04/28/2017

Meal Plan Monday #60~Barbecue Meatloaf

Meal Plan Monday

I am so excited about Meal Plan Monday this week! Barbecue Meatloaf from Cooking with Mary and Friends was our most popular recipe last week and stirs great memories of family times around the supper table. Other chart topping recipes are Teriyaki Beef Stirfry from Southern With A Twist, Southwestern Quinoa Stuffed Bell Peppers from Call Me PMc, and a Southern Cornbread Salad from Cooking with K. We’re also sharing our host feature, Grilled Chicken Pineapple Skewers from A Southern Soul.meal plan monday #60If you are new to Meal Plan Monday, just scroll down and click on the links to take you to the full recipe. We are so glad you stopped by and hope you’ll make us part of your week. 

Our featured recipe with the most clicks last week ~meal plan monday #60Barbecue Meatloaf from Cooking with Mary and Friends

Other great recipes that you loved ~meal plan monday #60Teriyaki Beef Stirfry from Southern With A Twist

meal plan monday #60Southwestern Quinoa Stuffed Bell Peppers from Call Me PMc

meal plan monday #60Southern Cornbread Salad by Cooking with K

Our host featured recipe ~grilled chicken and pineapple skewersGrilled Chicken Pineapple Skewers from A Southern Soul

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04/27/2017

Hosta Growing Tips

One of the very first signs of spring that show up in my yard every year are little tips of hosta shooting up through the cold ground. When this happens, I start to smile because I know that something beautiful is on the way. The big, lush green leaves bring me such happiness for a number of reasons.green and white Hosta with big leafThe first reason is the color green which I absolutely love. I think it’s inspiring and makes me feel hopeful for good things to come. Every morning, I get to sit at my desk, sip my coffee while looking out my window and enjoy this awesome site. elephant leaf green HostaI also love hosta because they are very easy to care for. I like to putter around in my yard and do a little gardening so these plants are just “my speed” since they don’t really require much maintenance. Hosta thrives in the shade, which I have plenty of, but can take some sun. Also, they can be split, so that you’ve got plants to add to your landscape or give to a friend. green white tip HostaThere is one down side with hosta…slugs love them and I’m sure you can guess how I feel about slugs. To handle this issue, you can sprinkle a line of sand around each plant or use crushed egg shells to keep those slow movers away. single leaf green HostaProbably last but certainly not least, why I love host is that I can use them in my flower arrangements. I just snip off a large leaf or two and add it to some store bought flowers. Again, it’s hard not to be inspired by the beautiful, vibrant color and interesting texture of each leaf.

So, that’s my short list of why I love hosta and just in case you need a little help, here are a few great links to give you some tips on how to grow and maintain hosta ~

Tips for Growing Hosta from One Sutton Place

The Best Homemade Solution for Hosta Care by Mamas Blog Central

How to Thin, Divide and Propagate Overgrown Hosta by Rhonda Bryant

Seven Safe Ways to Get Rid of Slugs in Your Garden by Premeditated LeftoversHosta growing tips

04/21/2017

Meal Plan Monday #59~Burrito Style Beef Enchiladas

Meal Plan Monday

Welcome to another edition of Meal Plan Monday, our weekly post where some of the best food blogs around the web share their favorite recipes to help liven up your meal planning. meal plan monday #58[Read more…]

04/19/2017

Grilled Chicken Pineapple Skewers

There’s just something special about grilled foods. Whether it’s meats, veggies or fruit, the smokey flavor that grilling brings always adds extra flavor. This past weekend, I fired up the grilled and tried out a new recipe – marinated chicken and pineapple skewers.grilled chicken and pineapple skewers[Read more…]