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Sunday, August 21, 2011

Menu Plan: August 21 - August 27

We are back from a whirlwind couple of weeks. Two weeks ago, we had just come home from the funeral of a dear friend of ours. We got home with just enough time to finish packing for two other trips, back to back. We went to Salt Lake City with Rich on a business trip, via another couple stops, including one to get Mariam baptized, spent some time sight seeing and visiting with a college friend of mine and her family (who could use your prayers for their youngest daughter, who is improving after two surgeries and a four month NICU stay - she might be able to go home with them in a month or so). After four days there, we got ready for the rougher portion of our trip, which was a four day camping trip in Yellowstone. It was the first time for all of us. What a wonder!

We were in six different states over 10 days. We took our time coming home and visited with some friends along the way there and back. I have some photos to share, as well as a couple other posts to make. I finished one book, finished two knitting projects and started another. I'll have some things to say and show about that, too.

Our menu this week is fairly simple. We are just getting back into the groove at home. I'm thrilled to have electricity and a real oven again. While I was proud of my ability to make good meals on an open fire and a camp stove, it's nice to have modern conveniences again. Jerome had his birthday on our last day of travel, so we got home and had a birthday dinner for him and gave him his present. He is the first five year old in our family, anyway, to receive a car for his birthday. He has already run the battery down twice. We're doing the cake and party tonight. It's hard to believe, but Mariam will be a year this week. She will get to celebrate her birthday and her name day on the same day.

Our great deals of the week were on tomatoes and peaches, so you will see them on the menu a lot. I was able to pick up about 30 pounds of tomatoes for $15 and 45 pounds of peaches for $20. I love knowing our farmers. The peach deal was whispered to me, and happened before the other people could catch on to it.What is on your menu this week? If you want a recipe, ask and I will provide it as soon as I can. If there are any starred recipes, I will follow up separately with a weekly recipe round up on Saturday.

Sweet Potatoes

From the Garden:
Garlic Scapes

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