Last week...
...we got to spend some time with a sweet friend from Marshall who happened to be getting her hair done over here
...Diva's school had a meet the teacher day as well as a parent orientation
...we had dinner with the family of one of Diva's new friends in our neighborhood
...the Operinos came over for a last summer hurrah

We attended our first church service since moving to Louisiana.  Between one or the other of my people being gone and us being in Marshall for a weekend, we hadn't had a chance to start looking for a church home.  That has been something that I have not looked forward to since the move.  I love our church family in Marshall and it is emotionally difficult to motivate myself to look for a new one.
God has always put us where we needed to be and I trust this time will be no different.

I branched out a bit and started going through loose recipes from Engineer's Granny.  I seem to inherit/acquire recipes and cookbooks...and I'm not complaining about it at all.

Just because I have been going through loose recipes though, does not mean that I have abandoned the mammoth task of going through and purging cookbooks.  (You cannot imagine the amount of dishes I rack up by cooking so many random recipes!)

The latest books to be tested are Menus for a Whole Year of Dinner (1971) Square Meals (1984) and Better Homes & Gardens' Salad Book (1958).  Square Meals is a really interesting read and has some pretty good recipes too; it was the only one that stayed.

This week we will be eating:

Sunday - Impossible Taco Pie, Beans, & Salad
Monday - Salmon in Dill Sauce, Herby New Potatoes, & Peas
Tuesday - Pasta w/Olives & Anchovies and Cottage Spinach Salad
Wednesday - Southern Veggie Plate:  Squash Casserole, Baked Cucumber Slices, Green Salad, Purple Hull Peas, and Cornbread
Thursday - Eggplant Casserole & Salad
Friday - Date Night
Saturday - Dinner w/Friends

This is part of MPM.


  1. i wish I was as organized as you are about meal planning or even meals in general!

    1. If I don't have a plan, the whole evening goes to pot around here. :)

  2. Praying for the perfect church home. I know how hard that is, but you'll know it when you've found the right people to worship with. Your heart will be at peace.

  3. The Impossible Taco Pie sounds like a fun dish :)

  4. What's Eggplant Casserole? We have lots of them coming in from the garden now and I'm always on the hunt for new ways to use them.

  5. I found an old recipe of my Maw-maw's that consisted of cheese, eggs, sage, & breadcrumbs mixed with the eggplant.

  6. I hope Engineer kept up with all those dishes ;-)

    1. It is quite the formidable task to keep up with my dishes, but he does a good job. :)


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