A Little THM and a Little That

 

A Little THM and a Little That

Dear ones!

I found a wonderful recipe that tastes so good! I might have put a little too much by accident, stevia and a touch too much of the peppermint extract which could account for the little aftertaste but it is sooo good!

Kitchen Image

I found it at Gwen’s Nest..

I am finding that I like this new life style change. I feel like I have more energy, it is real food, and I still can cook.

A little thm and a little that….

As for life, we are back at school.  Most know I do not fit in any box. I homeschool one, send another up to campus and all my older children are out of school or in college. Life is a bit hectic but we are finding our groove finally. How’s life for you this year?

I am not a typical mother… I’m not easily put in any box yet, can any of us be put in  a box? Are we not all unique as each family is uniquely created by Christ?  For the first time, I am seeing the ending in sight. My youngest is entering high school this year and it’s a bit unnerving. It is also a wonderful place to be. I am excited to see what God has in store for me as a mother.

For those who are sending off their babies to kindergarten, tears are flowing, I know. Your heart breaks out of pride and yes, it’s ok to admit, you miss them. I cried with all of mine. It’s normal and expected. As a homeschool momma, it’s ok to be scared and overwhelmed with the responsibility. What we need to do is rest in the knowledge that if we have covered our babies in prayer, if we have prayed with our husbands and you are united in their parenting, that He will give you the strength and joy as you all walk this road of a new school year.

I want to encourage you to take time to breathe. Take time to pray. Take time to worship and plan for your week. Planning with prayer is time well spent and will allow for an easier time as we send off our babies or school at home. Whatever your path this fall, may you know beyond a shadow of a doubt, that you are ordained for such a time as this..

 

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Need to Breathe

 Need to Breathe

Home sweet HomeDear Ones,

  I am in need of a break :)

I’m feeling a bit scatterbrained (and that is hard for me to admit) LOL   I woke up this morning, needing to finish my math assignments, yes, I’ m still taking math. For those who do not remember my story, I have returned to college, Liberty University Online and am taking a double major. And, yup, I still have children at home :-)

We are also preparing to jump on an air plane Monday morning to take our middle daughter to a National Fine Arts Festival where she is involved in several projects. I fall out of bed after hearing my precious husband tell me that breakfast is on the table. Ok, yes, I am truly blessed. So, I wander, half asleep up the stairs to find almost all of my family ( my oldest son is away at a summer job ) and I breathe. All is well. It all boils down to… I need to breathe.

Yet, still feeling overwhelmed, I consider what I’ve been thinking of for a couple of days. Praying, is it time to close this blog and merge it with proverbs31jewels.org?  I’ve learned it is not best to make those king of choices when I’m scatterbrained and life is hectic. I seem to thrive on chaos yet I crave order and am a pretty organized person when I want to be. There is so much distraction in our lives that we can miss that quiet small voice of our Abba Father.

He calls us to rest.

 

He calls us to rest. He calls us to seek Him first and His kingdom, and all these things will be added unto you.. Matt 6:33 .. my paraphrase. I know that I know He knows best so I am seeking God. I am going to seek His face. And that means, I will be quiet around here for a while. At least a week…. I pray you are blessed beyond measure and know that He loves you!

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Repost:Chicken Recipes

Chicken Recipes

Recipes

This is a new recipe I tried.. in my oamc session yesterday. So far it tastes real good. Will be cooking it up tonight for dinner ;)

I took 1 huge bag of frozen chicken from Costco at least enough to make 8 cups chopped chicken pieces

192 oz of broth

This is how I made the broth

Took the frozen chicken, put in a huge pot ( one I use for canning.. )

Fill with water

Put LOTS of spices. When freezing, always use tons of spices.. My favorite is a chicken mix from Watkins and Pappy’s from Costco and thyme

A whole bunch of celery chopped

1 large red onion chopped

Let this cook for at least two hours.. chicken needs to be so tender it falls apart 

You can have this going while you are cooking up other meat is what I do if you are having a cooking session 

When the chicken falls apart, chopped the chicken and save the broth )

Add 3 pounds of egg noodles or noodles of your choice

In a separate bowl, mix together ½ cup flour and 3 cups milk.. add to the broth with the chicken as well. Stir till it is thick and let cool if you are going to freeze. Freeze in bags or airtight containers for meals.
To cook after you freeze:

Thaw and reheat over low heat in saucepan, microwave or 350 degree oven for 20-30 minutes 

 

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An Oldie but a Goodie

An Oldie but a Goodie :)

an oldie but a goodie

Dear One,
I hope this weekend finds you well! I’ve been so busy this past season, I have not been blogging much.  I am enjoying my summer with my children and spending time in the Word. If it is one thing I have learned, it is to treasure the time with my children. As Solomon once said, there is a time for everything and I do not want to miss out on this part of my journey.
So, if I am a little scarce blogging this summer, that is why. Here’s a blast from the past …

Another Oldie but a Goodie

Here’s a yummy from my kitchen
Crock Pot Meatloaf
2 1/2 lbs ground lean hamburger
2/3 cup milk- I used 1%, you can use heavier milks
2 eggs
1/4 c fine chopped onion or 1/2t onion powder
1 c. bread crumbs or cracker crumbs
1t. sea salt
Mix the above in a bowl, the shape it into a loaf, set inside a crockpot. Then pat it down a small bit- leave in a loaf shape. Cook on low for 6 hours. Serve with potatoes, salad and HM bread.
After the meatloaf is done, you can fix a tomato sauce to go on top. I don’t because dh want to put bbq sauce on his. MIL puts a can of whole tomatoes on hers while the meatloaf cooks.
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Word Filled Wednesday-Abide in Him

 

Word Filled Wednesday-Abide in Him

Word Filled Wednesday, A Christian Mom Blog Hop

Dear Ones,

It is Word-Filled Wednesday once again. I hope you are spending time in the Word as well for you cannot read His love letter to you and have it leave you untouched for the better.  If you would like to join this blog hop, all you have to do is go to sign up to our linky and leave a comment! Be sure to grab a button to display on your blog as well!

 

I’ve been stuck in John 15 lately.

4  “Abide in Me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself unless it abides in the vine, so neither can you unless you abide in Me.
5  “I am the vine, you are the branches; he who abides in Me and I in him, he bears much fruit, for apart from Me you can do nothing. (NASB)

Abide. Dwell. This implies intimacy as one would have with a close friend or relative. If we are close with someone, we talk with them often. We share every little detail and event of our lives with them. This is what He desires from us. He loves us and we are in a relationship with the Redeemer.

We can do no thing without being close to the One who is our source.  We must stat attached to grow. As you spend time with your husband, you get to know him better.You learn his likes and dislikes, his habits and needs. You love him so you want to him happy and this makes you happy. As we spend time with our husband, we tend to know what they are thinking or going to say. We can finish each other’s sentences and we act like each other. We tend to behave like those we hang out with.

It is the same with our relationship with Christ. We will become more like Him as we spend more time with Him. Reading His Word and talking with Christ. Learning to listen to Him and walk in obedience comes naturally as we hang out with Christ.

It is all about Christ. It is all about relationship. It is time to grab your Bible, shut off the phone and get to know Him!

 

 

 

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