoes, and Herbed Broccoli w/ Mushrooms
Oatmeal Cake

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Watermelon Granita

3 tablespoons lime juice

1 cup water

1/2 cup sugar

6 cups 1-inch cubes seeded watermelon

1. In 1-quart saucepan, mix lime juice, water and sugar. Cook over low heat about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until sugar is dissolved. Cool slightly, about 5 minutes.

2. In blender or food processor, place watermelon. Cover; blend on high speed about 2 minutes or until smooth. Add lime juice mixture; blend until well mixed. Pour into ungreased 13x9-inch glass baking dish. Cover; freeze 1 hour.

3. Scrape with fork to distribute ice crystals evenly. Every 30 minutes, repeat scraping procedure for at least 3 hours until mixture is consistency of fine ice crystals. Scoop into chilled dessert cups to serve.

Makes: 10 servings (1 cup each)  70 Calories per serving

Ham and Cheddar Strata

Cooking spray for greasing pan

8 medium green onions with tops

12 slices bread

2 cups cut-up cooked smoked ham (about 10 oz)

2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese (8 oz)

6 large eggs

2 cups milk

1 teaspoon ground mustard

1/4 teaspoon red pepper sauce

Paprika, if desired

1. Spray a 13x9-inch (3-quart) glass baking dish with the cooking spray. Peel and thinly slice the green onions; you will need about 1/2 cup. Trim crusts from the bread.

2. Arrange 6 bread slices in baking dish. Layer the ham, cheese and onions on bread in dish. Cut remaining bread slices diagonally in half; arrange on onions.

3. In a medium bowl, beat the eggs, milk, mustard and pepper sauce with a fork or wire whisk; pour evenly over bread. Cover with plastic wrap or foil and refrigerate up to 24 hours.

4. Heat the oven to 300°F. Uncover strata and sprinkle with paprika. Bake uncovered 1 hour to 1 hour 10 minutes or until center is set and bread is golden brown. Let stand 10 minutes before cutting into serving pieces.

Makes: 8 servings
1 Serving: Calories 360