Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Wordless Wednesday–Advent Wreath

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A little different, but I love, love, love our Advent Wreath!
How about you – do you celebrate Advent? How?

Lori

Linked with Five Minutes For Mom - Wordless Wednesday.

Monday, November 28, 2011

Recipe: Turkey A La King

This is a fabulous recipe to use up Thanksgiving Turkey or Sunday Dinner Chicken.  It’s fast, easy, gluten free and yummy!

Turkey A La King

Ingredients:
4 Tbs. Butter
4 Tbs. Flour (gluten free works great)
1/2 tsp. Salt
Dash of Pepper
2 Cups Turkey (or chicken) Stock (homemade is best)
cooked, cubed / shredded meat
1/2 Cup Mushrooms (fresh or canned)
1/2 Cup Pimento (optional)
1 egg yolk
2 Tbs. Sherry or White Wine (optional)

Directions:
Melt butter in large saucepan.  Add flour and cook for a few minutes.  Add salt and pepper.
Slowly add stock and boil 2-3 min. until thickened.
Add other ingredients and serve over rice, noodles or rolls.

This is easy peasy and can be made up ahead of time and re-heated.

Menu Plan–11/28/11

Thanksgiving

Well, what do you know. 

I have a menu planned for the week.

And it is still Monday!  WooHoo!!!

After last week, I am keeping it mega-simple this week:

Sunday – we ordered pizza (even GF) since I was shopping all afternoon with Dollie trying to find a suitable party dress for her upcoming Tinsel Ball…but that is totally another story.
Monday Turkey a la King with rice, green salad
Tuesday – Crockpot Chuck Roast, veggies (need to make room in the freezer for the TWO deer Hubs got last week.)
Wednesday – Venison Fajitas
Thursday – Crockpot Chicken Rotel, pasta, salad or veggies
Friday – Sloppy Joes, salad and veggies
Saturday – Not sure…CORN or sandwiches or something easy
{CORN = Clean Out Refrigerator Night}

What’s on your menu this week?

Lori

For tons of ideas, check out Menu Plan Monday @ OrgJunkie

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving!!

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Happy Thanksgiving ~
from my house to yours!!

I am so overwhelmed by the things and people in my life for which I am grateful!  At the top of the list is my Father God – and of course His Son Jesus!  Were it not for the grace of God, I’d not be anywhere near where I am today!!!

My family.  Day to day might be a struggle sometimes, but they are my family and I love them dearly! Both natural and spiritual, the parents and brothers & sisters in my life bless my socks off!!!

Those are just the top of my list.  The list is way too long to share here!! 

How about you – what is on your list?

Lori

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Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Lessons in Rest and Finishing

I did it again.

I got very short with both of my kids this morning.


Drummer.  He once again is fighting something in his body.  Up during the night with a sicky stomach.  Not feeling up to going to school.  Again.  He just missed two days a week ago.  For the same reason.  I think it may be a food thing, but that is another story.


Dollie.  I stumbled upon a project she has yet to finish.  It should have been done weeks ago.  But it’s not.  I got short with her.  Maybe even yelled a little.


Then the Holy Spirit stepped in and showed me a few things.


With Drummer.  Though I often feel like he is “playing” me, I have to admit he knows his limitations.  I on the other hand, do not.  I have some pain in my body most days.  Yet I keep going.  Then, I have the audacity to expect everyone else to do the same.  Drummer knows his limitations.  He’s sleeping peacefully right now. on the couch.  Maybe I could learn something from this – something about knowing my limitations.  Life will go on right? if I’m not there….doing whatever it is…

Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.  Matt. 11:28
With Dollie.  She struggles with finishing things.  She forgets about them, and moves on to the next thing.  That is the creative side of her.  Always moving.  Always creating.  But unfortunately, seldom finishing.  That’s me too.  I struggle with finishing things.  I have lists out the wahoo, but they don’t help anymore.  There is just too much to do, and too little time.  So I have fallen back on the theory of “The tyranny of the urgent.”  Make sure everyone is fed, clean, has clean clothes, and gets where they need to be, and I’m feeling pretty good about the day.  But what about the pile on my desk?  Or the stack of photos yet to be scrapbooked. Etc….
I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.  2 Tim.4:7
Lord, thank you for the Holy Spirit and for this revelation.  Thank you that even in these relationships with my kiddos, I am learning about you and about myself.  Thank you for forgiveness.  And for rest.  And thank you for that finishing anointing that I’ve been praying for. 
I love you Lord.

Lori

Sunday, November 13, 2011

You Are…

This song…………there are no words…..

There's a girl in the corner
With tear stains on her eyes
From the places she's wandered
And the shame she can't hide
She says, "How did I get here?
I'm not who I once was.
And I'm crippled by the fear
That I've fallen too far to love"
But don't you know who you are,
What's been done for you?
Yeah don't you know who you are?
You are more than the choices that you've made,
You are more than the sum of your past mistakes,
You are more than the problems you create,
You've been remade.
Well she tries to believe it
That she's been given new life
But she can't shake the feeling
That it's not true tonight
She knows all the answers
And she's rehearsed all the lines
And so she'll try to do better
But then she's too weak to try
But don't you know who you are?
You are more than the choices that you've made,
You are more than the sum of your past mistakes,
You are more than the problems you create,
You've been remade.
You are more than the choices that you've made,
You are more than the sum of your past mistakes,
You are more than the problems you create,
You've been remade.
'Cause this is not about what you've done,
But what's been done for you.
This is not about where you've been,
But where your brokenness brings you to
This is not about what you feel,
But what He felt to forgive you,
And what He felt to make you loved.
You are more than the choices that you've made,
You are more than the sum of your past mistakes,
You are more than the problems you create,
You've been remade.
You are more than the choices that you've made,
You are more than the sum of your past mistakes,
You are more than the problems you create,
You've been remade.
You've been remade
You've been remade.
You've been remade.
You've been remade.