Sunday, September 26, 2010

a place of prayer

There is a sweet woman who has a ministry surrounded around encouragement and prayer.  Her name is Holley and I have been blessed abundantly, many times, from the words God gives to her.  Each Sunday, her site is a place of prayer, where people gather to let their heart spill forth in need.  A place where it is agreed that each will commune in prayer for the other.  A good place.  Feel free to subscibe to her blog, thus recieving her short, timely devotions in your inbox.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

meal planning

Being intentional about meal planning is something I've been trying to do for the past couple of months.  I am still working out some kinks, but so far it has been a good thing for our family.  This months entrees include:

Pasta Salad (twice)
Grilled Cheese/Soup (twice)
French Dip Sandwiches
Orange Garlic Chicken
Asian Marinated Chicken
Southwest Marinated Chicken
Three Bean Chili
Chicken and Wild Rice Casserole
Pork Loin
Swiss Steak
Meatball Subs
Beans, Coleslaw & Cornbread
Nachos Supreme
Pizza (twice)
Rustic Chicken Fritatta
Cowboy Casserole
Shepard's Pie
Black Beans and Sausage

Other than having the items needed for these entrees on hand, I prep all the meats ahead of time and bag them accordingly.  This afternoon, I am putting together mixes for cornbread muffins, mix and match muffins and peppery cheese bread.  It has been lovely also having on hand many of our other food and side items.  This is definitely a work in progress for me!

Saturday, September 11, 2010

our camping trip

fresh air, perfect weather, lush green trees, blue skies, tubing, splashing, roasting marshmallows, grilled hamburgers, impomptu concerts, laughter, good times