Over on her blog, Sarah called me an “active blogger” which I felt was an untrue statement. I haven’t blogged too often or with much consistency!
The sister sent me a link to Cooking Light’s Sunday Strategist that began with these sentences: “It’s not the love of cooking that deters so many of us from the kitchen each night; it’s actually deciding what to cook from the millions of options bombarding us from so many different places. “ I couldn’t agree more! I think that I’ve allowed myself to be bombarded with lots of different food ideas, plus meal-planning is not a strength of mine. Right now, I usually flip through my old favorite recipes (a notebook), sites I’ve posted that I want to try via Pinterest, and use this cookbook that I’ve loved recently especially since my kids have grown pickier and many nights feel like World War III at our table over one small bite of food.
Life is full right now. Here’s some things we’ve been eating in the midst of this crazy journey.
–close friends are moving this week and their two favorite desserts: Tres Leches Cake & Flourless Chocolate Cake had to be shared one last time
–frozen meatballs from Trader Joe’s (my husband said “this is the best meal you’ve made in awhile!” ah, love that man!)
–Chicken Piccata from the cookbook above
–Shrimp pasta dishes (I usually make something like this and then toss in with pasta)
– a friend says this is her new favorite pancake recipe that I’m excited to try. In the meantime, this is our staple pancake recipe that we love. Overnight is the key word for me AND it feeds a lot!
–Costco birthday cake for D’s 2nd and M’s 4th birthday last weekend
Speaking of birthdays…here they are with their treasured birthday presents.
D’s grandpa made a homemade, toddler sized baseball glove for our baseball-obsessed son
And Little Miss M is practically a teenager now that she has her own set of wheels!
This book is becoming a sweet addition to mornings here:
“If our heart’s foundation is solid, based on God’s truth, design and purpose for us, we will be able to build healthy, God-honoring relationships even though we are flawed people living in a broken world. By contrast, broken community is always the result of broken foundations.”
“Will we trust him? That’s the obvious question after God reveals Himself to fearful people. Whose kingdom are you seeking? Do you trust the King who is also your Father? Dangers abound, and life is comprised of hourly risks, but the real issue behind worry is that of spiritual allegiances….We sort of want the kingdom, and we sort of want to trust the King–until life gets precarious.”