Monday, August 31, 2015

Menu Plan Monday

Menu Plan Monday at Orgjunkie

Good Morning! Hope you had a wonderful weekend. We took our youngest daughter to college on Saturday and while it's wonderful to see her working toward her goals, I know that she is going to be very much missed here.

It doesn't seem that long ago that our dining room table was filled with 8 wiggly kids all waiting for Mom and Dad to dish out their plates. Now we're down to our two youngest boys and and older son in college who is rarely home for meals. Sometimes it's just 3 of us, and occasionally just 2 of us.

Time flies and it will go even faster as I work to finish taking care of the last of the produce from our yard and garden and get involved in school activities. I knew I had to get back to some solid menu planning. So here we are. I try to take a couple requests from the kids. One has been asking for Chicken Alfredo so I had to include that in this week.  Most of these are pretty easy to do and some of the prep work can be done in advance. 

That's it for today. Hope you have a wonderful week and see you next time! 


Turkey Tenderloin
Mashed Potatoes
Green Beans

Everyone loves this turkey tenderloin. Makes an easy meal! 


Grilled Salmon
Broccoli and Cauliflower Salad 
Homemade Applesauce


Chicken Alfredo
Gluten Free Pasta
Salad-using up some of our cherry tomatoes

Cook all the chicken and use for Quesadillas later


Cucumber Salad
Black Bean Chocolate Cake


Homemade Pizza


Chicken Quesadillas
Frozen Berries and Whipped Cream


Mini Meatloaf 
Baby Carrots
New Potatoes


Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Chalkboard Message Sign

Good Morning! Hope all is well with you. I wanted to catch up and offer a quick tutorial for making this message board. I have this on my kitchen wall now and I'm really enjoying it. This is really a quick project and I'm sure you'll enjoy making your own.

This project uses an image from The Graphics Fairy. I've used The Graphics Fairy images for some projects in the past and I really love how clear these images transfer. I made this library tote bag in 2013 and I'm still using and loving my tote.

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Backyard Friends: Soft Story Book Progress

The tulip and the butterfly
Appear in gayer coats than I:
Let me be dressed fine as I will,
Flies, worms, and flowers exceed me still.
~Isaac Watts

I've meant to get back at the Backyard Friends Story Book, and I have worked on it a bit. But other priorities call. I did sit down one day and put backs on all the motifs that were finished so far. 

If you've ever made a potholder, what I did is similar. But first I ironed interfacing on the back of my stitched pieces. I used cotton quilt batting to give these a bit of body. I just used a fat quarter from the stash to back them. I think one fat quarter is going to be enough for all I have planned. I'll add a large eyelet in the corner so that they can be joined by a ribbon or some sort of jump ring. I want it to be safe, so I'll have to think it over a little. 

The grand kids like them already and they've done their share of traveling around the house. I'm currently stitiching a spider in his web. 

That's it for today. Hope you are having a great week. See you next time!

The Butterfly