|Ham and Egg Noodles Casserole
I made a ham and egg noodles casserole over the weekend - boiled half the bag of egg noodles, stirred in a can of cream of celery soup, a can of mixed vegetables (which needed using up), and some ham that I had in the freezer and thawed. I put it all in an 8" x 8" baking dish, sprinkled some pepper, garlic powder, onion powder, and paprika and baked it at 350F for about 30 minutes. Daughter and I had some of it for our dinner on Saturday and I served a portion for neighbor T (daughter took it over and left it by T's front door). Neighbor T had called and said she had fallen, earlier in the week; she was OK, she said, but a bit sore and achy.
Today (Monday), I had a long chat with cousin P. She has sold her house and is in the process of getting rid of her household items, in preparation for moving out (she's moving out of state and will not take anything with her other than a few personal items). She is a bit overwhelmed with the task of emptying out her house after being there for over 30 years! She had asked me, earlier, if I wanted anything from her house and I had told her no, that I had plenty of things to get rid of, myself. She asked me, again, today, too; in particular, if I wanted two religious statues that her husband had. Again, I declined.
I spent most of the day putting the blanket together. I joined all the squares and started to crochet the border. I should finish it, tomorrow. I will post pictures after I have given the blanket to my friend.
In between joining the squares and starting on the border, I caught up on my blog reading, took the trash cans to the curb for pick up in the morning, and checked on the garden. The passionfruit plant had fallen over, pot and all; I think it was too top heavy for the pot it is planted in! I put the whole plant, pot and all, inside another, bigger pot and wedged that pot in a corner, to keep it in place! Later in the evening, I chatted with friend R.
The forecast has been telling us a major storm is on its way! It has already dumped a lot of rain and snow in northern California and in the mountains. It started to rain here, in southern California later in the evening. So far, we've had a gentle rain. But, heavier rain is expected tomorrow (Tuesday). We need the rain, but, not so much that we get a month's worth of rain in one day, as that will cause flash floods and mud slides, especially in the areas damaged by recent wild fires.
Today, I am grateful for:
- Rain for the garden
- A working heater
- Time to crochet
- Weekly trash pick up
- Chatting with family and friends
Today's joyful activity was crocheting.
Plans for tomorrow include finishing the blanket, washing, and drying it; finishing another couple of gifts, and, hopefully, getting some holiday cards written and in the mail!
How was your Monday? What are your plans for Tuesday?