Monday, February 21, 2011

Menu Planning Monday

This week I'm cleaning out the pantry and the freezer and primarily making do with what we have on hand.  This week's menu should look something like this:

Monday--Parmesan Garlic Chicken--from the freezer
Tuesday--History Banquet at school--supposedly this will be medieval fare
Wednesday--Soup--also from the freezer
Thursday--Pad Thai

I've had a couple of occasions recently for taking snacks to gatherings, and this recipe for Chocolate-Toffee Shortbread Bars has been a big hit.  Really, this is such an easy recipe and the bars are rich so a little goes a long way--perfect for our recent PTO meeting.  Yum!

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Siesta Scripture Memory Verse 4

For the next couple of weeks, I'm going to be dividing up and memorizing Psalm 121 as part of a Bible study I'm completing.  This psalm is one of my favorites, but I'm memorizing it in a slightly different translation than I've used before, so I hope I'm able to get the wording straight.

Psalm 121:1-2 (HCSB)

I raise my eyes toward the mountains
Where will my help come from?
My help comes from the LORD
the Maker of heaven and earth.

I'm so thankful that my help comes from an all-powerful, infinitely loving God!!

Monday, February 7, 2011

Menu Planning Monday

Here we are back at Monday after a week of being stuck inside with sickness.  We didn't even get to enjoy the snow.  Meals last week were a blur of soups, sandwiches, and easy-to-grab foods.  No one felt like eating much, but that was last week, and this week, we're trying to get back on track, so with that in mind, here's the plan for the week:

M--Breakfast Burritos with Fruit
T--Zesty Chicken Potpie
F--Eating out

Have a great week!!

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Siesta Scripture Memory Verse 3

My first verse for February comes from Colossians:

"Let your speech always be gracious, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how you ought to answer each person."  Colossians 4:6

Opportunities for more gracious speech abound around here, especially during a week when we've been snowbound and sick!!  Gracious speech opens hearts and engenders a gentle response.   As I'm teaching my kids to be gentle with their words, I'm reminded that they learn so much from my example.  As I memorize and meditate on this verse, I'm praying that my speech will be seasoned by a greater measure of grace!