Thursday, October 20, 2011

such a blessing

Thursday night has become such a blessing to me. Why? Because of a beautiful group of women who I have been studying the bible with in such an open, honest, supportive and encouraging environment. The group has  helped to keep me accountable to reading the word and for that I am thankful. We started in James, read Colossians, and are now reading Galatians. Tonight we are going to be looking at Galatians 3 and I am really looking forward to it. In this chapter I am reminded that it is by faith that I am saved and that I receive the promises that God has for me not by works in the Law. I am beyond thankful for this when I think of how much I struggle each day and how flawed I am. However, because of Jesus Christ and my faith in him I will receive all that God has promised and I am able to receive his blessings. Praise the Lord!

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

What's for Dinner?

Yesterday I did my usual menu planning and grocery shopping but I didn't have to cook last night. Chris and I went to The Melting Pot for our anniversary. It was a really fun experience and the food was delicious! However, now its back to the real world and here is my menu for the rest of the week.

Tuesday - Cubed Steak (cooked in the crock pot), mashed potatoes, green beans - I am taking dinner to a family tonight and this is always one of my favorites because it is really yummy and even my very picky Joshua likes it :)
Wednesday - Baked Flounder (frozen from Sam's Club - very good and easy to fix), short grain brown rice, stir fry veggies (another easy fix and very good - frozen bag from Kroger)
Thursday - Loaded Baked Potato Soup (Cooking Light recipe) and Salad
Friday - Hamburgers, Crock Pot Mac 'n Cheese (this stuff is awesome - probably not so healthy but delicious), and salad
Saturday - Black Bean & Salsa Chicken (this recipe makes a ton so you have lots of leftovers)
Chris likes to have leftovers for lunches so I am sure there will be plenty this week and Sunday will be a leftover day as well. Joshua told me this morning his favorite foods were carrots and chocolate cake so I guess I will have to fit that in somewhere!

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Menu time again

I was at my parents for a visit so my usual Monday shopping trip is being done today so here is the menu for the rest of the week.

Wed - Shrimp Stir Fry with Short Grain Brown Rice
Thurs - Baked Salmon, Sweet Potatoes, Salad
Friday - Chicken Enchilada Crockpot Soup
Saturday - Deer Tenderloin with Short Grain Brown Rice, Salad

Saturday, October 1, 2011


bacuter = computer
libing room = living room
ear muffins = ear muffs
"I have geese in the river in my soul" = "I have peace like a river in my soul"

and a special one for our close friends....
miss Lybia = baby Olivia