Monday, April 18, 2011

Menu Planning Monday

Tuesday--Kindergarten History Banquet
Wednesday--Slow-Cooker Barbecue Chicken
Thursday--Pork Chops with Mushroom Sauce

This weekend we'll be out and about, exploring Arkansas, and that part of the menu is under-construction.

Have a Happy Easter all!

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Siesta Scripture Memory Verse 8

I love this verse.  We all crave stability in this unstable world, but nothing is as secure as our God.  He sustains us with an "abundance of salvation, wisdom and knowledge."  When life gets a little topsy-turvy, I need to remind myself that His faithfulness is all the stability I need!!

Isaiah 33:6, ESV

[H]e will be the stability of your times, abundance of salvation, wisdom and knowledge; the fear of the LORD is Zion's treasure.

Monday, April 4, 2011

Menu Planning Monday

Here's the game plan for this week:

Monday--Oriental Sesame Chicken with broccoli slaw
Tuesday--dinner with Mom and Dad
Thursday--Continental Beef

The definite hit of last week's menu was this Lazy Baked Greek Chicken: super yummy!  Here's the recipe:

2 Tablespoons EVOO (extra-virgin olive oil)
1/2 medium onion, finely chopped
3 large cloves garlic, finely chopped
One 10-ounce box chopped spinach, thawed
salt and pepper
3 Tablespoons butter
1 cup panko breadcrumbs
1 teaspoon dried oregano
4 pieces skinless, boneless chicken breasts
1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese

Preheat the oven to 425.  Heat 1 tbsp EVOO, in a small skillet over med. heat.  Add the onion and two-thirds of the garlic and cook until softened, 3-4 minutes.  Transfer to a bowl to cool, then add the spinach and season with salt and pepper.  Melt the butter in the same pan, turn off the heat and add the panko, oregano and remaining garlic; toss.

Drizzle a baking dish with the remaining EVOO.  Split each chicken breast across ( but not all the way through) and open like a book.  Stuff with the spinach and feta, letting the stuffing overflow at the edges.  Place the chicken pieces in the baking dish and top with the breadcrumbs.  Bake until the juices run clear, about 20 minutes.

Adapted from Rachael Ray

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Siesta Scripture Memory Verse 7

This is my final installment of Psalm 121.  I will be memorizing verses 7 and 8 for the first two weeks of April.

7 The LORD will protect you from all harm;
    He will protect your life.
8  The LORD will protect your coming and going
     both now and forever.

In verse 5, the psalmist reminded us that "The LORD protects you." Verse 7 reinforces this encouragement: not only does the LORD protect us now, but the verb tense shift from "protects" to "will protect" assures us that His protection extends to our future as well.  Verse 8 lends an exclamation point:  the Lord will protect us FOREVER.  That is a truth to plant deep within our hearts!!