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Menu Week of August 3 and MemoriesJust over two weeks ago my sister lost her dear husband. My niece lost her father. My husband lost his cousin. My children lost their uncle. We are still in mourning and shock over this death.

My sister was married for almost 24 years. At the wedding I acted as Maid of Honor. One of my jobs was to hold the Grooms ring until it was time for the ring ceremony. I got all the way to the front of the church when I realized the ring was on the counter in the bathroom/dressing room. I made a gasping noise when I realized I’d left it behind and my soon to be brother-in-law said “What’s wrong?”. I told him about leaving the ring and he quickly said, “I’ll get it.” and trotted back down the aisle. My sister was on our dad’s arm waiting to come in. Imagine her surprise when her Groom appeared to be running out! That was my brother-in-law. He was always there to lend a hand to anyone in need. Even at his own wedding. Through the years my most vivid memories of him include his helpfulness. I can’t tell you how many project he’s helped my family with. He was in construction and knew how to build/do just about everything. And he always willing to lend a hand with a cheerful heart.

My sister’s husband was also my husband’s cousin. They grew up in the same town and were more like brothers than cousins. They fished together, hunted together, camped together, and enjoyed life together. Joe lost more than a cousin and brother-in-law, he lost a best friend.

Menu Week of August 3 and Memories

I spent two weeks with my sister and niece. I’m now back home and trying to return to “normal”.  The weekly menu plan is a good place to start. We haven’t had beans for awhile so I’m going to make a big pot of pintos and use as Stretchy Beans this week. I picked up a few pounds of ground beef from the butcher (our CSA is out of ground) so we’ll have hamburger added to most of our dishes. I do have a few steaks in the freezer from our last CSA order so Saturday night we’re grilling.


Sunday – Fried egg sandwiches, carrot sticks

Monday – Hamburger Stir Fry (something like this)

Tuesday –  Pinto Plate

Wednesday – Stuffed Burritos (pintos and hamburger), Cole slaw

Thursday – Navajo Tacos

Friday – Leftovers

Saturday – Grilled steaks and veggie pockets

What’s on your menu this week?


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