22 January 2017

Meal Plan Week #18

Happy Sunday!

Well, I don't know about the weather where you are but it's another drizzly cold day here in the desert. It seems like we've been having a lot of those. It just makes me want to cuddle up on the couch with a hot cup of tea. We're expecting more rain before the day is over and then even more tomorrow. I don't particularly like going out in the rain but on the bright side...The mountains are snow covered and beautiful!  

Last week, I made a couple of lighter suppers for the family and this one stood out for its ease, freshness and of course, flavor. We haven't been to P.F. Chang's in forever but when we go, we always indulge in their Chicken Lettuce Wraps as a starter. Well, this recipe is a knock-off of just that. We had ours as an entrĂ©e and the only thing I changed is I used iceberg lettuce for the wraps instead of butter lettuce. Iceberg is just so crisp, crunchy, and cold. Either way, I promise, they will be delicious!
This would make a nice light meal in the summer, too!

Here's what on the menu this week:

Meal Plan Week #18
  • Italian Sausage & Kale Soup
  • Maple Crusted Chicken
  • Red Beans & Rice
  • Spaghetti
  • Pork Chili Verde

20 January 2017

Seventy Five

He would've been 75 this week. Seventy five isn't all that old anymore. He had so much fight left in him, even though his body proved otherwise. I've been putting off writing this post all week. Writing it all down just makes me have to acknowledge, he is no longer with us. Yet I write for my kids, his beloved grandchildren. So they can look back one day and remember, too.

I miss you, dad.

 I wish you could be here to share in our lives. Your grandchildren brought you so much joy and pride. I miss seeing that grin on your face and the light that sparkled in your eyes when you were around them.  

I can't wait for the day where my faith becomes sight and I will get to see you smiling once again.

We met for a chilly outing at our happy place, his happy place to remember and share in my dad's memory.

Little Eleanor (grandbaby #7) bundled up tight.

Faith, Halmoni, and Elly.

The girls are all getting so big.

We had an apple crisp with a la mode on the side and sang Happy Birthday to Hapajee.

We warmed up and enjoyed hot chocolate, too.

We said hello to the gigantic sloppy pigs.

Or are they hogs?

Madi and Uncle Morgan.

Zach met a mini horse.

He's never met an animal he doesn't love.

Madi wasn't so sure.

Zach just wanted to kiss him (and poke his eye).

We wanted to take a picture before leaving but poor Zach still wanted to see the horse.

One more romp on the stairs.

Happy Birthday, Dad.

We love you and miss you dearly.

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