Proverbs 31:27

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Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Weekly Memory Verse

Proverbs 19:21
"There are many devices in a man's heart; nevertheless the counsel of the LORD, that shall stand."
I thought I'd try memorizing with others. I am also including, at least dd#1 in this. She's already read the verse, even the "big" word: nevertheless!!

You can join us with this verse for the week at In Light of the Truth.

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

That's Cool!

Today, I am exactly 1/2 way through this pregnancy! I couldn't figure out the baby due date calculator. It showed I was 20 weeks/140 days & 20 weeks/140 days to go! Interesting.
In other news, I made my 2 weeks meal plan again. I didn't assign days, yet.
(Updated Dec. 4th & 6th)
*Meatloaf & Mashed Spuds
Grilled Cheese & Leftovers
*Meat Turnovers
Hamburger Skillet
Chicken Noodle Soup*Cream of Broccoli
Spaghetti & Mini Meatballs
Bread (Double Batch)
*Pumpkin Muffins/Banana/*Nut Bread/*Spice Bread
Oatmeal Cookies/*Chocolate Muffins
Pita Bread
(*Meals made)
Yeah, I know it's a little on the ambitious side, but I was feeling energetic and thought if it continues I'll be able to do this!!

Menu is different from the last planning because my siatic nerve was pinched and I could do only so much and couldn't move at all. I also dropped a ceramic crock bowl on my foot.
Praise the Lord, I am healed!! I'm just glad that I had made HUMONGOUS amounts of food (I made 12 qts Rice Stew-lunches and not quite as much chili) that's why the chili is at the bottom of the list and Rice Stew won't be seen for a LONG time!!

This evening I made LOTS of baked potatoes! 10 pounds of potatoes can dissappear when little fingers are around! So, here they are:

I peel and slice them, put them on an oil covered pan, salt and pepper, bake at 425F for approx. 15-20 mins. and that's it. Even baked sweet potatoes, but they were almost in the dessert catagory.
I need to go knit-making a mad dash before the end of the month! You can see my progress here.

Saturday, November 24, 2007

"...But the Fire's So Delightful"

We are staying very warm!! My dear hubby finished installing a wood stove. It is such a blessing!! This is our very first real fire-place.

We've or rather my hubby again (I was watching a little)has made yogurt. The first time it came out perfect and the second time it was just about the same.

Here's what we did:

Raw milk in 1/2 gal jars

Put jars in large double-bottom pot (16qt) in lukewarm/cool water

Add starter (dannon plain yogurt) to milk approx. 1/4 cup per 1/2 gal of milk

Warm slowly to 108-112 degrees Fahrenheit, no less-will take a long time to set, no more-will kill the starter.

Leave for approx. 5 hours (it started to separate, which means it "cooked" for too long)

Put jars in refrig. and eat when cold.

*The 2nd time we heated the milk (to supposedly kill the "bad" stuff that fights the yogurt culture) added the started and let "cook" for about as long. It came out tart and a little less set!

So that's what we've been doing. And it did snow for Thanksgiving. Just flurries, but it was gone as fast as it came.

Monday, November 19, 2007

Encouragement for the Holidays

Not everyone celebrates the same holidays, but there are plenty of get together times. Here is a great reminder of what we should do no matter what we do!!

Monday, November 12, 2007

2 Week Meal Plan

Ok, I'm putting my menu here this time...maybe to some certain extent it will keep me accountable and help me do better!! This is my attempt at a 2 week rotating menu. We eat leftovers for lunches, so it's kinda like 28 (if they're all there) meals. Okie goes.

Thursday: Bisquits 'n' Beef Gravy
Friday: Rice Stew 'n' Tuna
Saturday: Meatloaf 'n' Mshd Spuds
Sunday: Leftovers (from Saturday)
Monday: Quick Quiche / Bread
Tuesday: Chili 'n' Cornbread
Wednesday: Hommus 'n' Corn Shapes
Thursday: Crockpot Roast 'n' Potatoes
Friday: Chicken Pot Pie
Saturday: Pizza
Sunday: Leftovers (from Saturday)
Tuesday: Tacos
Ok, 2 blanks, not bad. I'll figure out something. I know, it's Monday already!!
I was doing well planning the last few meals that I included them.
Yes, this is all made from scratch, no canned anything. This is taking into account laundry days, everyday chores and homeschooling. We'll see how this one works.

Sunday, November 4, 2007

I just couldn't resist!!

Some bloggers share too many bad days. Regular ol' bad days. It's anyone's "right" and it's their blog. So, since this is my blog I thought I'd post this...hehe. Smile ONLY helps!!