Mom, What’s For Dinner? – Week of May 30, 2016

I’ve got to admit that last week I didn’t follow my menu because I ended up being exhausted by the end of the day because I was cleaning up my classroom.

Hamburgers, Coleslaw, Corn on the Cob, Chips, Watermelon

Out to eat after visiting the zoo

Pan Fried Pork Chops, Sweet and Sour Sauce, Rice, Veggies

Picnic Lunch between Library and Kung Fu

BBQ Chicken Legs, Tater Tots, Veggies

We’ve got a lot planned for the week.  Today we are going to a Memorial Day service.  Tomorrow we are going to the zoo for part of the day.  On Wednesday, I have a meeting for work.  Thursday is another busy day – library, haircuts, dentist, and Kung Fu.  On Friday night, we are going to watch a movie in the park with Cub Scouts.

Here’s the books I read this week:

'Til Dirt Do Us Part (Local Foods Mystery, #2)‘Til Dirt Do Us Part by Edith Maxwell

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

An enjoyable read – Cam, an organic farmer, is determined to find who killed Irene. She ends up finding herself in trouble several times.

Once I got to the resolution, I wanted to know who did it and their motive.

Their was a cliffhanger at the end that has me wanting to read the next book in the series.

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Mistletoe Murder (A Lucy Stone Mystery, #1)Mistletoe Murder by Leslie Meier

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I had read the The Candy Corn Murder last week. The book made references to the The Mistletoe Murder so I decided to reread the book.

It’s Christmas time in Tinker’s Cove. Lucy is working at the Country Cousins’ mail order phone service. She finds her boss dead in his car. Between her motherly duties, work, Christmas, and trying to find out who killed her boss, Lucy is a busy lady.

It was an enjoyable book. The killer was a surprise to me.

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Murder on Amsterdam Avenue (Gaslight Mystery, #17)Murder on Amsterdam Avenue by Victoria Thompson

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Charles Oakes has been poisoned. It is up to Sarah Brant and Frank Malloy to determine who poisoned Charles. The Oakes family has a lots of secrets dating back to the Civil War.

The setting of the story is the 1890’s in New York City. There are many rules that polite society must follow. Charles Oakes’ father was a northern that served in the Civil War. He married Jenny, a southern, after her plantation was burned down. So why after 30 years was their child poisoned?

The discussion of how Negroes were treated was upsetting. There was still resentment in society even 30 years after the Civil War. This story was set 60 years prior to the Civil Rights movement so Jim Crow laws were still legal.

The ending was the best part of the book.

I highly recommend this book.

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Happy eating,
Traci

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